Paper Number

2335

Paper Type

Short Paper

Abstract

The objective of this short paper is to examine different factors leading to sustainability outcomes (both social and environmental). We consider the type of industry (tech versus non-tech), gender leadership (women-led vs. men-led), and company size as relevant factors. We argue that each of these three factors is associated with both positive and negative potential impacts on social and environmental sustainability. We leverage a mixed-methods approach, combining t-tests, QCA, and interviews to answer our research questions. We rely on B Corporations (a.k.a. “B Corps”), as such companies have sustainability metrics of the highest standards, verified, and transparent. Preliminary results are presented within the paper, but the study is ongoing and will be completed by the time of the conference.

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ASSESSING SUSTAINABILITY SUCCESS IN TECH COMPANIES

The objective of this short paper is to examine different factors leading to sustainability outcomes (both social and environmental). We consider the type of industry (tech versus non-tech), gender leadership (women-led vs. men-led), and company size as relevant factors. We argue that each of these three factors is associated with both positive and negative potential impacts on social and environmental sustainability. We leverage a mixed-methods approach, combining t-tests, QCA, and interviews to answer our research questions. We rely on B Corporations (a.k.a. “B Corps”), as such companies have sustainability metrics of the highest standards, verified, and transparent. Preliminary results are presented within the paper, but the study is ongoing and will be completed by the time of the conference.

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