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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Urban Development for Mining Communities

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Mining firms, government, and the Chilean community of Calama collaborate to develop a sustainable urban development plan.

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.

A Dialogue about Sustainability in Canada’s Railway Sector

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Download(s): RAC Civic Dialogue Report

Railways are part of the Canadian identity. NBS civic dialogue research identified key issues for the Railway Association of Canada’s sustainability strategy.

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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Research suggests that even when women get the opportunity to dictate their own pay—such as within their own social enterprises—they still settle for less.

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

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

Better Late! Than Never

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Late! operates just like any other business; the difference is that all profits are devoted entirely to social projects.

Latin American B Corp Sustainability Challenges 2015

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Download(s): B Corp Report

To explore challenges facing B Corps, NBS gathered 22 Empresas B from Chile, Argentina and Colombia to form the first Latin American B Corp council.

The Battle for Renewable Energy Supremacy

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Renewable energy can seem a peaceful landscape of sun and wind. But to researcher Joern Hoppmann (ETH Zurich), the renewable energy market is a chess… Read More

Understanding Why a Technology Triumphs

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Renewable energy can seem a peaceful landscape of sun and wind: but different technologies are busily competing. Joern Hoppmann explains why some triumph.

Game of Loans

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Managers come in all shapes and sizes. Is there a management strategy that yields the best results? Should managers define rules and practices, expecting collaborators to follow… Read More


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