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For years, companies have integrated social and environmental concerns into business strategies. Yet, little was known about the relationship between corporate social responsibility and financial performance. Financial decision-makers must find the right metrics to account for the many ways sustainability impacts the bottom line. Without a better understanding of how to measure CSR, managers may choose not to invest for fear it will undermine financial performance – or they may over-invest only to find they have destroyed shareholder value. In this topic area, find research and comment related to the financial issues.

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Valuing Environmental Impacts

Systematic Review: Environmental Impacts

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Executive Report: Environmental Impacts

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This report is designed to help senior executives and decision-makers new to sustainability navigate the strategic decision-making process for managing their firm’s environmental impacts. ... Read More »

ISO 14001: How Environmental Management Systems Add Value to Firms

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Many firms use ISO’s 14000 standards to support various aspects of environmental management.  ISO 14001, specifically, describes a framework companies can use to set up […] ... Read More »

Baking Sustainability into their Business Model

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How a small Toronto bakery found an innovative way to source ingredients sustainably and reduce its carbon footprint. The need: Stonemill Bakehouse was concerned about […] ... Read More »
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Valuing Sustainability

Systematic Review: Valuing Sustainability

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This systematic review synthesizes the entire body of research on valuing business sustainability. ... Read More »

Executive Report: Valuing Sustainability

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This report contains a framework to help measure the business case for sustainability in your organization and suggests specific tools to guide your analysis. ... Read More »

Simplifying Complexity: The 8 Sustainability Challenges for Canadian Business in 2014

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Each year, the Network for Business Sustainability convenes our Leadership Council to discuss and debate the most critical issues limiting sustainable development: in organizations, value […] ... Read More »

ISO 14001: How Environmental Management Systems Add Value to Firms

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Many firms use ISO’s 14000 standards to support various aspects of environmental management.  ISO 14001, specifically, describes a framework companies can use to set up […] ... Read More »
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