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Mark DesJardine

Associate Professor of Business Administration; Daniel R. Revers T’89 Faculty Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Corporate social responsibility, business sustainability, strategy, corporate governance, financial markets


PhD, Ivey Business School, Western University, 2016; BBA, FC Manning School of Business, Acadia University, 2009


Mark DesJardine is a CFA charterholder and focuses on issues related to strategy, sustainability, and finance, with a specific focus on shareholder activism. His primary focus is on understanding how investors shape the sustainability of companies and their actions toward other stakeholders. Through his research, Mark helps managers and shareholders better navigate complex issues related to business strategy and sustainability. His work has been widely published in leading academic journals and covered in the media, including Reuters, the New York Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, and the Financial Times. He has won numerous awards for his research, including multiple best-paper awards and emerging-scholar awards, most notably for research impact. Mark serves on the editorial boards of several top academic journals and is associate/program chair of the Stakeholder Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society. He is a member of Tuck’s Strategy research group.