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Reputation management: facing contentious issues head-on may be the best approach say researchers

Denial and resistance in the face of public pressure on organizations is ineffective, according to Professor Robert David of Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In many industry sectors, contentious issues – such as pertaining to the environment, corporate governance, or social equity – can incite media attention and public pressure on organizations to change their behaviour.

Published on : 27 Oct 2016

4 Sénégalais dans le Top100 Africa

Quant aux Sénégalais, ils sont 4 nominés parmi les top-leaders. Ainsi, Adrien Diouf, Directeur de l’Agence UMOA Titres, figure à la 17ème place. C’est un financier pur et dur, diplômé de l’Université Paris I et d’un MBA de McGill University (Canada) avec une expérience d’une dizaine d’années dans le secteur bancaire où il a plafonné comme Directeur marché obligataire de Afreximbank. Lire l'article complet: Reussir Business, le 22 octobre, 2016 

Published on : 25 Oct 2016

Five very different McGill startups under one roof

What does tiramisu made with avocado have in common with cosmetic ingredients? Both are being developed by newly incorporated startup companies launched right here at McGill. Avocado Desserts, which uses avocado in unexpected and delectable ways, and Anomera, which has developed a proprietary technology to produce eco-friendly cosmetic ingredients, are both in a special three-month residency at Notman House, a startup incubator located near the corner of Sherbrooke and St. Laurent Boulevards.

Published on : 25 Oct 2016

Facing contentious issues head-on may be best approach for industries under siege

Denial and resistance in the face of public pressure on industries is ineffective, according to Professor Robert David of Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In many industries, contentious issues – such as pertaining to the environment, corporate governance, or social equity – can incite media attention and public pressure on organisations to change their behaviour.

Published on : 25 Oct 2016

​​​​​​​​​​Nadeem Velani named CP’s Chief Financial Officer

Canadian Pacific today announced that Nadeem Velani has been named Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. Velani had been serving as Vice-President and interim CFO since September 9, 2016. Velani holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Western University and an MBA in Finance/International Business from McGill.  Read full article: Street Insider, October 24, 2016 

Published on : 25 Oct 2016

Entrepreneurs, les eMBA ne sont pas réservés au top management!

Créateurs d’entreprises, Frédéric Mazella (BlaBlaCar), Laurence Fornari (SkyLights) et Pascal Lépine (Atypic) racontent en quoi leur formation à changer leur vision de l’entrepreneuriat. Les mots qui reviennent dans leur bouche : ouverture, contacts, expériences, travail d’équipe, confrontations constructives, partage de connaissances, etc.

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Published on : 24 Oct 2016

Kevin O’Leary is Wrong! It is NOT All About The Money!

I once went to see Kevin O’Leary at a Fireside Chat at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, just to experience him in a more intimate situation. He was as abrasive and blunt as he was on Dragon’s Den. He still said “it was all about the money” and it made me sad. Read what he says about business being war. I hate war and violence and we do not need more of that in our world.

Published on : 24 Oct 2016

'Had to be done'

McGill University professor Karl Moore discusses the challenges Bombardier faced and why the layoffs 'had to be done'. Watch full video: CTV News, October 21, 2016 

Published on : 24 Oct 2016

To Give or Not to Give Federal Fundings to Bombardier after more Job Cuts

Another bad day for Bombardier, but will that accelerate possible federal funding? Saying it needs to be more profitable and more competitive, Bombardier is cutting more than 7,000 jobs over the next few years with 1,500 in Quebec and 500 elsewhere in the country.  McGill business professor Karl Moore spoke with CTV saying financial public investments are still needed for a company as big as Bombardier even though it's making cuts. 

Published on : 24 Oct 2016

Bombardier layoffs a symptom of Canada’s failure to stay competitive, says expert

Bombardier is eliminating 7,500 workers around the world, with roughly 2,000 positions being cut in Canada. But they’re hiring 3,700 in countries with lower costs. One expert says Canada’s struggle to be competitive in the international marketplace is one reason why. Karl Moore, professor at the Desautels faculty of management at McGill University, said that Bombardier will have to “suffer some pain” here in Canada as it restructures in an attempt to return to profitability and competitiveness.

Published on : 24 Oct 2016

Citi names new Canada sales head

Citigroup has selected banking veteran Hany Naguib as the Canada sales head for its Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) business. In this newly created role, Naguib will lead sales efforts across the country, coordinating with counterparts in Citi’s other business lines. The TTS organization of Citi employs talents in Toronto, Montréal, and Calgary.

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Published on : 24 Oct 2016

'Had to be done'

McGill University professor Karl Moore discusses the challenges Bombardier faced and why the layoffs 'had to be done'. Watch full video: The Loop, October 21, 2016 

Published on : 24 Oct 2016

Une farine à base de sauterelles pour réduire la faim dans le monde ?

Depuis quelques temps, la nourriture à base d'insectes semble de plus en plus populaire. Un succès qui pourrait bien encore monter d'un cran avec cette découverte. Des étudiants de l'Université McGill ont mis au point une farine fabriquée à base d'insectes et destinée à faire du pain et d'autres aliments.

Published on : 24 Oct 2016

Questions pour un patron: la force des employés est le secret du succès

LE PARCOURS DE MARTIN BACHANT EN BREF Âge : 51 ans Études : Martin Bachant est titulaire d'un MBA EDC de l'Université McGill et d'un baccalauréat en marketing de l'Université du Québec à Montréal. En poste depuis : décembre 2014 Nombre d'employés : plus de 400 au Québec et 2500 au Canada

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Published on : 20 Oct 2016

The 23-Year-Old Behind Soular Is Bringing Solar-Powered Backpacks To Children In Africa

Salima Visram is the 23-year-old entrepreneur behind the Soular, a backpack company equipped with solar panels, which allow children who don’t have access to electricity in rural parts of Africa to study at night without having to use an expensive and carcinogenic kerosene lamp. Soular will be launching a new one-for-one model today, through the sale of trendy backpacks on HSN in collaboration with Disney, alongside their new movie, Queen of Katwe, which is set in rural Uganda, where the kerosene lamp is central to the plot of the story.

Published on : 18 Oct 2016