CSRHub

A series of weekly articles on major topics in corporate responsibility

CSRHUB provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on 8,900+ companies from 135 industries in 102 countries. Managers, researchers and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices and seek ways to change the world.

CSRHub rates 12 indicators of employee, environment, community and governance performance and flags many special issues. We offer subscribers immediate access to millions of detailed data points from our 325 data sources. Our data comes from nine ESG (environment, social, governance) analysts, well-known indexes, publications, “best of” or “worst of” lists, NGOs, crowd sources and government agencies. By aggregating and normalizing the information from these sources with its patent-pending system, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links each rating point back to its source. Learn more today…

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Are Crowdfunded Companies Socially Responsible?

Are crowdfunded companies socially responsible? The latest research from CSRHub and Crowdnetics offers an answer.
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New Ethical Shopping App features CSRHub Sustainability Ratings

Ethical Barcode has released a new sustainability ratings app powered by the CSRHub API that lets you uncover what you're truly supporting when…
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Harley-Davidson Signals Climate Change is Mainstream

Climate Change mainstream? Harley-Davidson, whose brand is arguably nonexistent without a combustion engine, just introduced an electric motorcycle.
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Imagine If Harvard Took on Climate Change

The most likely reason for Harvard to reject pleas from 72 percent of its student body and millions of climate change advocates? The…
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More Positive Correlation Between Brand and Sustainability

The relationship between Brand Finance’s Brand Strength Index & CSRHub’s corporate social responsibility & sustainability ratings.
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Is the Correlation Between Brand Strength and Sustainability Due to Random Chance?

There is a strong correlation between brand strength as measured by the Brand Finance Brand Strength Index and sustainability as measured by CSRHub’s…
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The Strong Link Between Brand Strength and Sustainability

The following is part of a series by our friends at CSRHub (a 3p sponsor) – offering free sustainability and corporate social responsibility ratings on…
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The Tie Between Brand Value and Sustainability is Getting Stronger

New, broad, multi-year study that shows that the connection between sustainability performance & brand value has increased dramatically during the past year.
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New Insights into the Correlation Between CSR and Brand Strength

Cynthia Figge's SB'13 Plenary speech "New Insights into the Correlation Between CSR and Brand Strength" explains how brand strength to CSR correlation has…
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Will ‘Resilience’ Replace Sustainability?

In the past, the “sustainability” movement has struggled with language. “Global warming.” “Climate change.” “Rising sea levels.” And perhaps the most problematic, “sustainability”…
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Coal Investments May Implode

In the most recent sign that coal is in trouble, Wyoming's only new coal mine, Kiewit's Haystack Mine, halted construction last week before…
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Coal Port Sponsors Encounter the Global Village

You might think that the only way these massive coal port projects can be stopped is by an equally massive force. Yet, that…
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Shell’s Self-Serving Scenarios

Shell's latest report, praised on business and environmental websites, as well as by Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, predicts we are…
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Does Materiality Serve Regulators or Stakeholders?

A panel of experts disagreed about exactly how materiality should be used in sustainability reporting. One camp felt that sustainability reporting should be…
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Energy Subsidies Losing the Wind Beneath Their Wings?

Why does the renewable energy industry have to apply every one or two or five years to have their incentives renewed?