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.