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

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.

Published: 6Mar2015

HBO Financial Services joins Peak

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

Published: 6Mar2015

Part-funded MBAs keeping lawyers content in roles

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.

Published: 6Mar2015

When family ties put business in a bind

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.

Published: 6Mar2015

Why corporate social responsibility is evolving

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

Published: 6Mar2015

Students, Professors are Crafting a New Social Business Curricula

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.

Published: 6Mar2015

CP Rail strike ends as two sides agree to arbitration

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.”

Published: 6Mar2015

Aareal Bank : Award of Excellence in Real Estate Research conferred – winners honoured for outstanding work in real estate economics

The Real Estate Management Institute of the EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht (EBS REMI) and Aareal Bank AG have conferred the Aareal Award of Excellence in Real Estate Research for the eighth time. This academic prize, worth €12,000, is advertised internationally and recognises outstanding research work in real estate economics. The focus was on the topics of Real Estate Management, Real Estate Finance and Real Estate Economics.

Published: 6Mar2015

Attention BCom U2 Students ONLY – Apply to the BCom Mentoring Program 2015-2016

If you did not apply for the exclusive BCom Mentoring Program while in your U2, you now have the opportunity to apply for the 2015-2016 year

Published: 6Mar2015

The Prevention, Substitution and Precautionary Principles: Conflict and Comity in Chemical Policy

Bronfman Building Room 360, CA
Tim Malloy

Tim Malloy, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, UCLA Sustainable Technology and Policy Program  

McGill Bronfman Building, Room 360, 1001 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal