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
Topic: Civic Dialogue
How can businesses help citizens become informed, inspired and engaged in a national dialogue about sustainability?
Greater progress on sustainability is needed and can be achieved through civic dialogue. Business historically has played little role in civic dialogues, but can make a major contribution. Civic dialogue can be an important tool for business, creating business value and complementing other forms of public engagement, such as stakeholder engagement and multi-sector partnerships.
Civic dialogues are facilitated discussions that build broad-based consensus and commitment around issues that are complex and controversial. Dialogues can involve citizens, businesses, governments and other organizations. They represent democratic change, establishing a mandate for action through citizen involvement.
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
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Last year, NBS’s Leadership Council asked: How can businesses help Canadians become informed, inspired and engaged in a national dialogue about sustainability? “Canada succeeded in… Read More