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Crowd Sourcing CSR Metrics

By Bahar Gidwani
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Sustainable Brands kindly invited me to speak at their Boston New Metrics ’14 conference.  They asked me to lead a panel called “Tapping the Crowd for Insights and Solutions: Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, and the Personal Data Economy.”  I got to work with three experts: Gwen Nguyen, Cause Director, Indiegogo; Reki Hattori, CTO,

CSRHub’s Bahar Gidwani Speaking at Sustainable Brand’s New Metrics ‘14

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CSRHub CEO and Co-founder Bahar Gidwani will be speaking at Sustainable Brand’s New Metrics ‘14, September 24-25, 2014 in Boston, MA.  Bahar will be on a discussion panel, Tapping the Crowd for Insights and Solutions: Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, and the Personal Data Economy, along with executives from:
 
Reki Hattori, CTO, Datacoup

Thomas Malone, Director, Climate Co-Lab

Are Crowdfunded Companies Socially Responsible?

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By Bahar Gidwani

Over the past few years, thousands of companies both in the U.S. and abroad have raised funds through crowdfunding.  Wikipedia defines the term as:

Newsweek’s Green Rankings Is Back

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After an eighteen month break, Newsweek has re-launched its Green Rankings.  

Is the Sustainable Ratings EcoSystem Healthy?

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By Bahar Gidwani and Carol Pierson Holding

We learned recently that Newsweek may stop issuing its annual “Greenrankings” list.  Its ordinal ranking of the top 500 US companies and its companion list of 500 world companies had become a highly anticipated annual event.

Which Sustainability Factors Are Most Linked to Brand Strength?

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By Bahar Gidwani

Part 5 of our 5-part series

In the previous posts in this series, we have described the relationship between Brand Finance’s Brand Strength Index and CSRHub’s sustainability rating.  The overall correlation between these large sets of data is strong—and it has been growing stronger.  We will now look at how each of the twelve individual components in CSRHub’s metric system relate to brand strength.

The Relationship Between Brand and Sustainability Is Getting Stronger

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By Bahar Gidwani

Part 4 of our 5-part series.

In the last post in this series, we examined our finding that brand strength and sustainability are correlated.  We found evidence that the relationship we have discovered between Brand Finance’s Brand Strength Index and CSRHub’s corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings are not due to random chance.  Let’s assume the relationship is real.  How has it changed over time?

Is The Correlation Between Brand Strength and Sustainability Due to Random Chance?

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By Bahar Gidwani

Part 3 of a 5-part series

In the previous posts in this series, we showed that there is a strong correlation between brand strength as measured by the Brand Finance Brand Strength Index and sustainability as measured by CSRHub’s metrics engine.  We promised to examine more closely whether or not the correlation we discovered is meaningful.

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