It sounds simple — one business’s waste becomes another’s input. But the reality is challenging. Three case studies provide best practices.
Every month, researchers publish dozens of articles on business sustainability. NBS highlights insights at the frontier of knowledge.
Innovation is the key to reducing fossil fuel emissions. A study of the oil sands identifies two paths forward.
Complexity is everywhere, bringing uncertainty and interdependence. Managing it requires "systems thinking" — expanding your mental model.
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) often don’t have the sustainability information needed for action. This report shows how to build knowledge.
Maps help us make sense of our complex world. LCAs can do the same for your business.
Research suggests norms for political correctness can positively effect workplace creativity by sharpening an individual’s contribution to a group.
Using the example of 3M and its implementation of Sigma Six policies, researchers investigate how corporate culture can ultimately be reshaped.
To demystify the term "social economy," NBS interviewed managers at Insertech and TOHU based in Montreal, Quebec.
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.
Animaná connects those at the start of the value chain – artisans, weavers, small-scale farmers – to those at the end – designers, companies, consumers.
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...
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.
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.
Ten Chilean companies gathered in August 2014 to discuss, question, identify, and prioritize sustainability challenges.
This report signals a shift in our perception of the role sustainability plays in Canadian business.
This comprehensive review describes what social capital is, how it is measured, and the value it provides to individuals, organisations and communities.
“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.
This report identifies eight key challenges facing South African managers and opportunities for researchers to contribute implementable guidance.
NBS’s Montréal office meets with its council of small and medium-sized enterprises to discuss their sustainability priorities.
Renewable energy can seem a peaceful landscape of sun and wind: but different technologies are busily competing. Joern Hoppmann explains why some triumph.
High performance teams often face opposing management strategies. Rodrigo Canales explores pros and cons of management strategies in microfinance.
Turn food waste into a multi-billion dollar opportunity.
"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?