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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.

 For Business

Insights for Business Leaders

Strategies for sustainable business and social innovation

 For Research

Research & Grants Program

Supporting thought leadership in sustainability research at Rotman

 For Students

Rotman MBA Student Opportunities

How MBA students can get involved with sustainability

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OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact

OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream launches at

Impact Investing in Victorian England? The Case of Model Dwellings Companies

BY ROD LOHIN | Stanford Social Innovation Review | April 17, 2017
Can Impact Investing help with affordable housing? Rod Lohin on what we can learn today from an early approach to improving social conditions through investment.


Rotman Faculty & PhDs Awarded Lee-Chin Institute Grants 

2017-18 Lee-Chin Institute grants for research in sustainability and business have been announced. Congratulations to recipients and thank you to all of those that applied.


Fellow András Tilcsik named as Management Thinker to Watch by Thinkers50

THINKERS50 | January 31, 2017
András Tilcsik, known for his research and teaching on catastrophes and risk management, has been named to the 2017 Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers in the world most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.


Responsible Investing: Canadian Cleantech Investor Profiles

BY JASON VISSCHER | Corporate Knights Magazine | Winter 2017 Issue
Jason Visscher (Lee-Chin Institute researcher) explores alternative investment options for Canadians in the cleantech space.



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) | Harvard Business Review | 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 Foundation | 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 | Harvard Business Review | 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 | Harvard Business Review | 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 | Harvard Business Review| August 29, 2016
A study of banks pursuing uncertain strategies.



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