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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Game of Loans

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High performance teams often face opposing management strategies. Rodrigo Canales explores pros and cons of management strategies in microfinance.

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Civic Dialogue

Main Report: Civic Dialogues on Sustainability

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Conversations about sustainability need shared understanding to move from rhetoric to effective, collective action. Civic dialogue allows that to happen.

Executive Briefing: Civic Dialogues on Sustainability

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Solving sustainability challenges requires engaging society. This briefing identifies how both business and society can benefit from civic dialogue.

A Dialogue about Sustainability in Canada’s Railway Sector

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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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With about 150 certified B Corps across six countries, the continent is the fastest growing B Corp region outside of North America.

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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.

Greening Blue Jeans: Insights from a New Competitor Collaboration

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A team of rivals is making the denim industry more sustainable. NBS research guides their collaboration.

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.

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Engagement

Systematic Review: Engaging the Community

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Community engagement can offer firms and communities vital benefits. This research identifies what we know about how to achieve them.

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.

Engage Your Community Stakeholders: An Introductory Guide for Businesses

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A systematic approach to stakeholder engagement, like the one outlined in this guide, can bring genuine business benefits.

Collaborative Community Development: A Guide for Managers

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Apply collaborative community development to boost the social legitimacy of your firm and drive regional sustainability in communities where you operate.

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Partnerships

Sustainability through Partnerships: A Systematic Review

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Barbara Gray and Jenna Stites reviewed more than 275 publications to develop a model of four factors affecting outcomes of multi-sector partnerships.

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.

Greening Blue Jeans: Insights from a New Competitor Collaboration

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A team of rivals is making the denim industry more sustainable. NBS research guides their collaboration.

For Better or Worse: Four Tips for Successful Partnerships with NGOs

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Make your partnership win-win rather than lose-lose.

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Social Capital

Systematic Review: Measuring and Valuing Social Capital

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This comprehensive review describes what social capital is, how it is measured, and the value it provides to individuals, organisations and communities.

Executive Report: Measuring and Valuing Social Capital

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“It’s not what you know but who you know.” This guide shows how businesses can make social capital part of their decision-making and reporting.

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?”

Old Org, New Tricks

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What happens when practices once taken for granted – like smoking in the workplace – start to become less acceptable?

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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