Caroline Flammer
Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation
Dean’s Research Scholar
Academic Director, Social Impact MBA
PhD Coordinator, Strategy & Innovation
Associate Editor, Strategic Management Journal
Email: cflammer@bu.edu
Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar Page, BU Faculty Page


Bio:
    Caroline Flammer is an Associate Professor and Dean’s Research Scholar at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. Her research interests are in competitive strategy at the intersection of corporate governance, impact investing, corporate social responsibility, climate change, and innovation, with a focus on the antecedents and implications of companies’ investments in sustainable practices. Her research examines how, and under which conditions, firms can enhance their competitiveness and long-term profitability while having a positive impact on society and the natural environment. Identifying the extent to which firms can improve their competitiveness while strengthening—instead of undermining—the very system in which they operate is important, as firms can play a critical role in addressing climate change, poverty, inequality, global health, and other grand challenges related to society and the natural environment.
    She has published in leading academic journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. Caroline was awarded the 2015 Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) Scholar Award. She is also the recipient of several other prestigious awards including the Moskowitz Prize for Best Paper in Sustainable and Responsible Investing in both 2013 and 2017, the 2015 French Social Investment Forum-Principles for Responsible Investment (FIR-PRI) Award for Best Published Paper in Finance and Sustainability, and the 2016 Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC) Institute Research Award.
    Caroline serves as Associate Editor for the Strategic Management Journal and is on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Journal. She also serves as Vice-Chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the largest network of responsible investors to date. At Questrom, she serves as the Academic Director of the Social Impact MBA program and is the PhD Coordinator for the Strategy & Innovation Department.
    Before joining Boston University, she was a faculty at Ivey Business School and a postdoctoral researcher at MIT Sloan School of Management. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.


Publications: Working Papers: Other Publications: Conference Proceedings:
  • Flammer C, Hong B, Minor DB. 2017. Corporate Governance and the Rise of Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility Criteria in Executive Compensation,
    Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, BPS Division.
  • Flammer C, Kacperczyk AJ. 2016. Corporate Social Responsibility and Knowledge Protection,
    Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, BPS Division.
  • Flammer C, Kacperczyk AJ. 2014. In Search of Spark: The Impact of Stakeholder Orientation on Innovation,
    Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, BPS Division.
  • Flammer C. 2013. The Impact of Product Market Competition on Corporate Social Responsibility,
    Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, BPS Division.
Selected Awards:
  • Questrom Award for Institutional Leadership, Boston University Questrom School of Business (2019).
  • Dean’s Research Scholar, Boston University Questrom School of Business (2018).
  • Slatkin Family Research Fund Award, Boston University Questrom School of Business (2018).
  • Sustainable Finance Geneva Innovation Award (2018).
  • PGGM Sustainable Asset Pricing and Impact Paper Award (2018).
  • Moskowitz Prize for Best Paper in Sustainable and Responsible Investing (2017).
  • Fiegenbaum Best Paper Award (2017).
  • Distinguished Paper Award of the BPS Division of the Academy of Management (2017).
  • Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC) Institute Research Award (2016).
  • Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) Emerging Sustainability Scholar Award (2015).
  • Ivey Emerging Leaders Award, Ivey Business School (2015).
  • FIR-PRI Award for Best Published Paper in Finance and Sustainability (2015).
  • Glueck Best Paper Award of the BPS Division of the Academy of Management (2014).
  • Moskowitz Prize for Best Paper in Sustainable and Responsible Investing (2013).
Empirical Methods: Social Impact Field Seminar: Responsible Investing: