How can we encourage individuals in organizations to make more sustainable choices?

Many decisions individuals make – from what food to buy to how much energy to use – involve sustainability related tradeoffs. Organizations, too, make sustainability decisions. Some decisions, such as where to site a new facility or how to manage a natural resource, can involve a range of interests and criteria and have significant implications for profits, the environment and society. To gain insight into how individuals can make better decisions, NBS conducted a systematic review of 207 articles from more than 60 years. The resulting report is designed to help individuals understand how they and their organizations can improve their decision-making processes to reach more sustainable outcomes.

  • How do individuals make decisions regarding social and environmental issues?
  • How can these individuals and organizations overcome inherent biases in the decision-making process?
  • Which tools are available to help individuals reach the sustainable outcome?

Watch the webinar which presented the results of the Decision-making for Sustainability Systematic Review.


Systematic Review: Decision-Making for Sustainability


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This report covers over 60 years and 207 studies on decision-making for sustainability.

Executive Report: Decision-Making for Sustainability


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

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