Amelia Miazad, Senior Research Fellow

Closed (1) Business in Society Institute Research Apprentice

Applications for fall 2021 are now closed for this project.

Research on Curricular Development and Podcast Series on Sustainable Capitalism

Society’s expectations of companies are changing, and companies are responding. Many companies today go beyond compliance with the law to implement policies in line with the values of their shareholders, employees, customers, and other stakeholders. An increasing number are engaging in activities that were traditionally conducted by governments and nonprofits. Navigating fiduciary duties and competing stakeholder interests raises a number of complex corporate governance questions. The Institute’s mission is to define and advance a legal and policy agenda that encourages companies to account for stakeholders and the environment.

A core aspect of our work is curricular development and professional education. This Fall 2021 we are launching a podcast, "The ESG Beat" which features thought leaders in Sustainable Capitalism & ESG. We are also updating our curriculum for our professional education course, ESG and Sustainable Capitalism.

Our research apprentices will assist with these two projects -- specific tasks are described below.





Tasks:
lit reviews (meta-analysis)
research for interview preparation
light writing

Learning Outcomes:
- An understanding of recent developments in sustainable capitalism and what is driving corporate purpose from being oriented towards shareholders to stakeholders and society.

- A familiarity with the key players in the sustainable business and investment community.







Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Danielle Santos, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: - An interest in sustainable capitalism. - Ability to work independently in an unstructured environment. - Communications experience is desirable but not essential. - Ability to learn WordPress for website development and updates for the ESG Beat podcast series.

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated

Related website: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/business/berkeley-laws-institute-business-society/