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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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Pedagogy of passion for sustainability

Current practices in teaching sustainable management are replete with scientific facts, analytical tools, optimization models, and management techniques. A Professor at a Canadian business school argues that we need to focus on transformative learning, reflective practice and fieldwork, and issue-centred learning when teaching sustainability – specifically by helping students develop a passion to tackle the […]

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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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