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RSM2700H – ISP: Sustainability Consulting Project: Making the Case for Sustainable Impact 

General Information

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Applicable Major(s):
(c) = Core, (r) = Recommended

Instructor Bio

Andreea Ciologariu:

A life-long learner with two MBA degrees, one MSc in Research and a Doctorate in Business Administration, I teach Sustainability, Marketing and Strategy/Business Innovation at several post-secondary institutions globally. Over the years, I designed and delivered educational engagements for numerous private and public sector organizations on topics of Marketing, Communication, Strategy and Innovation.

I am the co-founder of innovation consultancy Active Patterns Inc. and I bring over a decade of experience as a Marketing Executive in the technology, healthcare, education, trade and not-for profit sectors for B2B and B2C Fortune 500 organizations. I also worked with the United Nations Development Programme and am an active member of Standards Council of Canada mirror committee on Innovation management as well as the Researcher in Residence at the Applied Innovation Lab.

As an author, blogger and speaker on leadership, innovation and transformation, I created the REES (Reframe, Explore, Experiment, Scale) innovation methodology, rooted in my experience both as a researcher and a practitioner and authored several case studies in International Business and Healthcare Governance.

I am fluent in English, Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian and Romanian, worked and lived in Canada, the United States, Romania, Italy, Colombia and the Philippines and travelled to over 50 countries.

Bo Pelech:

Bo is an Executive in Residence at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, where he teaches an applied consulting project course called Sustainability: Making the Business Case and facilitates a parallel internship program.  Bo is also an advisor at the Mayor Wilson educational consultancy. He excels at building ecosystems with early adopter industry partners to support this unique, highly inclusive, broad-based academic curriculum across growth, strategy, and innovation problem statements and challenges. In the past, he held senior positions within the investment banking industry, and also acted in a research role within the small-market PE sector. He was a founder of a data-oriented marketing start-up and has supported other start-ups as both an angel investor and mentor.

Target Audience

Rotman students (particularly 2nd year MBA students) passionate about Sustainability and looking to gain real-life Consulting experience.


Approximately 12 weekly sessions

Course Mission

Students help real-world global sponsor organizations not only to manage and grow a sustainable business, but become a force of change through ESG.

Course Scope

This course will provide you with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the concept of shared value and the role of sustainability practices and how they influence company growth. You will explore the growing business case for sustainable solutions and apply business models that create shared value by incorporating sustainable economy principles into business strategy.

Evaluation and Grade Distribution

ComponentDue Date/TimeWeight
Individual Assignment 11 month after the beginning of course25%
Individual Assignment 22 months after beginning of course35%
Group Presentation and PaperFinal month of the course40%

Required Resources

Various readings, as assigned (no textbook required)

Experiential Course Limit

There are limits to the number of RSM27XX range courses that students may take for credit toward their degree. Please refer to the Experiential/International Course Eligibility Specifics and Limits section on the RO website for all details.

Last Updated: 2022-10-13 @ 11:37 am