How do you measure and value your organizations' environmental impacts?

Many organizations are interested in decreasing their negative environmental impacts, but doing so requires that they first understand what these impacts are. To gain insight into how to determine these impacts, NBS conducted a systematic review of 180 studies and 20 tools in this area. The resulting report is designed to help senior executives and decision-makers new to sustainability navigate the strategic decision-making process for managing their firm’s environmental impacts.

  • Why should your company consider its environmental impacts?
  • What steps must you take to measure your organizations' environmental impacts?
  • Which tools should you use?

Be sure to read the Globe and Mail article highlighting the importance of measuring and valuing your company's environmental impacts.

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Executive Report: Measuring & Valuing Environmental Impacts

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Navigate the decision-making process to manage environmental impacts like a pro.

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Learn how FNA identified the risks and looked for opportunities in the face of climate change.

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Download(s): Addressing Food Waste In Canada

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Many firms use ISO’s 14000 standards to support various aspects of environmental management.  ISO 14001, specifically, describes a framework companies can use to set up… Read More

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Believing the environment was also a company responsibility, Stonemill Bakehouse president grew the company’s own ingredients locally to cut emissions.

Tim Hortons’ Cup-to-Tray Recycling Program

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The need: In 2011 in Nova Scotia, Tim Hortons became the first Canadian quick service restaurant (QSR) to implement a “closed-loop” recycling program. Carol Patterson,… Read More

Webinar: Business Case for Sustainability

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Hear from NBS Topic Editor John Peloza review research findings on the relationship between CSR and financial performance. Get evidence to support your strategic planning,… Read More

Top 10 CSR Research Findings of 2012

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From green logistics to employee ethics, NBS present 2012’s most popular Research Insights.


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