Optimizing Performance Management Systems in the Energy Sector

[We're pleased to welcome Rui Vieira of University of Amsterdam. Rui recently published an article in Organization & Environment, entitled "Aligning Strategy and Performance Management Systems: The Case of the Wind-Farm Industry" with co-authors Brendan O'Dwyer of University of Amsterdam and Roman Schneider of University of Minho.] This article presents a case study examining the … Continue reading Optimizing Performance Management Systems in the Energy Sector

Applying a Business Model Perspective to Sustainability Solutions

[We’re pleased to welcome Caroline Gauthier of Grenoble Ecole de Management. Professor Gauthier co-authored an article with Bettina Gilomen of Grenoble Ecole de Management in Organization & Environment entitled "Business Models for Sustainability: Energy Efficiency in Urban Districts".]  What inspired you to be interested in this topic? The disruptive nature of many sustainability solutions may be … Continue reading Applying a Business Model Perspective to Sustainability Solutions

Environmental Proactivity: An Economic Booster for Firms?

[We're pleased to welcome Jesús Valero-Gil of University of Zaragoza. Professor Valero-Gil co-authored an article with Pilar River-Torres, Concepcion Garces-Ayerbe, and Sabina Scarpellini of University of Zaragoza in the September 2015 issue of Organization & Environment entitled "Pro-Environmental Change and Short- to Mid-Term Economic Performance: The Mediating Effect of Organisational Design Change" .]  The relationship between environmental … Continue reading Environmental Proactivity: An Economic Booster for Firms?

The Business of Bumble Bees: A Look at the Relationship Between Business and Biodiversity Loss

Small though they may be, bumble bees play a large part in the environment. As pollinators, bees assist in the reproductive process of flowering plants, including crops that produce food, fiber, drugs, and fuel. More than a third of the world's crops rely on bees as pollinators, which makes the population decline of bees in … Continue reading The Business of Bumble Bees: A Look at the Relationship Between Business and Biodiversity Loss

Do Marine Animals Make Effective Mascots?

If you grew up in the United States, there's a good chance that you were educated about preventing forest fires by Smokey the Bear. Smokey the Bear first debuted in 1944, following on the heels of Disney's "Bambi" which had been successful in garnering attention for the dangers of wildfires. Over the years, Smokey's story … Continue reading Do Marine Animals Make Effective Mascots?

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!

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?

Book Review: Al Gore’s ‘The Future’

Al Gore. The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. New York, NY: Random House, 2013. 558 pp. $30. ISBN: 978-0-8129-9294-6 Read the review by Michael Marien of Global Foresight Books, published in the World Future Review June 2013 issue: A huge and well-researched book on “the six most important drivers of global change, how they … Continue reading Book Review: Al Gore’s ‘The Future’

Top Five: Social Marketing

Does compassion make dieters more likely to lose weight? What stops people from recycling? Could an anti-drinking Facebook campaign change a student's life? Find out these answers and more by reading the current top five most-read articles from Social Marketing Quarterly. These papers are free to access through June 26 using the links below. Please … Continue reading Top Five: Social Marketing

Earth Day 2013: The Present and Future of CSR Research

In anticipation of Earth Day tomorrow, we are pleased to highlight an article in Business & Society on the impact of Newsweek magazine’s 2009 Greenest Companies ratings on financial market outcomes. This large-scale environmental assessment evaluates the impact of sustainability ratings on 500 of the largest U.S. companies. Read “Environmental Disclosure: Evidence from Newsweek's Green … Continue reading Earth Day 2013: The Present and Future of CSR Research