The Social Economy Initiative (SEI) is an important vehicle through which the Desautels Faculty of Management integrates social entrepreneurship and social innovation more formally into its teaching, research and outreach activities.
Across the globe, social entrepreneurs are applying innovative approaches to addressing social problems that have not been satisfactorily addressed by the public or private sectors.
The outcome is social value creation, social impact and social change.
The SEI is an undertaking of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM). The Institute's mandate is to foster an integrated approach to management - one that breaks down disciplinary barriers, embraces multiple perspectives and encourages holistic, context-sensitive thinking about organizations and the economy.