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Recently, both the administration and the Career Management Services of the John Molson School of Business have prepared publications to get ready for a green spring.
Behind the Research, the Faculty’s first edition of its newest newsletter, is a snapshot of the research and personalities at the JMSB. The first edition, titled Sustainability@JMSB, provides a glimpse into the research and environmental initiatives currently conducted at the JMSB in support of its drive to practice and promote business sustainability.
The inaugural edition gives a brief overview of the efforts of Accountancy Professor Charles Cho (see Journal, Sept. 11, 2008), Management Professor Judith Walls (see Journal, April 1, 2010), news about the opening of the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise and its plans for the future, as well as a profile of the student-run John Molson Sustainable Business Group (JSG).
Future issues of the biannual periodical, available both in print and online, will focus on the positive impact of the new knowledge being created at the JMSB and its commitment to creating innovative, sustainable research.
The JMSB’s Career Management Services (CMS) has also published the Sustainable Scoop, an online-only magazine.
Now on its fourth edition, the purpose of the quarterly publication is to connect students with green-minded companies who are proactively making a difference. It provides links, job search tips, and job and internship ads. It also supplies tips on greener living and announcements of external events happening around the city.
Its goal is to build awareness among students of the possibilities of a sustainable frame of mind in business, as well as help the community further understand the importance of sustainable concepts from a personal and professional standpoint.
Looking ahead, CMS teams up with the JSG to present the Sustainable Business Day each fall (see Journal, Nov. 20, 2008 and Nov. 26, 2009). For the next edition, scheduled for November, organizers have already booked spokespeople from RICOH, Rubbermaid and SIMS Minerals to speak of their respective shifts towards greener business practices.
While the Sustainable Business Day is a separate event from the Sustainable Business Conference (see Journal, April 1, 2010), the motivation to connect students with sustainable businesses remains the same.
“Sustainability is increasingly becoming an important objective for business as they seek knowledge and employees who can help them reconcile their profitability with their social and environmental performance,” says JMSB Dean Sanjay Sharma. “JMSB is proud to be amongst the leading public schools that is creating new knowledge and educating managers who can manage for the future in a sustainable business environment.”
Read both publications, as well as other JMSB reports online.