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Jane Lister
Senior Research Fellow, CSR & Global Environmental Governance
Office: Liu Institute for Global Issues, Room 312
Office Phone: (604) 822-8061
Fax: (604) 822-6966
Jane Lister is a Senior Research Fellow at the Liu Institute for Global Issues She currently leads a global policy partnership project with David Gillen (Sauder School of Business) and Henrik Sornn-Friese (Copenhagen Business School) evaluating the political economy implications of greening the maritime supply chain. She has just completed a $200,000 SSHRC partnership development grant with Peter Klein, of the UBC Graduate School of Journalism investigating the governance of illegal timber in retail supply chains. In the past year, she has written grants for UBC totalling $2.7m to support and further this research.

Her research focuses on business ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR), environmental policy, and resource management issues. She has a particular interest in the business and politics of global supply chain sustainability and is working on international collaborative research in this area with Stefano Ponte at the Copenhagen Business School, Stefan Seuring at the University of Kassel, and Genevieve LeBaron at the University of Sheffield. 

She has taught courses in corporate sustainability at the Sauder School of Business and guest lectures in political science, law and forestry. She is the author of three books as well as several peer-reviewed articles on CSR governance, and is an active member of the
Liu Institute CSR Network. Most recently, she was visiting associate professor in the Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

Jane has a doctorate in resource management (UBC), an MBA in corporate strategy (Sauder), and an honours BA in economics and environmental studies (Trinity College, Toronto).

Her professional background includes over 15 years applied experience  in the sustainability governance field in both the public and private sectors.  Prior to her doctoral studies, she was a sustainability auditor  with the Global Risk Management practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and  an environmental policy analyst with the Ontario provincial government. She currently sits on the Chemistry Industry of Canada's Responsible Care National Advisory Panel.

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Jane Lister
Jane Lister, co-author (with Peter Dauvergne) of "Eco-Business: A Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability", speaks to Radio New Zealand about whether the recent corporate embrace of 'sustainability' is making any environmental impact on the earth.
19 June 2013
Peter Dauvergne, Jane Lister
An excerpt from Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister's book, Eco-Business, is published in The World Financial Review.
29 May 2013
Peter Dauvergne, Jane Lister
A new book by Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister.
1 April 2013
Jane Lister, Peter Dauvergne
Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister published a new open access article on the e-IR website for International Relations scholars on the corporatization of sustainability.
17 January 2013
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