5 social impact proof points

The last two Crowd forums have looked at social impact, first from the CEO’s perspective and then the practitioners. If you missed them, here are five proof points from the stage to help you make the case for investing in social impact.


‘30% of a company’s value is determined by how it engages with society’
Lord John Browne


“The 100 best companies to work for in America beat their peers by 2-3% per year over a 28 year period - 84 - 140% aggregated’
Alex Edmans, professor of finance, London Business School


‘High Sustainability companies significantly outperform their counterparts over the long term, both in terms of stock market as well as accounting performance’
Ioannis Ioannou, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship, London Business School


‘Even if financial returns are not the motive for behaving ethically they typically manifest anyway’
Alex Edmans, professor of finance, London Business School


‘Companies that are uncompromising in their efforts to be socially inclusive can generate returns which are 20% higher than its competitors over the course of a decade”
Lord John Browne
 

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