July 12, 2018

Survey Seeks to Identify Sustainability Practices of Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises in New York State

The Business Council emailed a survey prepared by two Ithaca College professors on the sustainability practices of businesses in New York with 250 employees or fewer and is looking for at least 500 survey responses.

The survey seeks to identify – among others things – the variety of sustainability programs that SMEs in New York have implemented and whether these measures have paid off. Please consider helping them with their data collection by responding to their survey below.

As a token of their appreciation for your participation, the study researchers will make a $1 donation for each completed survey to the charity of your choice from a list of charities provided at the end of the survey.

To preview the survey, please click here or copy and paste the link ( into your browser. There is some general information and a short introduction video on the first page of the survey. While the survey is completely anonymous, the study researchers would be pleased to share the findings of the study with your organization and acknowledge your participation if you are willing to share your business’s name and contact information at the end of the survey.

You may learn more about the initiative in this news release from Ithaca College.

Please contact the study researchers directly with any questions:

  • Dr. Narges Kasiri (, Associate Professor of Management and Fulbright Scholar
  • Dr. Hormoz Movassaghi (, Professor of Finance and International Business