Magali Delmas

AREAS OF INTEREST

Business Strategy
Eco-Labeling
Environmental Policy

SELECTED BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

Governance for the Environment, New Perspectives

We live in an era of human-dominated ecosystems in which the demand for environmental governance is rising rapidly. At the same time, confidence in the capacity of governments to meet this demand is waning. How can we address the resultant governance deficit and achieve sustainable development? This book brings together perspectives from economics, management, and political science in order to identify innovative approaches to governance and bring them to bear on environmental issues. The authors' analysis of important cases demonstrates how governance systems need to fit their specific setting and how effective policies can be developed without relying exclusively on government. They argue that the future of environmental policies lies in coordinated systems that simultaneously engage actors located in the public sector, the private sector, and civil society. Governance for the Environment draws attention to cutting-edge questions for practitioners and analysts interested in environmental governance. An original and well thought out presentation of cutting edge interdisciplinary perspectives on governance for the environment • Examines the roles, relationships and motivations of actors throughout the economic and political system, demonstrating how environmental governance is about much more than government action • Balances theory with strong, contextualized summaries of real world results

Professor of Management, UCLA Institute of the Environment and UCLA Anderson School of Management
Business and the Environment
Ph.D. Strategic Management, HEC Paris (1996); M.A. Political Science, University of Paris Sorbonne (1988); B.A. Sociology and Economics, University of Paris Sorbonne (1986).
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Magali Delmas is a professor of management at the University of California Los Angeles. Standing at the crossroads of policy and management, Magali Delmas' research focuses on the various interactions between environmental policy and business strategy at the national and international level. She seeks to understand how environmental policies influences firms' strategies and performance and in turn how firms help shape environmental policy.

Magali Delmas' current work includes the analysis of the effectiveness of firms' voluntary actions to mitigate climate change. She is involved in several projects related to firms' voluntary strategies to reduce greenhouse gases in the electric utility sector. She is also engaged in refining current methodologies to measure and communicate firm's and products' environmental performance. Previous to embarking on an academic career she worked at the European Commission as the economic advisor of the Director for Industry. She is also Director of the UCLA Center for Corporate Environmental Performance. She is an affiliated professor of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara and she is also the co-advisor at the National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship on Clean Energy for Green Industry at UCLA.

She is currently part of a research project that seeks to better understand the motivations and barriers for pursuing sustainable practices and certifications in the California wine industry. To read more about Magali Delmas click here.

Recent Media Coverage and Accolades:

Last month, Magali Delmas spearheaded the "Energy Conservation Strategies: What Can We Gain" workshop on October 20. This interactive workshop will gather practitioners and experts to discuss key issues including the design, feasibility, and performance of sustainable commercial and residential energy uses. Stay tuned for her energy usage findings in the Bruin residence halls more here.

Luskin Scholar Magali Delmas generated a lot of media coverage with her study “Eco-labeling Strategies and Price-Premium: the Wine Industry Puzzle.” Media outlets covering her study included TheNew York, US News and World Reports, Science Daily and Wine Spectator. Dr. Delmas has also received significant attention and praise at UCLA for her instrumental role in founding and implementing the Leaders in Sustainability graduate certificate program and working with undergraduate students as part of the new Corporate Partners program. She was recently named the 2011 Fetner Visiting Sustainability Leader by the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership. 

A few of her most recent accomplishments include becoming the chair of the Organization and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management and receiving the O.N.E. Distinguished Service Award from the Organizational Division for Outstanding Service to the ONE Division as Chair 2010-2011. This year she has also received a 2011-2012 Burkle Center Faculty Research Grant, a grant from the California Air Resources Board for a study on Behavioral Responses to Real-time Individual Energy Usage Information, and a 2011-2012 grant from the UCLA Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

Impact and Civic Engagement:

  • 2003-present  Jury member OIKOS international case competition on sustainability
  • 2007-2008 Program Chair-Elect, Organization and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management
  • 2008-2009 Program Chair, Organization and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management
  • 2009- Present Director of the UCLA Center for Corporate Environmental Performance
  • 2009-2010 Chair-Elect, Organization and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management
  • 2010-2011 Chair, Organization and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management
  • 2011 - Organizer for Footprint Benchmarking and the Bottom Line: Finding the Value in Measurement and Management of Your Environmental Footprint”

Working Papers:

