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Who Are the Users of CSRHub?

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By Bahar Gidwani

We are often asked “Who uses CSRHub?”  In some cases, the question has been prompted by curiosity.  In other cases, a prospective user may want the reassurance that “everyone else” is using our sustainability metrics and decision-making tools.

What Groups Are Interested in CSR?

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By Bahar Gidwani

It seems to be my fate to explain corporate social responsibility (CSR) to all of my friends (and to a number of strangers!).  I suspect that my eyes sometimes glaze with messianic fervor and that some of my listeners start looking for the nearest exit.

The most frequent question I get when I pause for breath is “Who is interested in CSR?”  Of course, I have my own favorite answer (“EVERYONE!”), but I thought I’d offer a little more concrete data.

Do CEO's Care About CSR?

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By Bahar Gidwani

One of the smartest folks I know—one of my directors when I was at McKinsey—had time to have a cup of coffee with me, last week.  During a chat that covered topics ranging from board practices to roof leaks, I told him a bit about CSRHub and our efforts to encourage corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.

CSRHub Rides the Data Wave to 5 Year Anniversary!

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By Bahar Gidwani

CSRHub marked the fifth anniversary since our founding. It’s a remarkable milestone, and we feel we have accomplished more than anyone thought possible when we first formed our company.

CSRHub and Target Rock Announce Data and Research Distribution Partnership

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CSRHub LLC and Target Rock Advisors, LLC today announced the launch of a partnership through which they will provide the analysis and publication of sustainability performance data and reports for the U.S. energy utilities industry. The partnership marries CSRHub’s Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) data platform with Target Rock’s energy sustainability and utilities industry expertise.

Climate Counts Releases its 2012 Scorecard

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By Karen Dam and Bahar Gidwani

Our friends at Climate Counts have just released their 2012 Scorecard.  It is the sixth time they have carefully reviewed the climate and environmental performance of a number of leading corporations—they scored 146 companies this year (up from 136 last year) on a number of different climate-related measures.

Immeasurable Trust?

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By Bahar Gidwani

At a recent Forum for the Future gathering, I had the opportunity to talk about measuring trust with an interesting group of sustainability experts.  Due to the “Chatham House” rules that were in force, I can’t say who was at my table or attribute comments to anyone directly.  But, I think I can say that my table included prominent members of the media, advertising, public relations present—plus a prominent academic.

Transparency is Power

Now CSRHub Has 176 Sources with Transparency International
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One of our missions is to promote “transparency.”  We believe that knowledge is power and that good data will lead to good actions.

Why Use Big Data to Measure CSR?

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The following is part 3 of a 3-part series on “Big Data."

By Bahar Gidwani

In the past several posts, we have defined Big Data, shown the problems we hope it will address, and described how CSRHub has implemented a Big Data approach to creating corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability ratings.  It is time now to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the “Big Data” approach.

The assumption is that this approach offers many benefits which are not available under traditional analyst-based ratings methods:

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