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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.

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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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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 »

Sustainability in 140 Characters?

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Corporate stewardship was in vogue in the 80s and 90s. Companies strived to be seen as protectors of environmental and social good. But stewardship can […] ... Read More »

How to Launch a National Dialogue on Sustainability

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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 »
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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 »

Six Tips to Help SMEs with Ecodesign

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Ecodesign Imparts Competitive Advantage, Especially for SMEs Ecodesign means designing products that minimize environmental impact along the entire product life-cycle.  This includes reducing resource consumption […] ... Read More »

Simplifying Complexity: The 8 Sustainability Challenges for Canadian Business in 2014

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Download(s): 2014 Challenges Report

Each year, the Network for Business Sustainability convenes our Leadership Council to discuss and debate the most critical issues limiting sustainable development: in organizations, value […] ... Read More »
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Sustainability in 140 Characters?

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Corporate stewardship was in vogue in the 80s and 90s. Companies strived to be seen as protectors of environmental and social good. But stewardship can […] ... Read More »

Opportunity out of Calamity: A Glass Half-Full Approach to Food Waste Reduction

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What is food waste? The answer is troubling. A recent study points out that there is no clear, commonly agreed upon definition of food waste […] ... Read More »

Damaged Goods

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When in doubt, throw it out. For years, this slogan belonged to food safety efforts. Now it’s being adopted as a new mantra for recycling […] ... Read More »

The Goldilocks Principle

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No company can function independently from the community in which it operates. This is especially true for small businesses. What’s more, a mutually supportive company-community […] ... Read More »
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