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Sponsoring Page Center Research - Sustainability


Each year, the Arthur W. Page Center publishes an insights report that showcases the innovate work of its Insights Report by the Page Center - 2023scholars. Corporate support is a vital piece to funding this scholarly research and delivering practical results to the profession. Support also illustrates a company's commitment to ethics and integrity in public communication.

The annual Insights Report focuses on a topic that addresses current needs within many industries of public communication.

The projects originate from a call for research proposals. Page Center leaders, including a designated senior research fellow, choose a variety of projects that best fit the mission of the Page Center and specifical research call. (Click here to view last year's report on corporate social advocacy.)

Corporate support of the Page Center Awards funds these projects and their results are presented in the annual Insights Report. Sponsors of the 2024 awards will directly support the 2022 research call on sustainability. These projects are in progress and nearing completion. An explanation of the project and overview of the results will be featured in the 2024 Insights Report.

Your Support

2023 SponsorsCorporate sponsors are prominently featured on the digital and print versions of the Insights Report. Sponsorships represent a dedication to integrity in public communication, as well as a commitment to sustainability and its placement as one of the most important issues of today for public communication and beyond.

Recognition on the report is just one of many benefits high-level sponsors recieve when they support the Page Center Awards. Click here to learn about the different levels of support and how your company can help us celebrate and honor integrity in public communication.

Submit your sponsorship today. Learn more on the sponsorship page. Email Jonathan McVerry at with questions about your sponsorship.



Research Projects on Sustainability

The projects listed below were part of the 2022 call for research proposals. The results from these studies will be featured in the 2024 Insights Report. Click each title to learn more about this upcoming research.

A theory-based mobile app intervention for forming and sustaining pro-environmental habits
Ching-Hua Chuan, Michelle I. Seelig, Weiting Tao, and Wan-Hsiu Tsai (University of Miami)

Activating fan activism: A case study of the partnership between the United Nations and BTS on sustainability communication among Gen Z and Millennials
Baobao Song and Minhee Choi (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Communication at the intersection of environment, health, and inequality: The case of public messaging from the Environmental Defense Fund
Chris Skurka (Penn State University), Helen Joo and Rainer Romero-Canyas (Environmental Defense Fund)

Creating an antecedent to greenwashing through prebunking
Courtney D. Boman and Matthew S. VanDyke (University of Alabama)

Examining corporate social advocacy in the context of sustainability and environmental justice: An application of moral decoupling theory
Luke Capizzo and Andrea Martinez Gonzalez (James Madison University)

Encouraging pro-environmental behavior and circular economy initiative among women groups in Indonesia: What works? What doesn’t? and why?
Gregoria Arum Yudarwati (Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta)

Explicating the role of personal ethics in public engagement: A new public segmentation strategy for effective sustainability communication, integrating theories of problem solving and personal ethics
Jeong-Nam Kim (University of Oklahoma), Alessandro Lovari (Università degli studi di Cagliari), Hyelim Lee (University of Oklahoma) and Cristina Vaz de Almeida (Technical University of Lisbon)

From greenwashing to saving the planet: An exploration of how mainstream, Hispanic and Black media and their public spheres portray and judge organizations’ environmental sustainability (in)actions
Ioana Coman (Texas Tech University), Gabriel Dominguez Partida (Universidad Panamericana), and Nihar Sreepada (Missouri State University)

Internal sustainability branding and employees’ pro-environmental behaviors
Yeunjae Lee, Ruoyu Sun, and Enzhu Dong (University of Miami)

Promoting ethical consumerism through sustainability influencers: How do influencers inspire the public to adopt a sustainable lifestyle?
Hyosun Kim (Indiana State University)

When corporate sustainability violates public expectations: Insights from stakeholders’ perspective
Juan Liu (Towson University)

When sustainability challenges sport: How motorsport is adapting to and promoting sustainable development goals
Virginia S. Harrison (Clemson University) and Rosalynn Vasquez (Boston University)

Past Sustainability Work

The Page Center has a history of funding sustainability communication research. It is a chief research initiative and the Center led calls on the topic in 2014 and 2009.