Dror Etzion news
Both the information about fracking and the know-how abouthow best to employ it is available.Should they choose to do so, regulators can easily and cost effectively adopt disclosure practices that will benefit Canadians and their communities.
From the rise of social media campaigns such as #blacklivesmatter and #oscarssowhite to the anti-immigration rhetoric fuelling the Brexit and U.S. presidential campaigns, race has dominated conversations worldwide in 2016. There’s a long-standing tradition among businesses spanning industries to try and control the narrative around what they do “and say this is the truth and this is our version and our version is correct,” says Dror Etzion, associate professor of strategy and organizations at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal.
Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) is a technology employed in the production of oil and gas from unconventional shale formations. Over the last decade, tens of thousands of fracking wells have been drilled worldwide. Fracking often takes place in relatively populated areas, thus posing an array of risks to public health such as water contamination and induced seismicity. In addition to inspecting and monitoring these risks, regulators now face the challenge of keeping the public well informed about their extent.
Desautels Professor Dror Etzion has received a Knowledge Synthesis Grant given by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in the Energy and Natural Resources category for his project entitled, “From availability to accessibility: effectively using information disclosure to govern energy production.”
“With the wind at his back from Paris and a fresh mandate from Canadians, Mr. Trudeau meets provincial and territorial leaders in Vancouver this week to pursue a national climate strategy.” (The Globe and Mail)
The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21, will be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11.
The Desautels Faculty of Management congratulates the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) and Desautels faculty members who were recently named recipients of the 2014 Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Integration of Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula, for conceiving and implementing the new Managing for Sustainability Major and Concentration (MSUS) programs for Bachelor of Commerce students at McGill University.
Finding information about oil and gas wells is about to become easier thanks to a new website that aims to provide data on all the wells drilled in Canada and the United States since 1859.
Professor Dror Etzion and BCom 2012 alumni, Benjamin Gruber and James Povitz (along with Raymond Paquin of Concordia University) have won 1st place in the Social Entrepreneurship track at the 11th annual oikos Case Writing Competition for their case entitled "Communauto: A Big Idea for a Big Market".
Professor Dror Etzion was selected as a finalist of this year's Giarratani Rising Star Award (GRSA) for his paper entitled, “Institutional logics and environmental strategy in the office furniture industry.” The three finalists and winner will be honoured at the upcoming Industry Studies Conference in late May where they will present their work in a special session with a senior leader in the field. Read more about the GRSA.
A growing number of people are interested in investing in companies that perform well environmentally as well as economically. Unfortunately, measuring environmental performance is not as straightforward as calculating a simple financial return on investment. Developing a yardstick for environmental performance is inherently fraught, forcing evaluators to reduce all of the complex dimensions of sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, biodiversity impacts and other factors into a single value.