Ivey wins multiple awards at case
The Building Sustainable Value Research Centre congratulates Oana Branzei and Kim
Poldner, co-authors of the award-winning case "
Veja: Sneakers With a Conscience". The case took first prize in
case competition for the Latin American Business Case category. A
second case, co-authored by Oana Branzei, Satyajeet Subramanian and
Charles Dhanaraj and titled "
Bayer CropScience in India (A): Against Child Labor", won first
place in EFMD's Indian Management Issues and Opportunities
Short-term gains versus long-term value
creation: What have we learned?
Ivey's MBA Sustainability Club coordinated a very successful
conference, bringing together MBA students and senior investment
leaders. For what purpose? To explore the role of short-termism in
the recent economic crisis and the trade-offs between short-term
gains and long-term value creation. Guest speakers included Mr.
Richard Nesbitt (Senior Executive Vice-President, CIBC), Tim
Hodgson (Managing Partner, Alignvest Capital Management), Wayne
Kozun (Senior Vice-President, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan) and
Kris Smith (Senior Vice-President of Supply, Trading and Corporate
Diversified social enterprise: Showcasing
the economic miracle of Rwanda
Ivey and the Africa Institute brought Anny Batamuriza's
inspiring stories to Western on March 8. Anny is the founder and
CEO of New Dawn Associates (http://www.newdawnassociates.rw/AboutUs.htm)
(NDA), a social enterprise providing sustainable tourism services
in Rwanda. She works collaboratively with local communities to
develop eco-social tourism experiences, designed to be
transformational for both tourist and host.
Social Innovation@Ivey connects students
and social innovation thought-leaders
Now in its fourth year, this annual event was co-hosted by
Ivey's Centre for Building Sustainable Value and its Sustainability
Certificate Program, Sustainability Club and Ivey Connects. The
full-day event was convened by Professor Oana Branzei and
co-sponsored by Ivey and its partners on the Social Enterprise for
Sustainable Communities Program in London (Pillar Nonprofit Network
and United Way), Sarnia (Community Roundtable) and Ottawa (CISED).
This year's forum focused on the role of leaders in visioning and
realizing path-breaking social innovations. The forum was
fast-paced and interactive, featuring diverse keynote speakers,
live case studies, interactive panels and workshops, showcases and
The 9 habits of highly
effective resource economies: Lessons for Canada
Madelaine Drohan, an award-winning journalist and Canada
corespondent for The Economist, argues that without strong
leadership and collaboration, Canada risks losing an opportunity to
become a real resource superpower. Drawing on more than 160 expert
interviews, Drohan shared her advice for Canadian resource managers
with Ivey faculty and students.
A Global TV story of the year: Ivey EMBA
raises $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity
In the summer of 2012, Ivey's EMBA class raised $100,000 for
Habitat for Humanity. The money was enough to provide a
Toronto-based single mother of four with a new home for her family.
Global TV selected this powerful story as one of its top stories of
the year. The piece was part of Global's holiday programming, which
aired December 25 and 26.
Read more here.
Textbooks for Change: Support the
led-student social enterprise now!
Textbooks for Change is a textbook and novel
redistribution system run by Ivey HBAs. Incoming textbooks are sold
to students and the money raised is used for microfinance loans in
developing nations. Unsold textbooks are shipped to Africa for
educational development. To date, Textbooks for Change has
distributed over $7,000 in microloans and donated over 3000
textbooks. To donate textbooks, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or deliver your books to room 2B02 in the Old Ivey Building.
When Will Consumers Pay to Be
Ivey Professor June
Cotte addressed an audience of 3000, as keynote speaker at the
Relations Society of America 2012 International Conference.
Cotte spoke about effective communication of corporate
sustainability activities. She advised companies to avoid
over-stating their good deeds, understand complex customer values
and rely on word-of-mouth recommendations.
Hear more from Cotte on green marketing.
case on LGBTA at Toronto-Dominion Bank
Congratulations to Cara Maurer, who
recently published a case on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
and Allies at TD Financial Group. Her case reviews the
implementation and strategic direction of LGBTA initiatives at TD
and is now featured on CasePlace.org. To view Cara's case, visit:
Ivey HBAs raise awareness and funds to
reduce plastic water bottle use
During the week of November 19th 2012, the Ivey Sustainability
Club led by Patrick McNaught and Nicole Harvey launched an
initiative to reduce the purchase of single-use plastic water
bottles. Six hundred refillable aluminum bottles were donated by
Canadian Springs and water refilling stations were installed in
classrooms. The initiative rose awareness of the negative
environmental impact of plastic water bottles, as well as the
economic savings from using refillable bottles. For each single-use
plastic bottle equivalent (500 mL) that students consumed using
refillable, Ivey's Centre for Building Sustainable Value donated $1
towards the purchase of a permanent water refilling station in the
New Ivey Building.
Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable
Turner, award-winning writer and author of "The Leap: How to
Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy", makes a compelling
argument for building a green economy. With award-winning Ivey
Klassen. Ivey's ING Direct Leadership Centre, Toronto. Includes
a free copy of Turner's book. For more
Innovating for Sustainable
Join award-winning Ivey Professor Tima Bansal, and an
outstanding panel of senior leaders - Catherine
Cobden, Executive Vice President, Forest Products Assoc. of
Canada and Laurent
Tainturier, President, BASF Canada as they discuss new research
that strengthens the link between innovation and growth. Ivey's ING
Direct Leadership Centre (King & York St), Toronto.
For more details.
Oana Branzei will host the 5th annual PhD
Sustainability Academy. This is an annual event of the Building
Sustainable Value Research Centre in collaboration with the
Alliance Research in Corporate Sustainability (ARCS). The theme
this year is Theories and Paradigms for Sustainability.
Tima Bansal discusses new research that shows how firms can grow
through innovations that help people, planet and the firm. Read
more and watch interview.
Congratulations to Sara
Hajmohammad, recipient of the PhD
Research Stipend for sustainability-related research. The paper
co-authored with Professor Stephan Vachon is titled Safety
Culture: A Catalyst for Sustainable Development. Read
the abstract. Sara's research interests focus on exploring the
linkages between operations and the triple bottom line: economic,
social, and environmental outcomes. Specifically, the internal
dimension of "sustainable operations management", consisting of the
management of human resourches, health and safety at work, and
adaptation to change; the management of environmental impacts and
Eden Full, Founder of
Roseicollis Technologies Inc. spoke to Ivey's HBA students as part
of the J.J. Wettlaufer Distinguished Visitor Lecture Series about
how a passion for making a difference in people's lives led to the
development of the SunSaluter renewable solar panel rotator. RTI believes that the most
disruptive technologies are ones that can be implemented in both
developed and emerging markets. In order to preserve our planet and
encourage societies to adopt renewable energy resources, we need to
lower the cost of solar energy so it is more affordable for
individual families in their homes and villages.
Read more Watch her
interview Watch her presentation
Visiting Scholar Appointment
Oana Branzei, Associate Professor at Ivey has been appointed a
visiting scholar position at the Center for Positive
Organizational Scholarship (POS) at the Ross School of
Business, University of Michigan for the 2012-2013 academic
The case for Africa
The Globe and Mail did an extensive profile on Professor Nicole
Haggerty's innovative service-learning initiative involving a
group of HBA students teaching their business student peers in
Medals in Management:
Golden Lessons from the Olympic Games
Financial Times featured an extensive piece by Dean Carol
Stephenson about her experience as a Board member for the Vancouver
2010 Winter Olympics highlighting the value of sustainability,
legacy building and community service.
Read the article
comments spark a lively debate on women in business
Alison Konrad commented on gender equality for women in business
arguing that new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is a fine example of
progress for females, which led to active debate on what it means
to "have it all".
Read the article
of Management Best Paper Award
Wood, PhD Candidate at Ivey, received the best paper award at
the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Organizations and
Natural Environment division). The paper co-authored with Tima
Bansal is titled "Attenuating the Link Between Geographical
Orientation and Environmental Management". The research
explains how geographical orientation is related to a firm's
ability to identify and respond to environmental issues.
Congratulations to Stephan Vachon for
his successful SSHRC Partnership Development Grant application. He
and his co-investigators were awarded $198,500 (plus additional
$210,920 from partners) for "Sustainable Procurement: Practices,
Training and Metrics".
Tima Bansal has
been nominated as Outstanding Contributor to Clean Capitalism, Canada's Clean50
2012, Delta Management - Corporate Sustainability & Clean
Technology Search. "Behind the drive towards building a sustainable
future for Canada, there are many who have strived to make that
difference. These are the individuals who have made us aware,
motivated teams, led organizations, generated ideas, developed
technology, championed innovation and, above all, have made things
happen." Gavin Pitchford - Delta Management
Paper Award - GRONEN
Wood, PhD Candidate at Ivey, received the best paper award at
the prestigious Group of Research on Organizations and Natural
Environment (GRONEN) conference Corporate Sustainability -
Off to Pastures New or Back to the Roots? in Marseilles,
In his co-authored paper with Tima Bansal "Do you see what
we see? The role of spatial scale in perceiving environmental
issues" the authors develop theory that explains how spatial
scale affects the organization's perception of environmental
issues. They argue that environmental issues whose scales match
that of the organization are detected, whereas those that do not,
fail to garner attention. By systematically failing to identify
some issues, firms take the risk of not only undermining
organizational performance, but also planetary health.
