Each month, NBS spotlights a key sustainability issue for business leaders. These issues have been identified by NBS’s Leadership Council, a group of...
Companies that integrate sustainability into core business strategy financially outperform firms that don’t. Five key traits drive these benefits.
Firms that take tangible action to improve sustainability generate greater investor interest than companies that simply set targets.
Innovation is a key factor in a company’s long-term success, regardless of its size. However, until now, research about the relationship between innovation...
Your firm can't buy its way out of a soured reputation with philanthropy alone, but building a culture of good corporate citizenship might do the trick.
Through a survey of Spain’s 500 largest firms, researchers pinpoint three approaches to CSR to ensure it creates value for the company.
Firms with troubled CSR reputations suffer lower stock prices in a scandal than CSR-strong companies that properly disclose their misdemeanours.
"Ecopreneurs" who prioritize forward-thinking goal setting may be the new leaders of entrepreneurship – and key to long-term corporate sustainability.
Good CSR and a strong corporate moral compass can drive financial performance through better employee engagement and commitment to your firm.
Policy makers face critical and complex questions. This report is designed to help decision-makers develop and advise on environmental policy.
This research synthesizes the evidence on building effective environmental policy and provides frameworks for policy makers and practitioners.
CSR and profit are difficult to link. Firms are better off focusing on overall good management than striving for index listings and third-party ratings.
Being added to – or removed from – a social index as a reflection of corporate behaviour can impact stakeholder relationships and your stock price.
The systematic review provides an actionable, four-step process for measuring your organization's sustainability initiatives and environmental impacts.
Numerous high-profile, profitable firms have engaged in illegal activities to improve their performance. In recent history, we can easily recall the...
New research shows how philanthropy drives financial results by attracting new customers and keeping existing consumers loyal to your firm.
Research shows how your firm's comprehensive environmental risk management strategy can reduce cost of capital and increase opportunity for debt financing.
How can companies extend periods of exceptional financial performance and end those of substandard performance? This study found that good stakeholder...
This study investigates whether CSR improves long-term financial performance by satisfying customers. It finds returns on CSR can be positive or negative...
Research finds good stakeholder relations are a key factor in sustaining above-average financial performance.
Managers can evaluate which are the most mutually-beneficial social causes to become involved with – and which ones their firm should avoid.
Discover how investing in CSR insures your firm by protecting your reputation and reducing financial impact of negative press.
Selecting mutual funds that screen irresponsible firms reduces portfolio diversity but can improve long-term financial performance.
Donating in excess? Careful, the relationship between philanthropy and financial performance is not linear, but U-shaped.