Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.11
Liaison Jean-Michel Champagne
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2021

STARS v2.2

HEC Montréal
IN-39: Sustainability Office Diversity Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jean-Michel Champagne
Sustainable Development Officer
Infrastructure - Sustainability Office
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Does the sustainability office have initiatives specifically designed to recruit sustainability employees from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

A brief description of the initiatives specifically designed to recruit sustainability employees from underrepresented groups:

A DEI office has been created in 2019 to help and support the human resources department in the recruitment of employees and researchers issued from underrepresented groups. Efforts includes a rebranding of the HR recruitment webpage to showcase diversity, diversity targets for professor recruitment, training on unconscious bias for professors in charge of recruitment, and targeted marketing toward underrepresented groups.
As for the sustainability office, beyond working in close collaboration with the DEI office (DEI office was created following a sustainability office co-project), diversity requirements are included into job posting for its students employees since the last 3 years, and were the first of their kind at HEC Montréal. No more than 60% of student employees can be male or female, and at least one in every semester must belong to another underrepresented group.


Does the sustainability office ensure that sustainability employees complete DEI training?:
Yes

A brief description of the DEI trainings for sustainability employees:

The training, called “Équité, diversité, inclusions : comprendre pour mieux agir” is made of 7 modules and was launched in 2020. First of its kind, people who subscribe have to complete a module every week and participate in exchange session. It was custom-made for HEC Montréal in collaboration with specialists from other universities and field. The SD Office regular employees have followed the diversity program during the first trial phase, to test the content, participate in focus group and provide direct feedback before the program is offered to members of our community.


Does the sustainability office regularly collaborate on events, projects, or initiatives with the institution’s DEI office/program and/or organizations that support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of events, projects, or initiatives during the previous year developed in collaboration with the DEI office/program and/or organizations that support underrepresented groups on campus:

SD office and DEI team collaborate with student organizations to organize and fund the pride weeks, but also the Black History Month (February).
SD office is also providing its resources and time for hiring an analyst to support the DEI team and student associations to analyze EDI data collected during a recent survey in fall 2020.


Does the sustainability office or committee include at least one individual with formal DEI and/or environmental or social justice responsibilities?:
Yes

Documentation of the formal DEI and/or environmental or social justice responsibilities:

The Director of Dustainable Development, Johanne Turbide, is also the Secretary General and is in charge of the DEI office as well. https://www.hec.ca/en/profs/johanne.turbide.html


Website URL where information about the initiatives to advance DEI within the sustainability program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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