The SEI's research-related goal is to conduct leading-edge research into the social economy for the purpose of actionable knowledge.
Over one third of our professors' research topics relevant to the social economy, including:
The SEI's teaching-related goal is to prepare a dynamic workforce to lead and serve organizations within the social economy by providing a world-class education.
On Thursday, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Science welcomed Charles Eisenstein for a discussion regarding his book “Sacred Economics– Money, Gift & and Society in the Age of Transition.” The presentation included a Q&A session, which was followed by a cocktail reception.
… Anita Nowak, Integrating Director of Desautels’ Social Economy Initiative, welcomed the audience to the presentation and invited student Mike Lepperd to introduce Charles Eisenstein.
The Social Economy Initiative (SEI) is proud to host its inaugural flagship event Strengths of the Social Economy on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the Centre Mont-Royal (2200 Mansfield Street).
Chemistry and Business that are Benign by Design: Leveraging the Canadian Chemistry Industry’s Leadership in Sustainability
Fifty years ago, Rachel Carson published her bestseller, Silent Spring, and the chemical industry was changed forever. An indictment of inattention to the flow and negative consequences of synthetic chemicals in the environment, Carson’s book catalyzed the environmental movement in North America. It also undermined the public’s confidence in simple assertions of “better living through chemistry” which, while not untrue, did not represent a full accounting of the risks and benefits of chemical technologies. The industry has been challenged to regain the public’s confidence ever since.
Natural resources and international trade have always been at the heart of the Canadian economy and will very likely remain so into the future. Like other export-intensive countries, Canada faces critical challenges ahead. The global economy is undergoing fundamental changes as a result of the global economic downturn and the emergence of new consumer economies such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
Sacred Economics: Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition - An evening with Charles Eisenstein
This event is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Social Economy Initiative of the Marcel Desautel Institute for Integrated Management.
Discussion and Cocktail Reception
featuring Monique F. Leroux
President and CEO, Desjardins Group
Canada's Public Policy Forum is bringing together leaders across sectors to share perspectives on the current and future role of cooperatives in Canada. Following up on the success of the first event in the discussion series, Innovation through Cooperation, the next session will take place in Montreal on February 27, 2013, featuring Monique F.
One look at Anita Nowak's advice to other young professionals and you'll see exactly what makes her notable. As the founding Integrating Director for the Social Economy Initiative (SEI) at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, here's how she's looking to make a difference in today's world...
Elevator Pitch: Describe your job in a nutshell.