The Best CSR Reports Are Built on Trust


If a report is published and no one believes it, does it have any value? Dr. Irene Herremans, a professor at the Haskayne School of Business in Calgary, argues in order for stakeholders to believe and use the information in a sustainability report, they must trust the company issuing it. Discover how to make your organization's sustainability report credible and trustworthy.

New Working Group on Embedding Sustainability in Organizational Culture


NBS is launching a working group this fall to build on the "culture wheel" developed by Dr. Stephanie Bertels in the Embedding Sustainability in Organizational Culture report. This group will work with Dr. Bertels and her research team to apply the wheel in their own organizations and will convene regularly over a three-year period to share learning and best practices. This exciting project has been met with enthusiasm, and has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada in the form of a $200,000 grant. Limited spots remain in this group. Please contact Barb Steele to learn more.  

Former Bay Street Trader No Longer Bent on "Capturing Value"

While reflecting on his friend's decision to leave her Bay Street career, Mike Valente, assistant professor of management at the Richard Ivey School of Business, muses on the critical distinction between businesses that create value and those that capture it.

Build CSR Metrics into Your Balanced Scorecard

According to new research from the French journal Revue Française De Gestion, organizations that want to successfully monitor their CSR activity should build CSR metrics into their existing organizational dashboards. Learn how your company can integrate CSR indicators into its management tools.  

Call for Photos: Sustainable Small Business

Does your small or medium-sized business have stunning photos of its location, people, products or equipment? NBS is seeking a vibrant photograph of a small or medium business for the cover of an upcoming report on SMEs. Find more information on photo guidelines and how to submit.  

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