November 25, 2013
The Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur l’opérationnalisation du développement durable (Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Sustainable Development Operationalization, or CIRODD), the first strategic group1 focusing on sustainable development in Quebec, has just been launched. The new initiative was announced on November 25, at a ceremony attended by Pierre Duchesne, Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, at Polytechnique Montréal.
The Centre brings together 15 research chairs and 71 researchers from 11 universities, 3 CEGEPs and 1 technology transfer centre. These individuals, including 5 HEC Montréal professors, are recognized experts in life cycle assessment, corporate social responsibility, process engineering and re-engineering, environmental policy and law, eco-design, industrial symbiosis, green logistics, sustainability measurement and analysis, green economics and sustainable innovation.
The group’s scientific program revolves around four main areas of research: measurement of sustainable development, operationalization tools for business, resources for socioeconomic integration, and transfer to users.
The HEC Montréal professors who are members of CIRODD are:
1. Joint research centre