View all NBS reports on knowledge priorities for business sustainability.

Business Sustainability Priorities in 2016

  1. Public Policy & Climate Change (access previous research)

  2. Collaborating for Sustainability (access previous research)

  3. Respecting Aboriginal Rights

  4. Measuring & Reporting Sustainability

  5. Sustaining Sustainability Programs (learn about the Embedding Project)

  6. Educating Consumers (access previous research)

  7. Creating a Long-term Orientation (access previous research)

Previous Reports

2016

Business Challenges for Sustainability

Top Challenge Statement: Canadian firms need to play a greater role in decarbonizing the economy and building resilience to climate impacts. To do so, they need consistent, flexible, and predictable policies that foster emission reductions without compromising firm competitiveness.

 

2015

From Challenges to Opportunities

2014

Simplifying Complexity

2013

Changing the System

2012

Canadian Business Sustainability Challenges

2011

Canadian Business Sustainability Priorities


2010

Knowledge Priorities

2009

Knowledge Priorities

2008

Knowledge Priorities


Further Research Required

Due to resource limitations, NBS can address only up to three business sustainability challenges each year. We strongly encourage management researchers to undertake their own projects on the remaining issues. Please let us know about your work.

Contact Us

If you’re an academic:

If you are investigating one of the above research questions, NBS may be able to connect you with collaborators, company access, funding, or teaching resources.

If you’re a manager:

If you want additional evidence on sustainability issues, NBS can connect you with researchers in your area of interest.

Additional Resources


 

Thought Leaders

NBS Thought Leaders offer guidance on sustainable business models for the 21st century. Thought Leaders are leading academics and practitioners: world…

John Robinson

 

News and Events

Making a business sustainable is challenging. Just ask any sustainability manager. Or 14 of them. On September 25, 2012 our Leadership Council – comprised…

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Research and Insight

What do a tire company, yogurt company, and luxury goods producer have in common? Five practices to reduce waste, improve reputation, and increase revenues.

Marie Demode

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