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Sustainability knowledge creation

Asper School of Business faculty members conduct research in a range of sustainable business topics, from sustainable supply chain practices and northern cargo airships to the regulation of pro-environmental advertising.

Recent publications in sustainability

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Classroom engagement

Staff engagement

Approaching business challenges with a sustainability mindset offers a framework to generate economic growth, social justice and environmental stewardship. At the Asper School of Business, we aim to encourage this mindset in our students, faculty and staff, and weave sustainability into our academics, business relationships and organizational culture.
Dr. Bruno S. Silvestre Dean of the I.H. Asper School of Business

Sustainability awards and honours

Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Saunderson Award for Excellence in Teaching - Dr. Bruno Dyck

Bruno Dyck [BComm(Hons)/84], Norman Frohlich Professor in Business Sustainability at the Asper School of Business received the 2023 Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Saunderson Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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AACSB Innovations That Inspire Award - Asper Co-op Program

In 2023, the Asper School of Business received recognition as a business school of tomorrow from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.  

The received this award based on the Asper Career Development Centre launched an initiative to incorporate the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their co-op curriculum.

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2023 UM Faculty and Staff Sustainability Awards - Dr. Bruno Dyck and Alexa Harwood-Jones

Each year the university celebrates students, staff and faculty who are actively working towards bettering sustainability on campus. In 2023, Dr. Bruno Dyck, Norman Frohlich Professor in Business Sustainability, was awarded the faculty sustainability award and graphic designer Alexa Harwood-Jones was awarded the staff sustainability award.

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TD Future of Sustainable Insurance Claims International Competition - Gold and silver medalists - Asper MBA teams

The winning team - “Thrive Better Together” represented by Jessica Burtnick, Gabriella Balog and Nick Gamble pitched an idea to resolve the “replace and waste” mindset associated with home insurance claims. Their solution involved an improvement to TD Insurance’s practices to make them economical for the insurer and the insured, while reducing waste and benefiting people. 

The second place team, Home Insurance Concierge represented by Asper MBA students Abhinandan Khansali, Jordi Johnson and Bobby Currie presented an idea to improve sustainability in home insurance through an app to help homeowners prevent claims. 

Both teams entered the competition as an assigment within Dr. Nathan Greidanus' MBA Strategic Leadership and Sustainability class.

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Reg Litz MBA Luminary Teaching Award - Dr. Rajesh Manchanda

2022 Reg Litz MBA Luminary Teaching Award was awarded to Rajesh V. Manchanda for MKT-7080 Sustainability Marketing.

Created by the Asper MBA Student Association (aMBAsa), the Reg Litz MBA Luminary Teaching award recognizes a prominent individual who inspires or influences others.