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February 27, 2017

Maps help us make sense of our complex world. LCAs can do the same for your business.

Céline Zollinger
News and Events
November 2, 2016

Join the NBS Innovation Project to build an innovation process that create value for your company and for society.

Tara Hadler
Pam Laughland
Research Insight
October 8, 2015

Research suggests norms for political correctness can positively effect workplace creativity by sharpening an individual’s contribution to a group.

Kevin Hurren
Research Insight
July 13, 2015

Using the example of 3M and its implementation of Sigma Six policies, researchers investigate how corporate culture can ultimately be reshaped.

Kevin Hurren
Reports and Articles
April 28, 2015

Insertech repairs and refurbishes IT equipment. It also employs and trains individuals who find it difficult to enter the job market.

Pamela Carpio
Reports and Articles
April 14, 2015

Animaná connects those at the start of the value chain – artisans, weavers, small-scale farmers – to those at the end – designers, companies, consumers.

Kevin Hurren
Tara Hadler
Reports and Articles
April 14, 2015

The rise of certified Latin American B Corps is noteworthy. Sistema B wants to help southern B Corps achieve scale and impact. The B Corps of Sistema B The...

Kevin Hurren
Tara Hadler
Reports and Articles
April 14, 2015

The B Lab is more than a certifying body. It is a platform for companies (B Corps) to contribute to – not just profit from – community and environment.

Kevin Hurren
Tara Hadler
Reports and Articles
November 26, 2014

This report identifies eight key challenges facing South African managers and opportunities for researchers to contribute implementable guidance.

NBS
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
April 11, 2014

In small businesses, size and flat hierarchies make ecodesign changes easier to implement.

Marie Demode
Reports and Articles
February 3, 2014

This report points to critical sustainability issues, providing signposts to best practices and knowledge, to enable long-term success of Canadian business.

NBS
Reports and Articles
January 20, 2014

Research suggests sustainability programs build many competencies in students that valuable to prospective employers.

Chelsea Hicks-Webster
Reports and Articles
January 3, 2014

Want to start 2014 with a win? Make better business decisions immediately with our list of the 10 most popular research findings of the past year.

Tara Hadler
Thought Leaders
November 25, 2013

Dr. John Sterman, a world leader in the field of system dynamics, identifies how businesses can incorporate systems thinking.

John Sterman
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
Case Study
November 13, 2013

Believing the environment was also a company responsibility, Stonemill Bakehouse president grew the company's own ingredients locally to cut emissions.

Lauren Turner
Reports and Articles
October 31, 2013

Firms in developed economies should watch for systems-changing innovations happening elsewhere. 

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

Based on decades of top academic and industry research, this small business guide answers the question: How can companies innovate to become sustainable?

Anthea Rowe
Research Insight
July 5, 2013

Use the following eight strategies to design products and services that are more environmentally and socially responsible.

Lauren Turner
Reports and Articles
June 7, 2013

The Justice Video Network processes approximately 135,000 accused criminals per year, minimizing travel costs and GHG emissions.

Anthea Rowe
Video
May 24, 2013

Dr. Richard Adams shares his sustainability-oriented innovation framework and Carol Patterson describes closed loop recycling at Tim Hortons. 

NBS
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
Case Study
March 4, 2013

Learn how a paper manufacturer reduced GHG emissions by more than 40% – with a two-year payback period on its initiative.

NBS