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Author: Lauren Turner

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Racial diversity in upper and lower management leads to better strategy and implementation — and greater productivity

Different perspectives can lead to valuable insights. New guidance shows how to find the hidden potential in disagreement.

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Make your partnership win-win rather than lose-lose.

If your sustainability strategy is weak, don't be surprised if your firm has to jump through hoops to secure funds. A strong strategy breaks down barriers.

Environmentally risky firms must pay higher interest rates to banks and higher returns to shareholders.

How social activism can make stakeholders worry, and turn into real financial loss—to the tune of tens of millions.

If your firm is struggling to justify its sustainable activities, you'd better keep at least one aspect in good standing: your behaviour.

New research from MIT suggests three things your company can do to generate profit from sustainability activities.

Believing the environment was also a company responsibility, Stonemill Bakehouse president grew the company's own ingredients locally to cut emissions.

Can corporate giving fix a damaged reputation?

Authors

  • Lauren Turner

    Lauren completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Master’s in Environment and Sustainability at Western University. She interned with the Network for Business Sustainability as part of the MES program, and continued to edit and contribute content to the network in the years following. She later completed a Master’s in Insurance and Risk Management from the MIB School of Management in Italy, where she focused on environmental risk mitigation strategies in the face of changing market sentiments towards low carbon. Lauren has worked primarily in the non-profit and higher-ed sectors in Toronto and London over the past decade. Her work has revolved around corporate social responsibility in mining and minerals governance, stakeholder engagement, project and program management, and writing/editing for corporate audiences. Her writing has focused on the intersection of sustainability and finance, access to capital, investor risk, consumer behaviour, and sustainable marketing. She is interested in conversations around how industry can hedge against risk and benefit financially from improving the sustainability of their operations.

  • Maya Fischhoff

    Maya Fischhoff is the Knowledge Manager for the Network for Business Sustainability. She has worked at NBS since 2012. She has a PhD in environmental psychology from the University of Michigan and has worked for government, business, and non-profits. She also covered the celebrity beat on her college newspaper. Working for NBS allows her to combine her passions for sustainability, research, and journalism.

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