SME Moving Toward Business Sustainability

REDD September 26, 2017
Helping Canadian SMEs adopt sustainable business practices by connecting business leaders with academinc experts
You will find in this section the different contents that have been produced during the first edition of the SME conference held from 20 to 22 October 2011 in Montreal. This conference provided SME managers and CEOs an intensive and efficient forum for initiating – or advancing – their progress towards sustainability. It also provided a space for Canadian and international experts to take stock of the current knowledge about SME and sustainability and push forward the research agenda on these issues. At that time, conference participants were able to acquire a clear understanding of what sustainability means for them and their organizations. They had the opportunity to hear case studies and best practices that illustrate the business case for sustainability. They also learned about useful, reliable tools and resources that help SMEs implement sustainable pratices.

Conference proceedings

You will find in the conference proceedings the articles selected by the Scientific Committee of the conference and a summary of the proposals that have been presentated during the conference.


You will find here all the slideshows that were used during the presentations during the conference. Notice to speakers: If you want your slideshow to be available to our members, please contact us at   

Additional Resources

Research Insight

Limited research has examined the strategies small firms use to reduce environmental impacts. It is often assumed these firms don’t have the resources to undertake voluntary, beyond-compliance initiatives. Can small firms truly go beyond the basics and form proactive environmental strategies?

Pam Laughland
Research Insight

A key place to find new value is corporate social responsibility (CSR) — initiatives that drive economics as well as social or environmental agendas. But most of the research in this area has focused on large firms. How do small companies identify and leverage CSR opportunities?

Pam Laughland