MGMT 1000 Lecture Notes - Triple Bottom Line, Plunket Society, Knowledge Economy

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5 Feb 2013
Steve Glassman- Director of Bookstore
Parcel Graymason Sustainability Engagement Coordinator
Andrew Plunket- Sustainability Project Coordinator
Implications for 2016s of Schulich’s reputation in sustainability:
Better Brand
Higher Level of Employability
Using resources wisely
Capacity to endure
Upholding reputation
Environmental responsibility
Keeping up with a knowledge economy
Sustainability can be defined as: “Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the
ability of future generations to meet their own needs
(United Nations. 1987. “Report of the World Commision on Environment and Development.”
General Assembly Resolution 42/187, 11 December 1987).
Triple Bottom Line = Decisions based on Social, Economic, Environment factors
There is an importance to understanding Tangible (vs.) Intangible Items and how these can
impact a company’s sustainability.
Characteristics of a sustainable company:
Connecting with Stakeholders
Adjusting Plans (Flexibility)
Ethically based decisions
“The Sustainability Council”
Advisory body to the President
Responsibility for providing input and recommendations on how to advance York
University’s sustainability initiatives, projects, and practices
A mechanism to support and enable York students, faculty and staff to participate
meaningfully in the planning and implementation of York University’s sustainability
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