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What Your Business Can Do to Help the Community During the Coronavirus Crisis

Want to take action but don’t know how? Answering these three questions can get you started.

Promises to incorporate ESG criteria into investing have gone unfulfilled.
Finance & Accounting

Many Funds Have Committed to Socially Responsible Investing—But Few Are Following Through

As money flows into ESG funds, new evidence shows that most asset managers aren’t actually changing their investment behaviors.

Social Impact

How a “Hypocrisy Intervention” Could Reduce Hostility toward Muslims

People are often hypocritical in how they assign blame for terrorist attacks. Highlighting this could help change attitudes.

Social Impact

Which Charity Will Do the Most Good with Your Donation? This Simple Tool Can Tell You.

Step one: choose a cause you care about. Step two: find out who’s having the most impact per dollar. Step three: donate with confidence.

Economics

Daughters’ Math Scores Suffer When They Grow Up in a Family That’s Biased Towards Sons

Parents, your children are taking their cues about gender roles from you.

Social Impact

How to Create a Diverse Board of Directors and Empower It to Thrive

Two experts share tips on expanding your candidate pool and ensuring that new members are heard.

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Podcast Careers

Podcast: Let Your Purpose Guide Your Career

How to “align your role with your soul.”

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Policy

Do Police Body Cameras Provide an Impartial Version of Events?

New research reveals that people assign blame differently after viewing body cam versus dash cam footage.

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Podcast Leadership

Podcast: Great Leaders Ask, "What Really Matters?"

Former Fortune 500 CEO Harry Kraemer discusses how knowing and acting on your values can guide you through a crisis.

Politics & Elections

Which Gold Medalists Do We Tweet About? Liberals and Conservatives Differ

New research explores how political ideology can affect whose accomplishments we celebrate.

Social Impact

Does It Pay Off to Invest in Companies That Engage in Sustainable Practices?

New research helps to quantify the value of “ESG” initiatives.

Social Impact

How Peer Pressure Can Lead Teens to Underachieve—Even in Schools Where It’s “Cool to Be Smart”

New research offers lessons for administrators hoping to improve student performance.

Conspiracy Theories Abound. Here’s How to Curb Their Allure.

A new study shows how feeling more in control can limit conspiratorial thinking.

Social Impact

Take 5: The Science of Back-to-School Season

Why sending your kid to the “best” school may backfire, and other education research from Kellogg faculty.

Social Impact

Podcast: How You and Your Company Can Lend Expertise to a Nonprofit in Need

Plus: Four questions to consider before becoming a social-impact entrepreneur.

Policy

How to Make Economic Development More Inclusive

Two finance experts discuss the need to tailor strategies to specific underserved communities.

Social Impact

The Case for Investing in Green Companies

Sustainably minded firms are more likely to withstand industry shake-ups.

Policy

How to Make Economic Development More Inclusive

Two finance experts discuss the need to tailor strategies to specific underserved communities.

Social Impact

The Case for Investing in Green Companies

Sustainably minded firms are more likely to withstand industry shake-ups.

Economics

How the Potato Ushered in an Era of Peace

Its arrival in Europe had consequences that went far beyond diet.

Social Impact

What Makes Deceit Such a Hard Habit to Break?

New research gets at the psychology behind serial misconduct.

Social Impact

How the NRA Boycotts Force Companies to Walk a Precarious Tightrope

Two Kellogg professors discuss the changing landscape for companies trying to stay neutral in our polarized political climate.

Social Impact

When Do People Label Attackers as Terrorists versus Mentally Ill?

New research shows that people’s assumptions go beyond stereotypes.

Social Impact

Take 5: How Companies Benefit from Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR is in vogue. And it can help a firm’s bottom line.

Social Impact

Rewarding CEOs for Corporate Social Responsibility Pays Off for Society—and for Firms

CSR contracting encourages executives to sacrifice short-term payoffs for long-term gains.

Policy

The Complicated Logic Behind Donating to a Food Pantry Rather than Giving a Hungry Person Cash

If we were in need, we’d likely want money. So what accounts for that difference?

Marketing

To Improve Fundraising, Give Donors a Local Connection

Research offers concrete strategies for appealing to donors who want to make an impact.

Social Impact

“If You’re Inconsistent, You’re Toast.”

Companies serious about social impact are taking a deliberate stand on issues in line with their core business.

Social Impact

To Stop ISIS Recruitment in Western Countries, Promote Assimilation

An outsized number of radicalized recruits come from prosperous, egalitarian nations where Muslims feel isolated.

School gun violence is linked to the unemployment rate, and can be seen as a symptom to a struggling economy.
Economics

School Shootings Rise and Fall with the Unemployment Rate

Researchers set out to quantify gun violence at U.S. schools and made a surprising discovery.

Organizations

The Psychology Behind Fake News

Cognitive biases help explain our polarized media climate.

Organizations

Should You Hire Someone with a Criminal Record?

Companies that give ex-offenders a fresh start may be rewarded with employees who stick around.

Healthcare

Under the ACA, the Cost of Caring for the Uninsured Decreased for Hospitals

The benefit has come only in states that expanded Medicaid.

Operations

Is There a Better Way to Allocate Organs to Transplant Patients?

Two ideas for changing a system where people linger on waitlists while kidneys spoil.

Social Impact

What Is the Future of Impact Investing?

“People are revisiting the relationship they want their capital to have with the world.”

Innovation

Podcast: You Had Me at “Bleep Blorp”

How humans and robots are learning to trust each other.

Policy

Higher Taxes Can Make Altruistic Jobs More Attractive

But subsidizing these careers may ultimately do more good.