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Sustainability

Make a positive change

The potential for the positive impact of business on our society and environment has never been more important. Rotman offers a range of ways to explore social impact, including a corporate sustainability major. 

Since 2015, Rotman’s sustainability major prepares MBA students to manage risks and build business-based solutions to our most pressing social and environmental challenges. Students can choose from among courses that highlight: 
  • Sustainability/corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy and programs
  • Environmental, social and governance issues in business  
  • Social entrepreneurship or social innovation

Requirements to Complete the Major

  • Business Sustainability Strategy
  • Non-Market Strategy
  • Corporation 360°
  • Catastrophic Failure in Organizations
  • Entrepreneurship for Social Ventures
  • Clean Energy: Policy Context and Business Opportunities
  • Marketing and Behavioural Economics
  • Managing Talent for Global Operations
  • Leading Social Innovation
  • Top Manager’s Perspective

Student Life

In addition to these course offerings, students can access a range of sustainability-related extra-curricular activities, including:

Clubs

  • Rotman Net Impact, the local chapter of an international organization of MBA students interested in sustainability
  • Nexus Consulting Group, a student-run management consulting firm that helps companies, social enterprises and non-profits succeed

Case competitions

  • Rotman Net Impact, the local chapter of an international organization of MBA students interested in sustainability

Research institutes

Other opportunities

Major in Sustainability

Strategies for a Sustainable Future

Gregory Balestrero is co-autho of Organizational Survival-Profitable Strategies for a Sustainable Future

Leadership Skills for a Sustainable World

David Wheeler is former SVP, Environmental & Social Policy, The Body Shop

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