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April 15, 2014

Sustainability frameworks are useful tools, but can be a challenge to navigate. This guide helps small producing mining companies navigate them.

Lindsay McIvor
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
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
September 12, 2014

High performance teams often face opposing management strategies. Rodrigo Canales explores pros and cons of management strategies in microfinance.

Kevin Hurren
Research Insight
September 27, 2011

Firms invested in EMSs can make the move to green supply chain management more easily, and with greater benefits. Learn how they do it, and how you can too.

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Research Insight
May 12, 2010

Firm financial performance as a result of CSR activities can be difficult to measure: its value may lie in intangible assets like employee engagement.

Lauren Rakowski
Research Insight
June 10, 2011

Product returns are more than a cost – they are an opportunity to grow the bottom line. Here's how business can build reverse supply chains.

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Reports and Articles
February 3, 2014

NBS presents the most popular Thought Leader posts from 2013. 

Maya Fischhoff
Research Insight
June 8, 2012

Does your small business lack a formal strategy? CSR may be the answer. Steven MacGregor and Joan Fontrodona of the IESE Business School (Universidad de...

Thomas Long
Reports and Articles
April 13, 2015

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.

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Reports and Articles
October 31, 2013

Businesses can cut costs, motivate employees, enhance reputation and increase sales — while helping the environment, employees, and community.

NBS
Research Insight
August 23, 2010

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

Leo Wong
Research Insight
August 30, 2010

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

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Research Insight
October 25, 2011

Some small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been climbing onboard the sustainability bandwagon due to increasing stakeholder pressures. In the case of U.S. wineries, concerns around endangered species preservation and agricultural chemical use contributed to the development of a voluntary sustainability code by the industry’s largest trade association, the Wine Institute.

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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
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
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
December 12, 2011

Managers and executives from all industries are now considering whether environmental certifications are right for their business given that many companies...

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Case Study
March 4, 2013

Learn how a paper manufacturer reduced GHG emissions by more than 40% – with a two-year payback period on its initiative.

NBS
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