The GRONEN Conference is held every 2 years and is considered
one of the highest profile sustainability conferences attracting
top researchers. GRONEN Conferences offer a unique opportunity to
develop an international network of scholars interested in the
natural environment and management, and a special environment to
promote personal interactions.
How corporate social responsibility improved these companies'
Maclean's journalist Alex Ballingall argues for the importance
of Corporate Social Responsibility, backing up his claims with Tima
Bansal's fresh research on the long-term value of having sound CSR
Are female executives finally worth more than men?
In 2009, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz received a pay package of $42.7
million, believed to be the largest in history for a female
executive. Bartz was not the only female executive whose
compensation raised a few eyebrows. Karin
Schnarr for Ivey Business Journal.
Congratulations to Greg Zaric for receiving an
NSERC Discovery Grant this year!
"Optimal Pricing, Purchasing, and Co-Development with
Applications in Public and Private Sector Pharmaceutical
Management" Awarded $380,000
Congratulations to the following faculty who received the
new SSHRC Insight Grant!
Alison Konrad, "Effective Human Resource
Management in a Diverse Workplace" Awarded $97,080
Oana Branzei, "Cross-sector Solutions to
Complex Environmental Issues" Awarded $424,014
April 20, 2012
Shift -- Creating value in not-for-profit organizations
Ariff Kachra will launch this new Executive Development program
in January 2013 thanks to the generous support of KPMG.
Sustainability into Business Practice: Improving the Global Reach
and Impact of Sustainability Centres
The Network for Business Sustainability will host an inaugural
workshop for sustainability-related centres that will allow them to
identify synergies and best practices.
Ivey Sustainability Conference -
Theorizing Organizational Response to Systemic Problems
Hosted by Ivey and sponsored by the Beryl M. Ivey Fund, (host -
Mike Valente) this conference brings together leading scholars in
management to explore how to rethink management thought to build
theory and frameworks that speak to how businesses can play leading
roles in responding to systemic problems.
Ivey Connects is a student-led
organization working to inspire students at the Richard Ivey School
of Business to contribute in the societies in which they operate -
a vital aspect of the school's mission statement. Ivey students
have a wealth of resources that, if harnessed, translate to great
potential to effect positive change in the community. Ivey Connects
provides opportunities for students to give their time through
volunteerism and fundraising efforts, and their talent - management
or otherwise - to those in need in the community.
heading to Africa to share case method of learning
Although Africa was once known as the "dark continent" because
it was one of the last regions explored by Europeans, Ivey students
and faculty are working to ensure its business opportunities aren't
also the last revealed.
Prompted by the demand for case-based management education at
universities and the need for business cases in Africa following
the launch of Ivey Publishing's 39 Country Initiative, Ivey
Associate Professor Nicole Haggerty has initiated a new elective
course for Ivey's HBA students this spring called International
Business Environment Studies: Service Learning in Africa, in hope
of shedding light on the rapidly changing African business world
and the opportunities there.
April 9, 2012
Ivey students put learning into action for United
Braving rain, snow and
tests of their business knowledge, Ivey students raised more than
$42,500 in 48 hours for United Way of London & Middlesex's
Matched Savings and Microloan Program via home-made lemonade stands
- with a twist.
The twists - including not being able to use the word "lemon",
only being allowed to sell to wholesalers, creating an alternative
product to sell (made with lemons), and donating a portion of their
earnings to charity - were created by Hunter Straker for the 2nd
Annual Hunter Straker and Ivey Give LemonAid event, which ran April
April 5, 2012
Backstrom and Jody Rosenberger from Environment Canada will
be visiting Ivey to discuss Environment Canada's National Pollution
Release Inventory (NPRI). The NPRI is Canada's legislated, publicly
accessible inventory of pollutant releases (to air, water and
land), disposals and transfers for recycling. It tracks chemical
releases, disposals, and transfers for 300+ chemicals at 8,400+
facilities throughout Canada. All facilities with employees working
greater than 20,000 man hours must fill out annual NPRI reports if
they process chemicals in quantities that exceed thresholds
established by Environment Canada.
