Original Research Initiatives
Effective Sustainability Communications: A Best Practice Guide for Brands & Marketers
CSB and Edelman released new, first-of-its-kind research, "Effective Sustainability Communications: A Best Practice Guide for Brands & Marketers," uncovering which environmental sustainability claims are most motivating to consumers. Results demonstrate that sustainability messages can have a powerful amplifier effect, increasing brand reach and relevance.
Sustainability Marketing and Consumer Trends
The 2022 Sustainable Share Market Index™ examines point-of-sale data from Circana (formerly IRI) and reveals that products marketed as sustainable are responsible for more than one-third of the growth in consumer packaged goods (CPG) from 2015 to 2022, and that this growth continues despite inflationary pressures.
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.
ESG & Financial Performance
U.S. Corporate Boards Suffer From Inadequate Expertise in Financially Material ESG Matters
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.
2023 Impact Investors Report
This database provides a detailed view into the 150+ venture capital and impact investment firms making investments in sustainability-related startups and next-stage businesses. This tool gives social entrepreneurs and leaders of sustainable businesses an overview of where VC funding is being directed to enable them to identify companies and make connections. Investors can be identified by location, investment stage, total committed capital, assets under management, and total number of investors