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(Revised from original 2010 version)
Driving Sustainability at Bloomberg L.P.
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 the following: 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?
Keywords: Corporate Entrepreneurship;
Corporate Social Responsibility and Impact;
Business and Stakeholder Relations;
New York (city, NY);
Marquis, Christopher, Daniel Beunza, Fabrizio Ferraro, and Bobbi Thomason. "Driving Sustainability at Bloomberg L.P." Harvard Business School Case 411-025, September 2011. (Revised from original August 2010 version.)