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Executive Report
December 2, 2013

Sustainability is a global problem with no single solution. Collaborative partnerships may be the key to tackling sustainability challenges going forward.

NBS
Systematic Review
December 2, 2013

Barbara Gray and Jenna Stites reviewed more than 275 publications to develop a model of four factors affecting outcomes of multi-sector partnerships.

NBS
Research Insight
November 25, 2013

Following oil spills like the Exxon Valdez, new environmental regulations drove the fastest changes in oil tanker design the industry had ever seen.

Thomas Long
Reports and Articles
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
November 13, 2013

Can corporate giving fix a damaged reputation?

Lauren Turner
Research Insight
October 31, 2013

A recent analysis of 51 companies in the UK shed light on the growth and effectiveness of joint management-stakeholder committees.

Patrick Callan
Reports and Articles
October 31, 2013

This report identifies SME-specific challenges, while highlighting the contributions of small firms towards sustainability.

NBS
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
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
July 8, 2013

Dr. Ann Dale and Rob Newell of Royal Roads University provide five tips for companies seeking innovative ways to address climate change.

NBS
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
Video
April 19, 2013

This webinar, How to Drive Social Change, features insights from researcher Ute Stephan, lead author of the NBS's research on business-driven social change....

NBS
Reports and Articles
March 28, 2013

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

Graeme Auld
Reports and Articles
March 15, 2013

Charged with fostering innovation in your firm? Start by broadening your network and collaborating with unconventional partners.

Anthea Rowe
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
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
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...

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