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Promises to incorporate ESG criteria into investing have gone unfulfilled.
March 18, 2020

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.

A man examines himself with a magnifying glass in a mirror.
March 3, 2020

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.

A new tool lets users pinpoint the nonprofit organizations having the greatest impact in the places and causes they care about.
December 2, 2019

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.

Parents' belief in traditional gender roles can affect daughters' math performance.
September 3, 2019

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.

New board members interview with board of directors
September 3, 2019

What’s Keeping Corporate Boards from Becoming More Diverse

And what leaders can do to change that.

AI researchers and scholars of the humanities and social sciences sit at different tables, reflecting the growing gap between their disciplines.
July 1, 2019

AI and the Social Sciences Used to Talk More. Now They’ve Drifted Apart.

Research shows that the gap between these disciplines is growing, which could make it harder to address social and ethical problems.

An interaction is seen through a police dashboard camera and a police body camera.
April 4, 2019

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.

a gymnast flips in a twitter bird spotlight
January 17, 2019

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

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

Quantifying the value of sustainable practices.
November 6, 2018

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

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

Eager student raises hand while other student hesitates.
October 2, 2018

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 theorists wear tinfoil hats.
August 7, 2018

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

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

A child makes a choice from a large choice set.
August 3, 2018

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.

People visit a bank
May 8, 2018

How to Make Economic Development More Inclusive

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

Investors examine a company's sustainable initiatives.
May 2, 2018

The Case for Investing in Green Companies

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

A man picks potatoes, which helped bring peace
May 2, 2018

How the Potato Ushered in an Era of Peace

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

Self-dehumanization leads to unethical behavior.
April 2, 2018

What Makes Deceit Such a Hard Habit to Break?

New research gets at the psychology behind serial misconduct.

Shareholder activism creates corporate change.
March 20, 2018

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.

Terrorism vs. mental illness as a reason for violence
March 1, 2018

When Do People Label Attackers as Terrorists versus Mentally Ill?

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

March 1, 2018

Take 5: How Companies Benefit from Corporate Social Responsibility

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

CSR contracting works
February 5, 2018

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.

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