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Research Insight
April 28, 2014

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

Lauren Turner
Reports and Articles
March 28, 2013

Public policies and engaging in environmental policy can have major implications for your company’s operations and profitability.

Graeme Auld
Case Study
April 11, 2014

Multi-sector partnerships can help solve complex sustainability issues. This one resolved a decades-long conflict in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest.

Maya Fischhoff
Primer
January 9, 2017

A new model for community relations puts a new emphasis on territory. Use this primer to drive sustainability in communities where your firm operates.

Verónica Devenin
Research Insight
December 9, 2013

Sustainable innovation is a process. And sometimes, this involves collecting – and implementing – feedback from thousands of stakeholders. 

Tara Hadler
Primer
March 24, 2015

This primer explains the concept of social capital and why and how it should be measured.

NBS
Research Insight
November 17, 2018

Bringing in an unfamiliar idea requires small steps, allies, and emotion.

Maya Fischhoff
Reports and Articles
April 28, 2015

TOHU sets the standard for sustainability in a cultural arena. The platform has helped Montreal ascend as the international capital for circus arts.

Pamela Carpio
Reports and Articles
January 25, 2016

For decades, a fashion powerhouse tried improving its supply chain. The more it did, the more it realized it could only be done collectively—as an industry.

Garima Sharma
Reports and Articles
September 29, 2014

Renewable energy can seem a peaceful landscape of sun and wind: but different technologies are busily competing. Joern Hoppmann explains why some triumph.

Emily Joldersma
Research Insight
June 30, 2010

This paper highlights how managers form effective partnerships between business, government and non-profits to address social issues. Successful partnerships...

Lauren Rakowski
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
January 20, 2014

Take a lesson from a baby carrot – and capitalize on food waste reduction by adopting these strategies.

Tara Hadler
Reports and Articles
October 20, 2014

NBS’s Montréal office meets with its council of small and medium-sized enterprises to discuss their sustainability priorities.

REDD
Research Insight
December 15, 2014

How social activism can make stakeholders worry, and turn into real financial loss—to the tune of tens of millions.

Lauren Turner
Case Study
May 12, 2014

Boundaries of the mega-city have come and gone, but Montreal's sustainable community plan (SCP) prompted by the agglomeration demonstrates continuity.

Tara Hadler
Case Study
September 12, 2016

The Chilean city of Antofagasta is using participatory design to work with companies and government to create a community people want to live in.

Verónica Devenin
Case Study
August 15, 2016

Mining firms, government, and the Chilean community of Calama collaborate to develop a sustainable urban development plan.

Verónica Devenin
Research Insight
August 18, 2014

Social media has a different role with sustainability than within sales and marketing. Research identifies its value in augmenting sustainability dialogue.

Danielle Offenbacher
Tara Hadler
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