Dr. Bansal is a professor at the Richard Ivey School of Business. She is also the Director of the Cross-Enterprise Leadership Centre on Building Sustainable Value, and the Executive Director for the Network for Business Sustainability. Both the Centre and the Network aim to strengthen the ties between research and practice. In 2008, she was awarded the Aspen's Institute title of Faculty Pioneer for Academic Leadership and the University Western Ontario's title of Faculty Scholar.
Her research interests are primarily in the areas of sustainable development and international business. Her research has been 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 four books, including three in the field of management, and one titled Business and the Natural Environment. Her research has also been cited in the popular press including The Wall Street Journal, The National Post, Globe and Mail and The Independent. As of July 1, 2010, she stepped into the role of Associate Editor of theAcademy of Management Journal and has previously sat on six editorial boards. Since 1999, she has successfully raised over $5million in government grants.
Professor Bansal directs Ivey's Sustainability Leadership Program since 2011, and had directed Ivey's Management Development Program from 2008 to 2010. During her time at Ivey, she has co-authored 23 teaching case studies.