Rob Reich, Stanford University
Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, of Philosophy at the Graduate School of Education.
His research focuses on contemporary political theory, and his most recent work examines the relationship between philanthropy, democracy, and justice. He is the author of Bridging Liberalism and Multiculturalism in American Education (2002) co-author of Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Undermine Citizen Participation (2005) and co-editor of Toward a Humanist Justice: The Political Philosophy of Susan Moller Okin (2009), Occupy the Future (2013), and Education, Justice, and Democracy (2013).
He is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University. He is currently a University Fellow in Undergraduate Education at Stanford.
Christopher Marquis, Cornell University
Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise and Professor of Management at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Prior to joining Cornell, Marquis worked at Harvard Business School and has held visiting positions at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Peking University, Fudan University and Shanghai Jiaotong University. Marquis received a PhD in Sociology and Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
Marquis’ teaching and research is focused on how business can have a positive impact on society and the natural environment. He is currently pursuing several streams of research. The first seeks to assess how firms’ and entrepreneurs’ social and environmental strategies and activities can be designed to maximize both business and social value. The second explores how environmental sustainability and shared value initiatives have developed in China. Finally, the third examines institutional change processes in emerging markets. These research projects build on Marquis’ earlier work that analyzed how firm behavior is shaped by broader contexts such as embeddedness in geographic communities and how environmental conditions during founding periods leave a lasting imprint on organizations. In particular, Marquis’ prior research examined the effects of these processes in the contexts of community-based social networks and the evolution of the US banking industry.
Marquis’ research has won a number of national awards including the 2006 William H. Newman Award for best dissertation across the entire the Academy of Management, the 2006 Louis R. Pondy award for best dissertation in organizational theory from the Academy of Management, the 2003 James D. Thompson Award for best graduate student paper from the American Sociological Association and the 2005 State Farm Doctoral Dissertation Award.
He was a finalist for the 2010 and 2013 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award, a runner-up in the Academy of Management’s Best Published Paper in Organization and Management Theory in 2009 and a finalist in the 2004 INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition.
Marquis has published in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal as well as a number of edited collections. He is an Associate Editor of Administrative Science Quarterly and an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management, and the International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR). Before his academic career, Marquis worked for 6 years in the financial services industry, most recently as Vice President and Technology Manager for a business unit of J.P. Morgan Chase.
Anne-Claire Pache, ESSEC School (Paris)
Dean for Academic Programs and Chaired Professor in Philanthropy
Pasche teaches social entrepreneurship and philanthropy in masters and executive programs. Her research lies at the intersection of organizational theory and social innovation, with an emphasis on hybrid organizations and scaling up processes. She is the author of two books, one on family philanthropy and another and social enterprise.