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Delve is the award-winning thought leadership publication of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. How do we bridge academic research and global organizations for a positive impact? Part of the answer lies in conversations. The Delve podcast brings management scholars and practitioners to the table as they share their perspectives on some of the most consequential economic, social, and ecological topics of our time.
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Delve is the award-winning thought leadership publication of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. How do we bridge academic research and global organizations for a positive impact? Part of the answer lies in conversations. The Delve podcast brings management scholars and practitioners to the table as they share their perspectives on some of the most consequential economic, social, and ecological topics of our time.
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    New Normal: Climate Change and the Supply Chain with Sanjith Gopalakrishnan

    New Normal: Climate Change and the Supply Chain with Sanjith Gopalakrishnan

    Many companies aim to be carbon neutral by 2030 or 2040, but often their goals don’t include emissions from supply chains. “Given that supply chain emissions are six to 20 times that of direct emissions, if companies want to seriously consider their carbon footprint and make a meaningful change, the holy grail of sustainable operations is in reducing your scope three, that is, your supply chain,” says McGill Desautels Faculty of Management Professor Sanjith Gopalakrishnan.
    Reducing the environmental impact of supply chain emissions depends on both public pressure and government regulation. In Delve’s The "New Normal" podcast series, Professor Gopalakrishnan joins journalist Dave Kaufman to discuss the impact that supply chain management has on climate change, how to mitigate the environmental impact caused by supply chain greenhouse gas emissions, and whether progress made in the rationalization of greenhouse gases will allow for the Paris Accord targets to be achieved.
    Delve’s The "New Normal" podcast series is produced by Delve and Dave Kaufman, with audio engineering by David Rawalia. Each episode looks in-depth at a different aspect of the new normal that we are all navigating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Original music by Saku Mantere.
    Dave Kaufman is a Montreal-based journalist and commentator. He has worked for CJAD 800 and TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, CTV News Channel, CTV Montreal, and TalkRadio and SkyNews in the United Kingdom. He has written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, and Toronto Sun and other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @TheKaufmanShow.
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    Closing the Inventor Gender Gap with John-Paul Ferguson, Lucy Gilbert, and Negin Ashouri

    Closing the Inventor Gender Gap with John-Paul Ferguson, Lucy Gilbert, and Negin Ashouri

    Social inequalities are responsible for the loss of millions of ideas and inventions over hundreds of years. Recently dubbed the “Lost Einsteins” effect, this loss over time is measurable today in a decline in innovation, slowing economic growth, and repercussions on all sectors, from technology to health care. The gender gap among inventors affects what gets invented – and consequently who benefits from innovation.
    Desautels Faculty of Management Professor John-Paul Ferguson investigates the question of whether members of specific social groups may be more likely to patent inventions targeted toward their own group's needs and interests. He and his colleagues at Harvard Business School and the Universidad de Navarra in Barcelona share their findings in research paper, "Who do We Invent For? Patents by Women Focus More on Women's Health, but Few Women Get to Invent," published in the journal Science.
    In this episode of the Delve podcast, we talk with Professor Ferguson about his research and bring in the first-hand experience of two professionals who recently patented inventions in the field of health care. Dr. Lucy Gilbert is a surgeon, McGill professor and the Director of Gynecologic Oncology and Director of the Women’s Health Research Unit at McGill University and McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). She is the founder of the DOvEE clinics in Montreal, which stands for Diagnosing Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers Early, and she and her team have developed a new genetic pap-test called DOvEEgene for detecting gynecologic cancers very early before they even cause the symptoms that indicate a serious treat to life.
    Our other guest, Negin Ashouri, is an engineer, computer scientist and young biomedical entrepreneur who offers another perspective on the issue of women and biomedical invention. She is Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of FemTherapeutics, a company that applies artificial intelligence to the field of medicine in her team’s recent invention, created to meet an unmet need in gynecological medicine: a 3D-printed pessary device that processes measurements by a doctor to design a pessary with the optimal fit. She recently received the prestigious Mitacs Change Agent Entrepreneur Award for her and her team’s work.
    For more insights, listen to the full interview with Professor John-Paul Ferguson, Dr. Lucy Gilbert, and Negin Ashouri on the Delve podcast. You can subscribe to the Delve podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple podcasts and Spotify.

