Arthur Gautier is an Assistant Professor at ESSEC Business School and Executive Director of the ESSEC Philanthropy Chair. He teaches for the Master in Management and at ESSEC Executive Education. He is the Academic Director of the French Fundraising Certificate. He holds a PhD in Business Administration from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) de Paris (2009) and is an alumni from ESSCA School of Management (2005). His research focuses on philanthropy and more broadly on private initiatives for the common good, from organizational, sociological, psychological and historical perspectives. He studies the emergence and the institutionalization of individual and corporate philanthropy, both as concepts and practices. He is also interested in hybrid philanthropic practices combining multiple institutional logics, such as impact investing, crowdfunding, and foundation-owned companies.