JMSB Saving Another Kind of ‘Green’
MBA Program Ranked Second Worldwide in Eco Survey
Concordia’s John Molson School of Business MBA program has been declared the second-greenest in the world, according to this year’s Global Green MBA Survey published by Corporate Knights magazine.
“The Corporate Knights global green MBA rankings acknowledge Concordia’s efforts to promote positive business practices,” said Concordia President Alan Shepard in a press release.
“JMSB is a vital link to forward-thinking business leaders who create innovative solutions that work.”
The survey, which grades universities with MBA programs that willingly participate in a two-month study period, scores schools based on sustainability initiatives at the school, the prevalence of the topic of sustainability in coursework and class discussion, as well as university and student-led initiatives in green projects.
This is the first year Corporate Knights have published a global survey. Before opening the survey to global MBA programs, the magazine had been ranking universities in Canada since 2003.
JMSB scored third in Canada in 2012 with a score of 63%, behind the Schulich School of Business at York University—which placed first worldwide this year—and the University of Waterloo’s School of Environment, Enterprise & Development. Concordia’s business school scored second in 2011 out of all Canadian MBA programs.
According to Steve Harvey, dean of the JMSB, the school is “committed to ensuring that today’s business decisions lead to a greener, more sustainable future.”
“These survey results recognize that commitment and confirm that JMSB is increasingly being viewed as a global leader in the advancement of sustainable enterprise.”
Full rankings are available at the Corporate Knights website. The results were summarized and released with the Sept. 23 edition of the Globe and Mail.