Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.42
Liaison Mary-Lee Townsend
Submission Date Feb. 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Western University
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Connor Donald
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Think Big Sustainability Forum

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

For organizations to be successful over the long-term, business dialogues require going out to find collective solutions to problems and transcend its competitive nature. Business schools recognize the importance of discussing corporate sustainability and the impact of implementing sustainable practices as a central part of business.

Ivey’s Think Big event was organized by a committee of passionate MBA students who aim is to make sustainability resonate with future leaders and have them become more excited and motivated by sustainability. These conversations help shed light on the challenges and opportunities stakeholders face when dealing with sustainability goals, providing attendees the opportunity to approach these topics from a variety of perspectives.

The event featured two panels of inspirational business leaders from around the globe:

Andrew Bowerbank: Global Director, Sustainable Services at EllisDon Corporation
Dustyn Lanz: Director, Communications and Member Affairs of Responsible Investment Association
Marcelo Lu: President, BASF Canada
Pamela Laughland: Director of Strategic Partnerships, Network for Business Sustainability
Mojdeh Poul: President and General Manager, 3M Canada
Adil Qawi: Partner, Greenlid Envirosciences

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Coordination & Planning

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

When: November 16th (5-7pm) 2016

Where: Ivey's BMO Auditorium (London, ON)

Parking: Complementary parking available at Elborn College Lot (west side of Western Road, north of Sarnia Road)

Think Big is open to all students interested in practical and innovative solutions for sustainable, collaborative, and inclusive business practices.

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