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William Cox

Managing Director, Management & Excellence, Madrid, Spain
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William Cox is managing director of Management & Excellence (M&E), a sustainability auditing and rating firm with offices in Madrid and São Paulo. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics, a finance degree from the University of Oxford, and degrees in philosophy and political science from Boston University. M&E specializes in demonstrating the financial returns of sustainability projects and works for several of the largest blue-chip companies in Brazil, the United States, and Europe. Before cofounding M&E 10 years ago, Cox ran his own consulting firm in Germany and was managing director of Hill & Knowlton in Switzerland. He is the author of six books and many professional articles.

Articles by this Author

  • Sustainability and Corporate Reputation: Who Needs Reputation When You’ve Got Cash Flows?
    by William Cox
    Of 1,749 corporate executives from various sectors worldwide, 72% see sustainability as very important in managing corporate reputation. In the manufacturing sector, this proportion was as high as 79%—in both cases sustainability’s impact on reputation was the number one reason cited for getting involved in sustainability (Bonini, Görner, and Jones, 2010). Although these and similar data suggest that executives believe that sustainability...

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