Boston College is one of the oldest Jesuit-founded universities
in the United States, located just outside Boston. Its Sociology
Department is quite progressive - in their own words, "the
tilt of both faculty and graduate student interest stands at the
intersection of social analysis and social change. The Carroll
School of Management also has academics interested in corporate
social performance. Three Boston College professors are especially
good examples of SRI and CSR researchers.
"Ritchie Lowry, Professor
...Professor Lowry's past and continuing research and teaching
interests include community power structures, war and the military,
social problems and public policy, corporate social responsibility,
and socially responsible consuming and investing. For many years,
he has been concerned with the issues of increasing militarism,
state power, and secret government. His approach to social problems
emphasizes what is wrong with most traditional social science
paradigms and attempts to develop new, more radical alternatives
which can result in more democratic and just social policies.
Professor Lowry's latest book was Good Money: A Guide to Profitable
Social Investing in the '90s (l993). Professor Lowry is founder
and president of Good Money, Inc., which publishes a newsletter
and other materials for socially and environmentally concerned
consumers, investors and business people. He is a moderator and
participant in several forums on the Internet that deal with the
same subjects, and he maintains a Home Page for socially concerned
investors and consumers on the World Wide Web..."
Sandra Waddock, Moskowitz Prize-winning Co-author
Sandra Waddock is a professor of management at Boston College's
Carroll School of Management where she teaches strategic management
and social issues in management. She currently researches intersector
collaboration and corporate social performance. She is also the
author of Not by Schools Alone, a book on school reform
in the United States.
Samuel Graves, Moskowitz Prize-winning Co-author
Samuel Graves is a professor at Boston College's Carroll School
of Management where he teaches statistics, quantitative methods
and total quality management. His research interests include corporate
social performance and corporate decision models."
[The Moskowitz Prize for excellence in social investment research
is awarded annually by the Social Investment Forum.]