Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management news
Desautels Alumni Giving Back: Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom ’92 and Senior Director of Sustainability for Office Depot
On March 17-18, 2016, Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom '92 and Senior Director of Sustainability for Office Depot Inc. visited his alma mater to impart his knowledge and lessons learned through leading global sustainability efforts. Mr. Siddiqui spoke in several Desautels classes, providing insight on understanding the B2B Green Marketing and Purchasing Landscapeto strategies for stakeholder engagement and community consultation when introducing sustainability into operations.
By Karen Seidman, Montreal Gazette, April 26, 2016 : "Every semester, McGill University faculty lecturer Anita Nowak challenges her students to come up with projects for her social entrepreneurship and social innovation class based on a theme that she finds particularly timely and relevant. For this semester, it was helping Syrian refugees integrate into Canadian society.
The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management’s Social Economy Initiative is pleased to welcome Dr. Julie Rijpens as the new Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Social Innovators’ Integration Lab (SIIL).
The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) is pleased to announce the Social Economy Initiative’s Impact Internship cohort for the 2016 year. Now in its fourth consecutive year, the SEI Impact Internship Program pairs top undergraduate students who offer various management skills with social-purpose organizations for ten weeks over the summer.
On April 14, 2016, Desautels’ Bachelor of Commerce Managing for Sustainability (MSUS) Major and Concentration Programs were awarded the Catalyst Award for Sustainability in Education.
Popular culture loves the mythology of the self-made success, the boot-strapping individual who eschews formal education to blaze a path to success. But, while superstar dropouts can capture our imaginations – think Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg – they are the exceptions, not the rule.
Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry: Engaging Graduate Students Outside of Disciplinary Silos
Green chemistry is a rapidly growing area of interest for industry as companies face increased regulatory requirements, supply constraints, and consumer demands for sustainable products. Business innovation is a powerful means to achieve sustainable development, but challenges associated with marketability of clean technologies must be considered for effective implementation.
Authors: Hardy, C., Maguire, S. Publication: Academy of Management Review Abstract:
The third installation of McGill Innovation Week took place in November 2015, featuring nineteen events which integrated McGill students and faculty with the local Montreal innovation community.
The environmentalists and green groups at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which starts today in Paris, will inevitably call for better leadership on sustainability issues. They will not have to travel far to find those willing to teach them. Green topics become the norm The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Montreal, “normalised” the climate-change issue as a core topic a long time ago, says Steve Maguire, director of the school’s institute for integrated management.
On November 13, 2015, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) and the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship co-sponsored a half-day workshop on social entrepreneurship. Entitled “Social Entrepreneurship: Designing your career, your enterprise, and your impact”, the event featured a broad range of attendees – from those new to the concept of entrepreneurship to established entrepreneurs.
On November 12, 2015, researchers from across McGill campuses convened to promote connection and collaboration on the topic of climate change in advance of the potentially historic Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris, France. COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will be negotiating towards a solution which keeps global warming below 2°C through a legally binding and universal agreement on climate.
On October 23, 2015, the McGill community welcomed David Bornstein to speak to a captive audience on social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and the power of solutions based journalism. Part of McGill's Homecoming events, this 4th installment of the SEI Keynote was entitled "The Possible Nation: Social Innovation and the Art of Unleashing Human Potential".
Bringing ‘integrated management’ to students across McGill through new Integrated Management Essentials courses
In September 2015, MDIIM launched the first of two new courses for undergraduate non-management students: INTG 201 (Integrated Management Essentials 1) & INTG 202 (Integrated Management Essentials 2). The courses present the essentials of management (accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, operations, organizational behaviour and strategy) using an integrated approach, highlighting how organizations function as a whole and the importance of being able to work across functional and organizational boundaries.
September 10, 2015