The environmentalists and green groups at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which starts today in Paris, will inevitably call for better leadership on sustainability issues. They will not have to travel far to find those willing to teach them.
Green topics become the norm
The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Montreal, “normalised” the climate-change issue as a core topic a long time ago, says Steve Maguire, director of the school’s institute for integrated management.
On November 12, 2015, researchers from across McGill campuses convened to promote connection and collaboration on the topic of climate change in advance of the potentially historic Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris, France. COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will be negotiating towards a solution which keeps global warming below 2°C through a legally binding and universal agreement on climate.
Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Room 410, McGill Bronfman Building, 1001 Sherbrooke Street W
Are you a graduate-level student looking to learn more about sustainable development and the design of cleaner materials and greener products?
Are you confused about how climate negotiations work?
"Both socially and economically, Europeans only stand to gain from opening their doors to Syrian refugees," writes Constantinos Yanniris in a recent commentary piece for the McGill Daily. Constantinos Yanniris is currently a PhD candidate in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, with a special interest in sustainable education and environmental education systems.
The most important challenges faced by society and managers in contemporary organizations, be they private, public or not-for-profit, are closely related. They do not respect disciplinary boundaries and cannot be adequately tackled with knowledge from just one management function or university faculty. The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM)’s mandate is to address these challenges by developing an integrated approach to management - one that breaks down disciplinary barriers, embraces multiple perspectives and encourages holistic thinking about organizations.
Are you interested in combining your managerial and business knowledge with a deep understanding of the interlinked economic, social and ecological challenges of achieving sustainability? Did you know that you can graduate with a McGill Desautels BCom degree while also having a solid foundation in the fundamentals of ecological and social systems? If so, please join us to learn about Desautels’ Managing for Sustainability programs, course offerings, and possible career paths in sustainability.
This seminar is part of Total E&P Distinguished Speaker Series hosted by TISED.