The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), in collaboration with the McGill Department of Chemistry, is pleased to invite you to two public lectures taking place next Friday, September 13, 2013 in the Bronfman building.
Innovating Towards Sustainability in Chemistry: It’s a Business Imperative
A lecture by David Constable - Director, American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS-GCI)
Sustainable and green chemistry is a rapidly growing initiative in industry as companies grapple with increased regulatory requirements, supply constraints, and consumer pressure for greener products. This talk will discuss a few sustainability risks in the chemical enterprise and provide a few examples of companies who are innovating towards more sustainable businesses.
Sustainable Innovation: The Most Frustrating and Rewarding Experience You Will Hopefully Ever Have
A lecture by Lynn Leger - Director, ALCERECO
There is little disagreement that sustainable innovation is the right approach for companies, for researchers, and for society. The real challenge lies in how to make sustainable innovation happen at a faster pace. For sustainable innovation to be successful, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs need an interdisciplinary range of skills and capabilities ranging from technical & scientific knowledge to life cycle analysis to financial savvy. It will always require persistence, creativity, and openness to learning new things. And it is completely worth it. Successful sustainable innovations impact lives. There are ways to understand the value of opportunities and to increase the likelihood of success. This lecture focuses on perceptions about sustainable innovation, success stories, and some tools and approaches to increase your chances of success in sustainable innovation.