BAS Best Paper Award

Congratulations to the winners of Business & Society 2017 Best Paper Award: Natalie Salwinski of Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Jonatan Pinkse of the University of Manchester, Timo Busch of University of Hamburg, Germany, and Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee of City University London. Check out the award winning article free for a limited time: "The Role of Short-Termism and Uncertainty … Continue reading BAS Best Paper Award

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!

Can We Be Happy in a Post-Apocalyptic World?

Scientists predict that in the years to come both temperatures and sea levels could rise, diminishing valuable resources and leaving civilization in a place of discomfort, both physically and economically. But, despite these distresses, could we actually be happy? Authors Gioietta Kuo and Lane Jennings think so and discuss this possibility in their article, "Achieving … Continue reading Can We Be Happy in a Post-Apocalyptic World?

Get a Better Understanding of Climate Change Issues Through Simulation

Global warming and climate change have become hot-button issues in the past few decades. Many disagree on the long-term effects and what needs to be done to correct it, if anything at all. In their article published in Simulation and Gaming, "WORLD CLIMATE: A Role-Play Simulation of Climate Negotiations," collaborators John Sterman, Travis Franck, Thomas … Continue reading Get a Better Understanding of Climate Change Issues Through Simulation

Environmentally Friendly Improvements and Financial Effects

How do environmentally conscious businesses compare to their less eco-friendly counterparts when it comes to the bottom line? Dr. Javier Aguilera-Caracuel at Universidad Pablo de Olavide and Dr. Natalia Ortiz-de-Mandojana at University of Granada examine this question in their new article, "Green Innovation and Financial Performance: An Institutional Approach," recently published in Organization & Environment. Read the … Continue reading Environmentally Friendly Improvements and Financial Effects

Why We Should Be Optimistic About the Future

It's true that our natural environment is in peril and our planet is running out of resources. But however bleak things may seem, an article by Gioietta Kuo of the American Center for International Policy Studies and Lane Jennings of the World Future Society asserts that we all have reason to be positive about the … Continue reading Why We Should Be Optimistic About the Future

Top Five: Climate Change

Congratulations to The Journal of Environment & Development! This year, JED received its first Impact Factor (1.079) in the 2012 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2013) and is ranked in the JCR's Environmental Studies and Planning & Development categories. JED provides a forum that bridges the parallel debates among policy makers, attorneys, academics, business people, and … Continue reading Top Five: Climate Change

Obama Vows to Act on Climate Change

As reported in The New York Times, President Barack Obama devoted special attention to climate-change goals in his second Inaugural Address on Monday. From nytimes.com: After coming to office four years ago on a pledge to heal the planet and turn back the rise of the seas, he is proceeding cautiously this time, Democrats said, … Continue reading Obama Vows to Act on Climate Change

The ‘How’ In the Climate Debate

Editor's note: We are delighted to welcome Andrew Hoffman, the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) where he is also Director of The Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise. Professor Hoffman is a leader in using organizational, network … Continue reading The ‘How’ In the Climate Debate