Media Release - For Immediate Release
Sobey School Takes Sustainability to a Higher Degree
11 September, 2012
“Being in the top ten for the social and environmental impact of our MBA program is the result of a collective effort on behalf of Saint Mary’s students, faculty and administration,” says Cathy Driscoll, a professor of business ethics in the Sobey School of Business. “In particular, we are seeing more and more student-led initiatives evolving on campus, such as the new University Ethics Society and the new V.P. Ethics and Communications position on the MBA Society Executive.”
First published in 2003 by Corporate Knights, the world’s largest circulation publication with an explicit focus on corporate social responsibility, the Corporate Knight Schools Survey analyzes how Canadian universities are faring at integrating sustainability into the school experience. Of the 37 MBA programs evaluated in 2012, the Sobey School ranked 9th.
“Students learning about business from multiple perspectives is a cherished tradition in our Sobey MBA Program. We are proud to be recognized by Corporate Knights as one of the country’s premier business schools,” says Patricia Bradshaw, Dean of the Sobey School of Business. “Our deep commitment to sustainability, and the emphasis we place on ethics in all decision making, are hallmarks of our approach. Having students move beyond the classroom and into the community through consulting, internships and applied projects allows them to have a real impact while growing their self-confidence and skill set. There is nothing more exciting than knowing our graduates have the ability to courageously deal with the tough challenges facing global businesses today.”For the full methodology and analysis of the 2012 Knight Schools Survey: www.corporateknights.com