profile image

Alison Kemper

Assistant Professor of Management, York University

Alison Kemper is an assistant professor of management at York University and has worked with the Michael Lee-Chin Institute for Corporate Citizenship at the Rotman School since 2005. Her professional background is in advocacy and NGO management.

Alison researches the behaviour of companies under pressure from activists, the creation of "markets for virtue", and the incentives that will allow businesses to achieve sustainable operations.

She earned her B.A. in Religious Studies from Yale College, her M.Div. and M.Th. in History from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and her M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Rotman School.

The Message From Doha: Time's Running Out

It's time to give up our faint hopes that scientists have been unnecessarily gloomy about the rate at which the climate is changing. They were wrong. As the New Scientist asserts, it's even worse than we thought. We are not gaining ground on climate change; we are falling behind faster and faster. Our small steps toward efficiency and intensity do not bring us closer to our goal. As the Red Queen so famously put it, "It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place." And we are not running very fast. As the world began to gather in Doha for COP 18, scientists and investors attempted to make this starkly apparent.
12/05/2012 07:33 EST