“Our distinctive expertise as a research community lies in understanding corporate sustainability behavior. We know much about what motivates business firms to invest in sustainability beyond the level required by law, and the impacts these investments have on profits, people and the planet. We know much about how stakeholder pressure can influence business sustainability decisions. We are making progress understanding whether corporate sustainability initiatives spark complementary public policies or substitute for them, and whether corporate sustainability efforts go beyond reducing the firm’s environmental and social footprint to help lead systemic change.”

Erb Professor, Tom Lyon’s newly published “A Test for Corporate Sustainability Leadership” in the Huffington Post is a must read for those interested in the role corporate sustainability and the private sector’s investment in sustainable business plays in affecting or replacing governmental environmental progress. Read the whole piece here!