Magali (Maggie) Delmas

Professor of Management

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Anderson School of Management

(310) 825-9310

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Magali Delmas is a Professor of Management at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and the Anderson School of Management.

She is the director of the UCLA Center for Corporate Environmental Performance. She was the President of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability (ARCS). An organization that serves as a vehicle for advancing rigorous academic research on corporate sustainability issues. 

Her research interests are primarily in the areas of Business strategy and Corporate Sustainability. Magali Delmas has written more than 80 articles, book chapters and case studies on business and the natural environment.

She works on developing effective information strategies to promote conservation behavior and the development of green markets. Here is a short video of her recent work on green consumers.

Her current research includes the investigation of the barriers and incentives to the adoption of energy efficient solutions

She is also engaged in refining current methodologies to measure and communicate firm’s and products’ environmental performance.

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planet innovation podcast

Planet Innovation Podcast

Planet Innovation is a podcast about business solutions to solve environmental problems. We bring uplifting conversations with scientists and entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions for the planet. This is not another doom and gloom sustainability podcast. From solar clothing to lab-based meat, we discuss how science and entrepreneurship can save the earth. Season 1...

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...

air quality mobile application

Air quality mobile application

Our team at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and UCLA Health invites you to join our Air Quality Research study.  AirForU enables you to gain a better understanding of your local air quality conditions and understand how air quality affects your health. Through this study you can be a part of innovative...


The effectiveness of US energy efficiency building labels

Omar Isaac Asensio, Magali A. Delmas

Published Work | 2017 | Nature Energy

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

The dynamics of behavior change: evidence from energy conservation

O. Asensio, M. Delmas

Published Work | 2016 | Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

Nonprice incentives and energy conservation

Asensio, O. I., Delmas, M. A.

Published Work | 2015 | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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

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

Published Work | 2015 | Organization & Environment

Eco-Premium or Eco-Penalty? Eco-labels and Quality in the Organic Wine Market

M. Delmas, N. Lessem

Published Work | 2015 | Business and Society

Resource Efficiency Strategies and Market Conditions

M. Delmas, S. Pekovic

Published Work | 2015 | Long Range Planning

What can we learn from high-frequency appliance-level energy metering? Results from a field experiment

V. Chen, M. Delmas, W. Kaiser, S. Locke

Published Work | 2014 | Energy Title

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

Saving power to conserve your reputation? The effectiveness of private versus public information

M. Delmas, N. Lessem

Published Work | 2014 | Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

Production Frontier Methodologies and Efficiency as a Performance Measure in Strategic Management Research

C. Chen, M. Delmas, M. Lieberman

Published Work | 2013 | 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

Information strategies and energy conservation behavior: A meta-analysis of experimental studies from 1975 to 2012

Delmas, M. A., Fischlein, M., & Asensio, O. I.

Published Work | 2013 | Energy Policy, Volume 61, Pages 729-739.

Choosing the Right Eco-Label for Your Product

M. Delmas, N. Nairn-Birch, M. Balzarova

Published Work | 2013 | Sloan Management Review

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

U.S. state policies for renewable energy: Context and effectiveness

M. Delmas, M. Montes-Sancho

Published Work | 2011 | Energy Policy

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

Eco-Labeling Strategies: The Eco-Premium Puzzle in the Wine Industry

M. Delmas, L. Grant

Published Work | 2008 | Business & Society

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

Deregulation and Environmental Differentiation in the Electric Utility Industry

M. Delmas, M. Russo, M. Montes-Sancho

Published Work | 2007 | Strategic Management Journal

Free Riding in Voluntary Programs: the case of the US EPA Wastewise Program

M. Delmas, A. Keller

Published Work | 2005 | Policy Sciences

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

Government Credible Commitment in the French and American Nuclear Industry

M. Delmas, B. Heiman

Published Work | 2001 | Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

A Framework for Analyzing Environmental Voluntary Agreements

M. Delmas, A. Terlaak

Published Work | 2001 | California Management Review

Barriers and Incentives to the adoption of ISO 14001 in the United States

M. Delmas

Published Work | 2000 | Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum

Price Premium for Eco-Labels? The Price of Green Wine

Magali A. Delmas and Laura E. Grant

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