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August 5, 2010

Employees who give feel more committed to their organization.

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
July 29, 2010

Managers may feel lost at sea with the many sustainability metrics and tools. Discover five that work in NBS's Executive Report on Valuing Sustainability. 

Tom Ewart
Research Insight
July 27, 2010

The authors apply a stakeholder management lens to the recurring question: why do some firms have higher financial performance than others? Researchers...

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
July 22, 2010

Researchers find policy and industry pressures motivate corporations to participate in the emissions market. Assess your company's position in this market.

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
July 16, 2010

Building firm reputation through good CSR strategies can drive financial performance and improve your corporate perception on the market.

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
July 16, 2010

Firms that appear environmentally responsible experience lower stock market risk. This study offers firms a clear motivation for acting responsibly.

Tima Bansal
Research Insight
July 16, 2010

This research examines the pressures that shaped the U.S. chemical industry's environmental beliefs and practices from the 1960s to the 1990s. Environmental...

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
July 16, 2010

Employees working for firms with environmental policies are most likely to implement eco-initiatives. To encourage employee eco-initiatives, managers can...

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
July 14, 2010

This study investigates the processes underlying how business and nonprofit partnerships form. The authors identify the challenges faced by managers at each...

NBS
Research Insight
July 13, 2010

This study answers two questions: 1) How do firms manage stakeholders to improve their market performance? 2) What competitive benefits can firms obtain by...

NBS
Research Insight
July 6, 2010

Corporate social responsibility and philanthropy can payoff for a firm - but only at very low or very high levels.

Joyce Shang
Research Insight
June 30, 2010

This paper highlights how managers form effective partnerships between business, government and non-profits to address social issues. Successful partnerships...

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
June 29, 2010

Researchers contrast corporate responses to climate change in the UK and Pakistan. How does your firm's response compare?

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
June 15, 2010

While most organizations approach community engagement in a 'transactional' way, the greatest value and competitive advantage is derived from more relational...

Tom Ewart
Research Insight
June 7, 2010

Emissions regulations are likely to increase. Multinational companies don't need to wait; they can proactively respond by cutting emissions.

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
June 7, 2010

A study by Erin M. Reid and Michael W. Toffel suggests the challenges activists and governments mount against one firm can inspire industry-wide change.

Mitchell Praw
Research Insight
June 7, 2010

Consumers will pay a 10% premium for sustainability, and demand a greater discount for "unsustainability," but they won't trade off functionality. 

Tom Ewart
Research Insight
June 7, 2010

Consumers will pay more for ethically produced goods, but they'll "punish" a company for unethical practices by more than they will reward ethical ones.

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
June 7, 2010

Companies can successfully market environmental programs by describing how others in a similar situation participate—and how doing so helps the environment.

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
June 7, 2010

This study investigated the link between compensation and environmental performance across high-polluting industries in the U.S. authors found environmental...

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
June 7, 2010

Good routines help companies ensure stakeholder cooperation. This cooperation is essential for developing capabilities to improve environmental performance....

NBS
Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
June 7, 2010

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

NBS
Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
June 5, 2010

A good CSR strategy acts as a buffer for depreciating share prices during market turmoil.

Joyce Shang
Research Insight
June 5, 2010

The Socially Responsible Purchase and Disposal (SRPD) scale measures how consumers make green purchases and finds that it hinges on making a difference.

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
May 27, 2010

Managers can learn from different strategies when considering how to deal with climate change in their business.

Lauren Rakowski