Learn to influence individuals and organizations to make more sustainable choices. 
NBS April 18, 2017
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. 
NBS resources are designed to help individuals understand how they and their organizations can improve their decision-making processes to reach more sustainable outcomes. 
Resources on CEO decision-making specifically address the factors shaping CEO thinking on sustainability, three key barriers preventing CEOs from prioritizing sustainability, qualities of influential change agents (as told by CEOs), and the strategies and tactics to help change agents support their CEOs to incorporate sustainability. 

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Reports and Articles

New research and tools provide insight into CEO decision-making for sustainability.

Executive Report

Leverage the CEO's position – at the interface between the external environment and the internal hierarchy of their companies – to drive sustainability.

Systematic Review

This report outlines the influences on CEO decision-making for sustainability and identifies actions for change agents to support their CEOs.


What helps shift CEO decision-making around sustainability? How can corporate change agents support this process? Read this primer to find out. 

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