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Business Briefing: Civic Dialogues on Sustainability

Book / Report | Free | Mar 10, 2014

When Canadian business leaders gathered to share their top sustainability priorities, they wanted to change the system.

Many said they have “picked all the low-hanging fruit” with respect to their organizations’ environmental and social impacts. These companies are looking beyond the boundaries of their own organizations to advance sustainable business practice. They want to know: How can we have a national dialogue on the issue of sustainability? How can we become a citizenry aware of and committed to sustainable living?

In response, NBS led a project on civic dialogue, a powerful new way to move sustainability issues from awareness to action. Civic dialogues build broad-based agreement and commitment around complex and controversial issues. By creating shared understanding, dialogues enable action in the form of regulation, social movements, voluntary agreements and more.


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