Renewable energy can seem a peaceful landscape of sun and wind: but different technologies are busily competing. Joern Hoppmann explains why some triumph.
This paper highlights how managers form effective partnerships between business, government and non-profits to address social issues. Successful partnerships...
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?
Take a lesson from a baby carrot – and capitalize on food waste reduction by adopting these strategies.
NBS’s Montréal office meets with its council of small and medium-sized enterprises to discuss their sustainability priorities.
Supply chain managers are concerned with timeliness, cost, and quality. Increasingly, they must also respond to stakeholder expectations.
Insertech repairs and refurbishes IT equipment. It also employs and trains individuals who find it difficult to enter the job market.
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...
"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?
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 Corporation is noteworthy. Sistema B wants to help southern B Corps achieve scale and impact.
Research shows how to turn food waste into a multi-billion dollar opportunity.
Many companies are setting internal or public goals around sustainability — for example, reducing environmental impacts or increasing employee participation...
Ten Chilean companies gathered in August 2014 to discuss, question, identify, and prioritize sustainability challenges.
To demystify the term "social economy," NBS interviewed managers at Insertech and TOHU based in Montreal, Quebec.
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?
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This research examines the pressures that shaped the U.S. chemical industry's environmental beliefs and practices from the 1960s to the 1990s. Environmental...
Specific strategies for teaching sustainability in operations classes, shared by award-winning instructors from around the world.