Sustainability at Asper
The Asper School of Business is proud to champion sustainability initiatives in our academic programs, research, community, and beyond.
News and stories
Asper School of Business marks sustainability month reflecting on a year of progress
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Asper PhD candidate explores how businesses can contribute to creating a better world
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Asper associate professor’s work named best paper by top management journal
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Sustainability knowledge creation
Asper School of Business faculty members conduct research in a range of sustainable business topics, from sustainable supply chain practices and northern cargo airships to the regulation of pro-environmental advertising.
Recent publications in sustainability
The effect of teaching multiple approaches to management on students’ subsequent investment decisions: Implications for Responsible Management Education
Bruno Dyck, Chi Liao & Rajesh V. Manchanda
Supply Chain Management
Delivering societal impact through supply chain design: insights from B Corps
Eugenia Rosca, Kelsey M. Taylor
Supply chain corruption practices circumventing sustainability standards: wolves in sheep's clothing
Bruno S. Silvestre, Fernando Luiz E. Viana, Marcelo de Sousa Monteiro
Innovations for sustainable development: Moving toward a sustainable future
Bruno S. Silvestre, Diana Mihaela Ţîrcă
Preliminary Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) Assessing Alternate Policies to Achieve Equality in Moving to Clean Transportation
Robert Parsons, Chueh-Ching (Janet) Chen and Rohan Shanker
Economics of Transport Airships for Food Distribution to Isolated Communities in Northern Manitoba and Ontario, Canada
Barry E. Prentice and Matthew Adaman, M.Sc
Sink, swim, or drift: How social enterprises use supply chain social capital to balance tensions between impact and viability
Kelsey M. Taylor, Eugenia Rosca
Pro-environment advertising messages: The role of regulatory focus
Namita Bhatnagar, Jane McKay-Nesbitt
Sustainable marketing: an exploratory study of a sustain-centric, versus profit-centric, approach
Bruno Dyck, Rajesh V. Manchanda, Savanna Vagianos, Michèle Bernardin
When Are Loss Frames More Effective in Climate Change Communication? An Application of Fear Appeal Theory
Scott T. Armbruster, Rajesh V. Manchanda and Ngan Vo
Sustainable Marketing Based on Virtue Ethics: Addressing Socio-Ecological Challenges Facing Humankind
Bruno Dyck and Rajesh V. Manchanda
Settlement Constellations and the Dynamics of Fields Formed around Social and Environmental Issues
Sean Buchanan, Charlene Zietsma, Dirk Matten
How Much Does Workplace Sexual Harassment Hurt Firm Value?
Shiu-Yik Au, Ming Dong & Andréanne Tremblay
Does board gender diversity reduce workplace sexual harassment?
Shiu-Yik Au, Andréanne Tremblay, Leyuan You
Sustainability awards and honours
Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Saunderson Award for Excellence in Teaching - Dr. Bruno Dyck
Bruno Dyck [BComm(Hons)/84], Norman Frohlich Professor in Business Sustainability at the Asper School of Business received the 2023 Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Saunderson Award for Excellence in Teaching.
AACSB Innovations That Inspire Award - Asper Co-op Program
In 2023, the Asper School of Business received recognition as a business school of tomorrow from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
The received this award based on the Asper Career Development Centre launched an initiative to incorporate the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their co-op curriculum.
2023 UM Faculty and Staff Sustainability Awards - Dr. Bruno Dyck and Alexa Harwood-Jones
Each year the university celebrates students, staff and faculty who are actively working towards bettering sustainability on campus. In 2023, Dr. Bruno Dyck, Norman Frohlich Professor in Business Sustainability, was awarded the faculty sustainability award and graphic designer Alexa Harwood-Jones was awarded the staff sustainability award.
TD Future of Sustainable Insurance Claims International Competition - Gold and silver medalists - Asper MBA teams
The winning team - “Thrive Better Together” represented by Jessica Burtnick, Gabriella Balog and Nick Gamble pitched an idea to resolve the “replace and waste” mindset associated with home insurance claims. Their solution involved an improvement to TD Insurance’s practices to make them economical for the insurer and the insured, while reducing waste and benefiting people.
The second place team, Home Insurance Concierge represented by Asper MBA students Abhinandan Khansali, Jordi Johnson and Bobby Currie presented an idea to improve sustainability in home insurance through an app to help homeowners prevent claims.
Both teams entered the competition as an assigment within Dr. Nathan Greidanus' MBA Strategic Leadership and Sustainability class.
Reg Litz MBA Luminary Teaching Award - Dr. Rajesh Manchanda
2022 Reg Litz MBA Luminary Teaching Award was awarded to Rajesh V. Manchanda for MKT-7080 Sustainability Marketing.
Created by the Asper MBA Student Association (aMBAsa), the Reg Litz MBA Luminary Teaching award recognizes a prominent individual who inspires or influences others.