Broadening Perspectives on Societal Challenges

David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group, with Dean Isabelle Bajeux Besnainou (October 2019)

David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group, with Dean Isabelle Bajeux Besnainou (October 2019)

Launched in spring 2016, the Integrated Management Symposium Series pairs Desautels faculty members with prominent world leaders in their field to discuss topical matters of public interest.

These free symposia are open to the public and are generously supported by Marcel Desautels (CM, O.Ont, LLD’07).

2019 Symposia

Navigating the Cannabis Haze: Disrupting a century-long underground market

Featuring Brian Athaide (BCom’89), CEO of The Green Organic Dutchmen, and Professor Diana Dakhlallah Learn more

Securing Good Development Outcomes: Global growth challenges & opportunities

Featuring David Malpass, president of the World Bank Group; moderated by Dean Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou Learn more

Implementing Inclusive & Transparent Strategy: Opening up contemporary organizations

Featuring Richard Whittington, professor of strategic management at the Saïd Business School, Oxford University, and Marie Josée Lamothe, professor of practice at the Bensadoun School of Retail Management Learn more

Investing in a Changing World: Transitioning from traditional to sustainable investments

Featuring Patrick Odier, senior managing partner of the Lombard Odier Group in Switzerland, and Josée Guibord, CEO of Evolugen (by Brookfield Renewable); moderated by Mehreen Haider (MBA’19), global capital markets associate at Scotiabank Learn more

Lifelong Wellness: Product innovation & multisectoral approaches to aging

Featuring Dr. Mehmood Khan, former global vice-chairman and chief scientist, PepsiCo, and current CEO of Life BioSciences, and Professor Laurette Dubé, director of the McGill Center for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) Learn more


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