On Wednesday, May 26, 2010, the Telfer School of Management MBA Students’ Association held a networking event featuring some of Ottawa's not-for-profit organizations and businesses who are focused on social responsibility.
This event raised the profile of local businesses and organizations who strive to make this world a better place and want future MBA graduates to be implicated in their success.
Many Telfer MBA students and the following six organizations participated in the event: Stratos, the Canada Economic Development Agency for Quebec Regions, the Diamond Development Initiative of Canada, Save the Children, the Canada Post CSR Department and the University of Ottawa's Sustainable Development Department.
With delicious food provided by the community oriented caterer Dépanneur Sylvestre, students and representatives discussed issues involving social and environmental responsibility, sustainability, and ethics.
As future business leaders, MBA students need to understand the ethical implications of all of their decisions. Thanks to this event and its participants, Telfer MBA students were given an opportunity to see how social and environmental responsibility directly affects their community in a positive way.
This was, hopefully, the first of a number of similar future events.