Original Research at NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business

The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business develops and disseminates original research, targeted at improving uptake and performance of sustainable practices in key industries and addressing the key roadblocks to embedded sustainability. Our thematic research areas include: 
  1. The financial case for sustainability is not well understood or tracked, 
  2. Companies and investors need to shift focus from short-term thinking and shareholder primacy to long-term value creation that engages stakeholders, 
  3. Knowledge of consumer purchasing of sustainable products or effective sustainability messaging to consumers is often based on intent to purchase data, and
  4. Social, environmental, and economic challenges present a business opportunity but people don’t always act on this.  
See the full list of CSB research here.

The ROSI Methodology: Making The Business Case For Sustainability

Our Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI) methodology identifies sustainability drivers of financial performance and competitive advantage and monetizes the benefits of sustainable practices. It can be used by any type or size of business as well as investors to better understand the ROI on sustainability and improve decision-making.

Learn more about the CSB ROSI Methodology.

External Research

The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business has compiled research, reports, videos and other forms of media concerning business and sustainability issues organized by topic. See the full list of external research and resources here.