  • Delmas, M and Nairn-Birch, N. 2010. Is the Tail Wagging the Dog? An Empirical Analysis of Corporate Carbon Footprints and Financial Performance. working paper
  • Chen, C-M. and Delmas, M. Eco- vs. Productive Efficiency: New Approaches to Effective and Comparative Performance Analysis. working paper
  • Chen, C-M. and Delmas, M. Forthcoming. Measuring Corporate Social Responsibility: An Efficiency Perspective. Production and Operations Management.
  • Delmas, M. and Montes-Sancho, M. 2010. “Voluntary Agreements to Improve Environmental Quality: Symbolic and Substantive Cooperation.” Strategic Management Journal.  31(6): 576-601
  • Delmas, M. and Montes, M. 2010. The Effectiveness of State Renewable Policies. Working paper

Magali Delmas

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First Name: 
Magali
Last Name: 
Delmas
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Professor of Management, UCLA Institute of the Environment and UCLA Anderson School of Management
Degrees: 
Ph.D. Strategic Management, HEC Paris (1996); M.A. Political Science, University of Paris Sorbonne (1988); B.A. Sociology and Economics, University of Paris Sorbonne (1986).
Bio: 

Magali Delmas is a professor of management at the University of California Los Angeles. Standing at the crossroads of policy and management, Magali Delmas' research focuses on the various interactions between environmental policy and business strategy at the national and international level. She seeks to understand how environmental policies influences firms' strategies and performance and in turn how firms help shape environmental policy.

Magali Delmas' current work includes the analysis of the effectiveness of firms' voluntary actions to mitigate climate change. She is involved in several projects related to firms' voluntary strategies to reduce greenhouse gases in the electric utility sector. She is also engaged in refining current methodologies to measure and communicate firm's and products' environmental performance. Previous to embarking on an academic career she worked at the European Commission as the economic advisor of the Director for Industry. She is also Director of the UCLA Center for Corporate Environmental Performance. She is an affiliated professor of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara and she is also the co-advisor at the National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship on Clean Energy for Green Industry at UCLA.

She is currently part of a research project that seeks to better understand the motivations and barriers for pursuing sustainable practices and certifications in the California wine industry. To read more about Magali Delmas click here.

Recent Media Coverage and Accolades:

Last month, Magali Delmas spearheaded the "Energy Conservation Strategies: What Can We Gain" workshop on October 20. This interactive workshop will gather practitioners and experts to discuss key issues including the design, feasibility, and performance of sustainable commercial and residential energy uses. Stay tuned for her energy usage findings in the Bruin residence halls more here.

Luskin Scholar Magali Delmas generated a lot of media coverage with her study “Eco-labeling Strategies and Price-Premium: the Wine Industry Puzzle.” Media outlets covering her study included TheNew York, US News and World Reports, Science Daily and Wine Spectator. Dr. Delmas has also received significant attention and praise at UCLA for her instrumental role in founding and implementing the Leaders in Sustainability graduate certificate program and working with undergraduate students as part of the new Corporate Partners program. She was recently named the 2011 Fetner Visiting Sustainability Leader by the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership. 

A few of her most recent accomplishments include becoming the chair of the Organization and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management and receiving the O.N.E. Distinguished Service Award from the Organizational Division for Outstanding Service to the ONE Division as Chair 2010-2011. This year she has also received a 2011-2012 Burkle Center Faculty Research Grant, a grant from the California Air Resources Board for a study on Behavioral Responses to Real-time Individual Energy Usage Information, and a 2011-2012 grant from the UCLA Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

Impact and Civic Engagement:

  • 2003-present  Jury member OIKOS international case competition on sustainability
  • 2007-2008 Program Chair-Elect, Organization and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management
  • 2008-2009 Program Chair, Organization and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management
  • 2009- Present Director of the UCLA Center for Corporate Environmental Performance
  • 2009-2010 Chair-Elect, Organization and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management
  • 2010-2011 Chair, Organization and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management
  • 2011 - Organizer for Footprint Benchmarking and the Bottom Line: Finding the Value in Measurement and Management of Your Environmental Footprint”

Working Papers:

  • Delmas, M and Nairn-Birch, N. 2010. Is the Tail Wagging the Dog? An Empirical Analysis of Corporate Carbon Footprints and Financial Performance. working paper
  • Chen, C-M. and Delmas, M. Eco- vs. Productive Efficiency: New Approaches to Effective and Comparative Performance Analysis. working paper
  • Chen, C-M. and Delmas, M. Forthcoming. Measuring Corporate Social Responsibility: An Efficiency Perspective. Production and Operations Management.
  • Delmas, M. and Montes-Sancho, M. 2010. “Voluntary Agreements to Improve Environmental Quality: Symbolic and Substantive Cooperation.” Strategic Management Journal.  31(6): 576-601
  • Delmas, M. and Montes, M. 2010. The Effectiveness of State Renewable Policies. Working paper
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