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recycling reminders on packaging

Use reminders to encourage pro-environmental behaviors

RESEARCH BRIEF - Recycle, recycle, recycle: how and why it helps to keep reminding consumers.

diversity and employee engagement

Diversity alone won’t cut it—inclusion is more likely to improve organizational outcomes

RESEARCH BRIEF - Positive organizational outcomes require both diversity in numbers and inclusion in practice.

supply chain structure

In large supply chains, structure impacts ESG transparency

RESEARCH BRIEF - Why the structural features of extended supply chains matter

corporate citizenship and firm performance

When does corporate citizenship lead to firm performance? Consider your context.

RESEARCH BRIEF - The links between corporate citizenship performance, financial performance, and firm risk.

countries that value CSR

Environmentalism boosts firm performance in markets where consumers value and expect it

RESEARCH BRIEF - There is a positive relationship between environmental and firm performance in countries with this in common...

csr and firm performance

CSR and firm performance: The essential role of risk and strategy alignment

RESEARCH BRIEF - CSR activities that align with the strategic vision and risk preferences of the firm can deliver better performance.

partnerships drive innovation

Want environmental innovation? Partnerships increase your chances of success

RESEARCH BRIEF - Encourage collaboration with multiple stakeholder types to increase eco-innovation in your company.

women on boards innovation

Women on boards and innovation: Tokenism is not enough

RESEARCH BRIEF - Gender diversity on boards yields innovation results when the number of women is representative rather than symbolic.


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