Concordia business school to benefit from CN’s $500,000 gift
Donation will fund CN Centre for Studies in Sustainable Supply Chain
MONTREAL, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – A major gift from Canadian
National Railway Company (CN) (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) will advance
business research at Concordia University. CN has donated $500,000 to
establish the CN Centre for Studies in Sustainable Supply Chain
Management at the John Molson School of Business (JMSB). The gift will
support JMSB students at bachelor, master and doctoral levels.
The centre will conduct research on sustainable supply chain management,
explore new techniques to make supply chains more sustainable and
conduct sustainable supply chain management projects. The CN gift
presentation will occur:
-- When: June 19, 2013, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. -- Where: John Molson School of Business, MB 6.101, 1450 Guy St., Montreal.
Supply chain management improves the movement of goods to the benefit of
environment. Increasingly, supply chain managers face the added
challenges of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, waste and energy
requirements while maximizing safety and financial returns. Uniquely,
the CN Centre for Studies in Sustainable Supply Chain Management will
address both concerns in great depth.
Over a five-year period, the CN Centre for Studies in Sustainable Supply
Chain Management will receive $100,000 annually for research, student
awards and conferences with keynote speakers.
The centre’s director, Ahmet Satir, will oversee research and core
activities. The CN Centre for Studies in Sustainable Supply Chain
Management will also benefit from an advisory board, including a
representative from CN who will help shape the centre’s activities and
curriculum, mentor scholars and approve research projects.
“We are grateful for CN’s gift in support of business research,” says
Concordia President Alan Shepard. “This special initiative will
reinforce graduate studies and research and Concordia’s delivery of
outstanding teaching and business programs.”
Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, says: “CN
is a true backbone of the economy, safely and sustainably transporting
approximately C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of
business sectors. We believe our donation to Concordia will generate
innovative research outcomes that will help produce further gains in
supply chain efficiency and sustainability that are critical to
Canada’s competitiveness in global markets.”
Steve Harvey, dean of the John Molson School of Business, says: “The
creation of the CN Centre for Studies in Sustainable Supply Chain
Management will further deepen Concordia’s world-class expertise in the
field of sustainable enterprise. This initiative will enable business
leaders to work closely with John Molson School of Business students to
discover better ways to manage supply chains in a sustainable business
Concordia and CN are natural partners in the field of sustainability.
Concordia has fully incorporated sustainable development into its
strategic framework with investments in several key initiatives. CN is
committed to its Sustainability Action Plan, which seeks reductions in
the environmental impact of its operations.
-- John Molson School of Business http://johnmolson.concordia.ca -- CN Centre for Studies in Sustainable Supply Chain Management http://johnmolson.concordia.ca/en/faculty-research/research-centres/cn-centre -- Concordia University www.concordia.ca -- CN www.cn.ca