ESG: What was originally the purview of a handful of left-leaning business types is today a staple of investment decision making. Today, companies tout their records on environment, social, and governance (ESG) in their earnings calls. Entire mutual funds build their portfolios on companies that perform well on ESG criteria. Read more.
It’s so complicated to determine CSR’s costs and gains that it is probably not worth the effort to try to calculate real ROI. Which is why we’re going to talk about how to measure CSR’s value to your particular goals, rather than make a precise financial calculation. Read more.
Back in 1999, in the early days of Social Venture Network (SVN), I was the “measurement” contributor to a distinguished team that offered input into what became the very first standards for corporate social responsibility (CSR). In this article I’ve summarized the standards and their respective measures, and added some suggestions for specific metrics. If you are evaluating a CSR program, the table below will help you identify which measures and metrics will suit your individual situation. Read more.
For the past two decades Cone Communications has been polling a demographically representative sample of 1,000 Americans to determine their attitudes and behaviors around corporate social responsibility (CSR). The data shows that today’s consumers expect companies to not just be “good” but to actually take a stand on social injustices. Read more.
Here are a few examples of companies who have seen significant financial gain from their CSR efforts. So you can see how they measure up to their competition, we’ve included charts comparing to their peers for stock prices, ESG, or B impact scores. Read more.