HRH Prince Charles cites our work on Sustainable Organisations

The Prince of Wales has told the pensions industry to use a longer-term investing approach or risk a "miserable future" for the next generation. He warned a National Association of Pension Funds' (NAPF) conference that the current focus on short term investing was "unfit for purpose". Prince Charles said the pensions industry was vital for the economy "now and in the future".

The NAPF said it was "pleased" he was "shining a light on these issues." Prince Charles cited "mounting evidence" from Harvard and London Business Schools showing that businesses willing to improve their approach to environmental and social challenges were more likely to deliver long-term returns.

The prince said investors had a "duty" to manage risks from rising populations, climate change and "unprecedented levels" of financial indebtedness, he said. He added: "I can only urge you to deploy your considerable human ingenuity to make that innovative and imaginative leap that the world so badly needs."

Full coverage plus the video message of HRH Prince Charles to NAPF can be found on the BBC website here.

My Research

I am a strategy scholar whose research focuses on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). More specifically, I seek to understand whether, how, and the extent to which the modern business organization contributes towards building a sustainable future. My academic work evolves around two main themes: a) understanding how investment analysts, and the public equity markets, perceive, evaluate and react to corporate engagement with, and integration of, environmental and social issues into strategy and b) understanding the multiple factors (e.g. institutional, regulatory, behavioural) that may affect, drive or hinder, the corporate decision to adopt environmentally and socially responsible strategies.

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