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Long-term investors help improve firm social performance

RESEARCH BRIEF - Investors who take a longer-term view of value creation encourage companies to improve their environmental and social performance.


What gets measured, gets managed: Tying executive compensation to specific corporate citizenship targets can boost social performance—especially for companies that are lagging

RESEARCH BRIEF - Tying executive compensation to corporate citizenship metrics can help improve corporate social performance.


Acquired firms’ positive CSR performance improves acquiring firms’ stock returns

RESEARCH BRIEF - In mergers and acquisitions, acquiring firms are likely to benefit financially when the acquired firm has strong corporate citizenship performance.


Board gender diversity is related to dividend payouts

RESEARCH BRIEF - Board-level gender diversity is associated with a higher likelihood and higher level of dividend payouts to shareholders.


Flexible, remote working helps all employees, especially mothers

RESEARCH BRIEF - Companies looking to create inclusive, family-friendly policies should consider offering all employees opportunities to work remotely.


Socially responsible investors positively influence portfolio company environmental practices

RESEARCH BRIEF - Firms with higher socially responsible pension-fund investments are more likely to use renewable energy, use environmental criteria in selecting suppliers, and actively communicate their corporate citizenship outcomes.


For effective corporate citizenship communications, know your audience

RESEARCH BRIEF - When unsure of audience attitude, avoid a promotional tone.


Women CFOs bring lower stock price crash risk

RESEARCH BRIEF - Companies with women CFOs have a lower risk of stock price crash than those with men CFOs.


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