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Beedie School of Business has secured a place in the Top 50 Environmental Sustainability Programs ranking in the 2016 Guide to Business Schools for Social & Environmental Impact report, published by Net Impact, a non-profit empowering transformational change in the workplace. Beedie is the only Canadian school named in the list, which features leading business schools from around the world.

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Earlier this month, leading sustainability professionals from across North America met in Vancouver to share their successes, challenges and insights at the Embedding Project’s North American Peer-to-Peer Network event. Over the two-day session, members engaged in facilitated peer-coaching sessions, reflected on their past year as Change Agents and piloted new research and new resources. Highlights included research insights on workplace sustainability-oriented initiatives by Beedie PhD student, Simon Pek, and new research coming out of the […]

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The Beedie School of Business has been ranked as one of the top 25 graduate business schools in the world for its dedication to integrating sustainability into the education of future business leaders.

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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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Environmentally friendly toothbrushes found to impact energy conservation.

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Series of working sessions discuss collaborative governance in Peruvian natural resources.

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Graduate students at the Beedie School of Business savoured success in the field of sustainability, as they both hosted and competed at the third annual SFU Net Impact Sustainability Challenge.

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Beedie School of Business associate professor Stephanie Bertels has been awarded the SFU President’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability, recognizing her efforts in advancing the cause of sustainability both within and beyond the University.

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Some of the brightest young minds from across the Pacific Northwest region will congregate at the Beedie School of Business in April to tackle sustainability issues in business at the third annual SFU Net Impact Sustainability Challenge.

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Despite recent success in making responsible investing more attractive to investors, more support is required from governing bodies to continue the momentum. Though a prevalent attitude that sustainable investment is not profitable continues to exist, money managers are proven to respond to demand – meaning that pressure from clients to consider environmental, social and governance factors in investment strategies would be a huge step towards progress.

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A panel of ESG (economic, social and governance) experts will discuss how capital is allocated and invested in global, regional and national economies at a special learning and networking event on Thursday, February 25 at 6 p.m. at Simon Fraser University’s Segal Graduate School of Business. Experts from the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the Capital Stewardship Program (SEIU), bcIMC (British Columbia Investment Management Corporation) and SHARE (Shareholders Association for Research & Education) […]

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A team of Beedie School of Business graduate students has qualified from a field of over 25,000 applicants for the prestigious Hult Prize, the largest student competition in the world.

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Lupii in Champlain Heights serves up zero-waste vegetarian food, with a side of social inclusion.

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Insect-based protein powder, First Nations tea blends, and home-delivered healthy snack boxes are just some of the local food-related ventures that will receive a jump-start from their inclusion in SFU’s third annual RADIUS Ventures Slingshot Accelerator.

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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 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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Beedie School of Business MBA students turned their attention to sustainability-related topics last weekend, as they hosted and competed in the 2nd annual SFU Net Impact Sustainability Case Competition.

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Beedie School of Business and Faculty of Environment (FENV) students at Simon Fraser University will address globally gripping challenges when they unveil a package of proposals for the United Nations (UN) on Monday, April 13.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate student Nick Heng took home the gold medal at the prestigious McGill Management International Case Competition (MMICC), a world-class undergraduate competition with a focus on globalization, innovation and multidisciplinary thinking.

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A research paper by Beedie School of Business PhD student Simon Pek has received the Best Doctoral Student Paper Award at the 56th annual Western Academy of Management Conference.

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Western Canada’s most sustainability-conscious MBA students will return to the Beedie School of Business in April to compete in the second annual SFU Net Impact Sustainability Case Competition.

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Taylor Ward’s innovative energy concept has set a winning pace.

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Student’s concept of insoles that would store electricity when we walk snares berth in international design competition.

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A team of MBA students from the Beedie School of Business showcased their knowledge of sustainability at the 2015 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, earning the silver medal at the Business for a Better World case competition.

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A team of MBA students from the Beedie School of Business has progressed to the final round of the prestigious Business for a Better World Case Competition, where they will take the stage at the 2015 World Economic Forum.

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Beedie School of Business students continue to contribute to Vancouver’s Greenest City by 2020 goals with the kick-off of Products for a Circular Economy, a four-day event that showcased sustainable products of the students’ own creation.

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An online marketplace for BC wineries, a company with an innovative organics processing technology, and a student talent crowd-sourcing platform are among the social ventures that will receive expert mentoring in the second annual SFU RADIUS Ventures Slingshot cohort.

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Kody Baker has parlayed his Beedie School of Business education into a new venture – one that could revolutionize transportation around Vancouver.

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The global energy sector is a constantly evolving, fast-paced industry, and British Columbia has the potential to leverage some profitable relationships if it capitalizes on its resources.

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Beedie School of Business MBA students partnered with the City of Vancouver and CityStudio Vancouver to develop innovative solutions aimed at encouraging sustainable modes of commuting among City employees.

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Real-time carpooling app go2gether, a client of The Beedie School of Business’ social innovation venture incubator RADIUS, has secured an eight-month pilot contract with Vancity credit union.

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A team of Beedie School of Business MBA students has earned a top three finish at the prestigious HEC Montréal Sustainability Challenge 2014 case competition.

