Carleton University experts are available to discuss Patagonia’s radical green corporate restructuring plan.

The billionaire founder of the outdoor clothing company Patagonia announced on Wednesday that he is giving away his company to fight the climate crisis and protect undeveloped land around the world. Yvon Chouinard says he is transferring his family’s ownership to a specially designed trust and non-profit organization.

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Graeme Auld

Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, with a cross appointment in the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University


Auld’s expertise includes, comparative and global environmental politics and policy, international political economy, transnational private governance and private regulation, corporate social responsibility, climate change, and natural resource governance.

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Leanne Keddie

Professor, Sprott School of Business at Carleton University


Keddie is available to discuss sustainability and companies, including how firms measure and report their impact on society and the environment.

Keddie’s research examines corporate sustainability reporting, sustainable bonuses being paid by companies to executives as part of corporate compensation plans and sustainability performance. Her current research project looks at how companies pay bonuses based on greenhouse gas emission goals.

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