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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
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
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
March 19, 2019

When academics and practitioners work together on research, there’s no standard template to follow. Two innovative projects provide models.

NBS
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April 13, 2015

With 150 certified B Corps, Latin America is the fastest growing B Corp region outside of North America. This report explores challenges facing Empresas B.

NBS
Research Insight
July 13, 2010

This study answers two questions: 1) How do firms manage stakeholders to improve their market performance? 2) What competitive benefits can firms obtain by...

NBS
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
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
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
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
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
Research Insight
June 15, 2010

While most organizations approach community engagement in a 'transactional' way, the greatest value and competitive advantage is derived from more relational...

Tom Ewart
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
Reports and Articles
May 19, 2015

Railways are part of the Canadian identity. Civic dialogue identified key issues for the Railway Association of Canada's new sustainability strategy.

Maya Fischhoff
Reports and Articles
March 1, 2014

Business can help citizens become informed, inspired, and engaged in a national dialogue about sustainability.

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
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

Managers can evaluate which are the most mutually-beneficial social causes to become involved with – and which ones their firm should avoid.

Joyce Shang
Research Insight
November 13, 2013

Can corporate giving fix a damaged reputation?

Lauren Turner