Beyond Business As Usual Symposium


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.

Please join us for one, two or all three panels. For every panel, guest speakers will each give a short presentation, followed by open Q&A with the audience. All panels must be registered for separately below. Each panel has a limited capacity of 60 registrants.

After the final panel, all students and faculty are invited next door to attend a cocktail with some of our guest speakers in the McKee Lounge. Registration is not required.

Location: Room 620 (panels) and James W. McKee Jr. Lounge (breaks and cocktail)
Arrival: Attendees should arrive 15 minutes before their panel.
Dress code: Business casual.


12:30 – 14:00: Reinventing Consulting Panel
14:00 – 15:30: Reinventing Finance Panel
15:30 – 15:45: Break
15:45 – 17:15: Reinventing Business Panel
17:15 – 18:00: Cocktail

Panel 1: Reinventing Consulting (12:30-14:00)

  • Mr. Thibaut Millet, Senior Manager, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young
  • Ms. Rachel Speiran, Founder and Director of Sustainability, Speiran Consulting
  • Professor Dror Etzion, Desautels Assistant Professor, Strategy & Organization and Not-for-Profit Consulting Advisor

To register, please click here.

Panel 2: Reinventing Finance (14:00-15:30)

  • Mr. Gary Hawton, President, OceanRock Investments and CEO, Meritas Mutual Funds
  • Mr. Brett House, Senior Fellow, Sauvé Foundation
  • Ms. Ula Ubani, Director for Environment, Social & Governance, BMO Financial Group
  • Ms. Milla Craig, Founder and Principal, Millani Perspectives

To register, please click here.

Panel 3: Reinventing Business (15:45-17:15)

  • Ms. Nathalie Bernier, Managing Partner, KPMG
  • Mr. Toby Heaps, CEO, Corporate Knights
  • Dr. David T. Fung, Chairman and CEO, ACDEG International
  • Mr. Luc Lissoir, Partner at Gowlings Lafleur Henderson LLP

To register, please click here.