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Stronger performance and better returns: The benefits of cross-listing

RESEARCH BRIEF - Companies that cross-list in the United States have stronger corporate citizenship performance than those that do not.


Maintaining awareness of gender bias when evaluating performance

RESEARCH BRIEF - Companies should be aware of the prevalence of the unconscious gender bias that exists when evaluating a professional’s work.


Not every CSR board committee is created equal: the demographics behind a DJSI listing

RESEARCH BRIEF - The demographic composition of a board CSR committee influences its firm’s corporate citizenship performance.


Communicating CSR to consumers

RESEARCH BRIEF - Consumers have more favorable perceptions of a company’s reputation when they know more about its corporate citizenship efforts, and prefer to receive corporate citizenship communications that are informative, transparent, relevant to their lives, and factual in tone.


Want to make money while helping the environment? Avoid doing ‘too little’

RESEARCH BRIEF - When it comes to environmental investments, firms should avoid doing ‘too little of a good thing.’ While financial performance suffers slightly when companies make only modest environmental investments, it increases sharply when they exhibit strong environmental performance.


A penny saved: Gender diverse boards are less likely to overpay for acquisitions

RESEARCH BRIEF - Firms with women directors have been shown to offer acquisition bids less frequently.


Got strong CSR performance? Then sustainability reporting will deliver you strong returns

RESEARCH BRIEF - By issuing a sustainability report, firms with strong corporate citizenship performance can increase their market performance in short and long terms.


Strong corporate citizenship programs bolster financial performance during crises

RESEARCH BRIEF - Investors assign a premium to firms with strong corporate citizenship performance during a crisis of trust.


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