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.
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.