About the Network for Business Sustainability
A Canadian non-profit, the Network for Business Sustainability produces authoritative resources on important sustainability issues with the goal of changing management practice. We unite thousands of researchers and business leaders worldwide who believe passionately in research-based practice and practice-based research.
NBS is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Richard Ivey School of Business (at Western University), the Université du Québec à Montréal, our Leadership Council, Industry Association Council and SME (small and medium enterprise) Council.
About NBS's Leadership Council
NBS’s Leadership Council is a group of Canadian sustainability leaders representing diverse sectors. At an annual meeting, these leaders identify their top priorities in business sustainability – the issues on which their organizations need authoritative answers and reliable insights. Their sustainability priorities inform NBS research projects.
Thanks to Deloitte
This report was produced and distributed with the help of Deloitte. Deloitte has a strong and growing global Sustainability practice, with more than 800 partners and professionals from more than 50 countries across the globe. For more than a decade, Deloitte's Sustainability team applies its unique integrated systems approach across the areas of governance, workplace, workforce, supply chain, operations, products and information technology to help organizations make the connection between sustainability and economic performance. They draw on the extensive experience of their risk management, consulting, financial advisory, tax and audit professionals to drive a client-centric approach to protecting and creating economic, environmental and social value. Their approach is built on deep knowledge of industries and sectors, focused technical credentials, and a broad complement of time-tested methods and capabilities.
About Deloitte (www.deloitte.ca)
Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services. Deloitte LLP, an Ontario limited liability partnership, is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte operates in Quebec as Deloitte s.e.n.c.r.l., a Quebec limited liability partnership.
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.
The information contained herein is not intended to substitute for competent professional advice.