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Researcher John Peloza demonstrates how CSR yields financial reward using best-in-class research.
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Data on the connection between sustainable business practices and financial performance is maturing rapidly in two ways.
Dabbling in CSR is the path to mediocre performance, according to new research. So go all in.
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Measure the value of sustainable business activities using the tools and framework of metrics in this introductory guide.
Read the systematic review and synthesis of 159 studies spanning 30 years of research to discover the tools to value sustainable business activities.