Introduction to the Special Issue on “Social Movements and Private Environmental Governance”

[We’re pleased to welcome author Thomas P. Lyon of the University of Michigan. He recently published an article in Organization & Environment entitled “Introduction to the Special Issue on 'Social Movements and Private Environmental Governance',” which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Dr. Lyons reflects on the research published in this issue:] What … Continue reading Introduction to the Special Issue on “Social Movements and Private Environmental Governance”

Stages of Corporate Sustainability: Integrating the Strong Sustainability Worldview

[We’re pleased to welcome author Nancy E. Landrum of Loyola University Chicago. Landrum recently published an article in Stages of Corporate Sustainability: Integrating the Strong Sustainability Worldview," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Landrum reflects on the inspiration for conducting her research and her contribution to the field:] I recently … Continue reading Stages of Corporate Sustainability: Integrating the Strong Sustainability Worldview

Is It Possible to Reduce Poverty and CO2 Emissions Simultaneously?

[We're pleased to welcome Denis Collins. Denis recently published an article in Organization & Environment entitled "Managing the Poverty-CO2 Reductions Paradox: The Case of China and EU" with co-author Chunfang Zheng.] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? We are greatly concerned about both the unhealthy amount of CO2 in the atmosphere contributing … Continue reading Is It Possible to Reduce Poverty and CO2 Emissions Simultaneously?

The March Issue of World Future Studies is Now Online!

The March 2016 issue of World Future Review is now available and can be read online for free for the next 30 days. The March issue includes articles that delve into future studies' curriculum and the breadth of future studies in relation to climate change. In the article, "Understanding the Breadth of Studies through a Dialogue with Climate … Continue reading The March Issue of World Future Studies is Now Online!

Will Airline Customers Buy Carbon Offsets?

In an effort to help combat climate change, a number of corporations have turned to using carbon offsets to help rectify any damage done by their business to the environment. Companies such as United Airlines have even begun offering their customers the chance to purchase carbon offsets to counteract their flight. But how likely is … Continue reading Will Airline Customers Buy Carbon Offsets?

Read Organization and Environment’s Special Issue for Free!

Can institutional theorists constitute a society to better the relationship between organizations and the natural environment? What is the current state of the research on carbon disclosure? How have researchers addressed the tensions inherent in corporate sustainability? These topics and more are explored in Organization and Environment's Special Issue entitled "Review of the Literature on … Continue reading Read Organization and Environment’s Special Issue for Free!

Submit Your Research to World Future Review!

World Future Review is a refereed journal that seeks to expand communication among the researchers and practitioners now exploring trends and alternatives for society. This journal welcomes articles that: 1) assess techniques for studying future options; 2) fairly evaluate probable, possible, and optimal outcomes of existing policies and practices in every field; and 3) facilitate … Continue reading Submit Your Research to World Future Review!

Are Corporations Really as Green as They Say They Are?

More and more, consumers are demanding "green" products. In response, many corporations are developing and marketing merchandise billed as environmentally friendly. But are these corporations choosing to ignore any negative ramifications these products may actually have? Organization and Environment Guest Editor Frances Bowen and Editor J. Alberto Aragon-Correa discuss in their editorial "Greenwashing in Corporate … Continue reading Are Corporations Really as Green as They Say They Are?

Can a Business Be Socially Responsible and Still Make a Profit?

According to Thompson Reuters, sustainability in business once meant a company covering its operating costs with profits. These days that definition has transformed into a term that refers to a business making decisions that benefit society. But is it possible for an organization to function successfully by adapting a blend of these doctrines? Nardia Haigh … Continue reading Can a Business Be Socially Responsible and Still Make a Profit?

Read the Award-Winning Article from Organization and Environment!

We're excited to announce the winner of the 2014 Best Paper Award from Organization and Environment! Andrew Hoffman of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor received this prestigious award at this year's Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting for his paper "Talking past each other? Cultural framing of skeptical and convinced logics in the climate change … Continue reading Read the Award-Winning Article from Organization and Environment!