Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS)
ARCS, formed in 2009, is a consortium of universities, and serves as a professional society of scholars, advancing rigorous academic research on corporate sustainability issues. ARCS provides data, tools, and networking opportunities to researchers who are developing a greater understanding of the opportunities and limits of policies and strategies to foster sustainable business. Faculty members, doctoral students, and researchers from any university or academically-oriented institutes and think-tanks are welcome to become ARCS individual members. ARCS’ institutional members include Colorado-Boulder, Cornell*, Dartmouth*, Duke*, Erasmus, Georgia Tech, Harvard*, Indiana*, INSEAD, Michigan*, MIT, Northwestern, Pennsylvania, Stockholm School of Economics, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Virginia*, Western* and Yale*.
* Founding Schools
ARCS membership is open to both individuals and institutions. Individuals may include, but are not limited to, academic researchers with doctoral training. Institutional membership is available to universities and non‐profit organizations that have research as their primary activity, and which advance ARCS’ scholarly mission.
Each ARCS Institutional Member nominates one faculty representative to serve on the ARCS Board of Directors. An Executive Committee is elected from the Board of Directors, and provides guidance and support to ARCS in advancing its mission. Ad‐hoc Committees are formed as needed. Membership on Committees includes members of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, but is not limited to those groups. Current Committees include: Conferences, Research, Nominations, Doctoral, Communications and Outreach. ARCS staff include the President and Managing Director, who are responsible for leadership and general operations on all activities.
ARCS funding sources include membership fees from individual scholars and institutions, as well as event revenue. Funding is also pursued from individual donors, foundations, government entities, business firms, and other grant giving entities.