Who We Are

Updated on October 04, 2008

[Background]

    Established in 2003, The McGill Business Conference on Sustainability (MBCS) is an interuniversity, student-run annual conference. This event is supported by the Management Undergraduate Society of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

[Mission]

    MBCS targets some of the brightest students from universities across North America in hopes to gather a multilateral perspective on issues related to sustainability. The conference invites leading experts from corporations, non-government organizations and academia to speak to students and provide them with the tools and knowledge they need to help ensure a sustainable future. The conference focuses on the three realms of sustainability: social, economic and environmental that affect and are affected by business practices.

[Achievements]

    Highly-anticipated among post-secondary students, MBCS has the reputation of gathering a large and inspiring forum of individuals each year. For instance, last year MBCS's "Looking Backward to Move Forward" brought forth Dr. David Suzuki to speak to over 700 students, parents, professors and business professionals. The conference was responded to with strong interest from the Montreal community, which stirred up both national and local media coverage.

[This year's theme]

    "Awake" -- this year's conference title -- symbolizes how the general public has become increasingly aware of the green revolution and its precedence. As such, this year's conference will challenge its speakers and delegates to critically and creatively analyze alternative business models and solutions that prove to be economically, socially and environmentally sound, and that will drive current awareness towards a long-term development of sustainable habits.