Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Spring 2014 Seminar Series: Graham Bullock

Date and Time
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


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Graham Bullock, assistant professor at Davidson College, will present a talk titled "The Purveyors of Green: The Organizational Legitimacy of Eco-Labels and Sustainability Ratings" at Duke April 18. 

Many government agencies, advocacy organizations, and for-profit companies have established their own metrics of sustainable product and corporate performance. This talk will explore the concepts of legitimacy and accountability, and discuss them in the context of original research on existing product eco-labels and sustainability ratings, such as ENERGY STAR, LEED, and the Forest Stewardship Council.  

This talk is part of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy seminar series featuring leading experts discussing a variety of pressing environmentally focused topics.