What is NBS?

A non-profit established in 2005, the Network for Business Sustainability is a powerful and growing network of international academic experts and business leaders. NBS produces authoritative resources on important sustainability issues – with the goal of shaping management practice and research. We connect thousands of researchers and professionals worldwide who are interested in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and who believe in the value of research-based practice and practice-based research.

Our Vision

We envision a world where businesses contribute to prosperous economies, healthy ecosystems, and strong communities.

Our Mission

NBS enables business sustainability by fostering collaboration and co-creating knowledge through research and practice.

How We Work

NBS uses its academic and industry funding to commission research on the business community's top sustainability challenges. We identify the best researchers in the world to study those issues and manage the research process to ensure findings are relevant and actionable for industry. We translate the academic studies into practical planning resources for business and disseminate them at no cost worldwide. Read our 2013 Activity Report.




Our main global office is located at the Ivey Business School (Western University) in London, Canada. NBS Canada's offices are in London and at the Université du Québec à Montréal. NBS South Africa's office is located at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg, South Africa. NBS Chile's office is housed at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI)’s Centre for Business Sustainability in Peñalolén, Santiago.

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