NBS, working with researcher Dr. Tom Webler, is developing resources to enable businesses to engage in civic dialogue.
Supply chain managers are concerned with timeliness, cost, and quality. Increasingly, they must also respond to stakeholder expectations.
There is much to learn from looking at relationships. Here's what one South African company found.
A Conversation with Dr. Ann Dale In 2013, NBS’s Leadership Council identified civic dialogue as critical to sustainability. Civic dialogues are organized...
Ten Chilean companies gathered in August 2014 to discuss, question, identify, and prioritize sustainability challenges.
Charged with fostering innovation in your firm? Start by broadening your network and collaborating with unconventional partners.
To demystify the term "social economy," NBS interviewed managers at Insertech and TOHU based in Montreal, Quebec.
NBS regularly spotlights key sustainability issues for business leaders. These issues have been identified by NBS’s Leadership Council, a group of Canadian...
Corporate social responsibility and philanthropy can payoff for a firm - but only at very low or very high levels.
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) create more than 80 per cent of new jobs in Canada every year, but they also create 80 per cent of industry’s negative...
Learn to set your company-community relationship to "just right."
When academics and practitioners work together on research, there’s no standard template to follow. Two innovative projects provide models.
Explore 2012’s most popular Thought Leader posts and learn about the sustainability.
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....
New research from MIT suggests three things your company can do to generate profit from sustainability activities.
The voluntary actions taken by businesses to improve the social conditions of stakeholders, such as giving to charities or improving employee working...
Sustainability frameworks are useful tools, but can be a challenge to navigate. This guide helps small producing mining companies navigate them.
Companies in retail and financial services saw increases of $6 in sales for every $1 donated through corporate charity.
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.
This study investigates the processes underlying how business and nonprofit partnerships form. The authors identify the challenges faced by managers at each...