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Frank Figge is Professor of CSR and Sustainable Development at KEDGE Business School. Prior to joining KEDGE Frank was Full Professor of CSR at Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland) and the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). He completed his PhD at the University of Basle (Switzerland) in 1998. Frank’s current research focuses on the assessment and management of corporate sustainability performance, corporate sustainability strategy, paradoxical management and sustainable finance. Among others Frank has published in AMR, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Production Economics and Ecological Economics. 

    Recent publications
    Publication Year of publication Type of publication
    Figge, F., Thorpe, A., Givry, P., Canning, L., Franklin-Johnson, E. (2018). Longevity and Circularity as Indicators of Eco-Efficient Resource Use in the Circular Economy. Ecological Economics, 150, 297-306 2018 Refereed Article
    Hahn, T., Figge, F., Pinkse, J., Preuss, L. (2018). A Paradox Perspective on Corporate Sustainability: Descriptive, Instrumental, and Normative Aspects. Journal of Business Ethics, 148 (2), March, 235-248 2018 Refereed Article
    Barkemeyer, R., Givry, P., Figge, F. (2017). Trends and Patterns in Sustainability-related Media Coverage: Classifying Issue-level Attention. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, DOI: 10.1177/2399654417732337 2017 Refereed Article
    Barkemeyer, R., Figge, F., Hoepner, A., Holt, D., Kraak, J., Yu, P.S. (2017). Media Coverage of Climate Change: An International Comparison. Environment and Planning C: Governance and Policy, 35 (6), 1029-1054 2017 Refereed Article
    Figge, F., Givry, P., Canning, L., Franklin-Johnson, E., & Thorpe, A. (2017) Eco-efficiency of Virgin Resources: A Measure at the Interface Between Micro and Macro Levels Ecological Economics 138, 12-21 2017 Refereed Article
    Elizabeth Franklin-Johnson, Frank Figge, Louise Canning, Resource duration as a managerial indicator for Circular Economy performance, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 133, 1 October 2016, Pages 589-598 2016 Refereed Article
    Ralf BARKEMEYER ; Lutz PREUSS ; Frank FIGGE « The Headquartering Effect in International CSR », In: Jamali, D; Karam C; Blowfield M (Eds), Development-Oriented Corporate Social Responsibility: Vol. 1 Multinational Corporations and the Global Context, Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing, July 2015, 256 p. ISBN 978-1-78353-476-0 2015 Chapter
    Figge, F., Hahn, T., & Barkemeyer, R. (2014) The If, How and Where of Assessing Sustainable Resource Use. Ecological Economics, Vol. 105, 274-283. 2015 Refereed Article
    Barkemeyer, B., Comyns, B., Figge, F. & Napolitano, G. (2014) CEO statements in sustainability reports: Substantive information or background noise? Accounting Forum, Vol. 38, Issue 4, 241-257. 2014 Refereed Article
    Ralf BARKEMEYER ; Frank FIGGE ; Tobias HAHN ; Andreas G. S. HOEPNER ; Andrea LIESEN ; Agnes L. NEHER, "Operationalizing Socially Responsible Investment: A Non-Financial Fiduciary Duty Problem", In J. P. Hawley, A. G. F. Hoepner, K. L. Johnson, J. Sandberg, & E. J. Waitzer (Eds.), Cambridge HandBook of Institutional Investment and Fiduciary Duty,Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 364-377, April 2014 2014 Chapter
    Comyns, B., Figge, F., Hahn, T., & Barkemeyer, R. (2013) Sustainability reporting: The role of 'Search,' 'Experience' and 'Credence' information. Accounting Forum, vol. 37, issue 3, 231-243. 2013 Refereed Article
    Kedge Insights
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    How Can Firms Increase Their Social Impact? None Publication highlight
    The eco-efficiency of virgin resources Philippe GIVRY Louise CANNING Elizabeth FRANKLIN-JOHNSON Andrea THORPE Expert’s view
    Sustainability balanced scorecards – The big illusion None Expert’s view
    Sustainable Value Added None Video publication
    Sustainable Value Added : measuring corporate contributions to sustainability beyond eco-efficiency None Video publication
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