Spring 2022

CEO activism can benefit companies— but only if employees agree

Once absent from social and political debates, CEOs have abandoned the traditional norm of staying silent on controversial issues. This new wave of CEO activism has influence over firm stakeholders, a new study claims, and individual political values play a critical role in how employees perceive these actions.

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Political affiliation and sustainability

With the American political climate marked by increasing polarization between Democrats and Republicans, many might draw quick conclusions about the “left” and “right” when it comes to support for sustainability efforts commonly referred to as ESG (environment, social, and governance).

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Five added to Accounting External Advisory Board

The Accounting External Advisory Board advises and otherwise works with the department in a number of different ways. The board is made up of accounting, business, government, and education professionals who have an interest in promoting accounting education at Penn State.

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Wallace named to IRES Board

Matthew Wallace, market leader for the Cleveland office of Matthews Real Estate Investment Services, was named as the newest member of Smeal’s Institute for Real Estate Studies Advisory Board Executive Committee.

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