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Turning a ‘Black Soul’ Green: How CSR Became a Mainstay of Business Education

“I left Wall Street in 2004 when I decided I had a black soul,” says Stephanie Berger (MBA'06), a McGill Desautels Faculty of Management MBA alumna who is now the senior manager for corporate responsibility and environment at Bell Canada. “I didn’t know much about sustainability back then, but I knew Wall Street wasn’t doing it right.”

Published on : 27 Nov 2013

Montreal Case Competition Teaches Chemistry & MBA Students Sustainability for the Real World

Last Fall, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) and the McGill Department of Chemistry in Montreal collaborated to offer MBA and Chemistry Students the opportunity to participate in a unique two-day event. The case competition created opportunities to build a network of potential collaborators in business and chemistry. 

Published on : 19 Nov 2013

ACS-GCI Director on the MDIIM Sustainable Innovation Workshop

The past six weeks have been eventful. In early September there was the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis and that was an enjoyable week.  Indianapolis turned out to be a great venue with lots of good programming and some very memorable events. I especially enjoyed the Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture by Dr. Marin Burke entitled “Making molecular prosthetics with a small molecule synthesizer,” and the address by Alan Alda.

Published on : 23 Oct 2013

"From Autonomous Strategic Behavior to Emergent Strategy," Strategic Management Journal

Authors: Mirabeau, Laurent; Maguire, Steve Publication: Strategic Management Journal, 2013 Abstract:

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Published on : 15 Aug 2013

"Identity In and Around Organisations," The European Business Review

Authors: Schultz, Majken; Maguire, Steve Publication: The European Business Review Abstract:

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Published on : 24 May 2013

Postgraduate Law Degrees: Judge the Merits of a Masters

Postgraduate training in law can provide students with plenty of opportunities: a legal career is just one of them. Existing lawyers might seek to augment their skills with a Masters qualification. Those on other career paths might add another dimension to their knowledge with a little legal learning. Some might simply enjoy the academic rigour of legal study.

Published on : 26 Mar 2013

“Organizing Processes and the Construction of Risk: A Discursive Approach,” Academy of Management Journal

Authors: Maguire, Steve; Hardy, Cynthia Publication: Academy of Management Journal, February 2013 Abstract:

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Published on : 13 Mar 2013

Chemistry and Business that are Benign by Design: Leveraging the Canadian Chemistry Industry’s Leadership in Sustainability

Fifty years ago, Rachel Carson published her bestseller, Silent Spring, and the chemical industry was changed forever. An indictment of inattention to the flow and negative consequences of synthetic chemicals in the environment, Carson’s book catalyzed the environmental movement in North America. It also undermined the public’s confidence in simple assertions of “better living through chemistry” which, while not untrue, did not represent a full accounting of the risks and benefits of chemical technologies. The industry has been challenged to regain the public’s confidence ever since.

Published on : 19 Feb 2013

Professor Steve Maguire receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Professor Steve Maguire, Director of Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management at the Desautels Faculty of Management, has been awarded a 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal on October 19, 2012 for his dedication to his peers, his community, and to Canada. This commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country.

Published on : 24 Oct 2012

Social and Environmental Ethics Integrated into Management Curricula

Throughout the last two decades, a wave of studies criticizing current curricula have swept through the field of management, leading to the discussion of widespread reforms throughout educational institutions. Specifically, many criticized the lack of “functionally integrated curricula in higher education,” one that is inclusive of social and ecological factors in business practices.

Published on : 02 Oct 2012

Silent Spring: The Birth of the Environmental Movement

On September 19th, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), in collaboration with The Bull & Bear and the Management Sustainability Network, held a panel reflecting on the relevance of Silent Spring, Rachel Carson’s 1962 bestseller that exposed the public to the hazards of synthetic materials in the environment.

Published on : 02 Oct 2012

The right chemistry: workshop brings together grad students from different faculties for one common goal

If women are from Venus and men are from Mars, as asserted in the 1992 best-selling book by American author and relationship counselor John Gray, then it might also hold true that chemists are from Saturn, engineers are from Mercury and business people are from Jupiter, so different are their respective worlds.

Published on : 25 Sep 2012

Building Links Between Green Chemists and Business in Education

On September 7 and 8, 2012, McGill University (Montréal, Canada) hosted a unique workshop designed to foster green innovation in the next generation. Ten MBA students from the Desautels Faculty of Management and ten PhD candidates from the departments of chemistry and civil engineering were gathered to reflect on this concept. Two guests speakers gave lectures putting green chemistry in the context of industry.

Published on : 25 Sep 2012