Contribution to Society

Our current research areas continue all previous Ciber research but present an important innovation: studying the return to society.
Our mission fits well with current trends in social economy research. We emphasize the study of social performance and propose indicators that measure aspects such as social efficiency and outreach.

Economic Players

Ciber evaluates the return to society of three types of economic players: (1) companies, particularly start-ups, hybrid organizations, social sector firms, and financial institutions, (2) public administrations, and (3) financial markets and investors. 
Furthermore, as Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) dimensions are an increasingly important part of the investment process, Ciber evaluates ESG issues to obtain a better understanding of the investment decisions and how they contribute to society.

Our Research Areas

Research Area: Companies


This area of Ciber investigates the return to the common good of companies and start-ups, financial institutions, hybrid organizations, and social sector firms, in particular to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Research Area: Public Administrations

Public Administrations

This area of Ciber evaluates the return to the common good of public administrations. In particular, public administration policies -such as subsidies and convertible loans- and the different forms of collaboration between private companies and the public sector (PPPs).

Research Area: Markets and Investors

Markets and Investors

This area of Ciber evaluates the return to the common good of financial markets and investors. In particular, socially responsible and conventional investors, both institutional and retail.

Research Area: ESG Investing

ESG Investing

This area of Ciber analyses the role of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) dimensions in investment decisions as a relevant driver of the sustainable development of society.