CSR Adds ROI to the Bottom Line: New Study - The Minute

submitted by Climate Change:How Skewed Are We...Reall on 09/07/15 1

The question comes up often these days: does CSR add to the bottom line? A new report concludes yes, definitely, and in ways that can be quantified. The study was initiated by Verizon and the Campbell Soup Company to measure the benefits of their ESG programs. They commissioned IO Sustainability—a strategy, research, and public affairs firm—and Babson College, a business school, to produce the report. Their assignment was to evaluate and put numbers to CSR, sustainability, and ESG issues as they impacted the bottom line. “Project ROI: Defining the Competitive and Financial Advantages of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability” describes potential ROI numbers for large publicly traded companies. Some of the highlights include an increase in market value by four to six percent; increased valuation for companies with strong stakeholder relationships of 40 to 80 percent; and an increase in revenue of up to 20 percent. Read more: bit.ly/1KEZX5o © 2015 | 3BL Media | All Rights Reserved

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