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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

Business leaders in South Africa identify a need for research on creating a shared vision for a sustainable future and social capital.

NBS
Reports and Articles
September 4, 2013

Differentiating products and lowering prices isn't enough. Maintaining a competitive edge involves your firm’s ability to partner up and change status quo. 

Lauren Turner
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
Reports and Articles
May 10, 2013

NBS regularly spotlights key sustainability issues for business leaders. These issues have been identified by NBS’s Leadership Council, a group of Canadian...

Ben Bradshaw
Reports and Articles
April 26, 2013

CSR reporting has become the norm for any company committed to responsible business practice. But, when done incorrectly, reporting can do more harm than...

Lauren Turner
Research Insight
November 7, 2012

Setting environmental targets is great, but the president’s commitment alone is insufficient to achieve them. New research from the French management journal...

Céline Fiorucci
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
Reports and Articles
November 2, 2012

How Canadian football team the Montreal Alouettes turned out the lights, turned down the volume and got more fans to the game

Anthea Rowe
Reports and Articles
October 22, 2012

Case Study: Kal Tire Kal Tire, Canada’s largest independently owned tire dealer, was keen to establish a national partnership with a charitable organization....

NBS
Executive Report
September 14, 2012

A systematic approach to stakeholder engagement, like the one outlined in this guide, can bring genuine business benefits. 

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
Research Insight
December 12, 2011

Managers and executives from all industries are now considering whether environmental certifications are right for their business given that many companies...

NBS
Reports and Articles
July 20, 2011

This report summarizes key lessons from NBS's community engagement forum, which brought together representatives from business, government, and academia.

NBS
Research Insight
June 10, 2011

How can companies extend periods of exceptional financial performance and end those of substandard performance? This study found that good stakeholder...

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
May 30, 2011

Community stakeholders have substantial control over corporate resources and decisions companies make about the environment. Three groups often drive...

Lauren Rakowski
Primer
January 5, 2011

Dr. Turcotte introduces fundamentals of stakeholder engagement, including key terms, issues, steps to implement strategy, and further resources.

Marie-France Turcotte
Research Insight
September 21, 2010

Research finds good stakeholder relations are a key factor in sustaining above-average financial performance.

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

How can sustainability knowledge be diffused among colleagues and employees? A number of factors facilitate organizational learning, and the results of the...

Leo Wong
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

This paper examines how interactions among governments, businesses and NGOs in and around UN conferences serve to establish global regulations, such as those...

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

To limit their conflicts with local communities, managers of multinational corporations (MNCs) must consider three interrelated factors: power inequality,...

Alberto Fonseca
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

This paper examines how attitudes towards learning in the context of inter-organizational collaboration affect how partners interact. The findings suggest...

NBS
Research Insight
July 27, 2010

The authors apply a stakeholder management lens to the recurring question: why do some firms have higher financial performance than others? Researchers...

Pam Laughland