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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
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) for the Network for Business Sustainability, a growing network of more than 5000 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 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 is currently a Deputy Editor for the Academy of Management Journal and was an Associate Editor from 2010 to 2013. She has been a member of nine other editorial boards. 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., 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.
  • Bowen, F., Bansal, P., Slawinski, N., (forthcoming), "Scale Matters: The Scale of Environmental Issues in Corporate Collective Actions", Strategic Management Journal.
  • Ortiz-de-Mandojana, N. , Bansal, P., Aragon-Correa, J.A., (forthcoming), "Older and Wiser: How Ceos’ Time Perspective Influences Long-Term Investments in Environmentally Responsible Technologies", British Journal of Management, December.
  • Arjalies, D-L., Bansal, P., (forthcoming), "Beyond numbers: How investment managers accommodate societal issues in financial decisions", Organization Studies.
  • 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.

For more publications please see our Research Database