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Original Research Initiatives

The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business (CSB) research team explores trends in sustainable business and finance, analyzing how managers can embed sustainability practices core to business management and investment strategy, and develops the knowledge and tools needed to monetize the financial return on sustainability investments.

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Sustainability Marketing and Consumer Trends

The 2020 Sustainable Share Market Index™ examines point-of-sale data from IRI® and reveals that sustainability-marketed products are responsible for more than half of the growth in consumer packaged goods (CPGs) from 2015 to 2019, and that this growth continues despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Quality Jobs and Worker Wellbeing

In this initiative, we explore whether investing in improving the quality of employment is beneficial for corporate performance and investor returns. CSB aims to explore the drivers and financial benefits of quality jobs for companies in the Russell 1000 Index, using unique ESG data provided by our collaborators JUST Capital and Arabesque.

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Financing a More Sustainable New York City

The Invest NYC SDG Initiative aims to support New York City in its work to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through extensive research and outreach, CSB engages the private sector and drives financing toward creating a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient city.

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Restaurant and Supply Chain Resiliency Amid COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that the food supply system in the United States is vulnerable. The goal of this project is to understand how restaurants and, in turn, the food supply networks have adapted during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Integrating ESG in the Quarterly Earnings Call

In collaboration with CEO Investor Forum, this research addresses the urgent need for companies to place greater emphasis on sustainability, resiliency, and long-term value creation in the quarterly call as a means to move away from short-termism.

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