Diane-Laure Arjalies

Biography:

Diane-Laure Arjaliès is an Associate Professor at Ivey Business School at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada—where she leads the Sustainable Finance track at the Centre for Building Sustainable Value and has a cross-disciplinary appointment in the Managerial Accounting and Control, General Management & Sustainability groups. Pushing the boundaries of knowledge and practice, she investigates how the fashioning of new devices and collective actions can help transform financial markets towards sustainability. Over the years, her work on the emergence of responsible investing, impact assessment, integrated reporting, and alternative currencies has been published in major academic journals across various disciplines and garnered several academic, teaching, and professional awards. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Arjaliès initiated and led Breaking Boundaries, an interdisciplinary, multimedia, and multilingual project to produce a lasting record of collective and individual experiences during the lockdown and its aftermath, which helped establish the accounting discipline’s role in recording critical moments in history. Arjaliès is currently working on an extensive research program on conservation finance, aiming to channel capital towards protecting ecosystems, notably through conservation impact bonds. Contact: darjalies@ivey.ca

Beware Convergence of SRI and Impact Investing

by , Issue: July / August 2022

The financial world needs to recognize that making a proactive difference requires more than simply appropriating impact assessment terminology.