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November 23, 2012

Each month, NBS spotlights a key sustainability issue for business leaders. These issues have been identified by NBS’s Leadership Council, a group of...

NBS
Research Insight
September 14, 2012

Companies that integrate sustainability into core business strategy financially outperform firms that don’t. Five key traits drive these benefits.

Chelsea Hicks-Webster
Research Insight
August 31, 2012

Firms that take tangible action to improve sustainability generate greater investor interest than companies that simply set targets.

Lisa Richmond
Research Insight
May 24, 2012

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...

NBS
Research Insight
May 11, 2012

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.

Kristin Neudorf
Research Insight
April 13, 2012

Through a survey of Spain’s 500 largest firms, researchers pinpoint three approaches to CSR to ensure it creates value for the company.

Bushra Tobah
Research Insight
March 30, 2012

Firms with troubled CSR reputations suffer lower stock prices in a scandal than CSR-strong companies that properly disclose their misdemeanours.

Bushra Tobah
Research Insight
March 5, 2012

"Ecopreneurs" who prioritize forward-thinking goal setting may be the new leaders of entrepreneurship – and key to long-term corporate sustainability.

Mark DesJardine
Research Insight
January 13, 2012

Good CSR and a strong corporate moral compass can drive financial performance through better employee engagement and commitment to your firm.

Bushra Tobah
Executive Report
December 16, 2011

Policy makers face critical and complex questions. This report is designed to help decision-makers develop and advise on environmental policy.

NBS
Systematic Review
November 28, 2011

This research synthesizes the evidence on building effective environmental policy and provides frameworks for policy makers and practitioners.

NBS
Research Insight
October 3, 2011

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.

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
July 25, 2011

Being added to – or removed from – a social index as a reflection of corporate behaviour can impact stakeholder relationships and your stock price.

Karin Schnarr
Systematic Review
July 19, 2011

The systematic review provides an actionable, four-step process for measuring your organization's sustainability initiatives and environmental impacts.

NBS
Research Insight
June 13, 2011

Numerous high-profile, profitable firms have engaged in illegal activities to improve their performance. In recent history, we can easily recall the...

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
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

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
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
September 21, 2010

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

Pam Laughland
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

Discover how investing in CSR insures your firm by protecting your reputation and reducing financial impact of negative press.

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

Selecting mutual funds that screen irresponsible firms reduces portfolio diversity but can improve long-term financial performance.

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

Donating in excess? Careful, the relationship between philanthropy and financial performance is not linear, but U-shaped.

Joyce Shang
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

Discover six mechanisms by which corporate social responsibility drives a firm's financial performance.

Todd Green