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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
Reports and Articles
January 20, 2014

Take a lesson from a baby carrot – and capitalize on food waste reduction by adopting these strategies.

Tara Hadler
Research Insight
October 25, 2011

A key place to find new value is corporate social responsibility (CSR) — initiatives that drive economics as well as social or environmental agendas. But most of the research in this area has focused on large firms. How do small companies identify and leverage CSR opportunities?

Pam Laughland
Research Insight
July 13, 2011

If your company employs many highly skilled workers, you may be expected to step up on work-life balance. 

Pam Laughland
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
Research Insight
September 28, 2011

Supply chain managers are concerned with timeliness, cost, and quality. Increasingly, they must also respond to stakeholder expectations. 

NBS
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
Research Insight
October 3, 2011

Increasing CEO myopia is affecting executives’ ability to create long-term value. Over the past 20 years, the average CEO tenure fell from eight years to...

NBS
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
Research Insight
November 11, 2011

Many companies are setting internal or public goals around sustainability — for example, reducing environmental impacts or increasing employee participation...

Anthea Rowe
Reports and Articles
April 14, 2015

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

Kevin Hurren
Tara Hadler
Reports and Articles
July 21, 2014

Research shows how to turn food waste into a multi-billion dollar opportunity.

Tara Hadler
Reports and Articles
January 26, 2015

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

NBS
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 28, 2015

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

REDD
Research Insight
October 17, 2011

Limited research has examined the strategies small firms use to reduce environmental impacts. It is often assumed these firms don’t have the resources to undertake voluntary, beyond-compliance initiatives. Can small firms truly go beyond the basics and form proactive environmental strategies?

Pam Laughland
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
Video
July 22, 2013

Specific strategies for teaching sustainability in operations classes, shared by award-winning instructors from around the world.

Chelsea Hicks-Webster
Research Insight
April 15, 2013

Leasing can be a route to sustainability – or to greenwashing. This research suggests when to lease, buy, and retire products.

Tara Hadler
Reports and Articles
January 4, 2013

Explore 2012’s most popular Thought Leader posts and learn about the sustainability.

NBS