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About the Report

This report is designed to help business leaders and policy-makers improve their decision-making process to reach more sustainable outcomes. It reveals:

  • How sustainability decisions are – and aren’t – like other decisions
  • What decisions are most susceptible to bias and error
  • How to translate decisions into action
  • What techniques can help make decisions easier and will lead to a sustainable outcome

The report is an extension of the Network for Business Sustainability's systematic review of the body of research on decision-making for sustainability, entitled Decision-making for sustainability: A Systematic Review of the Body of Knowledge, conducted by researchers at University of Calgary. Synthesizing data from 207 studies, the review presents a comprehensive compilation of high-quality knowledge on this topic.

Who Should Read the Report

Decision-makers in government and industry.