Canada

Occupy Wall Street: a wake-up call for business schools

By Paul Shrivastava. French Version published in La Presse, Montreal “Coup de semonce”, October, 29, 2011 Some have called it business bashing, others hope it fuels increased corporate accountancy. Regardless of labels, the Occupy Wall Street movement can’t be ignored. It’s gone far beyond Manhattan and mushroomed to 185 cities in 82 countries. In Montreal’s downtown Victoria […]

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Resetting managerial mindsets

An international management masters program utilises a unique approach structured around five managerial mindsets (reflective, analytical, worldly, collaborative, action). The program breaks away from the traditional lecture format where the professor is considered the expert in the room, focusing instead on sessions that are designed to involve all participants, enabling them to transfer knowledge with […]

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Changing attitudes with the MBA for a Better Planet

A University in Canada plans to launch an MBA for a Better Planet. Students will combine a transformative classroom and online learning curriculum with experiential and field-based learning to better understand food systems and supply chains, barriers to a safe and secure food supply, and the role of business in development. The program aims to […]

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A holistic view of sustainable investing

There has been a strong movement in the last few years towards a model of investing that takes into account not only financial returns, but also environmental, social, ethical, and governance considerations. A Canadian business school in collaboration with finance, investment and industrial companies created the first online sustainable investment certification awarded through a university business school. The certification equips professionals with the tools required to understand the rapidly emerging sustainable finance sector and be able to offer sustainable investing advice to clients and within their own organizations.

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Students reflect on the social context of business

A Canadian Faculty of Management made a module on “The Social Context of Business” compulsory for all undergraduates studying Management. Students are asked to write a “conscious living” journal for 30 days where they take a hard look at how they conduct their lives and why they make the choices they do.

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Embracing the artist mind-set to create a new economic mind-set

Embracing the artist mind-set to create a new economic mind-set

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