In today’s contemporary market sustainability has become a way of seeing ourselves, our future, and the businesses we wish to build. It permeates through our ways of strategizing, marketing, and developing better methods to reach the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profits. Sustainability is not simply an value-added mechanism to enhance profits and cut costs while doing some good for the environment, or society. It is building responsible business. It is taking into account the long-term effects of decisions we make; building better models, processes, products, and technologies; and ensuring the longevity of humankind, the planet, and of course, the bottom line.
Concordia University’s John Molson Sustainable Enterprise Committee (JSEC), John Molson’s Sustainable Business Group (JMSBG) and McGill’s MBA Chapter of Net Impact are proud to present the 10th annual Business Beyond Tomorrow Conference on Saturday, 19 March 2016. Since 2006, Business Beyond Tomorrow has brought together the Montreal university community, corporate leaders and sustainable pioneers to discuss social, economic and ecological sustainability. Business Beyond Tomorrow explores the opportunities and challenges faced by industries and enterprises determined to champion sustainability.
Participants will have the opportunity to partake in 3 out of 6 workshops or panels from the following
The focus of the entrepreneurship workshop or panel will be to provide participants with knowledge in building your own sustainable enterprise. You will have the opportunity to learn from experts on the challenges and benefits of building a business where sustainability is at the core of your vision, mission, and strategy.
The finance panel will focus on mobilizing capital as a means to create positive economic, environmental, and social change. You will have the chance to learn from leaders in sustainable finance on the practices of creating social value within the local, national, and global financial markets.
Corporate Social Responsibilitiy
The CSR workshop will showcase the many benefits weaving CSR into a corporation’s long-term strategy. You have the opportunity to learn about real-world business example and hear from industry experts about the impact that CSR initiatives can have on corporate culture, employees, and the community.
Supply Chain Management
The supply chain management [workshop or panel] will focus on sustainability as a lense to look over the entire product or service value-chain. From suppliers, to wholesalers, to retailers, to consumers and businesses, this workshop will showcase diverse perspectives, and provide participants will skill-development in sustainable supply chain management.
The strategy workshop will focus reaching an organization’s potential with sustainability is at its core. Participants will learn from market leaders on the best approaches in sustainable development, and will develop their own set of skill in strategic planning.
The marketing workshop aims to provide participants with contemporary approaches in sustainable marketing. This workshop or panel will focus on strategies to develop and promote products or services that meet consumers and business needs in an ethical and resource-responsible manner.