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ARCS serves as a vehicle for advancing rigorous academic research on corporate sustainability issues. ARCS provides data, tools and networking opportunities to researchers who are developing greater understanding of the opportunities and limits of policies and strategies to foster sustainable business.

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Corporate Sustainability
is Not Sustainable

By Michael Toffel, Ph.D. and Auden Schendler

Green initiatives are ubiquitous these days, implemented with zeal at companies like Dupont, IBM, Walmart, and Walt Disney. The programs being rolled out -- lighting retrofits, zero-waste factories, and carpool incentives -- save money and provide a green glow. Most large companies are working to reduce energy use and waste, and many have integrated sustainability into strategic planning. What's... More (0)

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The 2014 ARCS Conference at Cornell: Papers, Awards and a Leadership Transition

The sixth annual ARCS Conference was hosted by the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University on May 7-9, 2014. The Conference Chair was Glen Dowell, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at Johnson. Junior and senior scholars from ten countries attended to discuss the latest corporate sustainability research from professors' and doctoral students' presentations and roundtable... More

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Introduction to the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

President Michael Lenox and Managing Director Erika Herz of the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) discuss how ARCS... More

ARCS Events

7th Annual ARCS Research Conference

The 7th Annual ARCS Research Conference will be hosted by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in... More

Ivey PhD Sustainability Academy 2014

The 7th Annual Ivey/ARCS PhD Sustainability Academy hosted by the Ivey Business School at Western University, will be held... More