MDIIM Sustainability Initiative general inquiries:
ariane [dot] guay-jadah [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Ariane Guay-Jadah), MDIIM Project Coordinator
MDIIM Sustainability Initiative mailing address:
Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management - The Sustainability Initiative
Desautels Faculty of Management
Bronfman Building, Room 104, 1001 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC, Canada | H3A 1G5
In Fall 2014, the Desautels Faculty of Management will offer a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Managing for Sustainability. Managing for Sustainability (39 credits) is designed for students who wish to combine managerial and business knowledge with a solid understanding of the interlinked economic, social and ecological challenges of achieving sustainability. It integrates management studies with fundamentals of environmental science and sustainability, and is offered in collaboration with the McGill School of Environment and the Department of Geography.
Sustainability is a societal ideal and criterion for development which resembles other widely accepted but conceptually challenging human goals, such as justice and freedom. Because scientific understandings of how nature functions change over time, and because value judgments are involved, it is impossible to define precise conditions for sustainability once and for all.
Last Fall, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) and the McGill Department of Chemistry in Montreal collaborated to offer MBA and Chemistry Students the opportunity to participate in a unique two-day event. The case competition created opportunities to build a network of potential collaborators in business and chemistry.
Empathy in the Creative Process: Leverage Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation
Seung Chan (Slim) Lim
Date: November 13, 2013
Time: 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Location: 3rd Floor Lounge, Bronfman Building
A lecture by Jennifer Howard-Grenville
Associate Professor of Management
Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon
Date: Friday, November 8th, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
1001 Sherbrooke St. West
Just three months after graduating this year from the University of Waterloo, Jonathan Rivard’s startup company had generated $130,000 in revenue.
... “It is a generational zeitgeist, no doubt about it,” says Anita Nowak, integrating director of the Social Economy Initiative, at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal.
... The Dobson Cup is structured so that students present their ideas to a panel of experts over several months and successive rounds, competing for cash prizes and mentoring advice.
The past six weeks have been eventful. In early September there was the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis and that was an enjoyable week. Indianapolis turned out to be a great venue with lots of good programming and some very memorable events. I especially enjoyed the Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture by Dr. Marin Burke entitled “Making molecular prosthetics with a small molecule synthesizer,” and the address by Alan Alda.
Scott Weatherhead, an MBA student at McGill University in Canada and the Social Economy Initiative's impact intern, travels through North Korea and South Africa in search of a use for his theoretical knowledge.
MBA students are preoccupied with doing well. We pull all-nighters for the highest marks, to land the best internships, to get the biggest salary upon graduation. Rarely do we take enough time to assess the impact of our actions. Yes, working harder may raise our marks but, beyond that, what is it all for?