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  • Press release: Annette Verschuren to deliver 2010 Thomas d?Aquino Lecture on Leadership
    business government and the voluntary sector by Thomas d Aquino Mr d Aquino was invited to deliver the inaugural Lecture in 2006 This year s Lecture by Ms Verschuren will take place on Tuesday November 16 In accordance with tradition the Lecture will be presented at the Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario in London Ontario in the morning and to a private gathering of leaders in Toronto the same evening Annette Verschuren is an excellent choice for this year s Thomas d Aquino Lecture because she exemplifies the best in leadership qualities said Carol Stephenson Dean Richard Ivey School of Business As President of Home Depot s Canadian operations and with responsibility for the company s activities in China Annette continues to demonstrate exceptional business capabilities and to deliver impressive results Her leadership in business is mirrored in the not for profit sector where she is making a major impact in the educational and public policy domains I am delighted with this year s selection of Annette Verschuren by Ivey Business School said Mr d Aquino I have had the privilege of working closely with Annette over a number of years She is hard working creative and knows how to motivate people Beyond her achievements in business she is a tireless contributor to numerous good causes in the Canada she loves so dearly The Thomas d Aquino Lecture on Leadership is sponsored by the Richard Ivey School of Business in conjunction with the Lawrence Centre for Policy and Management headed by Director Dianne Cunningham 30 About the Richard Ivey School of Business The Richard Ivey School of Business www ivey ca at The University of Western Ontario is Canada s leading provider of relevant innovative and comprehensive business education Drawing on extensive research and business

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  • Expert View: Mark Vandenbosch on sports and the culture of opportunism
    potential reward is worth more than the minor penalty if someone gets caught Watching the World Cup shows that soccer is a beautiful game It also shows that the culture of opportunism as seen by some strategic handballs is prevalent in the sports world just as it is in the business world Vandenbosch can talk about why opportunism in business may be on the rise He can be reached at 519 661 4019 mvandenbosch ivey ca Ivey Experts List Glenn Rowe 519 661 3299 growe ivey ca lessons learned in sports and their application to the business world Rowe has exhaustively studied the NHL teamwork and team performance Niraj Dawar 519 661 4187 ndawar ivey ca World Cup final as a branding opportunity for companies to stand on the biggest stage in the world this summer Michael Sider on crisis communications July 2010 What was unimaginable on April 20 when the BP oil rig blew out has become reality Now nearly 80 days later the oil continues to flow There have been several examples of ways communication could have been better Michael Sider in Ivey s Management Communications group is able to talk about what companies should and shouldn t

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  • Press release: Empowering business educators in developing countries
    a good grounding in business it will help improve the quality of management in companies and it is also good for the economy in those countries said Elie Chrysostome Associate Professor of Strategic Management and International Business at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh He is originally from Benin one of the 39 countries whose universities are now able to access the case collection at no charge Faculty members in eligible countries are required to register with Ivey Publishing to access the cases The cases can only be used in country and cannot be electronically distributed Case based teaching allows students to act as real business managers and to effectively apply theory to real situations said Beamish who is also the Director of Ivey s Asian Management Institute and Director of Ivey s Engaging Emerging Markets Research Centre Ivey Publishing is the largest producer of Asian case studies in the world Ivey is the top producer of China based cases including hundreds available in Chinese Through case teaching workshops and case writing workshops conducted in partnership with universities in developing regions Ivey has contributed significantly in advancing case based business education around the world To keep Ivey Publishing s case collection current Ivey adds 200 classroom tested case studies each year The 39 countries eligible to participate Afghanistan Bangladesh Benin Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Central African Republic Chad Comoros Democratic Republic of the Congo Cote d Ivoire Eritrea Ethiopia The Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea Bissau Haiti Kenya Liberia Lesotho Madagascar Malawi Mali Mozambique Myanmar Nepal Niger Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia Tajikistan Tanzania Togo Uganda Zambia and Zimbabwe About the Richard Ivey School of Business The Richard Ivey School of Business www ivey ca at The University of Western Ontario is Canada s

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  • Press release: Improving the bottom line
    practices being explored Yet the strong evidence across different industries was that investing in training monitoring and auditing made significant difference Existing research suggests that the difference between average and great organizations is the way they use their people Our results reinforce that general observation The research was authored with Markus Biehl at the Schulich School of Business In another stream of sustainability research Klassen looked at how manufacturing organizations handle the growing complexity of social issues in their supply chain As firms struggle to better understand how social practices such as workplace safety diversity and supplier working conditions are linked to the bottom line Klassen examined how firms identified and managed social issues across their supply chains This research used a combination of field interviews with managers in Canada and Europe and a large scale survey in Canada He found firms fared best when dealing with the internal workforce and customers Companies have worked very hard in Canada to develop good wellness and health and safety practices for employees and workforce diversity he said They also are taking care of their customers particularly in areas like package integrity and product tracking Social issues in the community garnered less attention and suppliers ranked as the most neglected of the four groups Most firms were lax in monitoring supplier practices and working conditions and rarely audited suppliers This is an area that needs further development he said Firms tend to just hope that things will turn out Klassen developed a self assessment tool managers can apply at either the corporate or plant level This tool enables firms to evaluate how well they manage social issues across the supply chain and compares the results against industry benchmarks Details of the research were released in the July edition of impact an online monthly

