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Gordon Lambert of Suncor Energy describes how Canada's oil sands companies are collaborating to improve environmental performance. Their experience has implications for oil sands sustainability and for other sectors interested in collaboration. 



For decades research has suggested that corporate social responsibility (CSR) improves corporate financial performance (CFP). Dr. Caroline Flammer of Western University's Ivey Business School sheds light on the link between CSR and financial performance.  

How a Spanish Distributor is Overcoming the Financial Crisis with Corporate Democracy


For Eroski, a leading Spanish retailer, stakeholder input from 12,000 employees and 350,000 consumers has been key to overcoming the financial crisis. Discover what it takes to generate sustainable innovation.  

Sustainability through Partnerships

New Report


How can firms collaborate with other organizations to advance sustainable business? That was one of the Top 10 sustainability challenges identified by the NBS Leadership Council for Canadian business. Less than a year later, NBS delivers new research that responds to this top challenge.


Led by Dr. Barbara Gray of Pennsylvania State University, the new research serves as a solid foundation for academics and includes ready-to-use tools for business managers. The Executive Report Sustainability through Partnerships: A Guide for Executives provides explicit guidance on how to select the right partner, how to manage the partnership process, and includes a toolkit complete with a partnership checklist and case studies.


Read the Report

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