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Sustainability

Clean-tech membrane wins SFU science and tech venture pitch competition

Oct 13, 2016

A portable DUI-testing headset, a revolutionary clean tech membrane, and a home diagnostic for chemotherapy patients were just some of the pioneering ventures pitched to a panel of guest judges at SFU’s Invention to Innovation Venture Pitch competition.

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Businesses that show commitment to sustainability inspire greener customers

Aug 25, 2016

Environmentally friendly toothbrushes found to impact energy conservation.

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Globe and Mail: Putting sustainability into practice can be tough

Oct 28, 2015

The following article was published by the Globe and Mail on October 19 and features comment from Beedie School of Business associate professor Stephanie Bertels. 

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Two Beedie sustainability initiatives garner prestigious Clean 50 honours

Oct 2, 2015

Two sustainability-related initiatives with their roots in the Beedie School of Business have been named among Canada’s top 15 sustainability projects for 2016.

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Pedal-power hybrid vehicle set for Vancouver

Jan 28, 2015

Management of Technology MBA alumnus Kody Baker aims to revolutionize Vancouver’s urban transport.

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Understanding outsourcing

May 17, 2013

Ian McCarthy explores the hidden implications of third-party contracts. While politicians and economic leaders continue to speak to the virtues or pitfalls of outsourcing by companies and countries, the resulting benefit or lack thereof accrue to organizations on a case by case basis – hinging on information, resources and skills – according to two new research papers from Beedie School of Business professor Ian McCarthy. The articles – published in a special issue on outsourcing […]

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Jeremy Hall explores effect of sustainable development considerations in the Brazilian energy industry

Apr 16, 2013

A 2010 share listing which raised $72.8 billion confirmed oil and gas giant Petrobras as the fourth largest company in the world. However, research from the Beedie School of Business argues that Petrobras’ route to becoming the global giant it is today has not necessarily involved the organization following textbook management advice when it comes to sustainable supply chains. The research argues that companies should include sustainable development considerations in supply chains as a means […]

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Stephanie Bertels assembles working group to tackle environmental awareness, outcomes

Apr 9, 2013

Organizations in a number of business sectors are still struggling to embed sustainability into their culture. While this is not a challenge that will be accomplished overnight, it is one that Beedie School of Business assistant professor Stephanie Bertels is attempting to unravel. Bertels has a long-standing interest in sustainability, specifically how organizations can develop and implement innovative strategies for a sustainable future. Her latest research has resulted in tangible outcomes that are already helping […]

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Embedding sustainability in organizational culture

Mar 26, 2013

Stephanie Bertels assembles working group to tackle environmental awareness, outcomes. Organizations in a number of business sectors are still struggling to embed sustainability into their culture. While this is not a challenge that will be accomplished overnight, it is one that Beedie School of Business assistant professor Stephanie Bertels is attempting to unravel. Bertels has a long-standing interest in sustainability, specifically how organizations can develop and implement innovative strategies for a sustainable future. Her latest […]

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Sustainable supply chains

Mar 26, 2013

Jeremy Hall explores effect of sustainable development considerations in the Brazilian energy industry. A 2010 share listing which raised $72.8 billion confirmed oil and gas giant Petrobras as the fourth largest company in the world. However, research from the Beedie School of Business argues that Petrobras’ route to becoming the global giant it is today has not necessarily involved the organization following textbook management advice when it comes to sustainable supply chains. The research argues […]

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