P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability

P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability

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P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability

Waterloo, Canada 

Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics


The P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability (P&G-CBS) exists to foster sustainable management by developing and mobilizing knowledge on the integration of business and a sustainable global society. The P&G-CBS serves as a catalyst to bring together faculty researchers, students, and leaders in industry and civil society, in order to build capacity for progressive, socially and environmentally engaged management practice.

Main Activities 

The P&G-CBS at Laurier operates as an applied sustainability research centre with five key strategic areas of focus:

1. Research:

2. Teaching/Curriculum:

3. Student Engagement:

4. Civil Society Engagement:

5. Business Engagement:

Organizational Structure

P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability is housed in the business school at Laurier with 20+ associated faculty across the university. It connects to and supports student engagement and action through Laurier’s MBA Net Impact Chapter and other student groups. In 2008 the Centre was the originating Founding Partner for Sustainable Waterloo Region, and continues to partner with SWR as presenting sponsor of its ongoing series of Educational Forums and Technical Workshops for members in the Regional Carbon Initiative and the public.


Dr. Barry Colbert
Director, P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability; Associate Professor, Policy & Strategic Management