3rd Annual ARCS Research Conference

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

3620 Walnut St
PA 19104


May 911, 2011

The 3rd Annual ARCS Conference was sponsored by the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

This research conference brought together approximately 130 scholars from 72 institutions and eleven countries, representing a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives of those interested in advancing research on corporate sustainability. The conference was hosted by Professor Eric Orts at Wharton, with support from IGEL Associate Director Joanne Spigonardo, and the organizing committee listed below. This event follows the inaugural ARCS Conference at the University of Michigan and the 2nd Annual ARCS Conference at Harvard Business School.

The call for papers [PDF] sought submissions of unpublished working papers focused on business and sustainability issues (both social and environmental) from all disciplines and methodologies. Download the conference papers and slide presentations [PDF].

Watch a slideshow of conference photos (below) or click here to see the Picasa web album.


Tima Bansal Tima Bansal
Professor, U Western Ontario
Lori Bennear Lori Bennear
Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, Duke
Marian Chertow Marian Chertow
Associate Professor of Industrial Environmental Management, Yale
Daniel Diermeier Daniel Diermeier
IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice, Northwestern
Glen Dowell Glen Dowell
Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations, Cornell
Andy Hoffman Andy Hoffman
Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, U Michigan
Andrew King Andrew King
Professor of Business, Dartmouth
Mike Lenox Mike Lenox
Samuel Slover Professor of Business, U Virginia
Tom Lyon Tom Lyon
Dow Chemical Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce, U Michigan
John Maxwell John Maxwell
W. George Pinnell Professor, Indiana
Eric Orts Eric Orts
Guardsmark Professor, U Pennsylvania – Conference Chair
N. Craig Smith N. Craig Smith
INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility, INSEAD
Mike Toffel Mike Toffel
Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard
David Vogel David Vogel
Solomon P. Lee Chair in Business Ethics, U California-Berkeley


Conference Program [PDF]

Conference Papers and Slide Presentations [PDF]


Conference Attendee List [PDF]


Erika Herz
Managing Director, ARCS
Ph 434-982-2656

Joanne Spigonardo
Associate Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL), Wharton
Ph (215) 746-3878

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