The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) and the Managenent Consulting Association (MCA) invite all students and faculty members to our first-ever Beyond Business as Usual symposium on March 22, 2013. This event brings together 11 renowned practitioners from a variety of industries and sectors to challenge longstanding managerial paradigms and explore novel ways of creating and protecting economic, social and environmental value.
Ten Stories (and more) will bring McGill faculty members from the Desautels Faculty of Management, the Faculty of Arts, and the Schulich School of Music together with industry pioneers in the fields of creativity and commerce. The presenters will be joined by faculty members, staff, students, artists, people in business and government, and members of the public.
Neuroscience has recently confirmed that we are all born with an innate capacity for empathy. Join Anita Nowak, BCom'97, PhD'11, in a groundbreaking interactive webinar to explore the role that empathy can play in your individual, family, community and professional life. Doing so can lead the way to creating more personal and professional impact and changing your life and society for the better.
SEI general inquiries:
anna [dot] birnie-lefcovitch [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Anna Birnie-Lefcovitch), Managing Director
SEI mailing address:
Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management - The Social Economy Initiative
Desautels Faculty of Management
Bronfman Building, Room 104, 1001 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC, Canada | H3A 1G5
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.