This new academic prize will encourage research from around the world with timely, real-world business practice applications among business school faculty related to responsible business, sustainability, and ESG. A committee of researchers and practitioners at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business will choose one academic study to win the $20,000 prize.
2023 Topical Focus
The Haas Sustainable Business Research Prize is seeking papers (both in progress and published) that speak to the intersection of individual and market behavior and sustainability.
Recognizing that the global market is acting insufficiently to address the pending crisis associated with climate change and resource sustainability, we seek papers that explore economic levers that motivate individuals, corporations and markets to act with urgency on climate and resource saving initiatives. The 2023 Haas Sustainable Business Research Prize will recognize cutting-edge research that identifies implementable solutions that impact the nexus of business, economics, and sustainability.
- May 2023: Announcement of the prize and Call for Papers released
- June 2023: Selection Committee review period
- August 2023: Winning authors informed
- Fall 2023: Public announcement and awarding of Prize
UC Berkeley Faculty Prize Committee
Chair: Ann E. Harrison, Bank of America Dean
Ann E. Harrison is the 15th dean of the Haas School of Business. Harrison, a renowned economist, has dedicated her career to creating inclusive and sustainable policies in development economics, international trade, global labor markets, and now in higher education.
Reed Walker, Transamerica Chair in Business Strategy
Reed Walker is an Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy and Economics at UC Berkeley. His research explores the social costs of environmental externalities, such as air pollution and how regulations to limit these externalities contribute to gains and/or losses to the economy.
Sytske Wijnsma, Assistant Professor
Sytske Wijnsma is an Assistant Professor in Operations Management at UC Berkeley Haas. Her primary research interest is designing supply chain and policy interventions that help solve real-world challenges with social and environmental impact.
Jonathan Weigel, Assistant Professor
Jonathan Weigel is an assistant professor in the Business and Public Policy Group at the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley. His research interests are at the intersection of political economy, development, and public economics.
Panos Pataoukas, The L.H. Penney Chair in Accounting and Distinguished Teaching Fellow
Panos N. Patatoukas is a tenured Associate Professor and the L.H. Penney Chair in Accounting at U.C. Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Patatoukas’ work focuses on interdisciplinary capital markets research and informs “micro-to-macro” and “macro-to-micro” questions bridging the gap between academics and practitioners.
The Prize is administered by the Berkeley Haas Center for Responsible Business (CRB) and supported by Allan Spivack, MBA ‘80 and former President & CEO of RGI Home. Spivack is a long-time sustainable business vanguard and serves on the Senior Advisory Board of the Berkeley Haas Center for Responsible Business.
The CRB connects students, businesses, and faculty to mobilize the positive potential of business to create a more responsible, resilient, and sustainable society. Building on more than a decade of research, teaching, and engaging with business, we educate and provoke thoughtful debate. The Center encourages sustainability-minded research and its application in the marketplace of commerce and ideas.
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