ISO 26000 in Higher Education Institutions – La Rochelle Business School

  La Rochelle Business School is currently in the initial phases of using the ISO 26000 directives as a central pivot to assist the school in its efforts to operate as a socially responsible institution. The school has extensive experience with the standard’s use in the business sector, and is in the process of implementing … Continue reading ISO 26000 in Higher Education Institutions – La Rochelle Business School

Implementing Sustainability Principles – Sharing Information on Progress (April/May)

Every month, several new Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports come across my desk. These SIP reports are full of interesting and innovative projects aimed at embedding the Principles of PRME across campuses. In this series of blogs, I will feature a small selection of these projects taken from recently submitted reports. This month, we … Continue reading Implementing Sustainability Principles – Sharing Information on Progress (April/May)

Providing experiences through co-op placements – University of Victoria

  At the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business, business students have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, exploring how their education is connected to various industries and businesses that interest them, before they graduate. Students do this through participation in the University of Victoria Co-operative Education Program (Co-op) where they must complete … Continue reading Providing experiences through co-op placements – University of Victoria

Creating an Effective Centre – Milgard School of Business

Globally the rise in sustainability and social responsibility in the business sector has been met with an increase in specialised centres working specifically on this topic within business schools. These provide an opportunity for business schools to help advance sustainability issues within the business sector, but equally, and perhaps more importantly, to help embed sustainability … Continue reading Creating an Effective Centre – Milgard School of Business

Implementing Sustainability Principles – Sharing Information on Progress (Feb/March)

Every month, several new Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports come across my desk. These SIP reports are full of interesting and innovative projects aimed at embedding the Principles of PRME across campus. In this series of blogs, I will feature just a small selection of these projects taken from recently submitted reports. This month, … Continue reading Implementing Sustainability Principles – Sharing Information on Progress (Feb/March)

Learning by Doing at Gustavson School of Business

The first week of a new school year is an opportunity to bring students together to meet and learn from each other. It is also an opportunity to send strong messages to students about the school’s approach to business education – in this case sustainability issues in business education. At University of Victoria Gustavson School … Continue reading Learning by Doing at Gustavson School of Business

Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – British Columbia, Canada

As businesses become more engaged in sustainability around the world, we are presented with an increasing range of examples of active companies. However, when I speak with students and faculty, they say that they repeatedly hear the same examples from the same international companies. In an attempt to share some new examples of good practise, … Continue reading Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – British Columbia, Canada

Raising awareness and encouraging discussions around Poverty – “Big Questions”

Big Questions - Syrian Refugees - Promo from Big Questions. A few months ago, the first episode of “Big Questions,” a TV show created by Dr. Patricia Werhane, Managing Director at the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University, aired in Chicago. The series of half hour shows, also available for download, aims … Continue reading Raising awareness and encouraging discussions around Poverty – “Big Questions”

Introducing Students to a Product’s Lifecycle

There are many different ways to embed sustainability into the classroom. In this new series of blogs, I will share examples of assignments used by faculty around the world to really get students thinking about these topics. This first Sustainable Business Assignment is courtesy of Stephanie Bertels, assistant professor at Beedie School of Business, who … Continue reading Introducing Students to a Product’s Lifecycle

The next generation of PhD’s – Benedictine University’s College of Business

If we are to have a transformative impact on business and society, it is crucial that we not just change the way students and graduates are taught, but also how the next generation of academics are trained. At business schools around the world, new innovative PhD programmes are being created with the aim to do … Continue reading The next generation of PhD’s – Benedictine University’s College of Business