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Business sustainability is often seen as managing the triple bottom line of corporate environmental, social and financial performance. This view is a translation of the World Commission on Environment and Development’s conception of sustainable development that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. NBS takes a “systems” approach to sustainability. We see business sustainability as resilient businesses that create economic value, healthy ecosystems and strong communities. Find strategic discussion in this blog.

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Use Your HR Professionals to Foster Sustainable Corporate Culture

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Human resource (HR) professionals play an important role in improving a firm’s social performance and can help integrate sustainability initiatives across the firm, according to […] ... Read More »

Build CSR Metrics into Your Balanced Scorecard

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To successfully monitor CSR activity and ensure its connection to organizational strategy, managers should build CSR metrics into their existing organizational dashboards. Researchers François Meyssonnier, […] ... Read More »

“Good” Companies Launch More New Products

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For those leaders still trying to make the business case for sustainability, here’s something to tell senior management: CSR will help your company generate more […] ... Read More »

Use Environmental Performance to Get to the Top

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Pressure from customers, shareholders, governments and the general public pushes firms to improve their environmental performance – but what about a firm’s competitors? What role […] ... Read More »
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Decision-making

Systematic Review: Decision-making

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This report features the most comprehensive and credible evidence to date on decision-making for sustainability. ... Read More »

Executive Report: Decision-making

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This report is designed to help business leaders and policy-makers improve their decision-making process to reach more sustainable outcomes. ... Read More »

The Challenge of Change

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What happens to corporate culture when a new boss arrives on scene and challenges taken-for-granted beliefs? He or she seeks results and change, but might […] ... Read More »

Pay It Forward

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Burdened by unsustainable business models of the past, future leaders and entrepreneurs will need to re-invent what it means to succeed. That can’t happen, however, […] ... Read More »
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Innovation

Systematic Review: Innovating for Sustainability

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This report features the most comprehensive and credible evidence to date on innovation for sustainability. ... Read More »

Executive Report: Innovating for Sustainability

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This report answers the question: “What innovation activities help companies become sustainable?” ... Read More »

The Challenge of Change

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What happens to corporate culture when a new boss arrives on scene and challenges taken-for-granted beliefs? He or she seeks results and change, but might […] ... Read More »

NBS-SA Research on Innovative Business Models

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In this interview, Florian Lüdeke-Freund discusses his scientific inquiry into sustainable and innovative business models. This research project was initiated after the NBS-SA Leadership Council asked, “How […] ... Read More »
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Long-Term Thinking

Systematic Review: Bringing Long-Term Thinking into Business

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Corporate short-termism is one of the most significant issues confronting both business and society today. Short-term action offers quick wins, while long-term action offers lasting […] ... Read More »

Executive Report: Long-Term Thinking in a Short-Term World

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Managers often ask: Should I act for short-term results, or think long-term? Choosing the right mix of short- and long-term action maximizes firm value. But […] ... Read More »

Climate Change Finance Frontiers

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In the accompanying video, learn how Frontiers North Adventures integrates climate change into their financial accounting.  This video is part of CPA Canada’s climate change […] ... Read More »

On the Frontline of Climate Change

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When Jennifer Ash, CMA, arrived at the office one Monday morning in the fall of 2014, her boss, John Gunter, shared the news he had […] ... Read More »
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Strategic Planning

Select a Planning Approach for Your Shared Vision

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Business has contributed to the problem of unsustainable development, but it is also critical to its solution. This executive report helps practitioners move their organizations towards […] ... Read More »

How to Make Strategic Planning Effectively Inclusive

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Leadership inherently involves envisioning the future and then creating a plan to get there. Business leadership is no different. But when creating a shared vision […] ... Read More »

Better Late! Than Never

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Great minds think alike. Right? Though seemingly exclusive, business strategies and social initiatives often emerge from a combined process. This crucial understanding helped form Late!, first […] ... Read More »

Pay It Forward

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Burdened by unsustainable business models of the past, future leaders and entrepreneurs will need to re-invent what it means to succeed. That can’t happen, however, […] ... Read More »
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A Dialogue about Sustainability in Canada’s Railway Sector

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In 2014, NBS released its report on civic dialogue, describing how businesses can support national dialogues on sustainability. The Railway Association of Canada (RAC), a […] ... Read More »

The Social Economy: From IT to the Circus, Building Community and Commerce

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“Social economy.” It’s a term we increasingly hear in media, business and certainly the academic sphere. Yet, its meaning is not always clear.  Social economy […] ... Read More »

Pay Inequality Among Social Enterpreneurs?

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When it comes to gender pay gaps, the injustice may be clear but the causes aren’t always. Discrimination is often identified as the cause of […] ... Read More »

House of Culture & Convergence

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In the late 90s, Cirque du Soleil, En Piste and the National Circus School wanted to create a platform for circus arts. As key organizations […] ... Read More »
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