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  • Business & Society Department

Teaching Domains

Corporate Social Responsibility

Research Domains

Organization Studies
Sustainable finance
Institutional and organizational change
Corporate responsibility
Stakeholder engagement
Global value chains
Sustainability and innovation

Curriculum vitae

Doctorate, Sciences, Corporate Social Responsibility
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands (The) (2004)

Master, Business administration, Management
European Association for Environmental Management Education, Italy (1998)

Master, Business administration, Strategy
Université d'Aix-Marseille, France (1996)



LOUCHE, C., STAELENS, L., D’HAESE, M. (2018) . When Workplace Unionism in Global Value Chains Does Not Function Well: Exploring the Impediments, Journal of Business Ethics


STAELENS, L., DESIERE, S., LOUCHE, C., D’HAESE, M. (2018) . Predicting job satisfaction and workers’ intentions to leave at the bottom of the high value agricultural chain: evidence from the Ethiopian cut flower industry, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 29 (9), 1609-1635


ORLITZKY, M., LOUCHE, C., GOND, J., CHAPPLE, W. (2017) . Unpacking the Drivers of Corporate Social Performance: A Multilevel, Multistakeholder, and Multimethod Analysis, Journal of Business Ethics, 144 (1), 21-40

STAELENS, L., LOUCHE, C. (2017) . When the farm-gate becomes a revolving door: an institutional approach to high labour turnover, Human Relations, 70 (12), 1464-1485


MONNE, J., LOUCHE, C., VILLA, C. (2016) . Rational Herding toward the Poor: Evidence from Location Decisions of Microfinance Institutions within Pakistan, World Development, 84 266-281

COESLIER, M., LOUCHE, C., HETET, J. (2016) . On the Relevance of Low-Carbon Stock Indices to Tackle Climate Change, Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment, 6 (4), 247-262

ROOME, N., LOUCHE, C. (2016) . Journeying toward business models for sustainability: A conceptual model found inside the black-box of organisational transformation, Organization and Environment, 29 (1), 11-35

DUMAS, C., LOUCHE, C. (2016) . Collective Beliefs on Responsible Investment, Business and Society, 55 (3), 427-457


CRANENBURGH, K., ARENAS, D., GOODMAN, J., LOUCHE, C. (2014) . Religious Organisations as Investors: a Christian Perspective on Shareholder Engagement, Society and Business Review, 9 (2), 195-213

GOODMAN, J., LOUCHE, C., Van CRANENBURGH, K., ARENAS, D. (2014) . Social Shareholder Engagement: The Dynamics of Voice and Exit, Journal of Business Ethics, 125 (2), 193-210


LOUCHE, C., VAN CRANENBURGH, K., ARENAS, D. (2012) . From preaching to investing: attitudes of religious organisations towards responsible investment, Journal of Business Ethics, 110 (3), 301–320


LOUCHE, C., ROOME, N. (2011) . SABAF: moving to a learning environment, Journal of Management Development, 30 (9), 1049-1066


PEREZ, R., LOUCHE, C., SUN, W. (2010) . Introduction : finance, soutenabilité et responsabilité, Economies et Sociétés - Série KF Entreprise et finance, 44 (11),


LOUCHE, C., DODD, T. (2009) . Reframing CSR, Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique, Tome XLVIII 59-68


LOUCHE, C., SAKUMA, K. (2008) . Socially Responsible Investment in Japan: Its mechanism and drivers, Journal of Business Ethics, 82 (2), 425-448


LOUCHE, C., BOSSUYT, X., WIIK, A. (2006) . Standardization in clinical laboratory medicine: an ethical reflection, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 67 (8), 1061-1063

LOUCHE, C., LYDENBERG, S. (2006) . Investissement sociallement responsable: differences entre Europe et Etats Unis, Revue Française d'Économie, 85 81-105


LOUCHE, C. (2005) . Social and environmental reporting: Understanding the SRI logics and requests, Accountancy en Bedrifskunde, 25 (9), 51-61

LOUCHE, C., VAN DEN BERGHE, L. (2005) . The link between corporate governance and corporate social responsibility in insurance, Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance: Issues and Practices, 35 425-442

VAN DEN BERGHE, L., LENSSEN, G., LOUCHE, C. (2005) . Responding to Societal Expectations, Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 5 (3), 139–150

LOUCHE, C., & LYDENBERG, S. (2011). Responsible Investment Dilemmas. Greenleaf Publishing.

