Tima Bansal

Professor, General Management, Sustainability & Strategy
Expertise: Strategy, Sustainability, Systems, Innovation

Tima Bansal

Tima Bansal is a Professor of Strategy at the Ivey Business School. She is also the Director of Ivey’s Centre for Building Sustainable Value and the Executive Director (and Founder) of the Network for Business Sustainability, a growing network of approximately 8000 researchers and managers from around the world committed to advancing sustainable business.

Tima teaches at all levels of business students, including undergraduates, MBAs, PhDs, and executives. She also facilitated executive seminars in managing diversity, valuing business sustainability, engaging stakeholders, and socially conscious consumerism. In addition, Tima has worked with leading organizations such as Maple Leaf Foods, Suncor, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, the National Research Council, and 3M. She also launched the Ivey Innovation Learning Lab, in which leading businesses aim to innovate the innovation process.

Since 1999, Tima has raised over $10M in government grants and $2M in corporate funding for sustainability-related research. Additionally, Tima has received significant accolades for her scholarship in business sustainability: most recently, she was inducted to the Royal Society of Canada, which is among the highest accolade for academics and artists. She has also been presented with the Organizations and Natural Environment Distinguished Scholar Award by the Academy of Management; in 2012, she was awarded a Canada Research Chair to pursue her efforts to make business both profitable and sustainable; in 2008, she was awarded the title of Faculty Pioneer for Academic Leadership by the Aspen Institute, a global forum for business and society headquartered in Washington, D.C.


December 9th, 2021

Frontiers of purpose: Reimagining your organization’s role in society

Listen to a podcast episode on how organizations can define their purpose to help drive innovation and create positive societal change.

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July 16th, 2020

Building resilience with a systems dynamics approach

Sustainability expert Tima Bansal shares how corporate innovation can create value for the firm and society simultaneously as well as insights from the Ivey Innovation Learning Lab.

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