corporate social responsibility

Center for Corporate Environmental Performance

Corporate Social Responsibility

We investigate the environmental and economic benefits derived from the adoption of corporate sustainability practices.



Corporate Sustainability Disclosure

Firms have an outsized role in shaping the environmental and social trajectories of our global society. As investors, policy-makers, and the general public increasingly demand transparency to evaluate firms’ impacts,…

health, sustainability & the built environment

Health, Sustainability & the Built Environment

Healthy Buildings and Healthy Homes: Could Indoor Spaces Be Making You Sick? Watch the video of this great conversation moderated by Professor Maggie Delmas, and organized in collaboration with Impact@Anderson…

corporate sustainability and employee engagement

Corporate Sustainability and Employee Engagement

While an emerging body of literature investigates the environmental and financial benefits derived from the adoption of corporate sustainability, exactly how these practices impact organizational effectiveness and employee productivity remains…

food eco-labels

Food Eco-labels

Our research seeks to understand how emotions play a role in the purchasing of green products.  We considered four eco-labels that are found on meat products, and paired them with…

how should firms disclose their environmental performance?

How should firms disclose their environmental performance?

Firms have various avenues through which to disclose environmental performance information. This project examines two information disclosure strategies (public information disclosure to stakeholders and private information to legislators through lobbying),…

climate lobbying

Climate Lobbying

Between 2006 and 2009, firms spent over a billion dollars lobbying on climate-related bills and issues. Such spending is largely perceived as a strategy by industry to oppose regulation. Research…

eco-labels and quality in wine

Eco-labels and Quality in Wine

Eco-labels are part of a new wave of environmental policy that emphasizes information disclosure as a tool to induce environmentally friendly behavior by both firms and consumers. Little consensus exists…


Dinámica de los resultados medioambientales y financieros: El caso de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero

M. Delmas, N. Nairn-Birch, J. Lim

Published Work | 2017 | Economía industrial

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Does Organic Wine Taste Better? An Analysis of Experts’ Ratings

M. Delmas, O. Gergaud, J. Lim

Published Work | 2016 | Journal of Wine Economics

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Corporate environmental performance and lobbying

M. Delmas, J. Lim, N. Nairn-Birch

Published Work | 2016 | Academy of Management Discoveries

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Corporate Sustainable Innovation and Employee Behavior

M. Delmas, S. Pekovic

Published Work | 2016 | Journal of Business Ethics

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Dynamics of Environmental and Financial Performance: The Case of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

M. Delmas, N. Nairn-Birch, J. Lim

Published Work | 2015 | Organization & Environment

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Sustainable Certification for Future Generations: the Case of Family Business

M. Delmas, O. Gergaud

Published Work | 2014 | Family Business Review

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Organizational Responses to Environmental Demands: Opening the Black Box

M. Delmas, M. Toffel

Published Work | 2014 | Strategic Management Journal

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Real-time, appliance-level electricity use feedback system: How to engage users?

V. Chen, M. Delmas, W. Kaiser

Published Work | 2013 | Energy and Buildings

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Triangulating Environmental Performance: What do Corporate Social Responsibility Ratings Really Capture?

M. Delmas, D. Etzion, N. Nairn-Birch

Published Work | 2013 | The Academy of Management Perspectives

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Measuring Eco-Inefficiency: A New Frontier Approach

C. Chen, M. Delmas

Published Work | 2012 | Operations Research

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Environmental standards and labor productivity: Understanding the mechanisms that sustain sustainability

M. Delmas, S. Pekovic

Published Work | 2012 | Journal of Organizational Behavior

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The Drivers of Greenwashing

M. Delmas, V. Burbano

Published Work | 2011 | California Management Review

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Under the Tip of the Iceberg: Absorptive Capacity, Environmental Strategy and Competitive Advantage

M. Delmas, V. Hoffmann, M. Kuss

Published Work | 2011 | Business and Society

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An Institutional Perspective on the Diffusion of International Management System Standards: The Case of the Environmental Management Standard ISO 14001

M. Delmas, M. Montes-Sanch

Published Work | 2011 | Business Ethics Quarterly

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Measuring Corporate Social Responsibility: An Efficiency Perspective

C. Chen, M. Delmas

Published Work | 2010 | Production and Operations Management

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Greening the Supply Chain: When are customer pressures effective?

M. Delmas, I. Montiel

Published Work | 2010 | Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. 18(1): 171-201.

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Socially Responsible Investing: The Need for Transparency

M. Delmas, V. Blass

Published Work | 2010 | Business Strategy & the Environment. 19: 245-260

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Measuring Corporate Environmental Performance: the Trade-Offs of Sustainability Ratings

M. Delmas, V. Blass

Published Work | 2010 | Business Strategy and the Environment

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