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Sharing a wealth of information: how regulators can improve fracking disclosure practices

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.

Published on : 19 Aug 2016

How academic research is subject to racism, sexism

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.

Published on : 28 Jul 2016

What Makes Public Disclosure Effective?

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.

Published on : 30 Jun 2016

Big Data, Management, and Sustainability: Strategic Opportunities Ahead

Authors: Dror Etzion and J. Alberto Aragon-Correa Publication: Organizational & Environment Journal  Abstract: 

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Published on : 12 May 2016

Professor Etzion Receives Knowledge Synthesis Grant

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.”

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Published on : 29 Apr 2016

Experts: National Climate Strategy

“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)

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Published on : 29 Feb 2016

Paris Climate Change Conference (Nov.-Dec. 2015)

  The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21, will be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11.

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Published on : 27 Nov 2015

Unleashing sustainability transformations through robust action

Authors: Etzion, D., Gehman, J., Ferraro, F. and Avidan, M. Publication: Journal of Cleaner Production Abstract:

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Published on : 28 Jul 2015

New Undergraduate Program Wins Award for Sustainability in Business Curricula

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.

Published on : 04 Jun 2015

Tackling Grand Challenges Pragmatically: Robust Action Revisited

Authors: Fabrizio Ferraro, Dror Etzion and Joel Gehman Publication: Organization Studies Abstract:

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Published on : 26 Mar 2015

New ‘WellWiki’ to Provide Info on Every Oil and Gas Well in Canada

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.

Published on : 08 Aug 2014

Desautels researchers win oikos Case Writing Competition 2014

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".

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Published on : 04 Jun 2014

"Diffusion as Classification," Organization Science

Author: Etzion, Dror Publication: Organization Science, March 2014 Abstract: 

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Published on : 24 Apr 2014

Professor Etzion selected as finalist for Giarratani Rising Star Award

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.

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Published on : 11 Apr 2014

Market May Reward 'Greenwashing' Over Green Results

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.

Published on : 03 Mar 2014