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Bloomberg GADFLY: The Do-Gooder Premium

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.com/gadfly

It's hard not to root for people like Deborah Winshel at BlackRock and others who are championing the notion of making the world a better place through what's known as "impact investing."  

European Companies Profit from Sustainability - The Minute

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European commerce has always accepted a large degree of regulation as part of the cost of doing business, no matter how much of a surtax that might seem to be in a competitive global market. This is especially true in addressing climate change, from European Commission regulations that mandate specific decreases in GHG emissions to the establishment of a carbon trading system.

Deloitte Survey: Strong Sense of Purpose Key Driver of Business Investment

Findings indicate that organizations with a strong sense of purpose are more confident in growth prospects while other organizations focus on short-term financial goals
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Click here to learn more about the "Core Beliefs & Culture" survey and to view additional results.

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Click here to learn more about the "Core Beliefs & Culture" survey and to view additional results.

Too Big Profits are Bad for U.S. Business

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“Big American companies are maximizing their profits instead of investing in their people and future projects.” That’s the blunt, provocative first sentence of a recent commentary by Henry Blodget, CEO of Business Insider. Blodget argues, “this behavior is contributing to record income inequality in the country and starving the primary engine of U.S. economic growth—the vast American middle class—of purchasing power.”

Profits and CSR Closely Linked: Report

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A global survey of corporate social responsibility executives within the Fortune 1000 organisations has revealed that profits and CSR are closely linked, and many businesses evaluate the relationship between these two variables when developing strategy.

A New Survey Links Profits and CSR Programs, the UN Global Compact Signs Up 63 Water Management Projects, and ING US Earns 100 Percent Score from the Human Rights Campaign - CSR Minute for November 29, 2012

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A new global survey of CSR executives finds that profits and CSR are closely linked, and that many businesses evaluate the relationship between these two variables when developing strategy. Some executives believe the CSR function may be absorbed into all aspects of their business. The survey, by Adam Friedman Associates, focused on how executives within Fortune 1000 companies develop, measure, and report the results of their CSR initiatives.

Is Sustainability an Avenue to Transformational Business Growth?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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