Professor, General Management, Sustainability & Strategy

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


Dr. Bansal is a professor at the Ivey Business School. She is also the Director of the Centre on Building Sustainable Value and the Executive Director for the Network for Business Sustainability. She has received several significant accolades, signaling her significant contributions to scholarship in business sustainability. In 2017, she was presented with the Distinguished Scholar award by the Organizations and Natural Environment division of the Academy of Management; in 2012, she was awarded the Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability; and, in 2008, she was awarded the Aspen's Institute title of Faculty Pioneer for Academic Leadership.

Her research interests are at the intersection of sustainability and strategy. Her TedX talk describes some of her recent ideas. She has published in the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of International Business Studies, among others. She has co-edited two books in Business and the Natural Environment. Her research has also been cited in the popular press including The Globe and Mail, National Post, Wall Street Journal, and The Independent.

She is currently a Deputy Editor for the Academy of Management Journal and was an Associate Editor from 2010 to 2013. She has also sat on eight other editorial boards in the past. Since 1999, she has successfully raised over $10 million 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

  • Bowen, F., Bansal, P., Slawinski, N., (forthcoming), "Managing Scale: Collaborative Industry Self-Regulation for Issues of Different Scale", Strategic Management Journal.
  • Bansal, P., Kim, A.K., Wood, M.O., (forthcoming), "Hidden in Plain Sight: The Importance of Scale on Organizational Attention to Issues", Academy of Management Review.
  • Desjardine, M., Bansal, P., Yang, Y., (forthcoming), "Bouncing back: Building resilience through social and environmental practices in the context of the 2008 global financial crisis", Journal of Management.
  • 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.
  • Sharma, G., Bansal, P., 2017, "Partners for Good: How Business and NGOs Engage the Commercial-Social Paradox", Organization Studies 38(3-4): 341 - 364.
  • Bansal, P., Song, H-C., 2017, "Similar but not the Same: Differentiating Corporate Responsibility from Sustainability", Academy of Management Annals, January 11(1): 105 - 149.
  • Ortiz-de-Mandojana, N. , Bansal, P., 2016, "The Long-term Benefits of Organizational Resilience through Sustainable Business Practices", Strategic Management Journal, August 37(8): 1615 - 1631.
  • Morales-Raya, M., Bansal, P., 2015, "Racing to the Bottom: The Negative Consequences of Organizational Speed", Organizational Dynamics, July-September 44(3): 226 - 235.
  • Bansal, P., Jiang, G.L.F., Jung, J., 2015, "Managing Responsibly in Tough Economic Times: Strategic and Tactical CSR During the 2008–2009 Global Recession", Long Range Planning, April 48(2): 69 - 79.
  • Slawinski, N., Bansal, P., 2015, "Short on Time: Intertemporal Tensions in Business Sustainability", Organization Science, March/April 26(2): 531 - 549.
  • Bansal, P., Gao, J., Qureshi, I., 2014, "The Extensiveness of Corporate Social and Environmental Commitment across Firms over Time", Organization Studies, July 35(7): 949 - 966.
  • Bansal, P., Desjardine, M., 2014, "Business Sustainability: It's about Time", Strategic Organization, February 12(1): 70 - 78.
  • Bansal, P., Knox-Hayes, J.K., 2013, "The Time and Space of Materiality in Organizations and the Environment", Organization and Environment, March 26(1): 61 - 82.
  • Gao, J., Bansal, P., 2013, "Instrumental and Integrative Logics in Business Sustainability", Journal of Business Ethics, January 112(2): 241 - 255.
  • Slawinski, N., Bansal, P., 2012, "A Matter of Time: The Temporal Perspectives of Organizational Responses to Climate Change", Organization Studies, November 33(11): 1537 - 1563.