Sustainability Community at Rotman
Information about sustainability strategy at Rotman for the business leaders of today and tomorrow.
Since 2015, Rotman has offered a sustainability major for its MBA students.
The major is a response to the widespread student interest in finding ways to combine their business knowledge with a solid understanding of the interlinked economic, social and environmental factors involved in achieving sustainability. Students in the major have the option to take a variety of courses that highlight:
- Environmental, social and governance issues in business;
- Corporate social responsibility (CSR)/corporate citizenship strategy and programs, and;
- Social entrepreneurship/ social innovation.
View a full list of courses required for the sustainability major in the electives guide
Rotman houses a number of research institutes, speaker series, clubs and organizations which promote sustainability in the business world,
- Sustainability at Rotman is mainly driven by the Lee-Chin Institute, a research institute which provides guidance on sustainability strategy, social enterprise, and responsible investment/impact investing.
- Other research institutes conduct research on topics which indirectly support sustainability topics, such as GATE (which focuses on gender and diversity related topics), BEAR (with a focus on behavioural economics) and the Martin Prosperity Institute (democracy and capitalism)
- Rotman Net Impact is the Rotman Chapter of an international organization of MBA students interested in sustainability and is open to all students.
- Rotman, the University of Toronto and sustainability focused research groups works with Rotman and the University of Toronto community to support sustainability related student competitions, like the MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT), the Hult Prize and the Rotman Net Impact CSR Case Competition.
- The Nexus Consulting Group is a management consulting firm located at the Rotman School of Management which focuses on helping organizations prioritize economic, social, and environmental sustainability to support long-term success.
- The Rotman School of Management hosts and sponsors speaker series on topics at the forefront of sustainability strategy, social entrepreneurship, and social finance.
A sustainability major was introduced in the MBA programs in 2015, for those who wish to combine their business knowledge with a solid understanding of the interlinked economic, social and ecological factors involved in achieving sustainability.
The Lee-Chin Institute works with Rotman and the University of Toronto community to support sustainability related student competitions, like the Hult Prize at the University of Toronto and the Rotman Net Impact CSR Case Competition.
We work closely with Rotman Net Impact, the Rotman Chapter of an international organization of MBA students interested in sustainability.