Driving Sustainability at Bloomberg L.P.

Posted: 10 Apr 2012

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Christopher Marquis

Cornell University; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Daniel Beunza

Cass Business School

Fabrizio Ferraro

IESE Business School

Bobbi Thomason

Stanford University

Date Written: September 28, 2011

Abstract

Describes the addition of environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance indicators to the Bloomberg terminal. The initiative grew out of Bloomberg's broader sustainability initiatives and is an example of how committed employees can create positive social change within organizations. Issues highlighted in the case for discussion include: How can committed employees implement an innovative sustainability initiative within a large corporation? How can ESG data be more strategic for both Bloomberg and investors? And finally: How should the ESG data industry be structured, and what impact does ESG data have on the future institutionalization of sustainability?

Learning Objective: To examine organizational and institutional change process in the sustainability domain, and secondly the importance and economic impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics for diverse corporate stakeholders.

Suggested Citation

Marquis, Christopher and Beunza, Daniel and Ferraro, Fabrizio and Thomason, Bobbi, Driving Sustainability at Bloomberg L.P. (September 28, 2011). Harvard Business School Organizational Behavior Unit Case No. 411-025. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2037906

Christopher Marquis (Contact Author)

Cornell University ( email )

363 Sage Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.chrismarquis.com

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Daniel Beunza

Cass Business School ( email )

London
United Kingdom

Fabrizio Ferraro

IESE Business School ( email )

AV.da Pearson 21
Barcelona, 08034
Spain
932534200 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://blog.iese.edu/ferraro/

Bobbi Thomason

Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

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