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Centre for Building Sustainable Value

Circular Economy

The Centre has focused on three critical levers that we believe will catalyze sustainable development: sustainable finance, circular economy, and sustainable innovation.

The ways in which products are designed, manufactured, transported, consumed, re-used and recycled have a profound impact on our society and the natural environment. Over the years, supply chains have become complex, adaptive networks that generate serious negative externalities. We investigate how businesses, regulators and non-governmental organizations can jointly develop supply chains that function capably within social and natural thresholds. Particularly, our focus remains on discovering what innovative processes and structures enable transparency, accountability and circularity within ever changing supply chain networks. This work is led by Jury Gualandris. 

How sustainable and circular procurement can take off

How sustainable and circular procurement can take off

If organizations built sustainability into purchasing, they could transform markets. Professor Jury Gualandris hosts a podcast with industry experts to discuss the potential.

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Learning from IKEA circular economy initiatives

Learning from IKEA circular economy initiatives

Professors Jury Gualandris and Rob Klassen visit with IKEA Canada to learn about what the organization is doing to build their contribution to a circular economy. 

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Delivering transformational change

Delivering transformational change

Professors Jury Gualandris and Rob Klassen use a supply chain perspective to examine how NGOs can deliver on their mission to drive sustainability and social change. 

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Putting the 'Network' in Supply Network

Putting the 'Network' in Supply Network

On August 10, 2019, Professor Jury Gualandris co-organized a workshop at the 2019 Academy of Management Meeting aimed at setting an agenda for future supply network research.

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Supply Chain 2030

Supply Chain 2030

In November 2018, Jury Gualandris led an Ivey Idea Forum around the challenges and opportunities associated with moving towards a more circular economy. 

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Collective ESG disclosure in 189 supply chains

Collective ESG disclosure in 189 supply chains

Professor Jury Gualandris maps out global supply chains to help identify ESG disclosure patterns across 189 supply chains.

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