Understanding stakeholder engagement means understanding the relationship between an organization and its stakeholders. Over the years, various types of multi-stakeholder partnerships and initiatives have been formed. They create social value, solve complex problems and establish new norms of practice. The purpose of this blog is to provide valuable insights on approaches to community engagement around environmental concerns.

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Collaborating with the Competition

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NBS invites you to our upcoming breakfast forum and workshop, Collaborating with Competition, taking place on September 9, 2016 at Ivey’s Tangerine Leadership Centre in Toronto.

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Game of Loans

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Managers come in all shapes and sizes. Is there a management strategy that yields the best results? Should managers define rules and practices, expecting collaborators to follow… Read More

Stakeholder

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Understanding stakeholder engagement means understanding the relationship between an organization and its stakeholders. Over the years, various types of multi-stakeholder partnerships and initiatives have been… Read More

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Civic Dialogue

How to Engage in Civic Dialogue: A Best Practices Guide for Business

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Solving sustainability problems nationally or globally requires broad social consensus on the nature of a sustainable society and how to bring it about. Governments and non-governmental… Read More

Civic Dialogues on Sustainability: A Business Briefing

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Solving sustainability challenges at any scale requires broad social consensus on the meaning of sustainability and how to achieve it. Without agreement about change, we can… Read More

A Dialogue about Sustainability in Canada’s Railway Sector

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Download(s): RAC Civic Dialogue Report

Railways are part of the Canadian identity. NBS civic dialogue research identified key issues for the Railway Association of Canada’s sustainability strategy.

Latin American B Corp Sustainability Challenges 2015

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To explore challenges facing B Corps, NBS gathered 22 Empresas B from Chile, Argentina and Colombia to form the first Latin American B Corp council.

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Competitor Collaboration

Competitor Collaboration: An Assessment Tool to Advance Sustainability

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Collaborations can be tense and complex. This tool responds to the question: How can managers improve competitor collaboration to advance sustainability.

Competitor Collaboration: A Guide for Managers to Advance Sustainability

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This guide enables managers to make the case for competitor collaborations to colleagues or leaders, and determine satisfaction with current projects.

Competitor Collaboration

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Pooling resources, intelligence, leadership, and common sustainability goals with other companies, even with competitors, can elevate the level of results.

Fashion Foes Form Alliance to Detox Manufacturing Process

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For decades, a fashion powerhouse tried improving its supply chain. The more it did, the more it realized it could only be done collectively—as an industry.

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Engagement

Systematic Review: Stakeholder Engagement

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This systematic review synthesizes the entire body of research on stakeholder engagement.

Executive Briefing: Engaging the Community

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Truly effective community engagement involves complex decisions about who to work with (or through), how to engage, and what likely result to achieve.

Collaborative Community Development: A Guide for Managers

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For companies with high social and environmental impacts, success is tightly linked to the sustainability of the regions in which they operate. As they pursue regional… Read More

Collaborative Community Development: A Primer for Companies

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A new approach for community relations puts an emphasis on territory, collaboration, and the long term. Use this primer to drive sustainability in communities where your firm operates.

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Partnerships

Sustainability through Partnerships: A Systematic Review

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Collaboration is one of the keys for unlocking sustainability, with leaders from all sectors of society agreeing that solving environmental and social challenges requires unparalleled… Read More

Executive Report: Sustainability through Partnerships

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Sustainability is a global problem with no single solution. Collaborative partnerships may be the key to tackling sustainability challenges going forward.

Fashion Foes Form Alliance to Detox Manufacturing Process

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For decades, a fashion powerhouse tried improving its supply chain. The more it did, the more it realized it could only be done collectively—as an industry.

Better Late! Than Never

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Late! operates just like any other business; the difference is that all profits are devoted entirely to social projects.

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Social Capital

Measuring and Valuing Social Capital

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Recently, the value of relationships has been foregrounded in the integrated reporting movement.  The guidance provided by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) suggests that… Read More

Measuring and Valuing Social Capital

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This report provides research-based guidance on the definition, measurement, and value that social capital provides to individuals, businesses, and communities.

The Theory of Creativity

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Research suggests political correctness positively affects workplace creativity by sharpening an individual’s contribution to a group.

How Insertech Sets High Standards for Social Enterprises

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Even motivated individuals can find themselves down on their luck. Perhaps they immigrated to a new community in which their skillset doesn’t match the labour… Read More

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Social Change

Systematic Review: Business-Driven Social Change

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Companies can change people’s behaviour to benefit society and the environment, foster goodwill, and create new market opportunities.

Executive Report: Driving Social Change

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Based on 20 years of research, this report on social change answers the question, “How can companies help change people’s behaviour to benefit society?”

Fashion Foes Form Alliance to Detox Manufacturing Process

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For decades, a fashion powerhouse tried improving its supply chain. The more it did, the more it realized it could only be done collectively—as an industry.

Better Late! Than Never

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Late! operates just like any other business; the difference is that all profits are devoted entirely to social projects.

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