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Business in the Community has recently conducted research with Ipsos MORI which reveals a statistically significant link between effective management and governance of environmental and social issues and financial performance. The report examines the relationship between total shareholder return, dividend yield and share volatility and the management of non-financial issues in the 33 FTSE 350 companies that have measured and managed their corporate responsibility through Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index) in each of its six years. The results revealed that those companies which actively managed and measured social and environmental issues outperformed their FTSE 350 peers on total shareholder return by between 3.3% and 7.7% throughout the period 2002-2007.