Pamela Laughland is Managing Director at the Network for Business Sustainability. NBS is a not-for-profit connecting researchers and managers to change business practice. In addition to operations across Canada (Ivey Business School, Western University; the Université du Québec à Montréal; Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University), NBS also has global affiliates in South Africa and Chile.
Since its inception in 2006, NBS has grown into a thriving network of more than 4,500 researchers and managers and has attracted more than $4 million in public and private funding. The Network produces free, authoritative resources in collaboration with world-class researchers on priority topics including innovating for sustainability, embedding sustainability into organizational culture, and building sustainable supply chains.
Pamela oversees NBS operations. Since taking this role in 2011 she has championed several significant initiatives including the Global Sustainability Centres Community, a program that convenes more than 80 sustainability research centres from business schools around the world to collaborate for greater individual and collective impact. Participating schools range from Harvard and MIT to Auckland and Stellenbosch.
Prior to joining NBS, Pamela held research positions at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Statistics Canada, and the University of Guelph. Her work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Ivey Business Journal and the International Journal of Biotechnology. She holds an MSc in Resource Economics from the University of Guelph.