NBS’s Montréal office meets with its council of small and medium-sized enterprises to discuss their sustainability priorities.
Insertech repairs and refurbishes IT equipment. It also employs and trains individuals who find it difficult to enter the job market.
Firms in developed economies should watch for systems-changing innovations happening elsewhere.
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...
This list captures nine signs that your employees understand and embrace your organization's environmental and social goals.
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?
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...
Learn to set your company-community relationship to "just right."
High performance teams often face opposing management strategies. Rodrigo Canales explores pros and cons of management strategies in microfinance.
How Canadian football team the Montreal Alouettes turned out the lights, turned down the volume and got more fans to the game
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...
Businesses can cut costs, motivate employees, enhance reputation and increase sales — while helping the environment, employees, and community.
Sales and sustainability go hand-in-hand at Kal Tire.
In a five-part series for small business, management researcher and NBS Topic Editor Laura Spence explains how small business owners can make their companies...
Learn how sustainability became the modus operandi for employees of the Montreal Alouettes football club.
After interviewing, surveying and studying hundreds of companies over the last two decades, I have observed a number of disconcerting truths about managers...
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 invites you to Montréal for a 3-day sustainability conference to co-create knowledge for SME Innovation.
Case Study: Kal Tire Kal Tire, Canada’s largest independently owned tire dealer, was keen to establish a national partnership with a charitable organization....