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Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series: Basak Kalkanci, Associate Professor, Georgia Tech (Virtual)

The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business (“Center”) invites you to the next talk in our Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series. The event is open to the public.  

Kalkanci’s research interests are in supply chain management, including social and environmental reporting and sustainability, behavioral operations management, supply contracts, and the role of information in supply chains.

The talk, “When Do Public Supplier Lists Improve Profits and Sustainability Goals?,” will provide insights that will be of interest to practitioners whose work relates to mitigating social and environmental violations in supply chains.

Discussion topics will include the following:

  • Under what conditions does a firm’s commitment to publish its list of approved suppliers increase its expected profit as well as the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts of its suppliers?
  • If a firm commits to publishing a “blacklist” of suppliers that fail ESG audits, what effect does this have on the firm’s profits and supplier’s ESG performance?

Kalkanci will present her talk, engage in a Q&A with Prof. Manpreet Hora, and take questions from the audience.

Speaker Bio:

Basak Kalkanci is an associate professor of Operations Management at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. Her current research focuses on socially and environmentally responsible supply chain management, behavioral operations management, supply risk management, contracting, and information sharing in supply chains. Her research has appeared in journals such as Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Production & Operations Management.

This is a Scheller Charge app affiliated event.

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Due to current distance-learning circumstances, this event will be hosted virtually. The virtual platform will be BlueJeans. Please see below for instructions to download this software and join the meeting.

The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business was founded in 2013 to act as a catalyst and connector, bringing together students, research faculty, companies, and entrepreneurs to create an environment where business-driven solutions to sustainability challenges can take shape and thrive. In all, Scheller provides students unparalleled breadth in environmental sustainability, ethics, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and values-based leadership.