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The Sustainability Ecosystem’s mission is to advance sustainable business practices through progressive education in Montreal and beyond.

We foster constructive interactions with multi-sectoral stakeholders and provide the tools and knowledge requierd to implement and advance sustainability practices. 

The Sustainability Ecosystem capitalizes on collective intelligence by bringing together industry experts, framework providers, task forces and practitioners to share content, increase transparency and advance education in the field of sustainability. 

Vision: The John Molson School of Business Sustainability Ecosystem will become the world’s leading business school in sustainability training and practices.

Mission: The John Molson School of Business Sustainability Ecosystem will educate and train leaders across Canada by:

  • Creating unique and innovative learning experiences for students and professionals 
  • Developing high-impact projects that will directly address sustainability problems 


The Sustainability Ecosystem aims to:

  • Educate investors, corporations, policy-making organizations, students, academia and other stakeholders about sustainability subjects.  
  • Continue to provide applicable education on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors to prepare current and future leaders. 
  • Create professional development opportunities, including internship and scholarship programs. 
  • Through applicable research, create relevant knowledge pertaining to sustainability issues and challenges.  
  • Continue to facilitate dialogue among Canadian and global asset owners to share best practices on how to tackle climate change risks and opportunities, as well as other sustainability challenges. 
  • Empower students, professionals, and policy makers to integrate sustainability into their decision-making by capitalizing on knowledge sharing.  
  • Act as an aggregator of sustainability content, centralizing information to make it more accessible.  
  • In partnership with industry experts, develop and deliver climate finance and investing workshops and micro-certifications. 
  • Help advance and support public policy on climate finance through convenings, white papers and stakeholder collaboration.

Expected results

The Sustainability Ecosystem hopes to:

  • Increase awareness and adoption of sustainability-related practices, frameworks and procedures for all the participating stakeholders.  
  • Position Montreal as a significant sustainability change agent.  
  • Provide training to companies in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  
  • For educational institutions: knowledge transfer and research dissemination to accelerate the adoption of sustainability-related topics for curriculum development at major universities in Canada.  
  • For asset managers and businesses: Through executive development and industry knowledge sharing, increase awareness among professionals and industry leaders that could adopt sustainable practices.  
  • For ESG consultants: Provide opportunities to expand and apply their knowledge in support of their clients, the environment and society. 

Our team

Amr Addas

Amr Addas
Lecturer and Strategic Advisor

Amr Addas is the Strategic Advisor for Sustainability and a lecturer at the John Molson School of Business. He is also the director of the Van Berkom Investment Management Program and Van Berkom Small Cap Case Competition. Amr leads Concordia’s Sustainable Investing Practicum and is the academic director for Concordia’s Sustainability Ecosystem. Amr has taught at Queen’s University, McGill University and L'Université de Sherbrooke.

In addition to his academic work, Amr offers portfolio management and sustainable investing consulting services to corporate clients and financial institutions. He also serves on several advisory boards and industry working groups, including the Institute for Sustainable Finance’s Research Advisory Council and Concordia University’s Joint Sustainable Investment Advisory Committee (JSIAC).

Amr has been interviewed by media on sustainable finance and investing, including CBC TV, CBC Radio, Global TV, the Toronto Star, CBC News, Reuters, the Financial Post and La Presse.

Amr obtained his MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1995 and his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the American University in Cairo in 1991.  

Sophie Beaudet
Program Coordinator

Sophie Beaudet is a student at the John Molson School of Business and the VP of Projects of the John Molson Sustainable Enterprise Committee. She is passionate about moving the world forward in a more sustainable manner. She has interned at Mackenzie Investments in sustainable investing and at Clear Skies Investment Management as an investment and impact analyst. She is also involved in the case competition program at JMSB, and has competed regionally and internationally for the school. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in sustainable finance.  

For more information

Sustainability Ecosystem Team
Telephone: 514-848-3960

*This Sustainability Ecosystem initiative is powered by the John Molson Executive Centre.

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