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Primer

Use this primer to drive sustainability in communities where your firm operates. How Companies Can Support Their Regions Through Collaborative Community Development This report presents a new model of community relations: collaborative community ...

Verónica Devenin
Executive Report

Apply collaborative community development to boost the social legitimacy of your firm and drive regional sustainability in communities where you operate.  How Companies Can Support Their Regions and Increase Social Legitimacy For companies with hi...

Verónica Devenin
Case Study

The Chilean city of Antofagasta is using participatory design to work with companies and government to create a community people want to live in. Transforming a Mining Town into a Community People Want to Live In The mining boom of the last decade...

Verónica Devenin
Case Study

Mining firms, government, and the Chilean community of Calama collaborate to develop a sustainable urban development plan. How Companies Support Calama with Collaborative Community Development The city of Calama, located in the driest desert in th...

Verónica Devenin
Topic Blog

Your organization’s approach to risk assessment is imperfect. But you already knew that... Any risk assessment or risk analysis begins by putting limits on, or “bounding” the topic – identifying what risks to include, which stakeholders to consid...

NBS
Research Insight

New research places business leaders at the centre of management innovation, providing inspiration for researchers and leadership for fellow practitioners. How Business Influences Research If you suspected the Harvard Business Review influences bu...

Kevin Hurren
Reports and Articles

To demystify the term "social economy," NBS interviewed managers at Insertech and TOHU based in Montreal, Quebec. "Social economy.” It’s a term we increasingly hear in media, business and certainly the academic sphere. Yet, its meaning is not alwa...

REDD
Reports and Articles

TOHU sets the standard for sustainability in a cultural arena. The platform has helped Montreal ascend as the international capital for circus arts. A Discussion with Soraya Martinez, Director, Partnerships & Philanthropy, TOHU In the late 90s, Ci...

Pamela Carpio
Reports and Articles

With about 150 certified B Corps across six countries, the continent is the fastest growing B Corp region outside of North America. From B Corps to Empresas B Latin America has produced a fertile crop of B Corp enterprises. To explore the challen...

NBS
Reports and Articles

Ten Chilean companies gathered in August 2014 to discuss, question, identify, and prioritize sustainability challenges.  Business Challenges in Latin America As Chile’s economy progresses, the need to address pressing sustainability issues become...

NBS
Research Insight

Social media has a different role with sustainability than within sales and marketing. Research identifies its value in augmenting sustainability dialogue. How Firms Like McDonald’s Use Social Media to Build Community Trust Corporate stewardship w...

Danielle Offenbacher
Tara Hadler
Research Insight

Learn to set your company-community relationship to "just right." No company can function independently from the community in which it operates. This is especially true for small businesses. What’s more, a mutually supportive company-community re...

Gareth Everard
Article

NBS makes leading research on business sustainability publicly available to professionals. This online portal makes things even easier.  Developed with support from Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, the Make the Case portal curates ca...

Tara Hadler
Research Insight

If your firm is struggling to justify its sustainable activities, you'd better keep at least one aspect in good standing: your behaviour. If your firm is struggling to justify its sustainable activities, you'd better keep at least one aspect in go...

Lauren Turner
Reports and Articles

Sustainability frameworks are useful tools, but can be a challenge to navigate. This guide helps junior mining companies navigate them. Sustainability for Exploration, Development and Small Producing Mining Companies Sustainability frameworks pro...

Lindsay McIvor
Case Study

This multi-sector partnership resolved a decades-long conflict in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest. Lessons from the Great Bear Rainforest Multi-sector partnerships can help solve complex sustainability issues. Partnerships bring together different...

Maya Fischhoff
Research Insight

New research from MIT suggests three things your company can do to generate profit from sustainability activities. Findings are based on a 2012 survey conducted as part of MIT’s Sustainability & Innovation Global Executive Study. The study was co...

Lauren Turner
Reports and Articles

Want to reduce the social risk of your operations? Build relationships not transactions. A Getting Started Toolkit for Exploration and Development Companies Want to reduce the social risk of your operations? Build relationships not transactions.  ...

Stephanie Bertels
Reports and Articles

This report points to critical sustainability issues, providing signposts to best practices and knowledge, to enable long-term success of Canadian business. How can businesses act for tomorrow today? Companies are operating in a global system that...

NBS
Reports and Articles

Take a lesson from a baby carrot – and capitalize on food waste reduction by adopting these strategies.  Food waste is under scrutiny – even Pope Francis denounced it. Researchers estimate that 40% of food goes to waste in the US and also Canada. ...

Tara Hadler
Reports and Articles

Want to start 2014 with a win? Make better business decisions immediately with our list of the 10 most popular research findings of the past year. Highlights of 2013 Want to start 2014 with a win? Make better business decisions immediately with ou...

Tara Hadler
Research Insight

Sustainable innovation is a process. And sometimes, this involves collecting – and implementing – feedback from thousands of stakeholders.  How a Spanish Retailer Grew 15 Percent with Collaborative Decision-Making Collect input from 12,000 employe...

Tara Hadler
Research Insight

Following oil spills like the Exxon Valdez, new environmental regulations drove the fastest changes in oil tanker design the industry had ever seen. Environmental Regulations Drive the Fastest Changes in Oil Tanker Design A historical analysis of ...

Thomas Long
Research Insight

A recent analysis of 51 companies in the UK shed light on the growth and effectiveness of joint management-stakeholder committees.  Researchers Spitzeck, Hansen and Grayson found that joint management-stakeholder committees (JMSCs) proved to be s...

Patrick Callan
Reports and Articles

This report identifies SME-specific challenges, while highlighting the contributions of small firms towards sustainability. SMEs & Society  This year, NBS’s SME Council brought the importance of interactions with society to the forefront. These i...

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