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Centre for Building Sustainable Value

12th Annual Ivey/ARCS PhD Sustainability Academy

When: November 14-17, 2019
Where: Spencer Leadership Centre, London, Canada


The PhD Sustainability Academy is generously supported by the Beryl M. Ivey Fund for Corporate Social Responsibility and the Network for Business Sustainability.


The PhD Sustainability Academy, co-hosted by the Ivey Business School and Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS), convenes 15 promising PhD students and senior researchers championing path-breaking research on sustainability across multiple disciplines using diverse theoretical and methodological approaches. Each student receives intensive feedback on their research project. The participants and faculty members represent a range of management disciplines and methodologies. This Academy represents one of the foremost learning and networking events for students researching social and environmental issues.

Applications for the 12th annual PhD Academy are due on August 31, 2019.

“The discussions were intense and stimulating! I think everyone came back from the Academy with a myriad of new research ideas as well as a set of new friends.”

- Magali Delmas, ARCS President and 2014 PhD Sustainability Academy Faculty Mentor

"The promise: to get very generous feedback on your research, in a community that deeply cares about you, people and the planet. The cost: friendships for life."

- Maja Tampe, MIT Sloan School of Management and 2015 PhD Sustainability Academy Fellow



Faculty Mentors, 2019

Oana Branzei (host)


Ivey Business School, Western University

Sophie Bacq

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Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

Caroline Flammer


Questrom School of Business, Boston University

Joep Cornelissen

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Anita McGahan


Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto

Jeff York


Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder