Topic: Decision-making

How can we encourage individuals in organizations to make more sustainable choices?

Many decisions individuals make – from what food to buy to how much energy to use – involve sustainability related tradeoffs. Organizations, too, make sustainability decisions. Some decisions, such as where to site a new facility or how to manage a natural resource, can involve a range of interests and criteria and have significant implications for profits, the environment and society. To gain insight into how individuals can make better decisions, NBS conducted a systematic review of 207 articles from more than 60 years. The resulting report is designed to help individuals understand how they and their organizations can improve their decision-making processes to reach more sustainable outcomes.

  • How do individuals make decisions regarding social and environmental issues?
  • How can these individuals and organizations overcome inherent biases in the decision-making process?
  • Which tools are available to help individuals reach the sustainable outcome?

Watch the webinar which presented the results of the Decision-making for Sustainability Systematic Review.

 


Systematic Review: Decision-making

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This report features the most comprehensive and credible evidence to date on decision-making for sustainability. ... Read More »

Executive Report: Decision-making

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Top 5 Insights from CSR Thought Leaders

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NBS’s Thought Leader Forum features world experts on sustainability issues, offering guidance on sustainable business models for the 21st century. Here are 2012’s most popular […] ... Read More »

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