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HEC Montréal celebrates the contribution and university career of Tima Bansal

Awarded a doctorate honoris causa

August 26, 2022

Pratima (Tima) Bansal, Professor of Sustainability and Strategy and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability at Western University’s Ivey Business School, has received an honorary doctorate from HEC Montréal.

Since she is part of the academic world, the diploma was conferred jointly by the Université de Montréal and HEC Montréal. This and other honorary degrees were awarded during commencement ceremonies at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.


Making businesses sustainable

Tima Bansal is a real leader when it comes to business sustainability. She has been active in research and higher education and in the business world for over 25 years now. A member of the Ivey faculty, she is also affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (University of Cambridge) and Monash University in Melbourne.

Pratima (Tima) Bansal, professor at the Ivey Business School

At the Ivey Business School, Ms. Bansal has been very involved in introducing programs in sustainable development and integrating this discipline into basic business education. She has also launched a number of initiatives to encourage the transfer of SD research into the business world, in particular the Centre for Building Sustainable Value, the Network for Business Sustainability and the Innovation North laboratory.

Her work focuses on the interplay between business strategy and sustainable development. She is interested in companies’ decisions and actions aimed at making them both profitable and sustainable. She also collaborates with businesses to develop innovations to improve their sustainability and achieve a better balance between profitability and long-term societal interests.

She has published dozens of articles in leading research journals, which have earned her many awards. She has co-edited 2 books on business and the natural environment, and her research has been widely cited in the press, in Canada and elsewhere.