About Us

The Centre for Sustainable Impact / Centre pour l’impact durable (CSIID) is housed within the Telfer School of Management with the strategic aim of advancing sustainable business practices that benefit society and the environment. Through research, education, and outreach, CSIID creates positive impacts for both current and future generations

The CSIID builds on the work of the Globalization, Governance and Sustainability (GGS) research group established in 2018 as one of the 5 areas of strategic importance (ASI) under the As part of the Telfer 2025 Strategic Plan. The group’s vision is to create and broker new knowledge in pursuit of responsible global governance that sustains both life and economies. The mission is to inform global governance practices by balancing economic performance with social and environmental imperatives through strategic research initiatives, outreach, and teaching activities that target managers, organizations, and future managers and educators.

In 2020, the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa joined over 800 leading business and management schools worldwide committed to building a more sustainable future by striving to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through an UN-backed initiative called the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

The Centre for Sustainable Impact came into existence in 2023. The centre plays the role of connecting Telfer professors, students and collaborators from all sectors to build Canadian capacity and action towards a sustainable future.