April 2, 2012
for the buck Stephan Vachon shows that sustainable development
in operations leads to financial success, but in ways that are
surprising. As governments and consumers become more concerned
about the environment, firms are being proactive in lowering
emissions and reducing waste. The challenge, though, is choosing
what kinds of green projects to undertake. Should a firm run the
risk of making changes to its core products, or is it better to
focus on peripheral activities?
March 30, 2012
Advancing a National Dialogue" Awards - Canadian
Agri-Food Policy Institute - (CAPI) is an independent,
non-partisan policy forum that addresses mid to long-term policy
issues of significance to the agrifood sector. CAPI has identified
three major themes on which to focus its work: food and wellness,
sustainability, and viability. The Institute is focused on
stimulating a national dialogue on agriculture and agri-food issues
by addressing the policies that will enable Canada's agri-food
sector to thrive in the domestic and global agri-food marketplace.
CAPI's objective includes developing policy ideas that provide
future options for the framework agreement developed by federal,
provincial, and territorial governments, known as Growing Forward.
The Awards Program, "Advancing a National
Dialogue," seeks out fresh ideas from graduate students for
policies or models that will enhance Canada's competitiveness in
the emerging agriculture and agri-food world.
March 28, 2012
MBAs give back to London
for Ivey Impact Day Ivey MBA students made an impact in
London by volunteering in various activities throughout the
community for their inaugural Ivey Impact Day. 150 students
participated in activities ranging from business consulting to
March 23, 2012
promotes corporate sustainability initiatives
When Jamsetji Tata founded Tata Group in 1868, he did it under
the premise that the community is not just a stakeholder, but the
very purpose of a business' existence.
That mindset has continued and today CEOs of Tata companies
embed it in their systems, people and processes.
During a visit to the Richard Ivey School of Business, Anant
Nadkarni, Vice-President, Tata Council for Community Initiatives,
spoke to Ivey faculty and students about how Tata companies have
approached social, environmental and related initiatives and how it
has helped them and the community. Nadkarni is also the
executive-in-residence for the Ivey Centre for Building Sustainable
Value Certificate in Sustainability. Hosted by Oana Branzei.
March 22, 2012
The Ivey Sustainability Club will host Andreas Souvaliotis,
President of Air Miles for Social Change. His presentation is
entitled "How Entrepreneurs Can Change the World".
Professor Mike Valente interviews Doug Burgoyne, MBA '02, president
and founder of FROGBOX, about his
career and the benefits of a sustainable business model. Watch the 5 minute
March 21, 2012
with David Sparling on businesses and sustainability. Incorporating
sustainability into business doesn't just help the environment, it
also improves the bottom line. Avninder Buttar, Co-President of the
Ivey MBA Sustainability Club and Ivey Professor David Sparling
discuss why sustainability is good business practice.
March 20, 2012
Shifting Today for a Prosperous
The Ivey MBA Sustainability Conference was attended by faculty
and students at Western and members of the London community. With
over 100 attendees, the conference focused on three pillars of
sustainability; Social, Economic and Environmental. With support
from RBC and Purolator, the conference was an enormous success with
positive feedback received from all who attended. Building on the
success from the first conference in 2011, the MBA Sustainability
Conference promises to be a staple of the University in upcoming
years as sustainability becomes even more top of mind for
businesses and the broader community. Details on this conference
and future conferences may be found on the MBA Sustainability
Club's website at www.greenwithivey.com.
March 16, 2012 Ivey Research Series
William Pierskalla, UCLA "Challenges in Health Care - Marching
Ivey Connects held its first formal gala at
Museum London to celebrate Ivey student's efforts with the IMPACT
Challenge, CCP projects, and other community events. The event is
to raise further awareness about the charities they partner with,
while recognizing students for their accomplishments. The new logo
was released at the event.
March 7, 2012
The Building Sustainable Value Research Centre, the HBA
Sustainability Certificate Program, and the Sustainability Club
will co-host the third Social Innovation @ Ivey forum. Convened by
Professor Oana Branzei in collaboration with Ivey's partners in
three communities - London (Pillar Nonprofit Network and United
Way), Sarnia (Community Roundtable) and Ottawa (CISED).
March 6, 2012
Steinberg, Sustainability Specialist (SAP) will do a
presentation "SAP Sustainability Case Study" in Oana Branzei's
Sustainability in Action class, Room 2B02. Jason is an Executive in
Residence for the HBA Sustainability Certificate.
