Thought Leaders Blog


John Sterman (Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management and a world leader in the field of system dynamics) explains how the world operates as a system. Discover how businesses can incorporate systems thinking to respond effectively to sustainability challenges. 



Zoran Perunović and Jelena Vidić-Perunović (Technical University of Denmark) reveal how the maritime sector shifted from working alone to collaborating for environmental innovation. Discover how to trigger a shift in the way your company innovates

Case Study


Partnerships can begin with conflict. What started as a confrontational Greenpeace campaign sprouted into a collaboration that resulted in a positive, industry-wide effect. Discover how Hydro Polymers and NGO The Natural Step (TNS) partnered to address sustainability in the PVC industry.

Look for similar partnership case studies in NBS's Partnership report released in early December.  

Achieve Sustainability through Partnerships: Free Webinar 

Tuesday, December 3 at 1:30pm EST


Get evidence to support your strategic planning, develop existing partnerships or simply build your knowledge to make future partnerships and collaborations more effective. Hear from Barbara Grey, lead researcher of the upcoming NBS report Sustainability through Partnerships, as she discusses recent findings to help managers build partnerships that drive sustainable business. Barbara is a Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behavior at Pennsylvania State University and has taught and facilitated collaboration with organizations including the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Steel, Union Carbide and Mellon Bank.

Register now

If you're not an NBS subscriber, sign up to receive the Sustainability through Partnerships to be released this December.  

Sign up to receive free, credible updates on sustainability research.

How can we improve Network News? Send us your comments or suggestions. 

English Office - Network for Business Sustainability E:  T: 519-661-2111 x88107
Bureau francophone - Réseau entreprise et développement durable E: T: 514-987-3000 x7898