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Sin to sustainability in Las Vegas

Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom’92, has made a name for himself by championing responsible corporate behaviour. And now he finds himself in Las Vegas, the fabled “Sin City,” a place not exactly renowned for showcasing responsible behaviour of any sort.

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Published: 25 Aug 2016

Finding inspiration in the EMBA Sustainability Module and turning a final paper into a business

From EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal, July 26, 2016:

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Published: 28 Jul 2016

Sustainability Innovations in Business Programs

Launched in fall of 2014, Desautels’ new programming in Managing for Sustainability was designed for students who wish to combine managerial and business knowledge with a solid understanding of the interlinked economic, social, and ecological challenges of achieving sustainability....

Published: 9 Jun 2016

Official Launch of the Social Innovators' Integration Lab (SIIL)

On May 30, 2016, members of the McGill and Montreal community gathered for the launch of the Social Innovators' Integration Lab (SIIL). The SIIL research project, located at Le Salon 1861 in the heart of Montreal's Quartier de l’Innovation, is dedicated to develop scientific...

Published: 31 May 2016

Desautels Alumni Giving Back: Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom ’92 and Senior Director of Sustainability for Office Depot

On March 17-18, 2016, Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom '92 and Senior Director of Sustainability for Office Depot Inc. visited his alma mater to impart his knowledge and lessons learned through leading global sustainability efforts. Mr. Siddiqui spoke in several Desautels classes, providing insight on understanding the B2B Green Marketing and Purchasing Landscape to strategies for stakeholder engagement and community consultation when introducing sustainability into operations.

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Published: 24 May 2016

McGill Management Students Focus on Helping Syrian Refugees

By Karen Seidman, Montreal Gazette, April 26, 2016 :

"Every semester, McGill University faculty lecturer Anita Nowak challenges her students to come up with projects for her social entrepreneurship and social innovation class based on a theme that she finds particularly timely and relevant.

For this semester, it was helping Syrian refugees integrate into Canadian society.

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Published: 27 Apr 2016

Social Innovators’ Integration Lab Welcomes Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management’s Social Economy Initiative is pleased to welcome Dr....

Published: 27 Apr 2016

SEI Impact Internship Program - 2016 Cohort Announced

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) is pleased to announce the Social Economy Initiative’s Impact Internship cohort for the 2016 year....

Published: 20 Apr 2016

BCom Managing for Sustainability Program Wins Catalyst Award

On April 14, 2016, Desautels’ Bachelor of Commerce Managing for Sustainability (MSUS) Major and Concentration Programs were awarded the Catalyst Award fo...

Published: 19 Apr 2016

Minoring in entrepreneurship, majoring in success

Popular culture loves the mythology of the self-made success, the boot-strapping individual who eschews formal education to blaze a path to success. But, while superstar dropouts can capture our imaginations – think Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg – they are the exceptions, not the rule.

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Published: 10 Apr 2016

Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry: Engaging Graduate Students Outside of Disciplinary Silos

Green chemistry is a rapidly growing area of interest for industry as companies face increased regulatory requirements, supply constraints, and consumer demands for sustainable products. Business innovation is a powerful means to achieve sustainable development, but challenges associated with marketability of clean technologies must be considered for effective implementation.

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Published: 10 Feb 2016

McGill Innovation Week Features Social Innovation Initiatives On and Off Campus

The third installation of McGill Innovation Week took place in November 2015, featuring nineteen events which integrated McGill students and faculty with the local Montreal innovation community. 

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Published: 7 Dec 2015

Teaching the impact of climate change to the leaders of tomorrow

The environmentalists and green groups at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which starts today in Paris, will inevitably call for better leadership on sustainability issues. They will not have to travel far to find those willing to teach them.

Green topics become the norm

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Published: 4 Dec 2015

10th Anniversary of the Naming of the Desautels Faculty of Management

On October 22, 2015, alumni and friends came together at the Faculty Club to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the naming of the Desautels Faculty of Management.

At the event, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier presented Dr. Marcel Desautels (CM, O.Ont., LLD’07) with the prestigious James McGill Keys for laying the foundations for knowledge, innovation and scholastic inquiry to grow and flourish.

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Published: 2 Dec 2015

Social Entrepreneurship Workshop: Designing your career, your enterprise, and your impact

On November 13, 2015, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) and the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship co-sponsored a half-day workshop on social entrepreneurship. Entitled “Social Entrepreneurship: Designing your career, your enterprise, and your impact”, the event featured a broad range of attendees – from those new to the concept of entrepreneurship to established entrepreneurs.

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Published: 19 Nov 2015

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