Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.42
Liaison Mary-Lee Townsend
Submission Date Feb. 1, 2018
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Western University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Connor Donald
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have an ongoing program or programs that offer incentives for faculty in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses?:

A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years (e.g. descriptions of new courses or course content resulting from the program):

The Centre for Building Sustainable Value at the Ivey Business School does offer incentives for new multidisciplinary courses in sustainability made possible through funding from the Royal Bank of Canada (not through the IDIs).
In the last 3 years, Ivey has introduced a course in which a professor co-teaches a class with all the professors of the core MBA program (e.g. finance, accounting, strategy, operations), so that students see that sustainability weaves into all business decisions. It is not a standalone topic. The students are encouraged to think about the long term, societal implications of their business decisions.

A brief description of the incentives that faculty members who participate in the program(s) receive:

The professors do not receive any incentives. But, there is funding available for developing case studies and bringing in guest speakers.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Dr. Tima Bansal, Ivey Business School
Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability

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