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The Beryl M. Ivey Fund for Corporate Social Responsibility sponsors a Best Paper Award at Ivey's PhD Sustainability Academy.


A cash prize of $500 will be provided.


The Best Paper will be chosen based on the following criteria and weighting:

  • Rigour of Research - 50%
  • Quality of Writing and Ability to Communicate Complex Ideas - 25%
  • Potential of Research to Impact Management Theory or Practice - 25%


The Academy's faculty will each nominate a paper. Each faculty will then evaluate all nominated papers.


The award will be presented during the Academy. The winning paper will also be featured in the Network for Business Sustainability newsletter.

About NBS

The Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) envisions a world where Canadian enterprises contribute to prosperous economies, healthy ecosystems and strong communities. The Network enables business sustainability by fostering collaboration between research and practice.

NBS aims to:

  • Build and grow a community of researchers and practitioners of business sustainability.
  • Develop a database of state-of-the-art business sustainability knowledge that is relevant to practice.
  • Create opportunities to develop new knowledge that spurs innovation in enterprises.

We invite you to subscribe to NBS and join a network of more than 8,00 business sustainability researchers, students, and managers.

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