My research interests are broadly in the area of corporate sustainability. As illustrated in the figure below, my research focuses on the three interrelated areas of sustainability measurement, management, and reporting:
To measure progress towards corporate sustainability commitments, stakeholders require synthesized information. However, many corporations have struggled to develop robust measures of performance. My research in this area focuses on the development of frameworks and supporting guidelines to rigorously inform the design, implementation, and use of sustainability indicators and indices in corporations.
While existing sustainability policies, plans, and programs provide an important foundation on which to build future efforts, many corporations have found that they do not provide the guidance necessary to integrate sustainability into the day-to-day operations of the business. My research in this area focuses on developing integrated approaches to corporate strategic, operational, project, and supply chain management.
There is a growing trend to share the results of corporate sustainability programs in publicly available reports. However, many corporations have struggled to determine the information that should be included in their reports, how that information should be structured, and how it should be used in practice. My research in this area focuses on addressing those questions.