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Research Insight
June 10, 2011

Research shows how your firm's comprehensive environmental risk management strategy can reduce cost of capital and increase opportunity for debt financing.

Tirath Sandhu
Research Insight
May 30, 2011

Community stakeholders have substantial control over corporate resources and decisions companies make about the environment. Three groups often drive...

Lauren Rakowski
Systematic Review
May 26, 2011

NBS outlines a framework and best practices for supply chain management based on 25 years worth of academic and industry resources.

NBS
Executive Report
May 25, 2011

Designed for executives and senior supply chain, purchasing and sustainability managers, NBS presents a 3-step framework for sustainable supply chains.

NBS
Reports and Articles
April 29, 2011

When uncertainty exists, the tendency is to do nothing. Avoid the paralysis of inaction that will leave your firm unprepared for extreme climate events. 

NBS
Research Insight
December 20, 2010

Data quality needs to improve. But carbon disclosure and reporting continues to attract attention from the public, media, government, and business alike. 

Jason Winders
Systematic Review
November 30, 2010

93% of CEOs see sustainability as key to business success. Here, NBS presents a comprehensive framework to embed sustainability into organizational culture.

NBS
Executive Report
November 30, 2010

NBS presents a framework of best practices and tools to help managers embed sustainability into corporate culture and incite meaningful change.

NBS
Research Insight
September 21, 2010

Research finds good stakeholder relations are a key factor in sustaining above-average financial performance.

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

This study examines the chemical industry's Responsible Care Program and evaluates whether it improved member firms' environmental performance relative to...

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

Businesses can gain three main advantages by investing in developing world markets: 1) a new source of revenues, 2) lower operating costs, and 3) access to innovation.

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

How can sustainability knowledge be diffused among colleagues and employees? A number of factors facilitate organizational learning, and the results of the...

Leo Wong
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

To limit their conflicts with local communities, managers of multinational corporations (MNCs) must consider three interrelated factors: power inequality,...

Alberto Fonseca
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

This paper examines how attitudes towards learning in the context of inter-organizational collaboration affect how partners interact. The findings suggest...

NBS
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

Discover six mechanisms by which corporate social responsibility drives a firm's financial performance.

Todd Green
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

Multinational corporations are standardizing their environmental policies worldwide based on pressures from government, industry and consumers. Managers can...

NBS
Research Insight
August 29, 2010

This study shows that a firm's improved environmental performance reduces the firm's cost of capital. The researchers found that investors perceive a firm's...

Tirath Sandhu
Research Insight
August 23, 2010

These four indicators will help your business measure greenhouse gases across the value chain. 

Leo Wong
Research Insight
August 19, 2010

Manufacturing plants can improve their performance and help the environment by investing in environmental technologies. However, if given the choice between...

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
July 29, 2010

Managers may feel lost at sea with the many sustainability metrics and tools. Discover five that work in NBS's Executive Report on Valuing Sustainability. 

Tom Ewart
Research Insight
July 16, 2010

This research examines the pressures that shaped the U.S. chemical industry's environmental beliefs and practices from the 1960s to the 1990s. Environmental...

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
July 14, 2010

This study investigates the processes underlying how business and nonprofit partnerships form. The authors identify the challenges faced by managers at each...

NBS
Research Insight
June 30, 2010

This paper highlights how managers form effective partnerships between business, government and non-profits to address social issues. Successful partnerships...

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
June 29, 2010

Researchers contrast corporate responses to climate change in the UK and Pakistan. How does your firm's response compare?

Pam Laughland
Executive Report
June 10, 2010

Climate change is a business issue. Here are four reasons why adapting to a changing climate should be on every executive's radar.

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