Social Economy Initiative
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.
The SEI Leadership Council (SEI-LC) was formed in 2012 to ensure that its teaching, research and outreach activities are closely tied to the real issues facing the world. The following members are actively involved in leading social economy initiatives and provide valuable insight for the SEI.
What is the social economy?
The social economy is the part of the economy that is neither privately nor publicly controlled. It is sometimes referred to as the third, citizen, or plural sector. In seeking to leverage the efficiencies of the private sector in pursuit of traditionally public goals such as improving social wellbeing, the social economy is a pragmatic response to the economic and social challenges of globalization.
Did you know?
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).
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.
Anita Nowak (BCom’97, PhD’11), Integrating Director, Social Economy Initiative (SEI), and Jeff Baikowitz, Chairman, SEI Leadership Council, are winners of the inaugural Quebec Notable Awards in the Education and Social Good categories, respectively. The winners were honoured at the Awards gala on December 6, 2012 at the Montreal Science Centre.