Recent Writing/Speaking

New Book: "Sustainable Investing: A Path to a New Horizon"

Recent Op-Ed in Barron's:
"Sustainable Investing is Changing the World Faster than You Think"

New Paper:
"Which firms leave Multi-stakeholder initiatives?" (Regulation and Governance)

New Paper: "
Assessing the Legitimacy of 'Open' and 'Closed" Data Partnerships for Sustainable Development" (Business & Society, Open Access)

New teaching case:
"The UN Global Compact: Advancing or Impeding Corporate Sustainability?" (Open Access)

Our Unilever case wins the
Case Award from The Case Centre (in the CSR/sustainability category)

reflecting on the history of CSR (together with others)
My research and teaching examine the intersection of corporate sustainability, politics, and strategic management in the governance of contested global issues. In particular, I discuss two topics: (1) public-private governance in the context of addressing global social and environmental problems, especially how state and non-state actors set voluntary standards to improve the enforcement of basic rights and (2) sustainable finance and investing, in particular how ESG data and metrics shape the governance of global financial markets.

I have a passion for research that matters (we have too little) and students who care (I have met many)...

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The Business of Society (BOS) Blog

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Copenhagen Business School

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Recent Blog Posts:

Making Corporate Sustainability More Sustainable

The Ethical Blindness of Corporate Sustainability

Board Oversight of Corporate Sustainability - From Awareness to Engagement

Corporate Criminal Liability in Germany - An Idea Whose Time Has Come

CSR Is Dead. Long Live CSR!