Social and environmental action can improve the performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This report shows how to find the value.
Building on local values can transform entrepreneurship. Efforts in the Global South have lessons for the West.
Impact investing connects financial markets with the real economy. It’s relevant for investors, fundraisers, or any organization that seeks capital.
Data analytic tools help financial institutions make sense of ESG data to better assess how sustainability drives firms’ market value.
Shared value seems promising, but many managers struggle to make it happen. This executive guide provides a new approach by focusing on business models.
Tap the joint potential of business models and shared value creation creation.
If your sustainability strategy is weak, don't be surprised if your firm has to jump through hoops to secure funds. A strong strategy breaks down barriers.
By the nature of its business, Canadian insurer, The Co-operators, is acutely aware of climate change impacts. Here's how it helps communities prepare.
Accountants are more than bean counters. At Horizon Utilities, they are leaders on climate change adaptation.
Accountants play a core role in climate change adaptation. They provide analysis to underpin key decisions, adding substance to sustainability discussions.
Poverty alleviation is increasingly about investing “patient” capital in promising individuals with powerful ideas. And, it's tied to economic growth.
Environmentally risky firms must pay higher interest rates to banks and higher returns to shareholders.
At TransLink, finance is responsible for sustainability. Sustainability efforts such as climate change adaptation are embedded throughout the organization.
Learn how Frontiers North Adventures, a Canadian travel company, identified the risks and looked for opportunities in the face of climate change.
This Canadian travel company has a two-part climate change adaptation strategy: (1) operational optimization and (2) identification of future opportunities.
To demystify the term "social economy," NBS interviewed managers at Insertech and TOHU based in Montreal, Quebec.
Research suggests that even when women get the opportunity to dictate their own pay—such as within their own social enterprises—they still settle for less.
TOHU sets the standard for sustainability in a cultural arena. The platform has helped Montreal ascend as the international capital for circus arts.
Insertech repairs and refurbishes IT equipment. It also employs and trains individuals who find it difficult to enter the job market.
With Lumni, investors participate in professional and academic advancement students. The goal is to reduce the student's risk while attracting investors.
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.
This primer explains the concept of social capital and why and how it should be measured.
This report provides a three-step process to balance short and long-term actions, cases, common obstacles to long-term action, and ways to overcome them.
This NBS research outlines factors affecting short and long-term thinking in business, respective impacts, and remaining research needs.
Ten Chilean companies gathered in August 2014 to discuss, question, identify, and prioritize sustainability challenges.