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Climate change as opportunity: the benefits of looking on the bright side

RESEARCH BRIEF - Firms that focus on the opportunities presented by climate change, rather than the perceived risks are more likely to have superior corporate citizenship performance, which in turn leads to stronger financial performance.


Referral-based hiring promotes upward mobility for Black employees

RESEARCH BRIEF - Companies working to increase the representation of Black employees in leadership positions should consider referral-based hiring.


Wondering if your emerging economy suppliers are managing environmental and social risk? Those that have achieved multinational reach may offer the best ESG risk management.

RESEARCH BRIEF - Multinational companies are likely to engage in more comprehensive corporate citizenship reporting when they are headquartered in countries with weak governance systems.


What role can white male executives play in increasing diversity and inclusion?

RESEARCH BRIEF - Women and non-White executives who engage in diversity-valuing behaviors tend to receive lower performance reviews than White male executives who do the same.


Recycling intentions are influenced by size, durability, and perceptions of reusability

RESEARCH BRIEF - Efforts to reduce packaging may actually reduce recycling behaviors.


Communicated corporate citizenship: The key to keeping customers

To retain customers, companies should invest in corporate citizenship programs and communication about such programs.


Leading green: how supervisor engagement increases environmental behaviors

Companies working to lessen their environmental impacts would do well to include sustainability training for leaders in their corporate citizenship strategies.


Community characteristics and the effectiveness of nonprofits to reduce income inequality

To help nonprofits focused on economic wellbeing succeed, corporate funders must understand the context in which the nonprofit operates and competes for capital.


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