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Céline Louche



I am Associate Professor at Audencia Nantes School of Management, France. I am head of the corporate social responsibility research axis and joint-head of the "Microfinance and financial vulnerability" Chair. I research in the areas of sustainability and corporate responsibility. My work builds from organizational, institutional, network and strategic analyses to understand how businesses transform behaviorally, culturally and organizationally in their movement towards sustainability. Prior to academia, I worked as Sustainability Analyst for Responsible Investment at the Dutch Sustainability Research institute/Triodos in The Netherlands. **Areas of research include** • Sustainable Development • Corporate Social Responsibility • Responsible Investment and sustainable finance • Change processes in organisations and organisational fields; **Academic Experience** Since 2013: Associate professor, Audencia Nantes School of Management, Nantes, France 2005- 2013: Assistant Professor, Vlerick Business School, Gent, Belgium 2004-2005: Senior Researcher, Vlerick Business School, Gent, Belgium 2003: Visiting scholar at Scancor (Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research)Stanford University, California, US 1999-2003 Research Assistant, Erasmus Centre for Sustainable Development and Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam) The Netherlands **Education** 1999-2003: Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands PhD in Environmental Sciences Ethical investment: Processes and mechanisms of institutionalisation in the Netherlands 1990-2002, Dissertation \--*Best European PhD dissertation in Finance and Sustainability, FIR European Research Award, 2005*-- 1997-1998: European Association for Environmental Management Education, Athens, Greece and Rotterdam, Netherlands European Master in Environmental Management, Environmental and financial business performance in Europe, Master thesis 1995-1996 University of Aix en Provence (I.A.E.), France Post-graduate, Management Sciences (Strategy, Human Resources), Implementation of environmental strategy, DEA thesis 1993-1995 University Aix-Marseille II, France, Master in Management Sciences **Other Employment** 1998-2003 Triodos Bank/ Dutch Sustainability Research institute (now Jantzi-Sustainalytics), Zeist, The Netherlands Sustainability Analyst for ethical investment


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Deliberative boundary work for sustainable finance: Insights from a European Commission expert group

Stephanie Giamporcaro , Jean-Pascal Gond , Céline Louche
Organization Studies, inPress, ⟨10.1177/01708406231185972⟩
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A business model pattern arrives... and then? A translation perspective on business model innovation in established firms

Kajsa Ahlgren Ode , Céline Louche
Strategic Organization, 2022, pp.147612702210941. ⟨10.1177/14761270221094189⟩
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Assessing companies' decent work practices: An analysis of ESG rating methodologies

Céline Louche , Guillaume Delautre , Gabriela Balvedi Pimentel
International Labour Review, 2022, 162 (1), pp.69-97. ⟨10.1111/ilr.12370⟩
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Planting Seeds for Social Dialogue: An Institutional Work Perspective

Annelien Gansemans , Céline Louche , Marijke d'Haese
British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2021, 59 (1), pp.84-113. ⟨10.1111/bjir.12523⟩
Journal articles hal-03154843v1
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Cross-sector dialogue for sustainability: To partner or not to partner?

Céline Louche , Suzanne Young , Martin Fougère
Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, inPress
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The development of microfinance in Cameroon: Focus on regulation

Steffi Sandra Singhe , Céline Louche
Strategic Change, 2020, 29 (3), pp.341-353. ⟨10.1002/jsc.2333⟩
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When Workplace Unionism in Global Value Chains Does Not Function Well: Exploring the Impediments

Céline Louche , Lotte Staelens , Marijke D’haese
Journal of Business Ethics, 2020, 162, pp.379-398. ⟨10.1007/s10551-018-3980-5⟩
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Financial Markets and the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy: Challenging the Dominant Logics

Céline Louche , Timo Busch , Patricia Crifo , Alfred Marcus
Organization & Environment, 2019, 32 (1), pp.3-17. ⟨10.1177/1086026619831516⟩
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Predicting job satisfaction and workers’ intentions to leave at the bottom of the high value agricultural chain: Evidence from the Ethiopian cut flower industry

Lotte Staelens , Sam Desiere , Céline Louche , Marijke D’haese
The International Journal of Human Ressource Management, 2018, 29 (9), pp.1609-1635. ⟨10.1080/09585192.2016.1253032⟩
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How nation-level background governance conditions shape the economic payoffs of corporate environmental performance

Sukhbir Sandhu , Marc Orlitzky , Céline Louche
Management Decision, In press, ⟨10.1108/MD-11-2017-1191⟩
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When the farm-gate becomes a revolving door: An institutional approach to high labour turnover

Lotte Staelens , Céline Louche
Human Relations, 2017, 70 (12), pp.1464 - 1485. ⟨10.1177/0018726717702209⟩
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Unpacking the Drivers of Corporate Social Performance: A Multilevel, Multistakeholder, and Multimethod Analysis

