Magali (Maggie) Delmas

Professor of Management

Anderson School of Management

(310) 825-9310

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


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 is also 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 70 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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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 Cleaning Product Attributes

In this project, which was also a practicum project, we examine the preferences of consumers over different eco-label attributes for cleaning products. To accomplish this goal, we designed and implemented a survey to gather information on consumers’ perceptions and actions regarding cleaning products and the environment. We found that consumers value the effectiveness and price...

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...

2016-2017 Focus

The revised Corporate Partners Program builds on the strengths of the last six years and improves the quality of programming with a greater emphasis on original research driven by the interests and needs of the membership.


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

Nonprice incentives and energy conservation

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

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

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.

Mandatory Information Disclosure Policy: Evidence from the electric utility industry

M. Delmas, J. Shimshack, M. Montes

Working Paper | 2010

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.

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

M. Delmas, L. Grant

Published Work | 2008 | Business & Society

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

M. Delmas, N. Lessem

Working Paper | Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 67. p. 353–370.

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

Magali A. Delmas and Laura E. Grant

Working Paper

The dynamics of behavior change: evidence from energy conservation

O. Asensio, M. Delmas

Published Work | Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization