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Tima Bansal

Professor, General Management, Sustainability & Strategy

Executive Director, Network for Business Sustainability
Director of the Centre for Building Sustainable Value
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability

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  • Strategic Analysis and Action
  • Sustainable Development
  • International Business

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Tima Bansal is a Professor of Strategy at the Ivey Business School. She is also the Director of Ivey’s Centre on 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 nations around the world committed to advancing sustainable business.

She has received significant accolades for her scholarship in business sustainability: most recently, in 2019, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; in 2017, she was 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.

Her research targets the interplay between business strategy and sustainability. Her TedX talk describes some of her recent ideas. She has published in several top research journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. She has co-edited two books about business and the natural environment. Her research has also been cited in the popular press, including The Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and The Independent.

She has previously served as a Deputy Editor (2016-2019) and Associate Editor (2010-2013) for the Academy of Management Journal and has served on nine other editorial boards for a range of journals. Since 1999, she has raised over $10M in government grants and $2M in corporate funding for sustainability-related research.


  • HBA, MBA, Exec, PhD: Strategy
  • HBA, MBA, MES, PhD: Sustainability
  • HBA, MBA, EMBA: International Management


  • DPhil, University of Oxford
  • MPhil, University of Oxford
  • MA, Western University
  • BA (Hons), University of Calgary

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Bansal, P.; Sharma, G., (Forthcoming), "Cocreating Rigorous and Relevant Knowledge", Academy of Management Journal.
  • Bansal, P.; Grewatsch, S., (Forthcoming), "The Unsustainable Truth about New Product Innovation Processes", Innovation-Organization & Management: 1 - 11.
  • Bansal, P.; Gualandris, J.; Kim, N., (Forthcoming), "Theorizing Supply Chains with Qualitative Big Data and Topic Modeling", Journal of Supply Chain Management.
  • DesJardine, M.; Bansal, P., 2019, "One step forward, two steps back: How external evaluations can shorten organizational time horizons", Organization Science, June 30(4): 761 - 780.
  • DesJardine, M.; Bansal, P.; Yang, Y., 2019, "Bouncing Back: Building Resilience Through Social and Environmental Practices in the Context of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis", Journal of Management, April 45(4): 1434 - 1460.
  • Kim, A.; Bansal, P.; Haugh, H., 2019, "No Time Like the Present: How a Present Time Perspective Can Foster Sustainable Development", Academy of Management Journal, April 62(2): 607 - 634.
  • Ortiz-de-Mandojana, N.; Bansal, P.; Aragon-Correa, J. A., 2019, "Older and Wiser: How Ceos’ Time Perspective Influences Long-Term Investments in Environmentally Responsible Technologies", British Journal of Management, January 30(1): 134 - 150.
  • Schad, J.; Bansal, P., 2018, "Seeing the Forest and The Trees: How a Systems Perspective Informs Paradox Research", Journal of Management Studies, November 55(8): 1450 - 1506.
  • Lyon, T.; Delmas, M.; Maxwell, J.; Bansal, P.; al., E., 2018, "CSR Needs CPR: Corporate Sustainability and Politics", California Management Review, August 60(4): 5 - 24.
  • Arjalies, D-L.; Bansal, P., 2018, "Beyond numbers: How investment managers accommodate societal issues in financial decisions", Organization Studies, June 39(5-6): 695 - 725.
  • Bowen, F.; Bansal, P.; Slawinski, N., 2018, "Scale Matters: The Scale of Environmental Issues in Corporate Collective Actions", Strategic Management Journal, May 39(5): 1411 - 1436.
  • Bansal, P.; Kim, A. K.; Wood, M. O., 2018, "Hidden in Plain Sight: The Importance of Scale on Organizational Attention to Issues", Academy of Management Review, April 43(2): 217 - 241.
  • Flammer, C.; Bansal, P., 2017, "Does a Long-Term Orientation Create Value? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity", Strategic Management Journal, September 38(9): 1827 - 2847.
  • Bansal, P., 2017, "Monsanto Company Doing Business in India", Academy of Management Learning & Education, September 16(3): 484 - 485.
  • Sharma, G.; Bansal, P., 2017, "Partners for Good: How Business and NGOs Engage the Commercial-Social Paradox", Organization Studies, May 38(3-4): 341 - 364.

For more publications please see our Research Database