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A real-time carpooling app and a client of the Beedie School of Business’ social innovation lab and venture incubator RADIUS, has signed an agreement to make Simon Fraser University its first customer. go2gether is a social enterprise that utilizes a web application to provide an automated carpool matching service. As part of the inaugural cohort of RADIUS Ventures, go2gether has already been providing SFU students, staff and faculty with ride-sharing services on a trial basis […]

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The following article was published in the Vancouver Sun on January 30, 2014. Joint Venture between UBC, SFU, and École Polytechnique de Montréal wins $25 million in federal funding. By Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun Academics in a new $25-million resource-sector research institute can see how training artisanal miners in Ecuador to use more sustainable practices can lead to better government policies and a more prosperous mining sector. A pilot project to train small-scale miners in […]

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A new Canadian institute that will assist developing countries with resource driven economies benefit from their resources in environmentally and socially responsible ways has been officially launched. The Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development (CIIEID) is a coalition between the University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University (SFU), and École Polytechnique de Montréal (EPM). Institute Interim Executive Director, Bern Klein is joined at the launch by UBC’s Vice President Research & International […]

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Two teams of students from the Beedie School of Business took their place on the podium at the sixth Annual SFU Entrepreneur of the Year Competition. This year’s competition took place at the SFU Surrey Campus on November 16, and brought together SFU’s finest entrepreneurs in a Dragon’s Den style competition to compete for funding and resources to take their venture to the next level. Second place at the competition went to Salvedge Bags, a […]

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Beedie School of Business undergraduates took home the gold medal at the recent International Institute for Business Development (IIBD) Case Competition, one of Asia’s most prestigious business case competitions. The team, consisting of BBA students Madhav Goyal, Scott Hirsch, Edwin Hendrawan, and Qaid Jivan, and coached by Beedie School of Business alumnus Isaiah Baldissera, was one of five teams selected to compete in the finals after emerging from an initial field of 29 entrants from […]

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The following article was published in the Vancouver Sun on November 16, 201, and features comment from Beedie School of Business Assistant Professor Stephanie Bertels. The City of Vancouver is struggling with an increase of abandoned waste from a populace that either doesn’t know how — or isn’t willing — to get rid of their household items properly. The problem has become much worse in recent years after recycling fees were slapped on certain harder-to-dispose-of […]

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By Remy Scalza. That the planet’s supply of freshwater is dwindling is little surprise.  Just where it’s going, however, is eye opening.  It takes roughly 1,500 liters of water to make a pair of jeans, as much as 5,700 liters to grow and process the ingredients needed for a fast-food combo meal and about 120,000 liters to make a car – enough water to fill half an Olympic-sized swimming pool. “If you consider the volume […]

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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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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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The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University has established RADIUS, a new interdisciplinary social innovation lab and venture incubator that aims to change business education and launch high-impact solutions to social challenges. RADIUS (RADical Ideas, Useful to Society) will bring together students from all faculties across SFU to develop and nurture practical solutions to pressing social problems and provide opportunities for deeper learning. The initiative will employ an interdisciplinary approach to develop solutions […]

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The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University will next week host the third annual Opportunity Fest, a marketplace-style showcase of student creativity aimed at seizing new opportunities and addressing perceived challenges through entrepreneurship and innovation. Opportunity Fest 2013 will be held from 6 to 9pm on Tuesday, March 26 at the mezzanine of the SFU Surrey campus. The event is open to all, with current and prospective students from all faculties, university personnel […]

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A team of MBA students from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business have captured first place at the HEC Montréal MBA Sustainability Challenge case competition. The team, consisting of MBA students Erin Lane, Geordan Hankinson, Colin Knudsen, and Andrew Lee, emerged victorious from a field of 12 competing universities from across Canada, the US and Denmark. The competition, held at HEC Montréal in Québec on March 16, seeks to demonstrate the relevance of addressing […]

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Opinion: Issue of state-owned enterprises erratic, unpredictable. By Jack Austin, Vancouver Sun At a recent symposium hosted at SFU’s Beedie School of Business and the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies, I invoked the baseball analogy of a “diving catch” to describe the Harper government’s recent response to offshore bids for Canadian assets, including the somewhat contentious takeover by Chinese government-controlled CNOOC of Calgary’s Nexen. That’s because the issue of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) […]

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A group of undergraduate students at the Beedie School of Business have been helping Vancouver achieve its target of becoming the world’s greenest city by 2020 through a class project with a distinctly sustainable theme. This past fall, students in the class Business 443: New Product Development, taught by Lisa Papania, were tasked with conceptualizing, designing, producing, marketing and selling a product or service involving used textiles and clothing. The project encouraged the students to […]

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The following article was first published by the Globe and Mail as a special information feature in the November 2012 issue of Report on Business Magazine. Since launching Canada’s first Executive MBA in 1968, Simon Fraser University’s School of Business has gained a reputation for program development that meets the shifting demands of an increasingly global marketplace, as well as for its world-class research. In 2011, the newly named Beedie School of Business built on […]

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The fall series of the Chief Executives at the Beedie School of Business concluded with Karen Flavelle, President and CEO of Purdy’s Chocolates, sharing her experiences as head of Western Canada’s largest chocolate retailer with a live audience at the Segal Graduate School of Business. The event was part of the Beedie School of Business’ partnership with prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW, which sees SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus play host to the series of live […]

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The November issue of Report on Business Magazine, published by the Globe and Mail, features a 2-page feature on the thriving environment for global responsibility and sustainability that exists at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. The feature includes an interview with school Dean Daniel Shapiro, Glenn Sigurdson, Director of the Responsible Minerals Sector Initiative, as well as Mark Selman, Director of the EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership. “Our aim is to be the connection […]

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Christine Day, CEO of Lululemon Athletica, sat in front of a live audience at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business and shared her experiences as chief executive of one of Canada’s fastest growing companies, as well as the unique set of values that define the Lululemon brand. The event was part of the Beedie School of Business’ partnership with prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW, which sees SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus play host to “The […]

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