Positive storytelling can encourage consumers to make better, more eco-conscious choices. That’s the vision the Stephanie Beaulieu (MBA’22) shared with Karl Moore in an article for Forbes.com. Beaulieu founded the eco-fashion company Ecova to make change in the fashion industry.
The Desautels Faculty of Management ranked among the 40 most sustainable MBAs in the world in 2022. The Better World ranking is conducted by Corporate Knights and considers criteria like sustainability research output and classroom teaching. Desautels made the cut in part because of its strengths in sustainability-related research intensity and the diversity of its faculty.
The McGill Master of Business Administration (MBA) has been named the number three program in Canada and secured a top-75 spot in the QS Global MBA Rankings 2023, performing amongst the top 24% globally out of 300 programs.
Congratulations to McGill MBA students Shivansh Srivastava, Bingquan (Roger) Wu, Nimesh Mittal, Sundeep Ahuja, and Horacio Aguilera Salinas for winning the 2022 Desautels Cup Case Competition, the first in-person Desautels Cup since the pandemic!
Insects have always been part of the diet of cats and dogs – but they haven’t always been a part of the pet foods that we feed them. That’s changing, and a company with McGill roots is helping drive a transformation in the industry. Aspire Food Group cultivates crickets to produce high-quality protein with a low environmental footprint.
Our fantastic students are receiving some well-deserved recognition yet again! Congratulations to Scott Brereton and Yehya Siddiqui for being named to the Poets&Quants 2022 MBAs to Watch list, which highlights outstanding individuals from across 75 top full-time MBA programs.
Animal welfare and a desire to reduce carbon emissions inspired Betty Zoller (MBA’15) to adopt a vegetarian diet. But when Zoller was looking for a nut-free cheese alternative, there weren’t any options. Many plant-based cheese alternatives are made using a base of cashew nuts or coconut oil, and seeing a gap in the available options, Zoller founded Aviva.
Congratulations to 2023 BCom Jaslie Denault and MBAs Alfonso Rodriguez Gomez, David Iacono and Kriti Pradhan, in collaboration with Faculty Lecturer Tatiana Gauvin, for their honourable me
Leaders should spend less time worrying about people who leave, and more time celebrating those that stay, according to Samer Saab (BEng’93, MBA’96), the CEO of Explorance, a leading experience management solutions company.
In an era of talent scarcity, the balance of power between employer and employee has shifted, Saab told Medium.com in an interview for Authority Magazine.
Chafik Hamad establishes RAFAH bursary to honour his mother’s memory by helping students who face systemic barriers
McGill celebrated its bicentennial in 2021, and as the university community began looking toward the next hundred years, it launched the Third Century Challenge Fund. Created by Chancellor Emeritus Michael Meighen, it encourages others to give by matching funds. Forty-eight new scholarships and bursaries have been created since the launch of the fund in 2019, and Chafik Hamad (MBA’15) is one of the donors who took up the call.
Craig Buntin (MBA’13) represented Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, but during the lead-in to the 2010 Games in Vancouver, the pairs figure skater sustained torn ligaments in his shoulder that would prevent him from competing on home ice. It was a setback, but he ably pivoted toward the next chapter.
Improvements in sustainability are often motivated by a desire to reduce environmental impact, but for the McGill Management Masters Office, friendly competition plays a role too. In 2021, Sustainable Workplace Ambassador Wesley McCoy challenged a colleague to see who could reach Bronze-level Sustainable Workplace Certification first. The Management Masters Office achieved that goal, and then some.
Last week, Desautels' Career Management and University Advancement teams hosted the beloved MBA Summer Social event. After a two-year hiatus, attendees were able to reconnect with classmates and meet other members of the Desautels community over drinks and appetizers in-person.
After receiving a Silver certification under the McGill Sustainable Workplace Certification program, the McGill Desautels Masters Office has taken it to the next level, earning its Gold certification. The Sustainable Workplace Certification program challenges the McGill community to foster healthier, environmentally friendly, connected workplaces through individual and collective practices.