For Managers

For Managers

Are you committed to reaching your organization's social and environmental goals, and looking for research-based resources to help you in the process? Look no further. 

Resources for Managers

Here are some of our initiatives and resources geared to managers. 

Research Influencing Practice  

From 2008-2016, the NBS Leadership Council met annually to identify the greatest challenges facing Canadian business. These challenges are described in our business sustainability priorities reports.

Topics identified in these reports provided the scope of for NBS research and publications. Topics included: Civic Dialogue, Competitor Collaboration, Long-Term Thinking, Organizational Culture, Social Change, Socially Conscious Consumerism, Supply Chains, and many more. 

Learn more about all NBS topics by exploring the following articles. 

In Your Organization 

Discover NBS research focused on sustainability in your organization or, put another way, internal sustainability. 
Reports and Articles

Sustainability begins at home. How can you get your house in order?


With Other Organizations

Whether you are working on an initiative with government, NGOs, suppliers, or competitors, NBS has you covered. Learn about NBS research that explores sustainability with other organizations. 
Reports and Articles

Sustainability is about interdependence. That’s one reason working with other organizations can increase the impact of your sustainability efforts.


With Society

To achieve sustainability, multiple parts of society must work together. This article outlines NBS research that covers this extensive territory. 
Reports and Articles

Researchers agree many sustainability issues can’t be solved by one organization. Instead, multiple parts of society must work together.


Recent Sustainability News and Events

NBS news covers the latest insights and events to shape your sustainability thinking and action. 
Go to News and Events

Business Cases

For years, companies have integrated social and environmental concerns into business strategies. Yet, little was known about the relationship between corporate social responsibility and financial performance. Financial decision-makers must find the right metrics to account for the many ways sustainability impacts the bottom line. Without a better understanding of how to measure CSR, managers may choose not to invest for fear it will undermine financial performance – or they may over-invest only to find they have destroyed shareholder value. In this topic area, find research and comment related to the financial issues.
Go to Cases

Network Newsletter

NBS's monthly Network Newsletter shares the latest insights to shape your sustainability thinking—and action. 

Connecting on Collaboration

How should managers and researchers collaborate? We value the expertise of our network. We encourage you to share your experience and insights. What business sustainability issues do you see as most pressing? 
Dialogue with us