About the Report
This report answers the question: "What innovation activities help companies become sustainable?"
Whether you consider innovation the key driver of profitability or need help driving innovation to achieve your sustainability goals, you’ll find something useful in this new report. Designed for business leaders, this executive guide provides:
- A 3-stage framework for assessing which stage of the sustainability journey your organization currently occupies.
- 38 practices for fostering innovation at each stage.
- Case studies from leading organizations, large and small, that are actively finding innovative ways to serve people, profits and planet.
- Measuring and Valuing Environmental Impacts: An Introductory Guide
Includes an introduction to Life-Cycle Analysis, Environmental Footprint, Ecosystem Service Valuation, Environmental Input-Output Modeling
- Managing Sustainable Gloabl Supply Chains: A Framework and Best Practices
A comprehensive overview of baseline practices and best practices in global supply chain management.
- Managing Innovation Model
A model for fostering conventional innovation - not specific to sustainability.
Watch the webinar on Innovating for Sustainability, presented by NBS, Richard Adams, lead researcher of the Innovation Systematic Review and Carol Patterson, Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs for Tim Hortons.
About the Research
This research was driven by NBS’s Leadership Council. The council of 16 Canadian business leaders identified “innovating for sustainability” as a business priority in 2012 and asked NBS for the world’s best academic evidence on the topic. Richard Adams and colleagues at the University of Exeter reviewed 127 leading academic and industry sources from 1992 to 2012 to produce an authoritative systematic review. NBS and the research team adapted the Executive Report from the systematic review.
“The combination of innovation, sustainability and profitability is powerful.”
Director, Environmental Services, Canadian Pacific
NBS Leadership Council Member