Skip to main content

Research Briefs

Delivered twice monthly via email, Research Briefs is a digital summary of recent or seminal research from corporate practice and academic study, offering knowledge and tools you can apply directly to your work. Executives love stories and they need facts. These studies can help you create the best business case for your programs.

This is a member-exclusive resource

Log in to the Resource Library for archived editions of Research Briefs on a particular topic. Search Resource Library
ResearchBrief_1483653945_144

Yes! It DOES pay to be good

RESEARCH BRIEF - Researchers overwhelmingly found that social performance positively influences corporate financial performance.

ResearchBrief_1483653945_144

Gender-diverse boards positively linked with environmental innovation

RESEARCH BRIEF - Board-level gender diversity is positively linked with environmental innovation and this impact is particularly pronounced in those firms with particularly tight margins or environmentally sensitive industries.

ResearchBrief_1483653945_144

Does superior CSR performance lead to lower bank costs? How national culture plays a role

RESEARCH BRIEF - Companies with superior CSR performance are especially likely to be rewarded by banks with lower loan costs in countries with national cultural values that promote social equality and harmony between natural and social environments.

ResearchBrief_1483653945_144

Corporate citizenship can lead to customer satisfaction, trust, and loyalty

RESEARCH BRIEF - Companies that engage in economic, environmental, and cultural activities see an increase in consumers’ positive associations with their brands. Brand image is positively related to customer satisfaction, trust, and loyalty.

ResearchBrief_1483653945_144

Proactive management of human rights risk is a competitive advantage for firms that plan ahead

RESEARCH BRIEF - Firms with a track record of addressing slavery risk, especially for firms that face high exposure to slave labor by virtue of their operating environments were rewarded by investors with positive abnormal returns.

ResearchBrief_1483653945_144

Women in top executive positions linked to better financial performance after industry crisis

RESEARCH BRIEF - Evidence from the banking industry suggests that firms with women at top executive levels are associated with better lending performance and lower default risk.

ResearchBrief_1483653945_144

Communicating CSR—especially responsible business practices—can influence consumer purchase decisions

RESEARCH BRIEF - Consumers who learn about a brand’s environmental or social initiatives at point-of-sale are more likely to purchase its products. This effect is even more pronounced when the messaging focuses on responsible business practices and operations.

ResearchBrief_1483653945_144

What makes a global company more likely to disclose environmental data?

RESEARCH BRIEF - Multinational corporations with more independent directors on their boards are more likely to make environmental disclosures, but this relationship is impacted by the national cultural context.

WANT TO READ MORE?

See all Research Briefs

Are you a member? Would you or others at your company benefit by being added to the distribution list? Contact us.

Interested in membership? Learn how you can gain access to this and many other resources.