External Research

The CSB has compiled interesting research, reports, videos and other forms of media concerning business and sustainability issues organized by topic. Please contact us at sustainablebusiness@stern.nyu.edu if you have good content to suggest we include. 

C-Suite Perspective

What do executives think about sustainability? How important do they think it is to their business? How are they responding to sustainability pressures?

Consumer Insights and Marketing

How does a company's communication of sustainability goals affect consumers?  Does it result in increased loyalty, sales, etc.? 

The Circular Economy

Data Analytics

See four presentations on big data below, featured at CSB's Big Data event in 2016. Click here for a recap and video of the Big Data event.

Efficiency & Innovation

Has applying a sustainability lens to operations and value chains increased efficiency and sparked innovative products and services?

Financial Performance

What is the relationship between sustainability, ESG, and CSR performance and financial performance?

Human Resources

Does behavior and reputation as a sustainable company result in improved HR statistics related to retention, recruitment, morale or accidents and lawsuits?


Does behavior and reputation as a sustainable company result in improved and more regular media coverage? 

Risk Management

How does sustainability relate to risk management? How are critical issues like natural resource depletion and climate change affecting supply chains, transport, and manufacturing? How are businesses managing these new risks by applying sustainable practices?


Supply Chain


Stakeholder Engagement

Supply Chains

What are the benefits of applying sustainability throughout supply chains? How are companies better managing global supply chains to address risks and opportunitites related to sustainability?


Sustainability Business Cases

Sustainability Reporting

​Sustainable Finance