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Desautels Business Conference on Sustainability 2015

Sat, 2015-03-28 (All day) - Sun, 2015-03-29 (All day)

Established in 2003, the Desautels Business Conference on Sustainability (DBCS) is a fully student- initiated and student-run annual conference borne through business students answering the increasingly pressing call for action in the environmental and social spheres of our business world.

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Not giving regular feedback? No wonder you’re losing talent

Fri, 2015-03-06 16:20

Written by Professor Karl Moore and Sema Burney

Many managers today don’t relish giving feedback. In the past, feedback was associated with the annual review, a thoroughly unenjoyable hour where everyone involved couldn’t wait for it to end. Today with millennials, feedback is more central to the role of manager than ever before.

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How Skateboarding Made Me a Better Marketer

Fri, 2015-03-06 16:17

This year, I’m celebrating 25 years of skateboarding. While I’ve skated all over the world and made a lot of incredible friends along the way it wasn’t until I read this article about skateboarding legend Rodney Mullen that I began to consider the overlap between my passion for skateboarding and my passion for marketing.
... Ben Plomion is VP of Marketing at Chango, where he heads up marketing and communications. 

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Aspire Food Group: First Recipient of the Richter Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Program

Fri, 2015-03-06 16:16

Richter is proud to announce the creation of the Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Program - an initiative to help social entrepreneurs in their mission of bringing innovative solutions to social problems. The Program aims to recognize and assist businesses that have demonstrated a positive impact on social, cultural and environmental concerns.

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HBO Financial Services joins Peak

Fri, 2015-03-06 16:13

Peak Financial Group is continuing to expand, as HBO Financial Services joins forces with Peak Insurance Services, after an eight-year partnership. Founded in 1997, by James Hindley, Larry Barakett and Boris Ozbalt, HBO is a boutique Managing General Agency, catering to a group of advisors working predominantly in the high net worth markets in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Read article here: Investment Executive, February 18, 2015

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Part-funded MBAs keeping lawyers content in roles

Fri, 2015-03-06 16:11

A number of the Silver and Magic Circle law firms are offering to part fund MBAs as a method of retaining their top performers, according to recruitment firm Legal Professionals. The legal recruitment specialist revealed that firms have become increasingly creative with their retention methods in an effort to prevent talent with three to five years’ experience from moving on. One way of doing this is to tap into the growing trend of some lawyers who are looking to develop wider business skills.

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When family ties put business in a bind

Fri, 2015-03-06 16:10

The exceptional economic success of many European countries in the post-War period was characterised by the wide presence of family firms across the Continent. Particularly, in countries like Germany and Italy, family ownership came to be seen as the best guarantee of economic and social development. However, the consensus that family firms are good for growth has come under scrutiny in recent years.

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Why corporate social responsibility is evolving

Fri, 2015-03-06 16:07

This Is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to Christopher Marquis from the Harvard Business School.

Read full transcript here: The Globe and Mail, February 17, 2015

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Students, Professors are Crafting a New Social Business Curricula

Fri, 2015-03-06 16:06

In the fall of 2014, the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University began offering one of the first programs of its kind in Canada. Driven largely by student input and faculty collaboration, the concentration in Social Business and Enterprise is intended for students interested in harnessing the not-for-profit, civil and for-profit sectors to tackle social issues.

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CP Rail strike ends as two sides agree to arbitration

Fri, 2015-03-06 16:01


Roughly 3,300 striking engineers and conductors at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. are headed back to work, but experts say serial government intervention is making future strikes more likely. The workers abruptly ended a two-day strike Monday, after CP and the Teamsters union agreed to arbitration, just as the federal government was poised to order them back on the job.
... “It chills bargaining,” explained Robert Paul Hebdon, an organizational behaviour professor at McGill University’s Desautels business school. “It becomes institutionalized.”

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