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June 10, 2011

New research shows how philanthropy drives financial results by attracting new customers and keeping existing consumers loyal to your firm.

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
June 10, 2011

Research shows how your firm's comprehensive environmental risk management strategy can reduce cost of capital and increase opportunity for debt financing.

Tirath Sandhu
Research Insight
June 10, 2011

Environmental controls can be costly and inefficient. Read how preventative measures and a committed workforce are key to good environmental management.

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
June 10, 2011

How can companies extend periods of exceptional financial performance and end those of substandard performance? This study found that good stakeholder...

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
June 10, 2011

What motivates managers to look beyond regulatory requirements to improve their company’s environmental practices? It may be a matter of perspective. This...

Jason Winders
Research Insight
May 30, 2011

Community stakeholders have substantial control over corporate resources and decisions companies make about the environment. Three groups often drive...

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
May 27, 2011

This study investigates whether CSR improves long-term financial performance by satisfying customers. It finds returns on CSR can be positive or negative...

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
December 20, 2010

Data quality needs to improve. But carbon disclosure and reporting continues to attract attention from the public, media, government, and business alike. 

Jason Winders
Research Insight
December 6, 2010

The right corporate social responsibility initiatives can improve your brand equity, while inappropriate or ill-timed CSR tactics can hurt you.

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
December 6, 2010

Employees’ ethics at work are driven by a complex set of individual, issue-specific, and environmental factors. By recognizing the constellation of factors...

Bushra Tobah
Research Insight
November 12, 2010

Research shows that deregulation offers competitive advantage and increases green power in the U.S. electrical utility industry.

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
September 21, 2010

Research finds good stakeholder relations are a key factor in sustaining above-average financial performance.

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
September 14, 2010

Companies are searching for new ways to foster employees’ ethical behaviour and minimize the potential for reputation-damaging scandals. This study of 92...

Bushra Tobah
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

Two tools—life cycle analysis and input-output analysis—can help managers assess the environmental impact of products.

NBS
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

This study examines how the environmental practices of proactive firms differ from other firms. Answering this question can help managers understand the...

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

This study examines the chemical industry's Responsible Care Program and evaluates whether it improved member firms' environmental performance relative to...

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

According to this study, managers' disagreements about "good judgment" result from their different ideologies. Managers with authoritarian ideologies tend to...

NBS
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

Businesses can gain three main advantages by investing in developing world markets: 1) a new source of revenues, 2) lower operating costs, and 3) access to innovation.

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

How can sustainability knowledge be diffused among colleagues and employees? A number of factors facilitate organizational learning, and the results of the...

Leo Wong
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

This paper examines how interactions among governments, businesses and NGOs in and around UN conferences serve to establish global regulations, such as those...

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

While some consumers are willing to pay more for environmentally friendly products, companies must consider to whom they market these products and how. 

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

When marketing to consumers over 50, companies should focus on how, when, and where information about the product or ethical practices is communicated.

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

As the demand green products increases, there is an incentive for companies to offer them, and understand consumer behaviour to market them effectively.

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

Managers can evaluate which are the most mutually-beneficial social causes to become involved with – and which ones their firm should avoid.

Joyce Shang
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

How much is enough when it comes to CSR? This examination is based on the principles and views of Peter Drucker, and his concept of "bounded goodness."

Leo Wong