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Corporate giving and employee commitment

RESEARCH BRIEF - Corporate giving efforts increase employee commitment and retention intentions. Firms that strategically select their partner organizations, and firms that provide opportunities for employees to interact with the beneficiaries of corporate giving, see the biggest uptick in their employees' attitudes.


Clear and comprehensive corporate citizenship reports signal strong corporate citizenship performance

RESEARCH BRIEF - Firms with stronger corporate citizenship performance produce longer and more readable sustainability reports.


Corporate citizenship communication and employee engagement

RESEARCH BRIEF - When employees perceive a company to have strong corporate citizenship performance, they have greater commitment and pride—and ultimately—stronger job performance.


Fair employee treatment leads to greater innovation

RESEARCH BRIEF - Firms that invest in employee relations better positioned to achieve innovation.


Transparency is one of the keys to help make diverse teams thrive

RESEARCH BRIEF - Diverse teams outperform homogeneous groups, but only when they are structured for success.


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.


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