Barbara Gray and Jenna Stites reviewed more than 275 publications to develop a model of four factors affecting outcomes of multi-sector partnerships.
What best practices enable firms to collaborate with other organizations to advance sustainable business?
NBS's latest reports provide explicit guidance on how to select the right partner, how to manage the partnership process, and includes a toolkit complete with a partnership checklist and case studies.
Led by Dr. Barbara Gray of Pennsylvania State University, the research is a direct response to the Top 10 Sustainability Challenges for Canadian Business in 2013 identified by the NBS Leadership Council – a group of 18 organizations representing major sectors in the Canadian economy and recognized for leadership in sustainability.
In addition to the ready-to-use tools, the research helps classify and navigate different types of partnerships to help partners elicit the greatest mutual benefit. The focus on multi-sector partnerships also ensures applicability for any type of partnership.
Sustainability is a global problem with no single solution. Collaborative partnerships may be the key to tackling sustainability challenges going forward.
A team of rivals is making the denim industry more sustainable. NBS research guides their collaboration.
Make your partnership win-win rather than lose-lose.
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.
Late! operates just like any other business; the difference is that all profits are devoted entirely to social projects.
Animaná connects those at the start of the value chain—artisans, weavers, small-scale farmers—to those to those at the end—designers, companies, consumers.
With about 150 certified B Corps across six countries, the continent is the fastest growing B Corp region outside of North America.
This report signals a shift in our perception of the role sustainability plays in Canadian business.
Boundaries of the mega-city have come and gone, but Montreal’s sustainable community plan (SCP) prompted by the agglomeration demonstrates continuity.
Multi-sector partnerships can help solve complex sustainability issues. This one resolved a decades-long conflict in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest.
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This report points to critical sustainability issues, providing signposts to best practices and knowledge, to enable long-term success of Canadian business.