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The Tie Between Brand Value and Sustainability Is Getting Stronger

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By Bahar Gidwani

Part 1 in a 5 part series

Does a company that invests in sustainability increase its brand value?  What parts of sustainability performance seem to drive brand?  This is the first of five posts about a new, broad, multi-year study that shows that the connection between sustainability performance and brand value has increased dramatically during the past year.  The study has also revealed that some aspects of sustainability are more closely related to brand, than others.

Use CSRHub for Stock Picks?

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By Bahar Gidwani

A recent post on TriplePundit compared two companies using CSRHub.

Thanks for looking at CSRHub, as part of your investigation. As you know, we bring together hundreds of sources of sustainability information on more than 7,300 companies in 93 countries. Our goal is to create metrics that will help improve corporate social responsibility (CSR).

The Era of CSR Is Here

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By Carol Pierson Holding

This week, Cynthia Figge, Co-founder and COO of CSRHub (full disclosure: CSRHub is my sponsor), reported at Sustainable Brands that the correlation between CSR and brand strength has reached .28. (A perfect correlation is 1.0)

 

Turning ‘We Don’t Report’ into ‘We Do’

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By Bahar Gidwani

We were recently invited by our friends at Trucost to moderate a webinar with the above title.  Our shared goal was to encourage more companies to start reporting their sustainability performance.

Bahar Gidwani, CEO and Cofounder of CSRHub, Will Speak at Impact Conference at Sustainatopia

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CSRHub CEO and Cofounder Bahar Gidwani will be speaking at the 4th Annual Impact Conference at Sustainatopia on Thursday, April 18th in Miami, Florida. The session from 11:40 AM- 12:40 PM will discuss creating ecosystems and how to foster networks for good. The Impact Conference at Sustainatopia 2013 will be one of the best opportunities to learn, network, and connect with hundreds of top global impact leaders and organizations.

CSR Reporting? Free Webinar by Trucost, CSRHub and Ekos International

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Say yes! Turning ‘we don’t report’ into ‘we do’

Why more U.S. companies are publicly reporting on their environmental performance and what you can do to stay ahead of the trend.

Free Webinar: April 10, 2013

11am – 12 noon EST

March Data Madness for CSRHub

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By Bahar Gidwani

CSRHub recently extended the historic data available to its subscribers back to 2008.  Our users can now study the month to month change in sustainability performance for thousands of companies from December 2008 to the present.

 

We current rate 7,200 companies, using data drawn from more than 200 sources.  Our data set has been growing steadily at about 100 new companies rated per month.

 

Does Materiality Serve Regulators or Stakeholders?

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By Bahar Gidwani

Our friends at Agrion organized a Sustainability Summit last week.  About 250 people gathered in New York to discuss various aspects of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability practice.  I had the opportunity to lead an all-star panel on materiality in sustainability reporting.  (Our panel included speakers from NASDAQ, Bloomberg, Rockefeller, and the CFA Institute.)

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