Desautels Commitments

McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management is committed to responsible management education and supporting sustainable development both locally and globally.

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Source: Jakob Trollbäck

Desautels’ Commitments to Sustainability

United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Henry MintzbergDesautels has been an official signatory of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) since July 2017.

Under the coordination of the UN Global Compact and leading academic institutions, the PRME task force developed a set of six principles (purpose, values, method, research, partnership, dialogue) for the global platform for responsible management education.

Since 2015, PRME has placed particular emphasis on working towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

PRME has supported a new module of the Sustainability Literacy Test, a UN-backed initiative, based on Desautels’ Prof. Henry Mintzberg’s work in Rebalancing Society.

McGill Vision 2020 Sustainability and Climate Action Plan

Sustainability at McGillSpear-headed by the McGill Office of Sustainability (MOoS) under the leadership of the Vice-Principal for Administration and Finance, Vision 2020 stewards the university’s sustainability strategy.

The Vision 2020 Sustainability and Climate Action Plan 2017-2020 includes two bold objectives of which Desautels can play a role in supporting unit-level sustainability action plans:

  • i) becoming a carbon-neutral campus by 2040, and
  • ii) receiving AASHE platinum-rating