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Asper Sustainability News Archive

Dean Bruno Silvestre and Alexa Harwood-Jones, Asper Green Office Team lead holding the Green Office certification

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Asper School of Business marks sustainability month reflecting on a year of progress

October 24, 2023 — 
The Asper School of Business is championing sustainability with a series of initiatives engaging staff, faculty, students and alumni. In light of UM’s Sustainability Month, Dean Bruno Silvestre is excited to highlight Asper’s commitment to sustainability in business education.

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Asper PhD candidate explores how businesses can contribute to creating a better world

October 13, 2023 — 
Asper School of Business researcher, instructor and PhD candidate Mojtaba M. Shourkaei explores how businesses can advance sustainability. He recently completed research on Patagonia, an outdoor apparel brand, and published his findings this year in Business Strategy and the Environment, a leading academic journal in the field of business sustainability.

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Asper associate professor’s work named best paper by top management journal

September 12, 2023 — 
Buchanan’s work, whether he is studying reality TV or standards of sustainable forestry, takes our capacity for change seriously, approaching business as a dynamic and responsive field and pursuing individual phenomena with curiosity and a willingness to acknowledge, critique and learn.

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Ji Hyun Ko

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Replacing profit with purpose

August 8, 2023 — 
Asper researchers are publishing work that rethinks traditional business models and prioritizes sustainability. Despite the lingering, outdated sentiment that sustain-centric business is an alternative perspective, they demonstrate how and why sustainability is the future—and the now—of business.

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Asper MBA study tour visits Iceland

June 28, 2023 — 
With dramatic shifts between black sand beaches, roaring waterfalls, sublime cliffsides and glacier-capped mountains, the landscapes of Iceland are a lesson in appreciating the environment, sustainability and change.

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Asper School of Business launches future-focused BComm curriculum

June 14, 2023 — 
The Asper School of Business will launch a new Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) curriculum, beginning in Fall 2023. Developed by the Asper School’s Undergraduate Review Committee, the new curriculum will prepare students to face the dynamic landscape of business—to anticipate emerging issues and innovations while responding to existing problems.

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Asper professor of business sustainability receives prestigious UM award for excellence in teaching

May 17, 2023 — 
Bruno Dyck [BComm(Hons)/84], Norman Frolich Professor in Business Sustainability at the Asper School of Business, is the 2023 recipient of the prestigious Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Saunderson Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Meet some of UM’s climate changemakers

April 19, 2023 — 
Four members of our community who are taking on climate change with ambition, resolve and hope. Watch their videos!

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Asper Co-op program receives international recognition for sustainability initiative

April 17, 2023 — 
The Asper School of Business has received recognition as a business school of tomorrow from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International, the world’s largest business education alliance.

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