For Researchers

Are you a researcher who studies sustainable business? Do you believe that research can — and should — create real-world impact?

You’re in the right place. We have five opportunities for you to grow your impact.


1.  Learn from others

Our resource library offers evidence-based content on the frontier of sustainable business. Material is based on the research and experience of managers and academics in our network and is written in an accessible and engaging way.

Wherever possible, our content is also co-created. That means we bring members with complementary ideas together to create new thinking.

The library also contains resources on how to integrate sustainability into teaching, research and outreach. Academia-specific resources include our Table of Contents (a monthly compilation of the latest research on management and sustainability), inspiring case studies from other schools, and content focused specifically on the work of business school sustainability centres.


2.  Join the network

Our two newsletters circulate the latest content, as well as regular invitations to get involved in our work. Subscribe now to become a member of this active global network.


3.  Produce research that will change the world

NBS seeks to bridge the gap between research and business practice. We have deep experience facilitating knowledge co-creation between these communities and have created a resource library to help researchers co-create rigorous knowledge with practitioners.

4.  Share your knowledge

Do you know a new way for business to lead positive change? Tell us, so we can tell others.

To start, simply tell us about the idea you’d like to share. We’ll assess how we can help you transform it into a podcast, blog, or tweet that will create real impact.


5.  Apply for the Research Impact on Practice Award

The annual Research Impact on Practice Award recognizes contemporary, peer-reviewed research that has important implications for practice. The research may focus on any dimension of social or environmental sustainability. NBS co-sponsors the award with the Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division of the Academy of Management. Submissions are due April 30.