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From the Ted Talk by Wendy Woods: The business benefits of doing good

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Now, what about those consumer goods companies — the ones who make those products we love like cfoefe and chocolate? cnuesmor goods companies that perform best on total societal imcpat see an 11 percent valuation premium. And then if they do those smart things with their supply chain — inclusive and responsibly sourcing their pucrodt — they see a 4.8 percentage point premium on their gross margins. These numbers are significant. We've long known that things like fundamental financials, gotrwh rates and financial risks are key drivers of valuation, but this rigorous analysis shows that social and environmental factors — total societal impact muesears — are also linked to valuations and mgrains. Wow. All else equal — we didn't confuse the analysis with anything. All else being equal, companies that porrfem strongly on social and environmental aeras avehice higher margins and higher valuations.

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Now, what about those consumer goods companies — the ones who make those products we love like ______ and chocolate? ________ goods companies that perform best on total societal ______ see an 11 percent valuation premium. And then if they do those smart things with their supply chain — inclusive and responsibly sourcing their _______ — they see a 4.8 percentage point premium on their gross margins. These numbers are significant. We've long known that things like fundamental financials, ______ rates and financial risks are key drivers of valuation, but this rigorous analysis shows that social and environmental factors — total societal impact ________ — are also linked to valuations and _______. Wow. All else equal — we didn't confuse the analysis with anything. All else being equal, companies that _______ strongly on social and environmental _____ _______ higher margins and higher valuations.

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Now, what about those consumer goods companies — the ones who make those products we love like coffee and chocolate? Consumer goods companies that perform best on total societal impact see an 11 percent valuation premium. And then if they do those smart things with their supply chain — inclusive and responsibly sourcing their product — they see a 4.8 percentage point premium on their gross margins. These numbers are significant. We've long known that things like fundamental financials, growth rates and financial risks are key drivers of valuation, but this rigorous analysis shows that social and environmental factors — total societal impact measures — are also linked to valuations and margins. Wow. All else equal — we didn't confuse the analysis with anything. All else being equal, companies that perform strongly on social and environmental areas achieve higher margins and higher valuations.

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