LOUCHE, C., & HEBB, T. (2014). Socially Responsible Investment in the 21st Century: Does It Make a Difference for Society. Emerald Group Publishing.

SUN, W., LOUCHE, C., & PEREZ, R. (2011). Finance and Sustainability: Towards a New Paradigm? A Post-Crisis Agenda. Emerald Group Publishing.

IDOWU, S., & LOUCHE, C. (2010). Theory and Practice Corporate Social Responsibility. Springer.

LOUCHE, C., IDOWU, S., & FILHO, W. L. (2010). Innovative Corporate Social Responsibility: From risk management to value creation. Greenleaf Publishing.

LOUCHE, C., & DUMAS, C. (2018). Getting by Tensions in Responsible Investment. In Deborah C. POFF, Alex C. MICHALOS (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Springer.

LOUCHE, C., & ROOME, N. (2018). Nestlé and palm oil: when a company gets under the spotlight. In Sauerbronn F., Fatien Diochon P., Mills A and Raufflet E. (Eds.), The Dark Side 3: Critical cases on the downside of business (pp. 36-40). Routledge.

LOUCHE, C., VAN LIEDEKERKE, L., & PEETERS, H. (2015). Responsible Investment in Belgium. In HEBB, Tessa; HAWLEY, James P.; HOEPNER, Andreas G.F.; NEHER, Agnes L. and WOOD, David (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment (pp. 287-299). Routledge.

LOUCHE, C. (2015). CSR and Shareholders. In PEDERSEN, Esben Rahbek Gjerdum (Eds.), Corporate Social Responsibility (pp. 205-239). Sage Publications.

LOUCHE, C. (2014). Belgium: Unions questioning the added value of CSR. In PREUSS, Lutz; GOLD, Michael and REES, Chris (Eds.), Corporate Social Responsibility and Trade Unions. Perspectives across Europe (pp. 16-30). Routledge.

ROOME, N., & LOUCHE, C. (2012). Performance management at the corporate level: beyond financial performance. In Verweire K., Dewettinck K. ,Regine Slagmulder (Eds.), Managing for performance excellence (pp. 252-277). Lannoo Publishers.

ROOME, N., & LOUCHE, C. (2011). Strategic process of change: a multiple network game: The Rohner Textil case. In Steven P. MacGregor and Tamara Carleton (Ed.), Sustaining Innovation: Collaboration Models for a Complex World (pp. 95-113). Springer.

JEMEL, H., LOUCHE, C., & BOURGHELLE, D. (2011). Changing the dominant convention: The role of emerging initiatives in mainstreaming ESG. In Sun W., Louche C. and Perez R (Eds.), Finance and Sustainability: towards a new paradigm? A post-crisis agenda (pp. 85-118). Emerald Group Publishing.

LOUCHE, C., & LYDENBERG, S. (2010). Responsible Investment. In John R. Boatright (Ed.), Finance Ethics: Critical Issues in Financial Theory and Practice (pp. 393-418). Wiley-Blackwell.

LOUCHE, C., DUMAS, C., & AVETISYAN, E. (2017). ESG Data as a valuation device: exploring its coordinating and mediating mechanisms., CR3+ Conference.

STAELENS, L., & LOUCHE, C. (2016). When the farmgate becomes a revolving door: an institutional approach to functional labour turnover., Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

LOUCHE, C., COESLIER, M., & HETET, J.-F. (2016). On the relevance of low-carbon stock indices to tackle climate change., 3rd International Conference on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance.

DELORME, F., & LOUCHE, C. (2016). Banks in times of the ‘Compte Nickel’ and mobile payment solutions: Do credit cards and agencies will disappear?., 6th Organizations, Artifacts and Practices (OAP) Workshop (OAP 2016).

VALLEE, O., & LOUCHE, C. (2016). Exploring the symbolic function of paradoxes in CSR strategic communication: Oxfam - Coco Cola partnership case study., 32nd EGOS Colloquium - Organizing in the shadow of power (Sub-theme 35 - Paradox theory and research: constituting tensions, power and discourse).

DEBUCQUET, G., LOUCHE, C., & LEGRAND, C. (2016). Les managers face aux nanotechnologies et à leurs incertitudes., Colloque "Les nanotechnologies : entre rêves et craintes".

LOUCHE, C. (2016). No need for new data, no need for new stories: Fostering Paradoxical Processes"., 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM): Making Organizations Meaningful.

