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Where ESG Ratings Fail: The Case for New Metrics

Research from the Center for Sustainable Business is referenced: “Where ESG Ratings Fail: The Case for New Metrics.”

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Why the most controversial US internet law is worth saving

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director Paul Barrett op-ed, citing a new report from the Center: “Why the Most Controversial US Internet Law is Worth Saving.”

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What Facebook Still Needs To Do About The 2020 Elections

Center for Business & Human Rights Director Michael Posner wrote a piece for Forbes on Facebook and the 2020 election: What Facebook Still Needs to Do About the 2020 Elections.

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The Children's Place cancels millions of dollars of garment orders from Ethiopia

Research from the Center for Business and Human Rights is spotlighted: "The Children's Place Cancels Millions of Dollars of Garment Orders from Ethiopia."

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The competitive edge virtual learning provides during a downturn

Recent commentary from Professor Hans Taparia is mentioned: "The Competitive Edge Virtual Learning Provides During a Downturn."

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Do consumers reward companies for their climate leadership?

Joint research from the Center for Sustainable Business is highlighted: "Do Consumers Reward Companies for their Climate Leadership?"

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QAnon Popularity Surges During Pandemic As People Stay Home, Go Online

Professor Michael Posner interview: "QAnon Popularity Surges During Pandemic as People Stay Home, Go Online."

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U.S. Real Estate Pain Leaves Foreign Investors Holding the Bag

Joint research from Scholar-in-Residence Gary Friedland and Professor Jeanne Calderon is referenced: "U.S. Real Estate Pain Leaves Foreign Investors Holding the Bag."

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Using the Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI) Framework to Value Accelerated Decarbonization

Professor Tensie Whelan and co-authors published in the The Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, “Using the Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI) Framework to Value Accelerated Decarbonization”

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Facebook is laying the groundwork to stop Trump from using its platform to delegitimize the 2020 election results

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director Paul Barrett's comments on an increase in domestically sourced misinformation are highlighted; Research from the Center on disinformation and its impact on the 2020 elections is mentioned.

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Why e-commerce retailers should increase transparency about their products

Professor Tensie Whelan notes that consumers want to buy sustainable products and e-commerce retailers can help them do so by sharing environmental and social data on their online platforms.

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How Facebook Fails To Fight QAnon

In an op-ed, Professor Michael Posner illustrates how he believes Facebook fails to fight QAnon conspiracy theories.

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Advancing Equity in the Investment Sector

In an op-ed, Center for Business and Human Rights Senior Associate Director Kerin McCauley shares insights on advancing equity in the investment sector.

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How a Photo of Trash in Greenpoint Became a Photo of Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone’

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director Paul Barrett explains why false photos are critical currency in the world of disinformation.

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Making a Better Business Case for ESG

In an op-ed, Professor Tensie Whelan warns that without clearer insight into the financial benefits of corporate sustainability, these efforts may never be scaled up in the face of climate change, COVID-19, inequality and many other challenges to a company's bottom line.

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The Trump administration rejects human rights principles at home and abroad | Trudy Rubin

Professor Michael Posner's recent comments on the State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights draft report are spotlighted.

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Under Armour stands by accounting practices despite Wells Notices

Professor Karen Brenner weighs in on Under Armour’s accounting practices.

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Why salad chains are everywhere

In a video interview, Professor Hans Taparia weighs in on the rise of salad chains.

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Young Consumers Leaning On Social Nets For Health Advice

A recent report published by the Center for Business and Human Rights examining how social media companies have outsourced the critical function of content moderation to third-party vendors is highlighted.

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Professor Tensie Whelan weighs in on Morgan Stanley's recent commitment to measure the climate impact from loans and investments

Excerpt from Reuters -- "'This is an exciting development--financial institutions need to better assess the emissions associated with their financing and Morgan Stanley, together with the other financial institutions engaged in the initiative are working toward developing a common methodology which will enable transparency and accountability,' said Tensie Whelan, director of the NYU Stern School of Business's Center for Sustainable Business."

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The Implications of Working Without an Office

Key takeaways from Professor Batia Wiesenfeld’s co-authored research on organizational identification among virtual workers are referenced.

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How a Trump-Pompeo Commission Gets Human Rights All Wrong

In an op-ed, Professor Michael Posner addresses a recently-released draft report from the Commission on Unalienable Rights, noting a gap between the broad principles the Commission articulates and the abandonment of these principles by the current administration.

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The New York Times Surrendered to an Outrage Mob. Journalism Will Suffer For It.

In a joint op-ed, Professor Jonathan Haidt addresses a recent controversy involving The New York Times and explores how the paper's handling of the situation sets precedents for American journalism.

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Great Women In Compliance Podcast

In a podcast interview, Business and Society Program Business Ethics Scholar Alison Taylor offers her perspective on the Intersection of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Compliance.

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2020 Practice Forum: Building the Financial Case for Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI™)

In March 2020, the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business (CSB) hosted its invitation-only, third annual Practice Forum with sponsorship by Lead Sponsor HSBC Bank USA, Supporting Sponsors Glenmede and Investindustrial, and Media Partner Harvard Business Review (HBR).

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Scholar-in-Residence Gary Friedland is quoted in a story examining how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting many hotels' ability to pay operating costs and debt service, from his research with Professor Jeanne Calderon

Excerpt from Philadelphia Inquirer -- "Overseas investors are less equipped to take on the administrative tasks that would accompany a foreclosure than domestic funders, so are more likely to extend forbearance, said Gary Friedland, who specializes in the EB-5 program as a scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Stern School of Business."

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