Topical Tag: Business

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Do eco-friendly wines taste better?

Though consumers remain reluctant to spend more on wine from organic grapes, the new study from UCLA researchers shows that in blind taste-tests professional wine reviewers give eco-certified wines higher ratings than regular wines. The study, published today in the Journal of Wine Economics, looked at reviews and scores for more than 74,000 California wines...

Events

Symposium

Spotlight on Sustainability: Preparing Your Company for Water Resiliency

Corporate Partners Program Symposium

1.18.2017

The Corporate Partners Program of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability is proud to present: Spotlight on Sustainability: Preparing Your Company for Water Resiliency UCLA water experts and business leaders will come together to discuss what steps companies can take to ensure that they are prepared for our water future. Speakers will address: Cutting-edge...



Awards

Annual Gala

Celebrating the champions of our Planet's Future

3.24.2016

We face unprecedented stresses on food, water and energy systems. Fresh ideas, breakthrough technologies and heightened public engagement are urgently needed. The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability represents a new kind of environmental science—a science that eschews ‘doom and gloom’ and embraces inclusiveness, innovation, and a proactive vision for the world we want...

People

Omar Isaac Asensio

IDRE Postdoctoral scholar

Institute of the Environment & Sustainability

Projects

Environmentally Preferred Purchasing

The current UC procurement guidelines are vague with respect to sustainability, which is not conducive to sustainable purchasing. The 2016 Housing Team evaluated current procurement practices in the UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services and research sustainable office supplies that are available through the BruinBuy system. The team made recommendations to UCLA H&HS in order to...

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...

Publications

The dynamics of behavior change: evidence from energy conservation

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

Published Work | Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization


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

Magali A. Delmas, Olivier Gergaud, Jinghui Lim

Published Work | 2016 | Journal of Wine Economics


Corporate environmental performance and lobbying

Magali Delmas, Jinghui Lim, Nicholas Nairn-Birch

Published Work | 2016 | Academy of Management Discoveries

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