GOND, J.-P., LOUCHE, C., & FURNARI, S. (2016). How do Configurations of Stakeholder Orientations and Varieties of Capitalism Influence Corporate Financial Performance?., Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference.

CAM, C., & LOUCHE, C. (2015). CSR, a triple integration process., 5th CSR Research Seminar.

LOUCHE, C., & CAM, C. (2015). CSR, a triple integration process., 15th Annual Conference EURAM.

DEBUCQUET, G., LOUCHE, C., & LEGRAND, C. (2015). Middle managers’ decisions and actions justification in a context of uncertainties: the case of nanotechnologies., 31st EGOS Colloquium.

LOUCHE, C., DUMAS, C., HOEPNER, A. G. F., & RAJAGOPALAN, R. (2015). Barriers and enablers of sustainable investment: Exploring a framework of KPIS for ESG integration., PRI in Person 2015 - Academic workshop.

SANDHU, S., ORLITZKY, M., & LOUCHE, C. (2015). How national background conditions shape the economic payoffs of corporate environmental performance., 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

LOUCHE, C., & CAM, C. (2015). CSR, a triple integration process., 29th annual British Academy of Management Conference.

LOUCHE, C., & CAM, C. (2015). CSR, a triple integration process., Phd Workshop Cass Business School.

LOUCHE, C., & ROOME, N. (2014). A 101 Second Clip to create Change: Palm Oil Role Play., 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

LOUCHE, C., & DUMAS, C. (2014). A paradox perspective on responsible investment mainstreaming., 30th EGOS Colloquium.

LOUCHE, C., STAELENS, L., & D’HAESE, M. (2014). Understanding job satisfaction in a labor-intensive industry: Empirical evidence from the Ethiopian cut-flower industry., 2014 EAAE Congress.

LOUCHE, C., & AVETISYAN, E. (2014). Business models of ESG rating agencies: Together or independent from firm evolution?., 30th EGOS Colloquium.

CAM, C., & LOUCHE, C. (2014). CSR, a triple integration process., Corporate Responsibility Research Conference.

LOUCHE, C. (2014). Responsible Investment – Resolving Dilemmas., European Pension Fund Investment Forum (EPFIF), Nordic Division Seminar.

LOUCHE, C., KAMBAYASHI, R., & VAN LIEDEKERKE, L. (2014). The global compact: A proxy for ‘good’ corporate responsibility?., 2014 GRONEN Conference (Group for Research on Organizations and Natural Environment).

LOUCHE, C., & HUDON, M. (2014). When hybrid organizations transform: understanding the emerging tensions., 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

LOUCHE, C., & ROOME, N. (2014). Journeying toward business models for sustainability: A conceptual model found inside the black-box of organisational transformation., ABIS Annual Colloquium.

LOUCHE, C., & HUDON, M. (2014). Transforming social enterprises: the case of Kenyan and Vietnamese microfinance institutions., 11th ULB-Sorbonne Research Day in Management.

LOUCHE, C., & HUDON, M. (2013). Transforming social enterprises: the case of Kenyan and Vietnamese microfinance institutions., ABIS Annual Colloquium 2013.

LOUCHE, C., & HUDON, M. (2013). Transforming social enterprises: the case of Kenyan and Vietnamese microfinance institutions., 4th CIRIEC International Research Conference on the Social Economy.

LOUCHE, C. (2013). Corporate stakeholder responsibilities decomposed: A multilevel exploratory study., 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

LOUCHE, C., CRUTZEN, N., & VAN LIEDEKERKE, L. (2013). Corporate social solidarity: a conceptual and empirical exploration., European Business Ethics Network 2013 Annual Conference.

LOUCHE, C., & HUDON, M. (2013). Transforming social enterprises: the case of Kenyan and Vietnamese microfinance institutions., 4th EMES International Research Conference on Social Entreprises.

LOUCHE, C. (2013). Microfinance in transformation: the case of Kenya and Vietnam., 6th International Conference of Research on responsible investment (PRI-CDC).

GOODMAN, J., LOUCHE, C., VAN CRANENBURGH, K., & ARENAS, D. (2013). Voice and Exit in Social Shareholder Engagement., Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

GOODMAN, J., LOUCHE, C., VAN CRANENBURGH, K., & ARENAS, D. (2013). Social Shareholder Engagement: An Interplay Between Voice and Exit., EBEN Research Conference.

