Bauer Business Focus

Benefits Of Sustainable Products

Guest: Professor Funda Sahin

Socially responsible products often have hidden benefits. Professor Funda Sahin with the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston says that can help consumers justify paying more to do good.

“Consumers prefer to buy socially responsible products, but hesitate at paying a premium price. However, they often overlook that associated product and process innovations can result in a superior performing product, in addition to societal benefits.”

“For example, electrical vehicles, originally developed for environmental protection, also provide performance improvements in acceleration, operational efficiency, maintenance and ride noise: a win-win for society and consumers.”

“So, next time you pay a little more for a sustainable product, smile knowing that you are not only supporting societal well-being, but you are also getting a better product.”

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