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Research Insight
November 7, 2012

Setting environmental targets is great, but the president’s commitment alone is insufficient to achieve them. New research from the French management journal...

Céline Fiorucci
Topic Blog
November 7, 2012

This list captures nine signs that your employees understand and embrace your organization's environmental and social goals.

Anthea Rowe
Reports and Articles
November 5, 2012

Discover ten ways to develop a workforce that values good business ethics and corporate responsibility. 

NBS
Reports and Articles
November 5, 2012

Research shows companies can engage community groups in three main ways. This guide is based on more than 200 studies and is designed to help small...

NBS
Reports and Articles
November 2, 2012

How Canadian football team the Montreal Alouettes turned out the lights, turned down the volume and got more fans to the game

Anthea Rowe
Reports and Articles
October 22, 2012

Case Study: Kal Tire Kal Tire, Canada’s largest independently owned tire dealer, was keen to establish a national partnership with a charitable organization....

NBS
Reports and Articles
October 11, 2012

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) create more than 80 per cent of new jobs in Canada every year, but they also create 80 per cent of industry’s negative...

NBS
Research Insight
September 28, 2012

Research proposes three ways small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can tackle ISO 14001 certification.

Céline Fiorucci
Topic Blog
August 30, 2012

After interviewing, surveying and studying hundreds of companies over the last two decades, I have observed a number of disconcerting truths about managers...

Rob Klassen
Research Insight
August 17, 2012

Apply CSR metrics to your Balanced Scorecard.

Maira Del Papa
Primer
August 3, 2012

What is business sustainability? Business sustainability makes firms resilient so they are better able to adapt to change. Sustainable businesses are...

Laura J. Spence
Research Insight
August 3, 2012

Small businesses that proactively pursue CSR perform better than their penny-pinching peers.

Thomas Long
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
Research Insight
May 24, 2012

Innovation is a key factor in a company’s long-term success, regardless of its size. However, until now, research about the relationship between innovation...

NBS
Topic Blog
March 9, 2012

Shareholders of large companies employ CEOs in order to run corporations on their behalf. In this world, the shareholder remains the primary corporate...

Laura J. Spence
Research Insight
October 25, 2011

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.

Mark DesJardine
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
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.

NBS
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