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Research Insight

Successful social entrepreneurs know it's not an "either/or" question. It's "both/and" leadership. If it feels like your social enterprise has bitten off more than it can chew, you’re not alone. Social enterprises have multiple and often conflict...

Melanie Goldmintz
Tara Hadler
Research Insight

Poverty alleviation is increasingly about investing “patient” capital in promising individuals with powerful ideas. And, it's tied to economic growth. To alleviate poverty, organizations should invest “patient capital” in a few game-changing entre...

Melanie Goldmintz
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
Research Insight

Using the example of 3M and its implementation of Sigma Six policies, researchers investigate how corporate culture can ultimately be reshaped. How Six Sigma Changed Corporate Culture at 3M When a new leader arrives at an organization, he or she s...

Kevin Hurren
Reports and Articles

The B Lab is more than a certifying body. It is a platform for companies (B Corps) to contribute to – not just profit from – community and environment. Ask the average person what sustainability looks like. He or she will start to tell you about ...

Kevin Hurren
Tara Hadler
Reports and Articles

This report identifies eight key challenges facing South African managers and opportunities for researchers to contribute implementable guidance. South African Sustainability Challenges & Opportunities 2014 This report identifies eight key challen...

NBS
Research Insight

High performance teams often face opposing management strategies. Rodrigo Canales explores pros and cons of management strategies in microfinance. Opposing Management Strategies in Microfinance Managers come in all shapes and sizes. Is there a man...

Kevin Hurren
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

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

Research shows that it may help to enlist well-connected change agents – and, different types of agents. Are you attempting to implement a cultural shift towards sustainability in your organization? Research shows that it may help to enlist well-c...

Alexandra Cooperman
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

Business leaders in South Africa identify a need for research on creating a shared vision for a sustainable future and social capital. Achieving Sustainable Development in South Africa A group of South African business leaders met in July 2013 to...

NBS
Reports and Articles

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. A Conversation with Tom Webler As an electrical engineer, Tom Webler always knew how mater...

Maya Fischhoff
Video

Joe Arvai outlines decision-making models and explains how people actually make their choices – including the short cuts people make.  Why is it so hard to say "yes" to sustainability options? Research conducted by Joseph Arvai, Victoria Campbell-...

NBS
Executive Report

This report is designed to help business leaders, managers, and policy-makers improve their decision-making process to reach more sustainable outcomes.  Which decision-making strategies can managers use to get the most sustainable outcome? Manager...

NBS
Systematic Review

This report covers over 60 years and 207 studies on decision-making for sustainability. How can we encourage individuals and organizations to make more sustainable choices? Practitioners at leading Canadian organizations asked NBS: “How do individ...

NBS