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A Guide for CMOs on Corporate Social Responsibility

Written by Melissa Sonberg

Historically, corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity was concerned with brand building, not ROI. It was the old philanthropic model: people with resources, power, and access choosing to donate or share assets. Today, brands are putting a heightened importance on creating more than just goodwill with new initiatives, and that puts chief marketing officers front and center in this new era of strategic social responsibility.

Published: 5 Jun 2015

Honorary Doctorate

NR Narayana Murthy will receive an honorary doctorate from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada on May 28. Murthy, the co-founder of Infosys Ltd, will be acknowledged for his accomplishments in business and dedication to fairer wealth distribution. 

Read full article: The Times of India, May 25, 2015

Published: 4 Jun 2015

New Undergraduate Program Wins Award for Sustainability in Business Curricula

The Desautels Faculty of Management congratulates the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) and Desautels faculty members who were recently named recipients of the 2014 Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Integration of Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula, for conceiving and implementing the new Managing for Sustainability Major and Concentration (MSUS) programs for Bachelor of Commerce students at McGill University.

Published: 4 Jun 2015

Postdoctoral Research Associate at McGill University and the Social Innovators’ Integration Lab (SIIL)


To download the job description in English and French, please click here.

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Start Date: January 2016, possibly adjustable

Duration: 2 years, with possibility of 1 year extension

Published: 3 Jun 2015

Feudalism and Macroeconomic Cannibalism

Usman W. Chohan has an MBA from McGill University in Global Strategy and Leadership (2014). He has served as a consultant at the World Bank Institute (WBI) and as Special Situations Analyst in the Global Equities team at Natcan Investment Management.

Published: 29 May 2015

MBA Next 50 - May 22-23

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the first graduating MBA class at McGill!

From the outstanding business leaders and philanthropists of the first MBA class of 1965 right up to our Hult Prize-winning students today, our MBA program has been a powerful catalyst for talent around the world—over 8,000 individuals who have had a tremendous impact on nearly every field of human endeavour, in business and society.

Join us May 22-23 as we celebrate your accomplishments and embark on the NEXT 50 years of impact.

Join the conversation on social media using #DesautelsMBA50.

Published: 22 May 2015

SEI Impact Interns – 2015 Cohort Announced

MDIIM is pleased to announce the Social Economy Initiative’s Impact Internship cohort for the 2015 year. The SEI Impact Internship Program pairs top undergraduate students who offer various skills and managerial support with social-purpose organizations (i.e. non-profits and social enterprises) for ten weeks over the summer.

Published: 14 May 2015

Mountain Lake Journal (Business Edition)

Dr. Karl Moore from McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management joins us at the roundtable to discuss his Hot Cities Tour with students, the impact of the weaker Loonie on cross-border tourism, and the closing of Target stores across Canada. 

Published: 6 May 2015

Faut-il revoir la formation des managers algériens ?

Non seulement les formations en management offertes en Algérie ne préparent pas les managers à gérer les hommes, elles leur donnent l’illusion d’un pouvoir qui se révélera fictif sur la maîtrise de leurs affaires.
... Dans son fameux livre paru en 2005, Managers not MBAs1, le grand Henry Mintzberg a frappé un grand coup en démontrant de façon magistrale l’inadéquation des formations offertes dans les MBA classiques avec les réels besoins du management contemporain.

Published: 6 May 2015

MDIIM Faculty Fellow Awarded Grant to Study Flow of Emergency Department Patients through the Continuum of Care

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) would like to congratulate Professor Beste Kucukyazici on her successful application to FRQS - Programme de subvention - Recherches sur l’urgence et le continuum des soins, for her project entitled “Recherchez au-delà des murs de l'unité d'urgence pour les facteurs de retards dans l'unité d'urgence: Modélisation des associations avec l'hôpital et les soins post-aigus et exploration d’interventions prometteuses”.

Published: 5 May 2015

Bombardier's new CEO could be on the hot seat at first annual meeting

Bombardier's new CEO is expected to be on the hot seat next week as he meets for the first time with shareholders who are clamouring for a turnaround plan after enduring a rough year by the struggling transportation giant. After just six weeks on the job, Alain Bellemare is unlikely to be blamed for the company's poor financial performance, which drove its shares down 45 per cent in the past year and 66 per cent since 2011. 

Published: 4 May 2015

McGill athletes of the year McNicoll and Sylla initiated as honourary Calgarians at 2015 BLG awards

Two student-athletes from McGill University -- basketball star Mariam Sylla and hockey player Cedric McNicoll -- were initiated as honourary Calgarians on Sunday. The dynamic duo are representing the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec among eight national finalists for the 23rd annual BLG Awards.

Read full article: McGill Athletics, May 3, 2015

Published: 4 May 2015

Making a Competitive Difference by Embracing Digital Technologies

Hamidreza Mafi is a strategy consultant at Accenture Inc, and is aligned to Enterprise Architecture and Application Strategy practice. He has completed his MBA studies with concentrations in Strategy and Finance from McGill University, and holds a Master of Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from University of Ottawa.

Published: 1 May 2015

Geostrategic Location and the Economic Center of Gravity of the World

Usman W. Chohan has an MBA from McGill University in Global Strategy and Leadership (2014). He has served as a consultant at the World Bank Institute (WBI) and as Special Situations Analyst in the Global Equities team at Natcan Investment Management.

 

以史为鉴,可以知兴替

“Use History as a Mirror, and you will see the rise and fall [of nations]”

– Excerpt from Eulogy to Wei Zheng, Chancellor of the Tang Dynasty

 

Published: 1 May 2015

Meet the HR Influencers: Melissa Sonberg

Driving Transformative Change

Throughout her 30-year career, Melissa Sonberg has been a driving force for transformative change. Never one toshy away from a challenge, her career path has immersed her in the corporate, nonprofit and academic sectors, touching on many aspects of human resources along the way.

Today, Sonberg is executive in residence/ adjunct professor at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published: 30 Apr 2015

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