Interconnectedness is at the heart of our global economic system. The globalization of business was always intended to serve as a platform for broader collaboration on serious geopolitical problems related to economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Nevertheless, the manner and pace of globalization to date have been neither universally well received, nor universally well governed. This research group will advance the kind of knowledge that businesses need to overcome these challenges, so that they may contribute to economic shifts toward global sustainability and mitigate the disruptions that may arise from such transformations.
The mission of the Globalization, Governance and Sustainability (GGS) ASI will be pursued through the coordination of three activities:
- Establish a platform for new, interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships on globalization, governance, sustainability (GGS) themes;
- Intensify research, teaching and outreach activity pertinent to GGS themes; and
- Institutionalize a GGS Collaborative within the Telfer School of Management & Position it as the Centre for GGS Knowledge Generation & Exchange in Canada.
Our ultimate objective in undertaking the above set of strategically coordinated research, teaching, and scholarly/outreach activities is to advance understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation and governance of globally sustainable social, environmental, and economic value, while simultaneously providing high-impact sustainable social, environmental, and economic value to all stakeholders who engage with us.