Marc Orlitzky , Céline Louche , Jean-Pascal Gond , Wendy Chapple
Journal of Business Ethics, 2017, 144 (1), pp.21 - 40. ⟨10.1007/s10551-015-2822-y⟩
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Rational Herding toward the Poor: Evidence from Location Decisions of Microfinance Institutions within Pakistan

Jérôme Monne , Céline Louche , Christophe Villa
World Development, 2016, 84, pp.266-281. ⟨10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.02.004⟩
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Collective beliefs for responsible investment

Christel Dumas , Céline Louche
Business and Society, 2016, 55 (3), pp.427-457. ⟨10.1177/0007650315575327⟩
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On the relevance of low-carbon stock indices to tackle climate change

Manuel Coeslier , Céline Louche , Jean-François Hétet
Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, 2016, ⟨10.1080/20430795.2016.1223471⟩
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Journeying Toward Business Models for Sustainability: A Conceptual Model Found Inside the Black Box of Organisational Transformation

Nigel Roome , Céline Louche
Organization and Environment, 2016, 29 (1), pp.11-35. ⟨10.1177/1086026615595084⟩
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Social Shareholder Engagement: The Dynamics of Voice and Exit

Jennifer Goodman , Céline Louche , Katinka C. van Cranenburgh , Daniel Arenas
Journal of Business Ethics, 2014, 125 (2), pp.193-210. ⟨10.1007/s10551-013-1890-0⟩
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Religious organisations as investors: a Christian perspective on shareholder engagement

Katinka C. van Cranenburgh , Daniel Arenas , Jennifer Goodman , Céline Louche
Society and Business Review, 2014, 9 (2), pp.195-213. ⟨10.1108/SBR-11-2013-0078⟩
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From Preaching to Investing: Attitudes of Religious Organisations Towards Responsible Investment

Céline Louche , Daniel Arenas , Katinka C. van Cranenburgh
Journal of Business Ethics, 2012, 110 (3), pp.301-320. ⟨10.1007/s10551-011-1155-8⟩
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Sabaf: moving to a learning environment

Nigel Roome , Céline Louche
Journal of Management Development, 2011, 30 (10), pp.1049-1066. ⟨10.1108/02621711111182538⟩
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Introduction : Finance, soutenabilité et responsabilité

Roland Perez , Céline Louche , William Sun
Gazette du Palais, 2010, 44 (11), pp.1705-1720
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Re-Framing Corporate Social responsibility

Céline Louche , Tom Dodd
Reflets et Perspectives de la vie économique, 2009, XLVIII (4), pp.59-68. ⟨10.3917/rpve.484.0059⟩
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Standardisation in clinical laboratory medicine: an ethical reflection

Xavier Bossuyt , Céline Louche , Allan Wiik
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 2008, 67 (8), pp.1061-1063. ⟨10.1136/ard.2007.084228⟩
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Socially Responsible Investment in Japan: Its Mechanism and Drivers

Céline Louche , Kyoko Sakuma
Business and Professional Ethics Journal, 2008, 82 (2), pp.425-448. ⟨10.1007/s10551-008-9895-9⟩
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Investissement socialement responsable : différences entre Europe et États-Unis

Céline Louche , Steven Lydenberg
Revue d'économie financière, 2006, 85 (4), pp.81-105. ⟨10.3406/ecofi.2006.4144⟩
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The Link Between Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility in Insurance

Lutgart van den Berghe , Céline Louche
Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, 2005, 30 (3), pp.425-442. ⟨10.1057/palgrave.gpp.2510034⟩
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Exploring the Symbolic Function of Paradoxes in CSR Strategic Communication: Oxfam - Coca Cola partnership case study

Odile Vallée , Céline Louche
32nd EGOS Colloquium "Organizing in the shadow of power" (Sub-theme 35: "Paradox theory and research: constituting tensions, power and discourse"), EGOS, Jul 2016, Naples, Italy
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The integration of ESG information in investment processes : toward a emerging collective belief ?

David Bourghelle , D. Guyatt , H. Jemel , Céline Louche
Colloque RIODD : la RSE : Une nouvelle régulation du capitalisme ? Approches pluridisciplinaires des pratiques et enjeux des démarches socialement et environnementalement responsables, Jun 2009, Lille, France
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Changing conventional practices : integration of extra-financial information into stock valuation and investment decision processes.

David Bourghelle , D. Guyatt , H. Jemel , Céline Louche
International Association for Business and Society Conference (IASB), Jun 2009, Aspen/Snowmass, United States
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Changing conventional practices: Integration of extra-financial information into stock valuation and investment decision processes.

David Bourghelle , D. Guyatt , H. Jemel , Céline Louche
20th EBEN Annual Conference, Sep 2007, LOUVAIN, Belgium
Conference papers hal-00267296v1

Socially Responsible Investment in the 21st Century: Does It Make a Difference for Society?

