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Turning a ‘Black Soul’ Green: How CSR Became a Mainstay of Business Education

“I left Wall Street in 2004 when I decided I had a black soul,” says Stephanie Berger (MBA'06), a McGill Desautels Faculty of Management MBA alumna who is now the senior manager for corporate responsibility and environment at Bell Canada. “I didn’t know much about sustainability back then, but I knew Wall Street wasn’t doing it right.”

Published: 27Nov2013

Research

The Sustainability Initiative houses the collaborative Interdisciplinary Network for Green Chemistry (IN4GC), which links scholars who share an interest in studying the broader business, economic, social, and political implications of green chemistry.

Contact

MDIIM Sustainability Initiative general inquiries:

mdiim [dot] mgmt [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Outreach

Our past events have attracted positive media interest and were successful in promoting the MDIIM and the Desautels Faculty of Management

Teaching

The Sustainability Initiative

Sustainability is a societal ideal and criterion for development which resembles other widely accepted but conceptually challenging human goals, such as justice and freedom.

Montreal Case Competition Teaches Chemistry & MBA Students Sustainability for the Real World

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. 

Published: 19Nov2013

Empathy in the Creative Process: Leverage Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation

13Nov201316:00
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Bronfman Building 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

Empathy in the Creative Process: Leverage Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation

Seung Chan (Slim) Lim

The Emergence of Green Chemistry as an Occupational Change Project

8Nov201311:30
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Bronfman Building Room 210, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

A lecture by Jennifer Howard-Grenville
Associate Professor of Management
Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon

Universities that Teach You to Change the World

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.

Published: 23Oct2013

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