March 3, 2012
Junior Achievement Tradeshow
HBA Section 5 class from the Richard Ivey School of Business teamed
up with Junior
Achievement London to host a district trade show for JA's
company program. The tradeshow was an important event in the
development of business skills for student run companies; it also
provided them with an opportunity to obtain feedback from HBA
students and Professors David Wood and David Sharp. The winners
were team Alpine Guard and their product was
Snow Cap (fitted tarp for the windshield).
March 2, 2012
Ivey Research Series -- Leonard Kostovetsky, Simon School of Business, University of
Rochester"Are Red or
Blue Companies More Likely to Go Green? Politics and Corporate
Mar 1, 2012
Best Paper Award
Congratulations to Alison Konrad for
receiving the Carolyn Dexter Best Paper Award at the Eastern
Academy of Management Conference for her paper - "Gender
differences in work and family gender-role attitudes: A
multinational study" which she co-authored with L. Stickney.
February 29, 2012
Ivey student lauded for sustainable business idea
Ivey PhD student Mark
DesJardine is $20,000 richer after taking second prize in the
Walmart Green Student
Challenge in Toronto. DesJardine won for his sustainable
business idea, One Degree, an initiative that encourages businesses
to permanently adjust their buildings' temperatures one degree
Celsius closer to the natural outdoor temperature. The CEOs judging
the competition said they were impressed with the simplicity and
overall impact of the idea.
Ivey Research Series - Anita McGahan, Rotman School of Management, University of
Toronto "The Influence of
Intellectual Property Protection on the Geography of Trade in
Knowledge-Intensive Goods" February 17,
February 20, 2012
Microfinance Brigade to Honduras - First
Honduras study trip led by Assistant Professor Niels
Billou along with 30 students during Reading Week. Read the
February 9, 2012
Congratulations to Karin
Schnarr, recipient of the PhD Research Stipend for
sustainability-related research. The paper co-authored with David
Kunsch and Professor Glenn Rowe is titled Do the Ends Justify
the Means? A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Illegal Organizational
February 7, 2012
New workshop takes
a broad look at sustainability
Since sustainability now permeates a wide range of industries,
including art and agriculture, Ivey Professor Tima Bansal has
spearheaded a new multi-disciplinary workshop that looks at
sustainability through different lenses. February 7,
February 4, 2012
Over 30 children enjoyed crafts, games, a bouncing castle, and
watched as the Mustangs took on Ryerson. Ivey Connects volunteers helped out as
the children made t-shirts and signs for the game, got their faces
painted, and played with skipping ropes, soccer balls, hula-hoops
and the mustang bouncing castle. Both the volunteers and the
children had an excellent day!
February 2, 2012
Tal Dehtiar, founder of MBA without Borders, top 20 under 40,
and founder of Oliberte - This
is Africa will speak to Ivey students and community. He is a
social entrepreneur and double finalist on Dragon's
Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives of
Sustainability Hosted by Ivey, and sponsored by RBC
and the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (organzied by
Tima Bansal). The workshop is comprised of six sessions, each
facilitated by a faculty member representing a different academic
discipline. Open to faculty members and PhD students.
January 19 - April 6, 2012
January 17, 2012
Water and Agri-Food Innovation: Does Our Future Profitability
Depend On It? Helmi Ansari, Dianne Cunningham, Kevin Jones and
David Sparling discuss the key competitiveness issues facing the
Ontario agri-food sector, and how the sector's future growth and
profitability will critically depend on the ability of companies to
innovate their products and processes and integrate sustainability
into their business practices. Ivey's ING Direct Leadership Centre,
Exchange Tower, Toronto.
Rob Klassen wins Best Paper at the Decision
Sciences Institute conference. The paper is titled "Is safe
production an oxymoron?Exploring how firms simultaneously
manage safety and operational competitiveness."
November 22, 2011
November 19, 2011
Ivey Connects will host a holiday party for 60+ children from
the Children's Aid Society. The children will use their creative
talents at craft tables and enjoy a pizza lunch. Each child will
also receive a gift!
November 17-22, 2011
Sustainability Academy - Passion and Compassion for
This is an annual event of the Alliance for Research on Corporate
Sustainability (ARCS) hosted by The Richard Ivey School of Business
at The University of Western Ontario.
Nancy Sutherland, National Executive Director, Sunshine Foundation of Canada
will come to Ivey for an evening to celebrate and recognize the
University of Western Ontario volunteers.
