Editor's pick: 2016

Illustration by D. Hertzberg
Illustration by D. Hertzberg

Five notable centres and institutes:

The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE)

Fuqua School of Business

CASE is a research and education centre that promotes the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact through the adaptation of business expertise. It was founded by the late Prof. J. Gregory Dees, one of the academic pioneers of the study of social entrepreneurship.


World Tourism Education and Resource Centre (WTERC)

Haskayne School of Business

WTERC is a research centre dedicated to creating a greater understanding of tourism and its role in global development and to building greater international goodwill in an ecologically responsible manner.


Ethics, Organisations and Society (EDS) Research Cluster

Durham University Business School

The interdisciplinary EOS research cluster was formed in 2014 to carry out leading research into the societal consequences arising from the neglect of ethics by the institutions of global capitalism.


Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR)

MIT Sloan School of Management

The CEEPR promotes rigorous and objective empirical research at MIT on issues related to energy and environmental policy to support decision-making by government and industry.


Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (ECSP)

Rotterdam School of Management

The ECSP is a knowledge and learning centre that contributes to the performance and effectiveness of the philanthropic sector. Its mission is to support non-grant-seeking European foundations in realizing their full potential for societal benefit.



Five notable faculty research papers

"Correlating sustainability and financial performance: what measures matter?"

Sunmin Kima nd Peter Adriaens, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

A meta-analysis of key performance indicators for a wide range of companies across the paper industry value chain was performed to understand whether disclosure- or performance-based sustainability metrics were better indicators for financial performance of the firms.


"A state-stewardship view on executive compensation."

Luc Renneboog and Hao Liang, TIAS School for Business and Society

The researchers applied a state-stewardship view to the corporate governance model and executive compensation policies in economies with strong political involvement.


"Exploring tourists' accounts of responsible tourism."

Adrew Crane et al., Schulich School of Business

This study investigated tourists' own accounts of responsible tourism experiences, finding that these intersect with but also deviate substantially away from established conceptions of the phenomenon.


"Does ownership matter for employee motivation when occupation is controlled for?"

Lotte Bogh Andersen and Lene Holm Pedersen, Copenhagen Business School

The public service motivation literature argues that public employees are more motivated than private employees to deliver public service for the benefit of society. But is this solely due to the fact that classical welfare services are predominant in the public sector?


"After Rana Plaza: building coalitional power for labour rights and between unions and (consumption-based) social movement organisations."

Juliane Reinecke and Jimmy Donaghey, Warwick Business School

Using an exploratory case study of the governance response to the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, this article examined how complementary capacities of production- and consumption-based actors generated coalitional power to enact meaningful change.


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