Through its program, Sustainalytics is offering a range of ESG data to support studies, and is seeking to partner with leading academic institutions to produce responsible investment research. There are three main pillars of the program to suit varying academic needs.
Professor Jean-Pascal Gond: Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility, Cass Business School; Head of the ETHOS Research Centre
- O’Sullivan, N. and Gond, J. (2016), Engagement: Unlocking the black box of value creation (free access via our knowledge center)
Dr. Benjamin Auer: Associate Professor, Finance Department, Leipzig University
- Auer, B. and Schuhmacher, F. (2016), Do Socially (Ir)responsible Investments Pay? New Evidence From International ESG Data (external link), Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 59, pp. 51-62.
- Auer, B. (2014), Do Socially Responsible Investment Policies Add or Destroy European Stock Portfolio Value? (external link) Journal of Business Ethics, online version
Finance and Investment Management
- NN Investment Partners & The European Centre for Corporate Engagement (2016), The materiality of ESG Factors for equity investment decision: academic evidence
- Kim, M., Surroca, J. and Tribó, J. (2014), Impact of ethical behavior on syndicated loan rates (external link) Journal of Banking & Finance, Vol. 38, pp. 122–144
- Surroca, J., Tribó, J. and Zahra, S. (2013), Stakeholder Pressure on MNEs and the Transfer of Socially Irresponsible Practices to Subsidiaries (external link) Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 56 No. 2, pp. 549-572
Marketing & Communications
- Torres, A., Bijmolt, T., Tribó, J., Verhoef, P. (2012), Generating global brand equity through corporate social responsibility to key stakeholders(external link) International Journal of Research in Marketing, Vol. 29, Issue 1, pp. 13–24
SCHOEMAKER STUDENT COMPETITION
The Schoemaker-Sustainalytics Student Competition on Business and Human Rights is a joint initiative of Sustainalytics and the Netherland Committee of Jurists for Human Rights (NJCM). Held bi-annually, the competition provides master’s level students an opportunity to conduct research on a topic related to business and human rights while furthering their knowledge of CSR through a paid internship with Sustainalytics.
The competition was launched in 2014 as a tribute to the late Daan Schoemaker. Daan was a human rights expert with Sustainalytics from 2009 until 2012; he served on the board of NJCM in 2009 and became Vice Chair in 2010; and his research on the Ruggie Principles formed part of the Harvard Kennedy School’s course on CSR.