Internal Research

The Center for Sustainable Business conducts research related to sustainable business on topics including sustainable finance, sustainable management, supply chain, and the business case for sustainability.


Research is conducted by CSB Research Scholars, and Tensie Whelan, Director of the CSB.

Please find our latest reports, white papers, and case studies below.

CSB Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI™) Methodology

The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business uses its Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI™) methodology to monetize the benefits of sustainable practices. ROSI™ can be applied to practices throughout an organization that have already been implemented, are currently in development, or for future projects. Read more about our ROSI™ Methodology here.

Invest NYC SDG Initiative

The Invest NYC SDG Initiative is a two-year project led by NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business with the goal of driving private sector financing of a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient New York City. Read more about it here.

CSB Reports

CSB White Papers

CSB Case Studies