How can innovation drive sustainability within companies?

Innovation is a key driver of competitiveness. It helps firms develop new products and processes while improving environmental and social impacts. NBS's new report provides a framework and best practices to help companies' “sustainability-oriented innovation” (SOI).

The report reveals how sustainability innovation is different from conventional innovation, identifies the stages of innovation companies move through on their journey toward sustainability, and pinpoints the specific practices that will enhance firms’ sustainability performance.

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Systematic Review: Innovating for Sustainability

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Research on sustainability innovation by Richard Adams reveals three stages: operational optimization, organizational transformation, and systems building.

Executive Report: Innovating for Sustainability

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What innovation activities help companies become sustainable? This report outlines 38 innovation practices that drive sustainability.

Greening Blue Jeans: Insights from a New Competitor Collaboration

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A new competitor collaboration is using a research-based approach to make the denim industry more sustainable. Learn from their experience.

Optimize Resources with Big Data

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Disruptions distracting you? Innovations like big data can actually focus your sustainability efforts. Save money and energy today – the world tomorrow.

When Technology Makes Corporations Irrelevant

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New technologies mean new kinds of enterprises. Here’s how workers can adapt.

Use Life Cycle Assessment to Map Your Organization’s Future

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Maps help us make sense of our complex world. LCAs can do the same for your business.

The Theory of Creativity

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Research suggests political correctness positively affects workplace creativity by sharpening an individual’s contribution to a group.

The Challenge of Change

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Using the example of 3M and its implementation of Sigma Six policies, researchers investigate how corporate culture can ultimately be reshaped.

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

Good is the New Black

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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.

Big Picture B Corps

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The rise of certified Latin American B Corps is noteworthy. Sistema B wants to help these southern B Corps achieve scale and impact.

B Corps: To “B” or not to “B”

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The B Lab is more than a certifying body. It is a platform for companies (B Corps) to contribute to – not just profit from – community and environment.

Pathways to Change

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This report identifies eight key challenges facing South African managers and opportunities for researchers to contribute implementable guidance.

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.


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