• Business & Society Department

Head - CSR research Group

Teaching Domains

Corporate Social Responsibility

Research Domains

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

Curriculum vitae

Doctorate, Environmental sciences
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)



SINGHE, S., LOUCHE, C. (2020) . The development of microfinance in Cameroon: Focuson regulation, Strategic Change


GANSEMANS, A., LOUCHE, C., D’HAESE, M. (2021) . Planting seeds for social dialogue: An institutional work perspective, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 59 (1), 84-113


LOUCHE, C., STAELENS, L., D’HAESE, M. (2020) . When Workplace Unionism in Global Value Chains Does Not Function Well: Exploring the Impediments, Journal of Business Ethics, 162 (2), 379-398


LOUCHE, C., TIMO, B., PATRICIA, C., ALFRED, M. (2019) . Financial Markets and the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy: Challenging the Dominant Logics, Organization and Environment, 32 (1),

SUKHBIR, S., MARC, O., LOUCHE, C. (2019) . How nation-level background governance conditions shape the economic payoffs of corporate environmental performance, Management Decision, 56 (10), 2714-2739


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


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

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


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


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

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


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.

AHLGREN ODE, K., GOODMAN, J., LOUCHE, C. (2020). Alternative Lifestyles: Living on the Outskirts of the System. International Association of Business and Society - IABS.

DUMAS, C., LOUCHE, C., VERMEIRE, J. (2019). Time and space in sustainable finance. 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019 in Edinburgh, UK.

GIAMPORCARO, S., GOND, J. P., LOUCHE, C. (2019). Mobilizing financial markets to tackle societal grand challenges in Europe: How competing normativities shape collective institutional work. 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019 in Edinburgh, UK.

CHRISTEL, D., LOUCHE, C. (2018). Boundary conditions for sustaining tensions: Learning from the case of ESG investment.., 34th EGOS Colloquium. Tallinn, Estonia.

KAJSA, A., LOUCHE, C. (2018). The Translation of Ideas and Practices: Exemplary Studies and Developments., 34th EGOS Colloquium.

ANNELIEN, G., LOUCHE, C., D'HAESE, M. (2018). Planting Seeds For Social Dialogue: An Institutional Work Perspective., ICABR Conference.

STEPHANIE, G., GOND, J. P., LOUCHE, C. (2018). Wrestling the Wicked Problem of Sustainable Finance in Europe: The Collective Institutional Work of an Epistemic Community., 7th LAEMOS Conference.

CAM, C., LOUCHE, C., SALLY, R. (2017). CSR represents a triple integration process., AOM, Atlanta, Georgia.

LOUCHE, C., LOTTE, S. (2017). Identifying impediments to workplace unionism in agricultural value chains: An integrated framework., AOM, Atlanta, Georgia.

CHRISTEL, D., LOUCHE, C. (2017). Temporal tensions in sustainable finance., EGOS Colloquium.

FRANCOIS, D., LOUCHE, C. (2017). Socio-materiality & space: the case of the ‘Compte Nickel’ in France., EGOS Colloquium.

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

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.

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).

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

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., 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.

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.

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., 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOUCHE, C., MONNE, J., POUSSIELGUES, N. (2016). La Psychologie de la Vulnérabilité : Financière : le cas des rejets de prélèvement.

LOUCHE, C., POUSSIELGUES, N., NIRELLO , L., MONNE, J. (2016). L’Observatoire Audencia Banque Populaire sur la vulnérabilité financière des Francais.

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

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

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


LOUCHE, C., GIBASSIER, D., GOODMAN, J. (2020). Plastic and the art of stigmatisation – is something amiss? The Conversation, 07 May.

LOUCHE, C., TIMO, B. (2019). How financial initiatives that tackle global warming can make a real impact. The Conversation (13 May).

LOUCHE, C., POUSSIELGUES, N. (2017). Finance responsable. L'épargne, un atout de poids pour les citoyens. Ouest-France.

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

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

LOUCHE, C., POUSSIELGUES, N. (2016). La culture des banques est-elle en retard sur la mobilité des comportements de la génération Y? Ouest-France.

LOUCHE, C., POUSSIELGUES, N. (2016). Comment financer une PME innovante. Ouest-France.

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

LOUCHE, C. (2014). For the open-minded, an exciting multimedia, experience awaits. The Independent.


LOUCHE, C. (2014). Radio Programme on responsible investment. Euradio Nantes.

LOUCHE, C. Ca marche le social business ?.

Scientific activities

Editor :

  • Corporate Governance
  • International Journal of Business in Society

Associate Editor :

  • Business & Society Journal (2020-2022)

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 (Since 2014)
  • M@n@gement

Awards and Honors

  • Listed among the 60 Women Faculty Authors in Europe by Ingenium Global , 2017
  • 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

- 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

- 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, Belinga Rachelle : L’engagement actionnarial : de l’industrialisation de l’actionnariat à l’expression de nouvelles responsabilités