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Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

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McGill Desautels professors and lecturers recognized at Faculty Awards

Across programs and subject areas, the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management recognizes the vital role that research, teaching, service and media engagement play in enriching the student experience and inspiring the next generation of leaders through the annual Faculty Awards. This year we recognize the following outstanding members of our faculty:

Research

Published: 24 May 2024

Delve: Why Accounting Holds the Key to Successful Sustainability Initiatives, with Brian Wenzel

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.

Published: 5 Jun 2023

Delve: AI-griculture, A High-Tech Approach to Decarbonizing Agricultural Food Supply Chains

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.

Published: 20 Apr 2023

New challenge drives awareness of the environmental impact of clothing

We all need to wear clothing, but the environmental impact of purchasing clothing is significant, and a new initiative asks people to reflect on their own consumption. Participants in the New Clothing Detox Challenge refrain from clothing purchases during the month of March.

Published: 21 Mar 2023

Clothing repairs and thrifting can help reduce the environmental footprint of the clothing you wear

Clothing companies used to offer just a few collections each year. Today, fast fashion companies like H&M or Zara offer dozens. One way they accomplish this is by reducing the quality of their clothing, but this increases the resources needed to make what we wear, and increases their environmental footprint as a result, said Javad Nasiry in an interview with BNN Bloomberg.

Published: 21 Dec 2022

Circular economy can help mitigate environmental impact of frenzied Black Friday shopping

Black Friday offers cut-rate deals, but low prices can come with a high environmental cost. If shoppers don’t make choices wisely, their purchases could end up in the landfill.

Published: 2 Dec 2022

Clothing recycling programs do little to address fast fashion’s environmental impact

Speed and variety. These are the pillars of the fast fashion model. Retailers like H&M and Zara seek to bring style to the masses by emulating the trends of Paris and Milan, but their model of disposable clothing comes with a high environmental cost. With this business model in place, it simply is not possible for these businesses to be sustainable, said Prof.

Published: 2 Aug 2022

Delve: Managing Ourselves Out of Climate Change

As heatwaves increase around the world and weather patterns become even more unpredictable, top researchers at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management are finding novel solutions to the climate crisis—solutions that link multiple industries, regulatory bodies, leaders, entrepreneurs, workers, and consumers. Because the only way forward is together.

Published: 26 Jul 2022

Taxing waste could help make fashion more sustainable

Reducing waste can help lower the environmental impact of any business, and Javad Nasiry believes that policy can help achieve this. The fashion industry is a major source of carbon emissions, and fast fashion retailers have made it worse with low-quality apparel designed to be worn only a few times.

Published: 16 Jun 2022

Delve podcast: New Normal: How Fast Fashion Can Slow Down and Go Green, with Javad Nasiry

Fast fashion is a rapidly expanding subsection of an already environmentally problematic industry. What does a truly sustainable fashion industry model look like—and will customers buy it?

Published: 5 May 2022
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