2017 Global B Corp Academic Community Roundtable

On October 4, 2017, in parallel with the annual B Corp Champions Retreat in Toronto, Canada, we will host the Second Annual Global B Corporation Academic Community Roundtable. This year’s theme is “The Role of the Academic Community in Scaling the B Corp Movement.”

This event is open to university faculty, students, and other researchers conducting research on Certified B Corporations and/or Benefit Corporations (hereafter “B Corps”). We are especially interested in research that examines impact assessment methodologies and the impact of B Corps. Additionally, our preference is for empirical studies, whether qualitative or quantitative. In addition to presenting groundbreaking research on B Corps, the Roundtable will provide opportunities for researchers to discuss data sources and methods for studying B Corps, provide updates on their research in progress, and allow the academic community to develop a roadmap of current and future research opportunities.

2017 Global B Corp Academic Community Roundtable Planning Committee

  • Maria Emilia Correa, Co-founder, Sistema B & Coordinator, Academia B
  • Veronica Diaz, Coordinator, Academia B
  • Taryn Fisher, Assistant Professor of Management & MBA Program Director, Antioch University
  • Rosanna Garcia, Associate Professor in the Department of Business Management & Faculty Director of the Business Sustainability Collaborative, Poole College of Management, NC State University
  • Joel Gehman, Assistant Professor, Strategic Management and Organization and Nova Faculty Fellow, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta; Associate Director of the Canadian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Rod Lohin, Executive Director of the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Jessica Thomas, Lecturer in the Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship & Director of the Business Sustainability Collaborative, Poole College of Management, NC State University
  • Fiona Wilson, Clinical Associate Professor of Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability & Executive Director of the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise, Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics, University of New Hampshire

The original call for papers is available here.