Topic: Business Case

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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A comprehensive review of the entire body of research to date. ... Read More »

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 »

The Greater the Risk, The Harder the Fall

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A study by Vasi and King (2012) says social activism that increases perceived risk of environmental crisis can translate into real financial loss—to the tune […] ... Read More »

Opportunity out of Calamity: A Glass Half-Full Approach to Food Waste Reduction

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Download(s): Addressing Food Waste In Canada

What is food waste? The answer is troubling. A recent study points out that there is no clear, commonly agreed upon definition of food waste […] ... 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 »

Latin American B Corp Sustainability Challenges 2015

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Download(s): B Corp Report

Latin America has produced a fertile crop of B Corp enterprises. With about 150 certified B Corps across six countries, the continent is the fastest […] ... Read More »

Chilean Business Sustainability Challenges 2015

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Download(s): 2015 Chilean Challenges Report

As Chile’s economy progresses, the need to address pressing sustainability issues becomes greater. Our economy largely depends on the exploitation of natural resources. History says […] ... Read More »
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