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Modeling major economic events for your strategic planning

Published August 4, 2016 by Mark Bodnar
Source: Passport database

Wouldn't business life be easier if we didn't have to worry about future calamities?  If we could just gather up the data on what's happened already and what's happening now, then create a perfect strategic plan for what we want to happen in the future...

In such an idyllic world, we'd need only to press the start button on our plan and let it run without a thought about the potential for a severe recession in the US, or a sudden tightening of credit in China, or yet another oil price shock...

Highlights from our Sustainable Organization Library

Published May 4, 2016 by Mark Bodnar

I was just scanning a usage report on our Sustainable Organization Library. It's great to see that this valuable resource is being used so much!

For those who are new to the SOL, I thought I'd list a small sample of the online books, reports, and journals that were downloaded most often from it this spring -- just to give you a taste of the range of content available for your research enjoyment... <more>

Trial: ESG data via WRDS (Environmental, Social, Governance)

Published November 23, 2015 by Mark Bodnar

SFU researchers now have trial access to a collection of ESG data via our WRDS financial data interface.  This trial of RepRisk ESG data will end on Oct. 19, 2016 (yes -- 2016!).  The RepRisk data includes severity measures for each of 28 different issues (child labor, local pollution, freedom of association...) within the broader categories of Environmental, Social, and Governance.  <more>

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