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Tima Bansal

Senior Advisor

Network for Business Sustainability

Tima Bansal is the Founder of the Network for Business Sustainability and Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at the Ivey Business School (Canada). She also heads Innovation North, which helps businesses create value for themselves and society simultaneously over the long term.

Articles by Tima Bansal

What Is Business Sustainability?

Business sustainability is not CSR, the triple bottom line, or shared value. It’s bigger, more systemic, and more long term.

Writing an online column lets me impact management practice, develop new research ideas, and sharpen my writing for academic publications. I’m not “selling out.”

For social justice and for human survival, the Indigenous worldview needs to become our guide for decisions. Businesses can play a role in this transition.

Business school students want to change their curriculum and the broader world. Let’s talk about how they can do it.


For researchers to offer practical advice for managers, we need to change the way we research. We suggest a new approach.

Current approaches to business — and business sustainability — are not working. Companies need a business model focused not only on profits, but also on waste.

Businesses often seek to scale up, but COVID-19 has given us the opportunity to think about scaling down and deep.

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Some debate whether “stakeholder capitalism” is really growing. But data show corporate boards increasingly reward executives for CSR.

The ‘new normal’ will make business more productive, but society more unequal. It’s time for a social reset.

Business school professors from 53 schools around the world identify 6 priorities for companies in the COVID-19 era

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