Last week, we upgraded the CSRHub web site with many new benefits and features our members have been requesting. We also officially launched our new CSRHub Dashboard, an Excel-based tool that allows our subscribers to bring millions of data points from our system into our custom templates and into their own internal systems.
The following is part 1 of a 3-part series on “Big Data.”
By Bahar Gidwani
“Big Data” is a useful tool for rating corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability performance. We believe that the Big Data system that CSRHub has developed is one answer to dealing with the rise in new ratings systems (it seems there is a new one announced each month) and with the disparities in scores that occur among these different systems.
For more than a decade, there have been complaints about the endless streams of sustainability related questionnaires that land inside corporations. In the past, complaints primarily came from publicly traded companies, as investment related sustainability indices became the trend.
(And Can I Really Care About CSR If I Don’t Know The Score?)
By Steve Zuhl
In the spirit of full candor I must admit that I have cared more, for longer about football (FB) than my more recent interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR). I also confess that a part of my being exalts in a win, or suffers from that special hell that comes front and center with a loss, after a big game for a favorite team. Regardless of what occurs during the three hours of the game, the bottom line story of the scoreboard renders all else meaningless in comparison.