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
Source: Jakob Trollbäck
Desautels’ Commitments to Sustainability
United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME)
Desautels 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.
McGill Vision 2020 Sustainability and Climate Action Plan
Spear-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