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This Behavioral Scientist Wants to Help Increase Vaccination Uptake

Featured in BU’s The Brink, July 29, 2021: Nina Mazar is coming up with ways to get more people vaccinated, and positively influence other behaviors related to energy usage, organ donation. For Boston University behavioral scientist Nina Mazar, getting the chance to influence real-world change is the driving force behind her research: What inspires people […]

Nudge for Social Good: A simple, no-cost way to increase organ donor registrations

Led by Susilo co-director, Nina Mazar, researchers from Queens University, Boston University, University of Toronto, University of Rochester, and Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Canada published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that tests a simple, no-cost intervention that can double registration rates, thus helping communities gradually increase the number of prospective donors. The […]

Do Behavioral Nudges Work on Organizations?

Susilo Co-Director, Nina Mazar, and her collaborators share with Harvard Business Review their latest insights on if and how organizations can be nudged. Here is the link to the article. Summary: Behavioral economics has shown that nudges can be used to help individuals act in their best interests. But can you apply similar tools to […]

Susilo Institute and ISE Launch Program to Improve Sustainable Investment Metrics and Processes

University Research Institutes and Questrom School of Business team up to equip investors with more meaningful Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) metrics to measure corporate impact. In response to the rapid growth of impact investing as a mainstream asset management strategy, Boston University (BU) today announced the launch of the Impact Measurement and Allocation Program […]

Susilo research included in FT list of Research with Social Impact

Romain Cadario, Senior Academic Research at the Susilo Insitute, and Pierre Chandon (INSEAD) explore how restaurants and grocery stores can nudge consumers to healthier eating. Their research has just appeared in the 2020 May issue of the journal Marketing Science. Earlier this year, this research was included in the Financial Times’ top 100 business school […]

New research on behavioral change in organizations

Is it better to motivate workers with claims of actions being good for the environment or just acknowledging how they advance the organization’s bottom line? The answer is not what most people may think, based on recent research by Matthew Amengual (University of Oxford) & Evan Apfelbaum, Fellow at the Susilo Institute and Associate Professor […]

How CSR can contribute to company competitiveness? Podcast with Caroline Flammer

Caroline Flammer, Associate Professor at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and Fellow at the Susilo Institute, participated in a podcast with the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). In this episode, Caroline discusses how CSR  can contribute to company competitiveness; why companies don’t engage more extensively on CSR; and whether CSR can ever constrain […]

Nature Sustainability report about design behavior for sustainability

A Nature Sustainability expert panel published a report on “how behavioral scientists, engineers, and architects can work together to advance how we all understand and practice design—in order to enhance sustainability in the built environment, and beyond.” The international panel of experts includes Susilo Institute’s co-director Pr. Nina Mazar. The report and comment in Nature […]

Can executive compensation influence long-term success? Joint research with FCLTGlobal (Focusing Capital on the Long Term)

What is the relationship between CEO variable performance compensation (as opposed to base salary) and long-term success? Two teams of BU Questrom MBA students worked on a semester long, behavioral economics-focused consulting project examining behavioral insights explaining CEO’s short-term decision making and proposed solutions specifically designed to tackle behavioral biases associated. Here are snippets of […]