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Your organization’s approach to risk assessment is imperfect. But you already knew that... Any risk assessment or risk analysis begins by putting limits on, or “bounding” the topic – identifying what risks to include, which stakeholders to consid...

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Article

Environmentally risky firms must pay higher interest rates to banks and higher returns to shareholders. Lenders, like investors, charge premiums to finance risky firms. Environmentally risky firms must pay higher interest rates to banks and high...

Lauren Turner
News and Events

Learn how accountants can plan for and adapt to climate change. Update: June 17, 2015 This event occurs in the past. For further details on this event see the original registration page. Accountants play a critical role in helping business adap...

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Research Insight

How social activism can make stakeholders worry, and turn into real financial loss—to the tune of tens of millions. Testing the Relationship between Perceived Environmental Risk and Tangible Financial Loss A study by Vasi and King (2012) says soci...

Lauren Turner
Reports and Articles

Turn food waste into a multi-billion dollar opportunity. What is food waste? The answer is troubling. A recent study points out that there is no clear, commonly agreed upon definition of food waste in Canada. That means there is no objective or...

Tara Hadler
Research Insight

Size and shape of a product affect recycling behaviour. This means many recyclables go to waste. How can we solve this problem? How Size and Shape Affect Recycling Behaviour When in doubt, throw it out. For years, this slogan belonged to food saf...

Kevin Hurren
Research Insight

Implementing ISO 14001 is not only a response to pressure from external stakeholders, including government.  Environmental Management Systems Many firms use ISO’s 14000 standards to support various aspects of environmental management.  ISO 14001,...

Agnès Rossignol
Case Study

Believing the environment was also a company responsibility, Stonemill Bakehouse president grew the company's own ingredients locally to cut emissions. How a Bakery Started Growing its own Grain to Reduce its Carbon Footprint Toronto bakery Stonem...

Lauren Turner
Reports and Articles

The involvement of all stakeholders, even if they weren’t initially supportive, was key to the program's success. Cradle-to-cradle design can change your organizational culture. In 2011 in Nova Scotia, Tim Hortons became the first Canadian quick s...

Lauren Turner
Research Insight

Dabbling in CSR is the path to mediocre performance, according to new research. So go all in.  In the pursuit of profit, you’re best to either bake corporate social responsibility (CSR) into your business model or ignore it entirely. Dabbling in C...

Lisa Richmond
Reports and Articles

Businesses can manage natural capital – the natural resources that fuel economic growth. Here are five key steps your business can take.  Start by understanding ecosystems. Each month, NBS spotlights a key sustainability issue for business leaders...

Nancy Olewiler
Michelle Molnar
Systematic Review

The systematic review provides an actionable, four-step process for measuring your organization's sustainability initiatives and environmental impacts. Corporate Impacts, Measured and Managed with the Best Available Tools NBS reviewed more than 18...

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Executive Report

Navigate the decision-making process to manage environmental impacts like a pro.  Your Firm's Impacts, Measured and Managed in Four Steps Humans caused $6.6 trillion in environmental damage in 2008. NBS came across this and other important statist...

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