LOUCHE, C., SWAEN, V., VAN LIEDEKERKE, L., & VANWALLEGHEM, D. (2015). 2015 Corporate Responsibility Barometer for Belgium.

LOUCHE, C., ALEXIS, F., MONNE, J., & POUSSIELGUES, N. (2015). Baromêtre sur la vulnérabilité financière des Français - Deuxième édition.

VAN CRANENBURGH, K. C., LOUCHE, C., & ARENAS, D. (2014). From Stewardship to power: Religious Organisations and their Investment Potentials.

LOUCHE, C., VAN CRANENBURGH, K., GOODMAN, J., & ARENAS, D. (2012). Believers in the Boardroom. Retrieved from http://3ignet.org/resources/3iG_rse_practicioners_report_final_2012.11.19.pdf


DELORME, F., & LOUCHE, C. (2016). Changer d’espace pour recréer un lien : le cas du Compte Nickel. The Conversation.

LOUCHE, C. (2015). Investir dans un monde meilleur. BNQ.

Scientific activities

Editor :

  • Corporate Governance
  • International Journal of Business in Society

Member of the editorial board :

  • Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment
  • Revue de l'Organisation Responsable/ Responsible Organization Review (ROR)
  • Journal of Human Resource and Sustainability Studies
  • Business & Society Journal
  • Collection: “Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability”, Emerald Publishing

Guest Editor :

  • Organization & Environment, special issue on "Financial markets and the transition to a low-carbon economy"

Reviewer for an academic journal :

  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Business & Society Journal
  • Organization Studies
  • Journal of Management Studies
  • M@n@gement
  • Organization & Environment
  • Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment
  • Journal Environment, Development and Sustainability
  • Corporate Governance: An International Review

Member of an academic association :

  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • European Group on Organization Studies (EGOS)
  • Advisory Board for the Sustainability Centres Community, Ivey Business School

Member of the scientific board :

  • M@n@gement

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award at the Corporate Responsibility Research Conference CRRC, Leeds, UK , 2014
  • Winner Dark Side Case-Writing Competition, AOM Conference , 2014
  • Best Paper Proceedings of the 2012 Academy of Management Meeting, SIM division , 2012
  • Runners Up for the Best Paper in the History of Corporate Responsibility Award sponsored by the SIM Division , 2012
  • Best reviewer, SIM division, Academy of Management , 2011
  • The co-edited book ‘Innovative CSR’ was listed in ‘The 2010 Top 40 Sustainability Books’ by the University of Cambridge , 2011
  • FT Lexicon - professor of the week , 2011
  • Dissertation award: Prize for the Best European PhD dissertation in Finance and Sustainable Development (French Social Investment Forum) , 2005
  • Dissertation award: runner up for the Critical Management Studies (CMS) , 2005

Doctoral supervision

Thesis co-director

Since 2016, Steffi Sandra Singhe : The Commercialization of Microfinance in Cameroon
Université de Nantes, France

Since 2014, Manuel Coeslier : Evaluation de l’adéquation des stratégies et investissements des entreprises avec les objectifs climatiques
Université de Nantes, France

2012 - 2016, Lotte Staelens : Labour agency in the cut flower industry in Ethiopia: Should I stay or should I go?
University of Ghent, Belgium

2010 - 2016, Cécile Cam : Le processus d’intégration de la RSE
Université de Nantes, France

2009 - 2015, Christel Dumas : The Challenges of Responsible Investment Mainstreaming: Beliefs, tensions and paradoxes
University of Ghent, Belgium

Thesis Jury Member

- 2013, Leys Dirk Jos : Puzzles in Socially Responsible Investment: Issues of Business Ethics in the Financial Industry
University of Ghent, Belgium

- 2013, Albertini Elisabeth : Le management et la mesure de la performance environnemental
Université Panthéon Sorbonne, France

- 2015, Peneda Saraiva Paulo : Essays in Socially responsible Investment Behaviour
University of Nottingham, Great Britain

- 2016, Wehbi Sleiman Manal : La fabrique des discours sur la RSE : analyse, enjeux et dynamique – Le cas Sanofi-aventis
Université d'Evry, France

- 2017, Shilpi Banerjee : An institutional analysis of the nature of corporate social responsibility and its communication in developing country context: a case of the Indian petrol and gas industry
University of London, Royal Holoway,

- 2018, Thomä Jakob : Optimal Diversification and the Transition to Net Zero : a Methodological Framework for Measuring Climate Goal Alignment of Investors Portfolio
Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), France