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Social Procurement – The Third Pillar of Sustainability (PDF Presentation)

Social Procurement - The Third Pillar of Sustainability (PDF Presentation)

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September 30, 2022






Facilitating Knowledge Exchange and Staff Connection: Simon Fraser University (SFU)’s Project Management Community of Practice

Recent studies have begun to document the importance of building a project management community of practice (CoP) in academic settings, particularly research administration (Lehman, 2017; Wedekind & Philbin, 2018). Benefits of CoPs include improving organizational efficiency and effectiveness and improving the confidence and connectedness of staff in increasingly complex and uncertain environments (Lee et al., … Continue reading "Facilitating Knowledge Exchange and Staff Connection: Simon Fraser University (SFU)’s Project Management Community of Practice"

June 15, 2022


Surplus Furniture Program

Our Surplus Furniture Program simplifies repurposing furniture within the university, reducing our environmental impact while creating a surplus inventory where departments can reduce furniture costs and the university can create revenue while increasing its resilience amid COVID and supply chain interruptions. Two critical elements necessary for this program’s success are furniture standardization and warehouse space … Continue reading "Surplus Furniture Program"

June 15, 2022


Encouraging Staff Engagement with the Sustainable Workplace Certification

The McGill Sustainable Workplace Certification program encourages all members of the university community to live, work, and engage in establishing a culture of sustainability on and beyond campus. Originally launched in 2017 and redesigned to accommodate remote work in 2021, the program guides participating teams through four levels of certification (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum) … Continue reading "Encouraging Staff Engagement with the Sustainable Workplace Certification"

June 15, 2022


Strategic Procurement at McMaster University

McMaster’s focus on sustainability, including climate change sparked this strategic project partnering with students and university suppliers to align buying practices with our sustainability commitments, intersecting social and environmental impacts with economic considerations. The outcome is that products and services are evaluated for best value with the lowest environmental impact and most positive social change. Strategic Procurement … Continue reading "Strategic Procurement at McMaster University"

June 15, 2022


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