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Sustainability

Navigating sustainability: SFU Beedie professor steers organizations to success in corporate governance

May 3, 2022

Stephanie Bertels, W. J. VanDusen Professor of Sustainability at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, is a regular thought partner for the executive teams and boards of global companies interested in improving their sustainability performance. Through her work with SFU’s Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability and the Embedding Project, Bertels’ research examines how companies embed sustainability across their operations and do their part to support communities and the planet. As the director for SFU’s Centre more »

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The Embedding Project garners more international accolades

May 7, 2019

An SFU initiative that helps companies integrate social and environmental factors into their decision making is reaping more acclaim. SFU Beedie’s pioneering Embedding Project, the global sustainability initiative founded and led by SFU Beedie Associate Professor Stephanie Bertels, is being recognized by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the world’s largest business education network. The Embedding Project is housed within SFU Beedie’s Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability, where Bertels is more »

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SFU Beedie-founded sustainability initiative wins two major awards

Sep 27, 2018

The Embedding Project, a global sustainability initiative founded and led by SFU Beedie Associate Professor Stephanie Bertels, has won recognition with two major global awards. The Embedding Project is housed within SFU Beedie’s Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability, of which Dr. Bertels is also Director. In August, the project was presented with the inaugural ‘International Impactful Collaboration Award’ by the Academy of Management at its Annual General Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The Academy more »

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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 more »

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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 more »

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