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SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS LEADERS

The Lee-Chin Institute helps current and future business leaders integrate sustainability into business strategy and practices by actively developing and disseminating research, tools and curricula.

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Strategies for sustainable business and social innovation

 

 

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Supporting thought leadership in sustainability research at Rotman

 

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How MBA students can get involved with sustainability

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FEATURED CONTENT 

 

Impact Investing: Tracking the Adoption of a Financial (and Social) Innovation

BY ROGER MARTIN & ROD LOHIN | ROTMAN MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE | WINTER 2017
If impact investing can address barriers to adoption and play up its key strengths, it will be one of the breakthrough innovations of our time. 

 

When Expertise Becomes A Liability 

BY ANDRAS TILCSIK (FELLOW) & JUAN ALMANDOZ | ROTMAN MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE | WINTER 2017
Domain experts are often touted as being invaluable, but when uncertainty prevails, they can actually increase the likelihood of failure.

 

 

Research: How Subtle Class Cues Can Backfire on Your Resume

BY LAUREN RIVERA & ANDRAS TILCSIK (FELLOW) | HBR.ORG | DECEMBER 2016
The gendered effect of social class signals in an elite labour market.

 

Getting Beyond Better Syllabus: Being a Social Entrepreneur Is a Way of Seeing and Being in the World

BY ROGER MARTIN & SALLY OSBERG | SKOLL.ORG | DECEMBER 5, 2016
The trend towards social entrepreneurship, the release of Getting Beyond Better, and the companion Syllabus. 

 

Are Americans Enamored with the Wrong Kinds of Entrepreneurs?

BY ROGER MARTIN | HBR.ORG | NOVEMBER 11, 2016
What it really means to be an entrepreneur. For Drucker Forum 2016: The Entrepreneurial Society.

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

The False Premise of the Shareholder Value Debate

BY ROGER MARTIN | HBR.ORG | SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
What it really means to be an entrepreneur. For Drucker Forum 2016: The Entrepreneurial Society.

 

  

When Having Too Many Experts on the Board Backfires

BY ANDRAS TILCSIK (LCI FELLOW) & JUAN ALMANDOZ | HBR.ORG | AUGUST 29, 2016
A study of banks pursuing uncertain strategies.

 

EVENTS @ ROTMAN

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October 7, 2016 | Business & Society

BIG IDEAS SPEAKER SERIES @ ROTMAN: THE VANISHING AMERICAN CORPORATION
What consequences are we facing with with the dissolution of corporations? Jerry Davis will discuss his book, The Vanishing American Corporation.

December 5, 2016 | Social Enterprise

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SPEAKER SERIES @ ROTMAN 
How do "social enterprises" work to catalyze change beyond their direct impact? Working to fill the 'missing middle' of rural finance, we'll hear from Catherine Gill of Root Capital - an adolescent social enterprise.

December 13, 2016 | Impact Investing

IMPACT INVESTING EXPERTS SPEAKER SERIES @ ROTMAN
Purpose Capital, one of Canada's top independent advisors on Impact Investing, will discuss the growing market, leading examples of impact investing in practice, and the drivers influencing this global movement.


NEWS & MEDIA

Social Innovation

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 | CNBC AFRICA | WATCH
How to develop a socially just and inclusive economy in Africa

Governance 

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 | AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW | IN THE NEWS
Too many experts on a board can backfire

Diversity & Inclusion 


NOVEMBER 12, 2016 | THE WASHINGTON POST | IN THE NEWS
Being from a privileged background helps men, but not women, get top jobs

JULY 14, 2016 | TVO | IN THE NEWS
Is your resumé ‘white’ enough to get the job you want?