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    Navigating Digital Ecosystems & Transforming Strategy with Yolande Chan

    Navigating Digital Ecosystems & Transforming Strategy with Yolande Chan

    Digital technologies today are highly generic and highly specific at the same time – even a mobile phone is also a translator, a map and an entertainment system – complicating the design of organizational strategy. In the latest episode of the Delve podcast, Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management and James McGill Professor Yolande Chan discusses a “digital ecodynamics” approach to organizational strategy, where technology is at the core of strategy from the start.
    This strategic lens encourages organizations to examine their own digital ecosystems within a climate of constant change, from the multiple technologies co-existing within an organization to the potential paths toward knowledge and innovation. “If you look at an organization that wants to grow in an environment that is uncertain, a lot of experimentation can be done very inexpensively using digital tools,” says Chan. “See the technology that you already have and strategically use that technology.”
    For more insights, listen to the full interview with Yolande Chan and read the accompanying article on Delve. You can subscribe to the Delve podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple podcasts and Spotify.

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    New Normal: The Pivot to Climate Sustainability for SMEs with Dror Etzion

    New Normal: The Pivot to Climate Sustainability for SMEs with Dror Etzion

    Small and medium sized enterprises account for as much environmental impact as the entire Canadian transportation industry—yet solving their climate impact requires a unique peer-to-peer approach.
    In episode 2 of the second season of The "New Normal" Delve podcast series, Professor Dror Etzion from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management joins journalist Dave Kaufman to discuss the role of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the global fight for climate sustainability.
    “Sustainability is often a source of innovation in good business ideas,” says Etzion. “The question is not whether people are aware and believe that climate sustainability is an issue, but whether they're comfortable in engaging with it wearing the hat of a business owner.”
    In his conversation with Kaufman, Etzion Illustrates the power of a “peer-to-peer inspiration model of change” for this diverse and competitive community of entrepreneurs. He also outlines the technologies that are helping SMEs thrive and how the McGill-founded PIVOT action research project and online social platform is encouraging SMEs to take climate action today and for the future.
    For more insights, listen to the full interview with Dror Etzion. The "New Normal" is a collaboration between journalist Dave Kaufman and Delve. Each episode looks in-depth at a different aspect of the new normal that we are all navigating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can subscribe to the Delve podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple podcasts and Spotify.
    Dave Kaufman is a Montreal-based journalist and commentator. He has worked for CJAD 800 and TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, CTV News Channel, CTV Montreal, and TalkRadio and SkyNews in the United Kingdom. He has written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, and Toronto Sun and other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @TheKaufmanShow.

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    • 20 min
    Crafting Local Terroir & Putting Quebec Cheese on the Map with Robert David

    Crafting Local Terroir & Putting Quebec Cheese on the Map with Robert David

    The word terroir conjures unique European flavours and landscapes, flora and fauna, champagne and Parmigiano-Reggiano. As global trade, brand marketing, and niche competition grew in the past half-century, terroir—and authentic, identity-rich products overall—has also grown in both scope and value.
    Speaking to Delve's Robyn Fadden, McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management Professor Robert David discusses his research on the emerging lucrative realm of Quebec terroir, and how products like Quebec cheese fit within it, showing how terroir has flourished not only for its flavours but as a phenomenon crafted by overlapping social, cultural, and even political factors.
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    New Normal: COVID-19 and the Leadership Crisis with Jean-Nicolas Reyt

    New Normal: COVID-19 and the Leadership Crisis with Jean-Nicolas Reyt

    Launching the second season of Delve‘s The “New Normal” podcast series, Professor Jean-Nicolas Reyt from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University joins journalist Dave Kaufman to discuss why businesses should embrace a hybrid work method, why the future of workspaces needs to change from the status quo, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has forced management to change in order to adapt to a new reality—plus the one thing companies can do for remote workers to make sure they’ve got their backs.
    “So many CEOs were against remote work,” says Reyt. “A year into the pandemic they were saying, ‘Well, we're going to do hybrid work. We're going to work several days a week from home, several days a week from the office, or whatever mix you find.’ That creates new challenges as well, because now you have to figure out how you’re going to manage people in this new work environment."
    "There have been a lot of interesting challenges and a lot of evolution in the way CEOs have been thinking about it," Reyt continues. "But most importantly, it's been a radical shift in the way we consider the relationship between the organization and the employee, and the relationship between the employee and their work.”
    The "New Normal" is a collaboration between journalist Dave Kaufman and Delve, the official thought leadership platform of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. You can subscribe to the Delve podcast on all major podcast platforms and follow Delve on social media.
    Dave Kaufman is a Montreal-based journalist and commentator. He has worked for CJAD 800 and TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, CTV News Channel, CTV Montreal, and TalkRadio and SkyNews in the United Kingdom. He has written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, and Toronto Sun and other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @TheKaufmanShow. Audio engineering on The "New Normal" is by David Rawalia.

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