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: Measuring & Valuing Environmental Impacts

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The systematic review provides an actionable, four-step process for measuring your organization’s sustainability initiatives and environmental impacts.

Executive Report: Measuring & Valuing Environmental Impacts

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Navigate the decision-making process to manage environmental impacts like a pro.

Risky Business

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Environmentally risky firms must pay higher interest rates to banks and higher returns to shareholders

The Greater the Risk, The Harder the Fall

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How social activism can make stakeholders worry, and turn into real financial loss—to the tune of tens of millions.

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Valuing Sustainability

Systematic Review: Valuing Business Sustainability

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63 per cent of studies reveal positive correlation between sustainability and financial performance.

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Measure the value of sustainable business activities using the tools and framework of metrics in this introductory guide.

Two Ways Sustainability Drives Access to Capital

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If your sustainability strategy is weak, don’t be surprised if your firm has to jump through hoops to secure funds. A strong strategy breaks down barriers.

The Social Economy: From IT to the Circus, Building Community and Commerce

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“Social economy.” It’s a term we increasingly hear in media, business and certainly the academic sphere. Yet, its meaning is not always clear.  Social economy… Read More

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