What does it take to green transit? Changing culture is the hardest part, says a leading innovator.
Social enterprises aim to improve the world and earn revenue. Learn how a leading social enterprise achieves goals – and faces limits.
Activist pressure led to a new direction. “Greenpeace forced us into partnership kicking and screaming, but Greenpeace has done us a lot of good.”
When AGL Energy shifted from coal to renewables, politicians attacked. Here's why firms must engage stakeholders in high-stakes environmental decisions.
A team of rivals is making the denim industry more sustainable. NBS research guides the collaboration.
Globalization is under fire. Researcher Leanne Cutcher unpacks the appeal and power of “local” — and why we can’t truly break away from global dynamics.
Four-fifths of CEOs are experimenting with alternative business models or thinking of doing so.
The Chilean city of Antofagasta is using participatory design to work with companies and government to create a community people want to live in.
By the nature of its business, Canadian insurer, The Co-operators, is acutely aware of climate change impacts. Here's how it helps communities prepare.
Mining firms, government, and the Chilean community of Calama collaborate to develop a sustainable urban development plan.
Accountants are more than bean counters. At Horizon Utilities, they are leaders on climate change adaptation.
Accountants play a core role in climate change adaptation. They provide analysis to underpin key decisions, adding substance to sustainability discussions.
Thoughtful strategy and transparent, open communication protect company interests in the short term – and through a transition.
For decades, a fashion powerhouse tried improving its supply chain. The more it did, the more it realized it could only be done collectively—as an industry.
At TransLink, finance is responsible for sustainability. Sustainability efforts such as climate change adaptation are embedded throughout the organization.
Learn how Frontiers North Adventures, a Canadian travel company, identified the risks and looked for opportunities in the face of climate change.
This Canadian travel company has a two-part climate change adaptation strategy: (1) operational optimization and (2) identification of future opportunities.
Railways are part of the Canadian identity. Civic dialogue identified key issues for the Railway Association of Canada's new sustainability strategy.
TOHU sets the standard for sustainability in a cultural arena. The platform has helped Montreal ascend as the international capital for circus arts.
Insertech repairs and refurbishes IT equipment. It also employs and trains individuals who find it difficult to enter the job market.
With Lumni, investors participate in professional and academic advancement students. The goal is to reduce the student's risk while attracting investors.
Animaná connects those at the start of the value chain – artisans, weavers, small-scale farmers – to those at the end – designers, companies, consumers.
A Chilean retailer operates just like any other business. The difference is profits are devoted to social projects.
There is much to learn from looking at relationships. Here's what one company found.
Social media has a different role with sustainability than within sales and marketing. Research identifies its value in augmenting sustainability dialogue.
This article is part of a series examining how business leaders are driving real change by working with their industry associations to develop industry-wide sustainability programs.
Boundaries of the mega-city have changed, but Montreal's sustainable community plan (SCP) prompted by the agglomeration demonstrates continuity.
This multi-sector partnership resolved a decades-long conflict in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest.
Sustainable innovation is a process. And sometimes, this involves collecting – and implementing – feedback from thousands of stakeholders.
Following oil spills like the Exxon Valdez, new environmental regulations drove the fastest changes in oil tanker design the industry had ever seen.