For its 7th edition, the 2023 McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC), as part of McGill’s Sustainable Growth Initiative (SGI), gathered over 80 teams from 27 countries to address retirement challenges amidst inflation. Participants tackled the task of developing decumulation strategies for the fictional Maple Leaf Pension Plan, simulating real-world data.
This winter, the sustainability efforts of 13 University offices were recognized by the rigorous Sustainable Workplace Certification program hosted by the McGill Office of Sustainability, with nearly half coming from McGill Desautels.
The McGill Desautels Faculty of Management MBA is ranked 22nd globally by the prestigious Corporate Knights Better World MBA ranking, jumping 16 spots and proving again to be a leader in sustainability development and corporate social responsibility through teaching and learning methodologies
Canada’s federal and provincial governments have pledged $200 billion to fight climate change—but failed to spend anywhere near that. And corporations often commit to climate initiatives, but there’s no requirement they actually do so.
In a drive towards environmental responsibility, units within McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management have embraced sustainability through the rigorous Sustainable Workplace Certification program hosted by the McGill Office of Sustainability.
Leading sustainable apparel manufacturer Gildan has partnered with the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management to advance the University’s Sustainable Growth Initiative. The collaborative effort aims to create actionable strategies for businesses transitioning to sustainability. Over three years, Gildan will be generously contributing $150,000 to McGill's Annual Grand Challenge on Sustainability.
Inaugural McGill Transformative Business Law Academy brings together student-fellows to consider pathways toward change
In business, short-term thinking often predominates. But the profit maximization often comes at the expense of long-term interests, such as limiting the effects of climate change or alleviating global inequality.
The global transition to net-zero requires significant changes in the way businesses operate and grow. How can business leaders successfully manage this energy transition? What are its opportunities and risks for businesses? And what role do corporate boards and investors play in overseeing and encouraging the transition?
What does accounting have to do with sustainability? Essentially, everything. Just as research and regulations around sustainability have expanded in recent years, so has sustainability accounting, focusing on activities of an organization that have a direct impact on its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects.
Three more teams at the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management have been recognized for their exceptional commitment to sustainable workplace practices. The IT Customer Service department and the Bachelor of Commerce program have both earned Bronze Certifications, while the McGill Executive Institute earned a Silver Certification.
Armstrong building has LEED Silver certification, leading future building projects to a higher standard
In 2017, the Donald E. Armstrong Building on McTavish Street, former home of the McGill bookstore, underwent extensive renovations, and it’s now the home of Desautels’ masters’ programs. Throughout the Armstrong building’s transformation, efforts were made to reduce environmental impact. Its energy efficiency was improved by 37% and water efficiency by 40%. McGill’s plans for the future are even more ambitious.
Learn how the McGill Master of Management in Finance (MMF) can open a number of career doors. On this Earth Day, we catch up with an MMF alumnus working in ESG and Sustainable Finance, Mitchell McEwen (MMF’20). Now Senior Manager, Enterprise Sustainable Finance, TD Bank Group, he first joined the Bank as an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) intern.
One of the largest contributors to climate change worldwide, the agricultural food supply chain crosses international borders and reaches across industries and sectors. Reducing its environmental impact requires complex, high-tech solutions like artificial intelligence—and the people to implement them at the right time, in the right places.
Climate anxiety is real, and sometimes it can feel overwhelming, but the key to addressing it is to stop dwelling and start doing. Business owners can do more than most. The McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative wants to help them do exactly that, writes Prof. Karl Moore for Forbes.com. Called PIVOT for short, the program is led by Prof.
CIBC has donated $1.25 million to the Sustainable Growth Initiative (SGI) at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management.