Wendy Stubbs

Assoc Professor

20032025
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Biography

Wendy Stubbs is an Associate Professor in the Human Geography Discipline in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research seeks to understand how business can more holistically address its environmental, social and economic responsibilities. Her PhD (2006) in corporate sustainability developed a ‘sustainability business model’ that integrates sustainability into the core business model. This research is recognised as pioneering in the field of business models for sustainability, and her research continues to explore business models that are grounded in the principles of sustainability. Current research projects are investigating the emergence of new  business models for sustainability, such as B Corps –  whose purpose-driven business model ‘uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems’ –  and 'purpose ecosystems' that support the emergence of purpose-driven businesses. She is currently exploring the role of 'purpose ecosystems' as a private governance mechanism to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)s. In addition, Wendy’s research examines sustainability reporting and integrated reporting (IR), which promises to streamline reporting to enhance accountability and stewardship to improve management of environmental, social, human and financial capital. Recent research investigated how organisations reconcile the multitude of reporting frameworks with the introduction of the SDGs, and the implications for reporting effectiveness. Prior to her academic career, Wendy was a senior executive in the telecommunications and IT industries.

 

Research area keywords

  • corporate sustainability
  • corporate social responsibility
  • sustainable business models
  • sustainability reporting
  • integrated reporting
  • purpose ecosystems

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Projects 2012 2025

TRANSFORM: Accelerating sustainability entrepreneurship experiments in local spaces

Burch, S., Wiek, A., Basile, G., Frantzeskaki, N., Schaltegger, S., Lang, D., Ness, B., McCormick, K., Stubbs, W., Farrelly, M., Jespersen, K., Kurucz, E., Robinson, J. B., Baumgartner, R., Tabara, J., Sheehan, E., von Wirth, T., Davidson, T., Behan, K., Kay, B., Johnson, E., Lanning, K., Peterson, M., Larsen, J., Boyd, E., Thomsgård, J., Hohmann, K., Timm, M., Luthardt, P., Hinck, S., Loorbach, D., Lambden, M., Zondervan, R. & Russold, T.

Monash University – Internal Faculty Contribution

1/04/1831/03/25

Project: Research

Research Output 2003 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Circular fashion supply chain through textile-to-textile recycling

Sandvik, I. M. & Stubbs, W., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management. 23, 3, p. 366-381 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Corporate actors, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Earth System Governance: A research agenda

Dahlmann, F., Stubbs, W., Griggs, D. & Morrell, K., 2019, In : Anthropocene Review. 6, 1-2, p. 167-176 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Journey or toolbox? Integrated reporting and processes of organisational change

Higgins, C., Stubbs, W., Tweedie, D. & McCallum, G., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

On managing hypocrisy: The transparency of sustainability reports

Higgins, C., Tang, S. & Stubbs, W., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Business Research. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Responding to Value Pluralism in Hybrid Organizations

Castellas, E. I., Stubbs, W. & Ambrosini, V., 2019, In : Journal of Business Ethics. 159, 3, p. 635–650 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Arts Faculty Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Wendy Stubbs (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Conference Paper selected for Best Papers Proceedings

Wendy Stubbs (Recipient), 2017

Prize: National/international honour

Dean’s Commendation of Excellence in Teaching for outstanding teaching

Wendy Stubbs (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean’s Commendation of Excellence in Teaching for outstanding teaching

Wendy Stubbs (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean’s Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching and Curriculum

Wendy Stubbs (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2003 2019

CPA Australia ESG annual Board meeting (Event)

Wendy Stubbs (Member)
31 May 2019

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Consultations with CPA Australia to inform CPA Australia’s member engagement and external advocacy

Wendy Stubbs (Advisor)
Sep 2019Dec 2019

Activity: External Academic EngagementExpert/ advisor

Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2018

Wendy Stubbs (Speaker)
Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Academic Conference on “New economy and purpose-driven companies”

Wendy Stubbs (Keynote/plenary speaker)
13 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

2nd International Conference on New Business Models

Wendy Stubbs (Speaker)
20 Jun 201723 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

Is Business Bad? Interview for podcast "Sasstainability"

Wendy Stubbs

8/10/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Interview with Alan Koehler on B Corps for Qantas in-flight program

Wendy Stubbs

7/10/14

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview