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Awareness of bias: Women are still having to hit a higher bar of qualification to be considered for senior positions

RESEARCH BRIEF - Moderately qualified men are given the benefit of the doubt compared to women candidates of comparable qualification.

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Corporate citizenship appears to contribute to lower equity costs and improve balance sheet performance

RESEARCH BRIEF - Firms that engage in corporate citizenship activities are more likely to benefit from lower equity costs and therefore are more likely to see higher returns on investment overall.

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Institutional investors help drive positive environmental and social performance

RESEARCH BRIEF - Firms with greater institutional ownership have higher firm-level social and environmental scores, indicating that institutional investors are prioritizing corporate citizenship performance.

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Corporate citizenship investment leads to lower risk and stronger financial performance

RESEARCH BRIEF - Companies that engage in corporate citizenship experience decreased risk and increased firm value.

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Leading with integrity leads to greater financial performance

RESEARCH BRIEF - Firm financial performance is stronger when employees perceive top managers to be trustworthy and ethical.

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Another benefit of gender diverse boards: transparent environmental disclosure

RESEARCH BRIEF - Firms with at least two women are their boards are more likely to voluntarily disclose climate-change related strategies and risks.

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All-in: Companies that go deep with CSR integrated with their business strategy are better able to achieve both business and social value

RESEARCH BRIEF - Much has been written about the relationship between corporate social performance (CSP) and corporate financial performance (CFP). Companies with higher levels of cost-leadership (lower cost operations) and product differentiation are more capable of synergizing the value-added and value creation associated with their CSR projects to enhance firm financial performance.

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Companies with strong cost leadership and differentiation are likely leaving value on the table if they don’t invest in CSR

RESEARCH BRIEF - Much has been written about the relationship between corporate social performance (CSP) and corporate financial performance (CFP). Companies with higher levels of cost-leadership (lower cost operations) and product differentiation are more capable of synergizing the value-added and value creation associated with their CSR projects to enhance firm financial performance.

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