Céline Louche , Tessa Hebb
Céline Louche; Tessa Hebb. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.328, 2014, Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability, 9781783504671
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Finance and Sustainability: Towards a New Paradigm? A Post-Crisis Agenda

William Sun , Céline Louche , Roland Perez
William Sun; Céline Louche; Roland Pérez. Emerald Group Publishing, 2011, Book Series: Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability, 978-1-78052-092-6
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Theory and Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility

Samuel O. Idowu , Céline Louche
Samuel O. Idowu; Céline Louche. Springer, pp.284, 2011, 978-3-642-16461-3
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Dilemnas in Responsible Investment

Céline Louche , Steven Lydenberg
Greenleaf Publishing, pp.230, 2011, 978-1-906093-51-8
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Innovative CSR

Céline Louche , Samuel O. Idowu , Walter Leal Filho
Céline Louche; Samuel O. Idowu; Walter Leal Filho. Greenleaf Publishing, pp.442, 2010, 978-1-906093-35-8
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Responsible investment in Belgium

Céline Louche , Luc van Liedekerke , Herwig Peeters
Hebb T.; Hawley J.P.; Hoepner A.G.F; Neher Q.L.; Wood D. The Routledge companion to Responsible investment, Routledge, 2015
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CSR and Shareholders

Céline Louche
Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen. Corporate Social Responsibility, SAGE Publications Ltd, 2015, 9780857022455
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Belgium: Unions questioning the added value of CSR

Céline Louche
Lutz Preuss; Michael Gold; Chris Rees. Corporate Social Responsibility and Trade Unions. Perspectives across Europe, Routledge, 2014, 978-0415856812
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Regulation for social investment: where do we stand?

Céline Louche
Ivan Tchotourian. Company law and CSR: Convergence or divergence? A comparative Approach about the New Challenge of Law, Bruylant, 2013
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Performance management at the corporate level: beyond financial performance

Céline Louche
Regine Slagmulder; Kurt Verweire; Koen Dewettinck. Managing for Performance Excellence, Lannoo, 2012, 978-9020979268
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Strategic process of change: a multiple network game: The Rohner Textil case

Céline Louche
MacGregor, Steven P; Carleton, Tamara. Sustaining Innovation, Springer, 2011, 978-1-4614-2076-7
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Changing the Dominant Convention: The Role of Emerging Initiatives in Mainstreaming ESG

David Bourghelle , H. Jemel , Céline Louche
William Sun, Céline Louche, Roland Pérez. Finance and sustainability : towards a new paradigm ? A post-crisis agenda, Emerald, pp.85-117, 2011, ⟨10.1108/S2043-9059(2011)0000002011⟩
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Changing conventional practices : integration of extra-financial information into stock valuation and investment decision processes

David Bourghelle , H. Jemel , Céline Louche
Louche C., Perez R. and Sun W. Finance and Sustainability : towards a new paradigm ? A post-crisis agenda, Emerald Book, pp.85-117, 2011
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Socially Responsible Investing

Céline Louche , Steven Lydenberg
John R. Boatright. Finance Ethics: Critical Issues in Theory and Practice, John Wiley & Sons, pp.393-418, 2010, 9780470499160
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Corporate Social Responsibility: The investor’s perspective

Céline Louche
Samuel O Idowu; Walter Leal Filho. Professionals' Perspectives of Corporate Social Responsibility, Springer, 2009, 978-3-642-02630-0
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Socially Responsible Investment: Global Convergence or Local Divergence?

Céline Louche
Henri-Claude de Bettignies; François Lépineux. Finance for a Better World: The Shift Toward Sustainability, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.51-70, 2009, 9780230551305
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Understanding the CSR landscape in Belgium

Céline Louche , L. van Liedekerke , Patricia Everaert , Delphine Leroy , A. Rossy
Samuel O. Idowu; Walter Leal Filho. Global Practices of Corporate Social Responsibility, Springer, pp.125-148, 2009, 978-3-540-68815-0
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Stakeholder Management: A trajectory framework

Céline Louche , X. Baeten
Jan Jonker; Marco de Witte. Management Models for Corporate Social Responsibility, Springer, pp.171-179, 2006, 978-3-540-33247-3
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From financial corporate governance towards responsible corporate governance

Céline Louche , Lutgart van den Berghe
Above the Clouds: A Guide to Trends Changing the Way We Work: A Project, Greenleaf Publishing, pp.58-61, 2006, 978-1874719946
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The corporate environmental performance-financial performance link: Implications for ethical investment in Sustainable Banking

Céline Louche
Marcel Jeucken; Leon Klinkers; Jan Jaap Bouma. Sustainable Banking: The Greening of Finance, Greenleaf Publishing, 2001, 978-1874719380
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