Center for Sustainable Business (CSB)

A Better World Through Better Business

NYU Stern CSB prepares future and current leaders with the knowledge, skills, and tools to embed social and environmental sustainability into core business strategy.

ROSI Methodology

Proving Sustainable Business is Good Business with ROSI™

Sustainability drives business and societal success, yet the challenge most businesses face is proving the monetary impact of sustainability initiatives. CSB's Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI) methodology is used by both corporate management and investors to bridge the gap between sustainability and financial performance.

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Fashion Forward: Driving Profits through Sustainability at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit Global

On December 1, CSB Director Tensie Whelan will be moderating the panel "Fashion Forward: Driving Profits through Sustainability" at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit Global. During this session, CSB will unveil its latest research on sustainable apparel with representatives from project partners HSBC Bank USA, EILEEN FISHER, and REI.

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Event Recap: “Banks too Big to Fail. People too Small to Save”

In conversation with Paul Polman, Co-Founder and Chair of IMAGINE, and former CEO of Unilever, we addressed the role that businesses play in addressing pressing challenges, stakeholder engagement strategies for advancing sustainability efforts, and CEOs’ responsibilities in leading their companies through this transition. Under the backdrop of COVID-19, these topics have become all the more relevant.

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Innovation in Education

As part of the Business and Society Program, CSB provides unique opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and executive students both in and out of the classroom to develop the knowledge and skills needed to create economic value in tandem with social and environmental value.

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Insights and Research

CSB leverages our ROSI™ Methodology to reveal that embedding sustainability into core business strategy benefits all areas of corporate metrics, conducting research on topics including deforestation-free supply chains, marketing and consumer goods, and financing the UN SDGs.

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Influence and Engagement

CSB engages with a growing network of professionals, investors, alumni, media partners and academics who seek to redesign capitalism, sustaining both business and society for generations to come, through regular publications, multi-stakeholder convenings, and research collaborations.

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