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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 developing and disseminating research, tools and curricula.

 

Insights for Business Leaders

Strategies for sustainable business and social innovation

 


Grants & Supported Research

Supporting thought leadership in sustainability research at Rotman

 

Opportunities for MBA Students

How MBA students can get involved with sustainability






 

 



THE LATEST

RESEARCH, NEWS & EVENTS

 

Event: Climate-related Financial Disclosures

EVENT | NOV 28 2017 @ROTMAN
Join the Capital Markets Institute's panel discussion: "Should Issuers Be Required to Improve their Climate-related Financial Disclosures?" Register here.


 

Top Management Thinker: Roger L. Martin

IN THE NEWS  
Congratulations to our Academic Director, Roger L. Martin - named the top management thinker in the world by Thinkers50!


 

B Corp Academic Community Roundtable

EVENT | OCT 4 & 5 2017 @ROTMAN 
Join us as we host the second annual Global B Corp Academic Community Roundtable on "The Role of the Academic Community in Scaling the B Corp Movement." Register here.


 

MIINT Impact Investing program brought to Rotman

NEWS RELEASE 
The Lee-Chin Institute and Rotman Net Impact are pleased to bring MIINT (MBA Impact Investing Network & Training), an experimental learning initiative engaging MBAs on Impact Investing, to Rotman.

 

CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY 
Rod Lohin | August 28, 2017
Debunking myths about sustainable business and trade-offs: A message to the 2019 Full Time MBA Business Ethics Class.

 

OPEN IMPACT - Impact investing platform launches for Canadian market

IMPACT INVESTING 
Lee-Chin Institute and Purpose Capital | www.openimpact.ca | 2017
An online resource to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact launched at www.openimpact.ca.

 

An Introduction to Impact Investing for Family Offices

IMPACT INVESTING 
Rod Lohin | May 10, 2017
New brief: Introduction to Impact Investing for family offices. 


 

What If Investors Who Held Their Shares Longer Got More Voting Power?

INCENTIVES & GOVERNANCE 
Roger L. Martin | hbr.org | April 27, 2017
A proposal to combat short-termism. 

 

Bold Bets for Social Change

SOCIAL INNOVATION
Roger L. Martin | ssir.org | April 27, 2017
To lower the risk of big philanthropic bets, funders should start with smaller, bolder ones.

 

 

Impact Investing in Victorian England? The Case of MDCs

IMPACT INVESTING
Rod Lohin | Stanford Social Innovation Review | April 17, 2017
Lessons from an early approach to improving social housing conditions through investment.

 

Rotman Faculty & PhDs Awarded Lee-Chin Institute Grants

NEWS RELEASE
Lee-Chin Institute Grants Program | March 21, 2017
2017-18 Grants for research in sustainability and business have been announced. Congratulations and thank you to all applicants.

 

Fellow András Tilcsik named Management Thinker to Watch,Thinkers50

IN THE NEWS
Thinkers50 | January 31, 2017
András Tilcsik, named to Thinkers50 Radar - global list of 30 most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.

 

Responsible Investing: Canadian Cleantech Investor Profiles

IMPACT INVESTING
Jason Visscher | Corporate Knights Magazine | Winter 2017
Alternative investment options for Canadians in cleantech.


 

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

IMPACT INVESTING
Roger L. Martin & Rod Lohin | Rotman Mgmt. Mag. | Winter 2017
If impact investing can address barriers to adoption and play up key strengths, it will be one of the breakthrough innovations of our time. 

 

When Expertise Becomes A Liability

INCENTIVES & GOVERNANCE
Andras Tilcsik & Juan Almandoz | Rotman Mgmt. | Winter 2017
Domain experts are often touted as being invaluable, but when uncertainty prevails, they can increase the likelihood of failure.
 

 

Research: How Subtle Class Cues Can Backfire on Your Resume

GENDER & INCLUSION
Lauren Rivera & Andras Tilcsik | hbr.org | December 2016
The gendered effect of social class in an elite labour market.
 

 

Getting Beyond Better Syllabus: Reflections

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Roger L. Martin & Sally R. 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?

SOCIAL INNOVATION
Roger L. 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

INCENTIVES & GOVERNANCE
Roger L. 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

INCENTIVES & GOVERNANCE
Andras Tilcsik & Juan Almandoz | hbr.org | August 29, 2016
A study of banks pursuing uncertain strategies.  


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EVENTS @ ROTMAN

SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER SERIES
Join Rotman Events to keep up with the latest at Rotman, including the Sustainability Speaker Series. 

 

 

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

IMPACT INVESTING 
Lee-Chin Institute and Purpose Capital | www.openimpact.ca | 2017
OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream launches at www.openimpact.ca.


 

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

IMPACT INVESTING 
Lee-Chin Institute and Purpose Capital | www.openimpact.ca | 2017
OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream launches at www.openimpact.ca.


 











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