About the Findings

Rigorous Research

The research on this site comes from academic articles and working papers published by the world’s most distinguished academic institutions.

Every month, our team of Topic Editors scans the 45 top tier journals related to sustainable business. Examples include the Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Industrial Ecology and the Journal of Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes.

From those publications, the Topic Editors identify seminal findings with direct implications for managers.

Always Up to Date

Research findings featured here range from 2001 to 2013. The NBS team, with the guidance of our Topic Editors, reviews the findings annually and updates them to reflect new research. Where older research remains on the site, no subsequent research has emerged to replace or supplement that finding.


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Thank you to the following individuals for their feedback and contributions:

Industry Advisors

Scott Antonation, Great West Life

Jan Belanger, Great West Life

Candice Chow, Purolator

Erin Gillard, SAP Canada

Christina MacIsaac, Great West Life

Kevin McCarty, Kal Tire

Joanne Roadley, Great West Life

Dave Robitaille, IBM Canada

Jamieson Saab, The Home Depot Canada

Coro Strandberg, Strandberg Consulting

Will Stratford, Waterloo North Hydro

Julie Urlaub, Taiga Company

Bob Willard, Sustainability Advantage

Academic Advisors/Contributors

John Peloza, Florida State University

Remi Trudel

Garima Sharma, Ivey Business School

Sunmin Kim