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April 19, 2018

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) often don’t have the sustainability information needed for action. This report shows how to build knowledge.

Marie-France Turcotte
REDD
Reports and Articles
February 27, 2017

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

Céline Zollinger
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

To demystify the term "social economy," NBS interviewed managers at Insertech and TOHU based in Montreal, Quebec.

REDD
Reports and Articles
April 28, 2015

TOHU sets the standard for sustainability in a cultural arena. The platform has helped Montreal ascend as the international capital for circus arts.

Pamela Carpio
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 these southern B Corps achieve scale and impact. The B Corps of Sistema...

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
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
Reports and Articles
January 26, 2015

Ten Chilean companies gathered in August 2014 to discuss, question, identify, and prioritize sustainability challenges.

NBS
Reports and Articles
January 22, 2015

This report signals a shift in our perception of the role sustainability plays in Canadian business.

NBS
Systematic Review
January 22, 2015

This comprehensive review describes what social capital is, how it is measured, and the value it provides to individuals, organisations and communities.

NBS
Executive Report
January 21, 2015

“It’s not what you know but who you know.” This guide shows how businesses can make social capital part of their decision-making and reporting.

NBS
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
October 20, 2014

NBS’s Montréal office meets with its council of small and medium-sized enterprises to discuss their sustainability priorities.

REDD
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
September 12, 2014

High performance teams often face opposing management strategies. Rodrigo Canales explores pros and cons of management strategies in microfinance.

Kevin Hurren
Reports and Articles
July 21, 2014

Turn food waste into a multi-billion dollar opportunity.

Tara Hadler
Research Insight
July 21, 2014

"When in doubt, throw it out" has been the default for household recycling. But this means that many recyclables go to waste. How can we solve this problem?

Kevin Hurren
Reports and Articles
April 15, 2014

Sustainability frameworks are useful tools, but can be a challenge to navigate. This guide helps small producing mining companies navigate them.

Lindsay McIvor
Research Insight
April 11, 2014

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

Marie Demode
Case Study
April 11, 2014

Multi-sector partnerships can help solve complex sustainability issues. This one resolved a decades-long conflict in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest.

Maya Fischhoff
Reports and Articles
March 18, 2014

Want to reduce the social risk of your operations? Build relationships not transactions.

Stephanie Bertels