Those in advanced and developed industrial countries may be tempted to view emerging markets as irresponsible producers of pollution and a culprit for much of the world’s global warming. But research on South America reveals a surge in local-specific sustainability indexes for investors seeking a clearer picture of firms’ responsible business practices.
Why has Corporate Social Responsibility so-far failed to usher in a new, more sustainable paradigm? In his article “Is Corporate Social Responsibility a New Spirit of Capitalism?”, Professor Bernard Leca, with co-authors Kazmi (Aston Business School) and Naccache (INSEEC Business School), argues that a bottom-up approach, focusing on the participation of employees and not just managers.
Karoline Strauss and Jan Lepoutre, Professors of Management at ESSEC Business School, together with Geoffrey Wood, Essex Business School, University of Essex, argue that sustainability requires unique change in organizations and explain how employees across different levels of the organization can support it.
Europe is far from the Far West, but according to Professor Viviane de Beaufort, Director of the European Center for Law and Economics (CEDE), shots have started flying!
The Paris Marathon is just one of the many hundred of endurance events planned for 2017. How can we minimize its environmental impact?
When consumer awareness of social responsibility of the cosmetic industry rose, Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) adjusted to the changing market requirements and focused more and more on corporate sustainability. How did they do it? A case study by Ashok Som, Professor of Strategy and Management, ESSEC Business School.
In the run-up to International Women’s Day 2017, Stefan Gröschl, Professor of Management, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Consultant and Co-founder of the Chair of Leadership and Diversity at ESSEC Business School, takes a critical look at the current gender diversity debate and provides suggestions to make gender diversity and inclusion more effective in the workplace.
In the beauty industry especially, the trend has been towards sustainability and CSR policies triggered by consumers. A brief history by Ashok Som, Professor of Strategy and Management at ESSEC Business School and Co-Director of the ESSEC-Bocconi EMiLUX program.
These actors have the power to reverse the ecological and social consequences of China’s growth-at-any-cost policies.
Professors are expected to have a higher standard of professional ethics, which may help obtain better CSR performance ratings. From the paper “Professors on the Board: Do They Contribute to Society Outside the Classroom?” by Prof. Charles Cho at ESSEC Business School, Jay Heon Jung, Byungjin Kwak, Jaywon Lee, and Choong-Yuel Yoo. Published in The Journal of Business Ethics.