This report signals a shift in our perception of the role sustainability plays in Canadian business.
Every month, researchers publish dozens of articles on business sustainability. NBS highlights insights at the frontier of knowledge.
Customers increasingly want to deal with socially and environmentally conscious businesses. This presents opportunities for small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners to develop new areas of competitive advantage. Capitalizing on sustainability opportunities can lead to longevity, but requires managers who can integrate a sustainable development framework into their company’s strategy.
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) often don’t have the sustainability information needed for action. This report shows how to build knowledge.
Research proposes three ways small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can tackle ISO 14001 certification.
This report identifies SME-specific challenges, while highlighting the contributions of small firms towards sustainability.
In small businesses, size and flat hierarchies make ecodesign changes easier to implement.
Implementing ISO 14001 is not only a response to pressure from external stakeholders, including government.
Businesses can manage natural capital – the natural resources that fuel economic growth. Here are five key steps your business can take.
Research finds good stakeholder relations are a key factor in sustaining above-average financial performance.
To limit their conflicts with local communities, managers of multinational corporations (MNCs) must consider three interrelated factors: power inequality,...
When uncertainty exists, the tendency is to do nothing. Avoid the paralysis of inaction that will leave your firm unprepared for extreme climate events.
Maps help us make sense of our complex world. LCAs can do the same for your business.
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.
Your company’s environmental track record will strongly influence whether or not people blame you when things go wrong.
Insiders — and not just those at the top of the organization — can instigate cultural changes without disrupting the current corporate culture.
Innovation is the key to reducing fossil fuel emissions. A study of the oil sands identifies two paths forward.
Want to reduce the social risk of your operations? Build relationships not transactions.
Quick and easy changes in your small business can help you cut costs, increase revenues, keep great employees, and build community goodwill. Why go green?...