November 10, 2011
Ivey Sustainability Club presents Andrew Telfer, Manager of
Sustainability at Walmart Canada.
2:00pm-3:00pm, Room 1R40 (Ivey)
Walmart has 3 core sustainability goals: 1) to be supplied 100% by
renewable energy; 2) to create zero waste; 3) to sell products that
sustain people and the environment. Everyone welcome!
Paul Boothe, the Deputy Minister of Environment
Canada, will meet informally with faculty and PhD students on
smart regulations. Dr. Boothe has witnessed the impact of both good
and bad regulation in his many years in public policy, so can speak
from experience about good and effective regulations.
Interview with Rob Klassen on environmentally and socially
responsible supply chain management. The public is increasingly
holding companies accountable for the social and environmental
performance of their global supply chains.
Ethical Oil: Join the Conversation
While an increasingly accepted viewpoint is that the development
of Canada's oil sands only benefits energy companies and their
shareholders, lawyer and conservative pundit, Ezra
Levant, makes an equally compelling ethical argument for the
support and development of Canada's oil sands. He will be joined by
award-winning Ivey Professor Rob
Klassen whose research revolves around sustainable development
and the environment.
HBA Sustainability Certificate
(NEW THIS FALL)
The Certificate aims to engage Ivey students in the knowledge and
practice of sustainability and to create in them the ability to
build and lead more sustainable organizations.
Executives in Residence join the HBA Sustainability Certificate:
Anant G. Nadkarni,
September 17, 2011
Ivey students interested in building sustainability in developing
nations joined microfinance representatives from across the globe
at the 2011 Toronto
International Microfinance Summit. With conference fees
sponsored by the MasterCard Foundation, over 20 students attended
from Ivey, making us the best represented school at the event.
September 13, 2011
Master Innovators: The Best Business Lessons are
Not-for-Profit. The Ivey Idea Forum presents Craig Kielburger,
co-founder of Free the Children and Me to We, and award-winning
Ivey Professor Oana Branzei, as they share winning practices from
the not-for-profit sector. (Toronto)
J. J. Wettlaufer Distinguished Visitor Lecture Series featuring Craig
Kielburger, CM, MSM, OMC, a Canadian activist for the rights of
children. He is the founder of Free The Children and co-founder of
Me to We, a social enterprise that donates half its annual profits
from selling products such as organic, fair-trade clothing to Free
The Children. (London)
August 15, 2011
Congratulations to Michael
Wood - the 1st recipient of the PhD Research Stipend for
sustainability-related research. The paper co-authored with Tima
Bansal is titled Do you see what we see? The role of spatial
scale in perceiving environmental issues.
July 6, 2011
Susan Vinnicombe, Cranfield School of Management, speaks at
Ivey - The Myths and Reality of Women on Corporate Boards - the
myths of why there are so few women on corporate boards, followed
by looking at the comprehensive business case for having gender
diversity on boards. Hosted by Alison Konrad.
Water Innovation Report
Lawrence Centre launches new report to address water-use
challenges in Canada's agricultural sector at Canadian Water
Summit, Toronto. Watch 6-min
June 1, 2011
MBA's Corporate Social Responsibility Day
Frogbox founder, Doug Burgoyne,
shared his success story of switching from investment banker to
environmentally-friendly moving solutions.
Ivey MBA's helped plant
300 trees. Their contribution was part of Reforest London's 10,000 Trees
for the Dingman Creek project.
Seeing sustainability as more than just green tech showcased how
important it is and the scope it covers (social responsibility,
education and development in emerging economies, environmental
responsibility). Avninder Buttar, MBA 2012.
Guy Holburn, Director of Energy@Ivey looks at
obstacles to renewable energy. Although Canada has been encouraging
investments in renewable energy, investors haven't responded with
enthusiasm. Guy Holburn explains why policy environments are
deterring renewable energy investors and governance changes are in
order. Watch the
April 29, 2011
Ivey Connects is a student-led organization working to inspire
students at Ivey to contribute to the societies in which they
operate, a vital aspect of the school's mission statement. Ivey Connects
provides opportunities for students to give their time through
volunteerism and fundraising efforts, and their talent to those in
need in the community.
Annual Report available here.
Dr. Tima Bansal
Director, Building Sustainable Value Research Centre
Ivey's Building Sustainable Value
Research Centre exists to provide practitioners and students with
the knowledge, tools and capabilities to manage both private and
public interests effectively through organizational
For the Ivey Business School to be recognized as a global leader
in sustainability research and teaching and a major force for
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