Corporate Social Responsibility

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


the green bundle: pairing the market with the planet

The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet

Green Bundle The market for green products has expanded rapidly over the last decade, but most consumers need something more than eco-benefits to motivate their purchases. The Green Bundle, a new book by Magali Delmas, offers strategies to reach a vast, largely untapped consumer market. Green Bundle Book Site The market for green products has...

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 unclear.  In this project, we investigate the mechanisms that link corporate sustainability to employee engagement and performance.  

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 different visual stimuli to see how consumers’ willingness to purchase these products changed.  Each of the labels offers different human and environmental health benefits, ranging...

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), focusing on how managers choose between them, how environmental performance affects the two strategies, and how the strategies jointly affect corporate financial performance. In this...

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 has barely begun to investigate how firm-level performance on salient political issues affects corporate political strategy. In this article, we address this issue in the...

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 as to whether eco-certified products are actually better than their conventional counterparts. This study seeks to understand the link between eco-certification and product quality. We...

the circular economy: reduce, reuse and recycle

The Circular Economy: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

The circular economy has come to the foreground as a promising means through which to achieve sustainable development. Despite the wealth of literature and action plans centered around the circular economy, large barriers to reduce, reuse and recycle still exist.  In this project, we study how to use information to motivate individuals and corporations to...


The effectiveness of US energy efficiency building labels

Omar Isaac Asensio, Magali A. Delmas

Published Work | 2017 | Nature Energy

An eco-label for the airline industry?

Stefan Baumeister

Published Work | 2017 | Journal of Cleaner Production

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

M. Delmas, O. Gergaud, J. Lim

Published Work | 2016 | Journal of Wine Economics

Corporate environmental performance and lobbying

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

Published Work | 2016 | Academy of Management Discoveries

Corporate Sustainable Innovation and Employee Behavior

M. Delmas, S. Pekovic

Published Work | 2016 | Journal of Business Ethics

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

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

Published Work | 2015 | Organization & Environment

Sustainable Certification for Future Generations: the Case of Family Business

M. Delmas, O. Gergaud

Published Work | 2014 | Family Business Review

Organizational Responses to Environmental Demands: Opening the Black Box

M. Delmas, M. Toffel

Published Work | 2014 | Strategic Management Journal

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

V. Chen, M. Delmas, W. Kaiser

Published Work | 2013 | Energy and Buildings

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

Measuring Eco-Inefficiency: A New Frontier Approach

C. Chen, M. Delmas

Published Work | 2012 | Operations Research

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

M. Delmas, S. Pekovic

Published Work | 2012 | Journal of Organizational Behavior

The Drivers of Greenwashing

M. Delmas, V. Burbano

Published Work | 2011 | California Management Review

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

Measuring Corporate Social Responsibility: An Efficiency Perspective

C. Chen, M. Delmas

Published Work | 2010 | Production and Operations Management

Socially Responsible Investing: The Need for Transparency

M. Delmas, V. Blass

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

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.

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

M. Delmas, V. Blass

Published Work | 2010 | Business Strategy and the Environment

Health and Safety Practices in the Nanomaterials Workplace: Results from an International Survey

J. Conti, K. Killpack, G. Gerritzen, L. Huang, M. Mircheva, M. Delmas, B. Harthorn, R. Appelbaum, P. Holden

Published Work | 2008 | Environmental Science and Technology

Regulatory commitment to negotiated agreements: Evidence from the United states, Germany, the Netherlands, and France

M. Delmas, A. Terlaak

Published Work | 2007 | Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis

Sustainability in the Motion Picture Industry

C. Corbett, R. Turco

Working Paper | 2007

Stakeholders and Environmental Management Practices: An Institutional Framework

M. Delmas, M. Toffel

Published Work | 2004 | Business Strategy and the Environment

Business and Environmental Protection: An Introduction

J. Rivera, M. Delmas

Published Work | 2004 | Research in Human Ecology

A Framework for Analyzing Environmental Voluntary Agreements

M. Delmas, A. Terlaak

Published Work | 2001 | California Management Review