ARTICLES WITH TAG: CSR

Shareholder activism in France: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Sustainability

Shareholder activism in France: the good, the bad, and the ugly

by Viviane De Beaufort

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!

Running Green: Sustainability at the Paris Marathon
Sustainability

Running Green: Sustainability at the Paris Marathon

by Stefan Gröschl

The Paris Marathon is just one of the many hundred of endurance events planned for 2017. How can we minimize its environmental impact?

When a vision serves a purpose
Sustainability

When a vision serves a purpose

by Ashok Som

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.

Making Gender Diversity Work
Strategy

Making Gender Diversity Work

by Stefan Gröschl

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.

How the Beauty Sector Got a Wake-Up Call
Strategy

How the Beauty Sector Got a Wake-Up Call

by Ashok Som

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.

China Urgently Needs More Responsible Entrepreneurs
Sustainability

China Urgently Needs More Responsible Entrepreneurs

by Hamid Bouchikhi

These actors have the power to reverse the ecological and social consequences of China’s growth-at-any-cost policies.

Can Professors Contribute to Society Outside of the Lecture Hall?
Sustainability

Can Professors Contribute to Society Outside of the Lecture Hall?

by Charles Cho

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.

Of backlash, beliefs, and attitudes: Diversity and disruption
Leadership

Of backlash, beliefs, and attitudes: Diversity and disruption

by Junko Takagi

Junko Takagi, Professor of Management and Chair of Leadership and Diversity at ESSEC Business School, looks into the diversity and inclusion issue and links the US election result to lessons firms can draw upon.

Investigating the Positive Impacts of Green Spaces on Wellbeing and Performance
Sustainability

Investigating the Positive Impacts of Green Spaces on Wellbeing and Performance

by Ingrid Nappi-Choulet

Research conducted by the ESSEC Chair for Real Estate and Sustainable Development sheds new light on the importance of green spaces and biodiversity in the business sphere.

From CSR to the transformation of business models
Consulting

From CSR to the transformation of business models

by Cécile Renouard

Cécile Renouard, Director of the research program CODEV – companies and Development within ESSEC IRENE, shares her in-the-field research with multinationals to map out a strategy to address the sometimes divergent interests of business and ethics and propose a way forward for the transformation of business models.

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