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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.

Eager student raises hand while other student hesitates.
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.

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A man picks potatoes, which helped bring peace
Economics

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.
Social Impact

What Makes Deceit Such a Hard Habit to Break?

New research gets at the psy­chol­o­gy behind ser­i­al misconduct.

Shareholder activism creates corporate change.
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

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.

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.

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.

Social Impact

When Com­pa­nies Praise Good Behav­ior, They May Encour­age the Exact Opposite

Why giv­ing cus­tomers cred­it for altru­is­tic pur­chas­es can backfire.

Operations

Can Going Big on Eco-friend­ly Prac­tices Real­ly Pay Off?

The case for doing even more than swap­ping out lightbulbs.

Entrepreneurship

Can Your Inven­tion Take the Heat?

An infant HIV test offers lessons for entre­pre­neurs design­ing for tough conditions.

Entrepreneurship

Pod­cast: What Does It Take to Bring an Ambi­tious Prod­uct to Market?

Tips for entre­pre­neurs on when to shift the fin­ish line.

A customer weighs the environmental benefit of a green product.
Marketing

Shh! Don’t Tell the Cus­tomers that Their Solar Pan­els Will Save Them Money

Green mar­keters should stick to a sin­gle mes­sage. But which one?

Marketing

A 10:30 Cup­cake? Don’t Mind If I Do

Both con­sumers and mar­keters can ben­e­fit from know­ing when self-con­trol is lowest.

Entrepreneurship

How to Fos­ter Entre­pre­neur­ship in Emerg­ing Markets

A Q&A with four entrepreneurs about the global startup landscape—and what governments can do to help.

Leadership

How Today’s Cler­gy Are Putting Their Faith in Man­age­ment Training

Like CEOs, faith lead­ers face chal­lenges run­ning large orga­ni­za­tions in a rapid­ly chang­ing landscape.

Social Impact

How Hate­ful Rhetoric Can Cre­ate a Vicious Cycle of Dehumanization

The way we feel per­ceived can have dan­ger­ous consequences.

Social Impact

The Dan­ger of Dehu­man­iz­ing Others

Peo­ple who think oth­er groups are less evolved are more like­ly to sup­port retal­i­a­tion against them.

People enjoying social responsible wine.
Marketing

You Can Taste the Benevolence

If your cus­tomers know you donate to char­i­ty, will they like your prod­ucts more?

Social Impact

Design Think­ing Isn’t Always the Answer

The most durable solu­tions for social change come from with­in communities.