From buying shares in farm animals to upcycling used chopsticks into home décor, six innovative local companies with a focus on using business as a force for good have been accepted into the one-year Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub (CCS iHub) social venture incubator program at the UBC Sauder School of Business.
When Victor Straatman arrived in Vancouver a year and a half ago, he was surprised at how inconvenient it was to buy grass-fed free range beef directly from local farmers—a process that was relatively simple in his native Holland. That’s when Straatman decided to bridge the gap between consumers and struggling farmers through Meatme, an online marketplace where consumers can crowdfund whole animals.
The UBC Sauder School of Business submitted its first Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) progress report this month as a signatory of the initiative. PRME is the major organized relationship between the United Nations and global business schools.
The Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics wrapped up the year by hosting Bain Capital Managing Director Greg Shell. Shell came from Boston to spend two days with the UBC Sauder community, participating in events organized by the Dhillon Centre, the UBC Sauder Philanthropy Program and the UBC Sauder Centre for Social Innovation and Impact Investing.
The Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics has taken another step forward by naming the members of its Advisory Board.
The Sauder community shares their thoughts on the importance of ethics in business.