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November 25, 2013

In 1996, Greenpeace prompted a boycott of PVC packaging. While a PR campaign to counter was tempting, staff at Hydro Polymers sought a long-term strategy.

Tara Hadler
Research Insight
October 31, 2013

Ethical luxury cannot be branded in a fiscal quarter.

Tara Hadler
Reports and Articles
October 31, 2013

Businesses can cut costs, motivate employees, enhance reputation and increase sales — while helping the environment, employees, and community.

NBS
Reports and Articles
October 31, 2013

NBS, working with researcher Dr. Tom Webler, is developing resources to enable businesses to engage in civic dialogue.

Maya Fischhoff
Reports and Articles
October 31, 2013

Companies in retail and financial services saw increases of $6 in sales for every $1 donated through corporate charity.

Lauren Turner
Reports and Articles
October 31, 2013

How Do Green Products Pay? Customers will pay up to 5 to 10 per cent more for responsible products or services if function and quality remain the same. How...

Lauren Turner
Reports and Articles
October 30, 2013

People may disagree on climate change causes and actions. But framing the issue as risk management can bring everyone to the table.

NBS
Reports and Articles
July 22, 2013

As an engineer, Tom Webler knew how materials would respond to certain conditions. As a sociologist, he is dedicated to involving citizens in public policy.

Maya Fischhoff
Reports and Articles
June 20, 2013

A Conversation with Dr. Ann Dale In 2013, NBS’s Leadership Council identified civic dialogue as critical to sustainability. Civic dialogues are organized...

Maya Fischhoff
Research Insight
June 7, 2013

Family firms have stronger relationships with customers, suppliers and community partners than their publicly-traded counterparts. As CSR activities become...

Lauren Turner
Research Insight
March 4, 2013

As a supervisor, research shows you have more pull over employees than the C-Suite when it comes to selling staff on sustainability initiatives.

Lisa Richmond
Systematic Review
February 20, 2013

Companies can change people’s behaviour to benefit society and the environment, foster goodwill, and create new market opportunities.

NBS
Research Insight
January 18, 2013

People who care about poverty in developing countries won’t necessarily pay price premiums for environmental products, and vice versa.

Marie Demode
Executive Report
January 9, 2013

How can companies help change people's behaviour in order to benefit society? Organizations have the resources and market influence to effect positive...

NBS
Reports and Articles
January 4, 2013

Explore 2012’s most popular Thought Leader posts.

NBS
Reports and Articles
November 5, 2012

Research shows companies can engage community groups in three main ways. This guide is based on more than 200 studies and is designed to help small...

NBS
Research Insight
July 19, 2012

Employees get the warm fuzzies when they think their companies use CSR altruistically, but for managers, it's really about the numbers.

Kristin Neudorf
Research Insight
March 16, 2012

Consumers value corporate social responsibility (CSR) and responsible products when they see information, moral alignment, and affordability.

Chelsea Hicks-Webster
Executive Report
February 27, 2012

This report is designed to help business leaders, managers, and policy-makers improve their decision-making process to reach more sustainable outcomes.

NBS
Systematic Review
February 27, 2012

This report covers over 60 years and 207 studies on decision-making for sustainability.

NBS
Research Insight
February 17, 2012

The voluntary actions taken by businesses to improve the social conditions of stakeholders, such as giving to charities or improving employee working...

Thomas Long
Primer
June 13, 2011

This primer defines what socially conscious consumerism is, who does it, why, and how to market for it.

Remi Trudel
Research Insight
June 10, 2011

Firms planning to engage in CSR activities to interest stakeholders must decide which activities to announce – and which to keep quiet.

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
June 10, 2011

What motivates managers to look beyond regulatory requirements to improve their company’s environmental practices? It may be a matter of perspective. This...

Jason Winders
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

Discover how investing in CSR insures your firm by protecting your reputation and reducing financial impact of negative press.

Lauren Rakowski