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  • Press release: Taking to the streets
    time volunteers will be given an Ivey Connects T shirt and refreshments for the day Hope Clark Neighbourhood Watch London director will address the group at that time The event concludes at 2 30 p m We re excited to host a graffiti cleanup event in partnership with London s Neighbourhood Watch This event enables Ivey students to make a difference within the London community which conveys the spirit of Ivey s mission to develop leaders who contribute to society said MBA student Tamar Tepper student representative Ivey Connects A highlight in the student calendar Community Action Day mobilizes Ivey students for a full day of volunteering This event exposes students to the various types of volunteering opportunities in the London area and abroad for the remainder of the year It also exposes students to a new environment that will give more empathy and understanding of a corporation s role in society to help them in their future roles as business leaders A key component of Ivey s mission is to develop business leaders who contribute to the societies in which they operate Ivey Connects helps achieve this Students at Ivey are encouraged to participate in events which promote corporate social responsibility This hands on approach is at the core of the Ivey learning experience The collaboration of students with non profit organizations makes the day an invaluable experience In addition to Ivey Connects Community Action Day students participate in Community Consulting Projects and other volunteer activities More information about Ivey Connects is available at www ivey uwo ca iveyconnects 30 About the Richard Ivey School of Business The Richard Ivey School of Business www ivey ca at The University of Western Ontario is Canada s leading provider of relevant innovative and comprehensive business education Drawing on extensive research and

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  • Press release: Ivey Purchasing Managers Index:June 2010
    June 2010 stood at 58 9 The corresponding figure for June 2009 was 58 2 and for June 2008 was 69 6 The Employment index for June stood at 53 6 Inventories 53 9 Supplier Deliveries were 43 5 and Prices were 58 3 The Ivey PMI is not adjusted for seasonality or inflation and shows responses to one question Were your purchases last month in dollars higher the same or lower than the previous month A figure above 50 shows an increase while below 50 shows a decrease Please check the website http iveypmi uwo ca for more information 30 About the Richard Ivey School of Business The Richard Ivey School of Business www ivey ca at The University of Western Ontario is Canada s leading provider of relevant innovative and comprehensive business education Drawing on extensive research and business experience Ivey faculty provide the best classroom experience equipping graduates with the skills and capabilities they need to tackle the leadership challenges in today s complex business world Ivey offers world renowned undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as Executive Development at campuses in London Ontario Toronto and Hong Kong For more information please contact Mary Weil Richard

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  • Press release: Ivey farming expert calls for more research on agricultural biotechnology
    delegates to support research into genetically modified crop production to boost the world s food supply This is particularly important in developing countries where there are obvious health benefits for commercializing varieties of vitamin enriched genetically modified rice and corn but also smaller regional crops He and Janet Beauvais of McGill have submitted a paper Genetically Modified Food Against Hunger Can we feed the world without biotechnology to delegates at the G20 Summit in Toronto June 26 27 for consideration Sparling stressed improved food distribution alone won t be able to meet the world s future food demands especially when agricultural lands are decreasing and consumption demands are expected to increase by as much as 70 per cent by 2050 Agricultural biotechnology combats hunger by increasing available calories and the nutritional value of those calories and by creating economic opportunities from agricultural products Genetically modified crops also produce higher yields and resilience have lower costs and reduced pesticide use and are managed by new easier techniques that support carbon sequestration he said We can no longer afford to concentrate the world s extensive public and private biotechnology research capabilities on a limited number of global crops said Sparling Biotechnology has the potential to improve food security but using it to defeat hunger will require a significant redistribution of resources For more on Agri Food and Innovation at Ivey visit w ww ivey ca agri food 30 About the Richard Ivey School of Business The Richard Ivey School of Business www ivey ca at The University of Western Ontario is Canada s leading provider of relevant innovative and comprehensive business education Drawing on extensive research and business experience Ivey faculty provide the best classroom experience equipping graduates with the skills and capabilities they need to tackle the leadership challenges in today

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  • Press release: SAP and Richard Ivey School of Business Announce Winners of 2010 Sustainability in Business Award
    Celestica looks at sustainability from two dimensions First it has established sustainable operational processes and programs secondly Celestica works to create sustainable solution offerings for its customers Diproinduca an international environmental services company was recognized for its programs around purchase conversion and sale of industrial by products and waste materials into worthwhile raw materials and feed stocks as well as the processing of waste for environmentally acceptable disposal Stewardship Ontario one of the keynote speakers was recognized for its waste diversion programs paper materials packaging wastes and municipal hazardous and special waste Each of the nominees sustainability stories can be viewed by clicking the finalists tab at http www sap com canada sib SAP and Sustainability SAP helps companies around the globe manage resources efficiently and responsibly and achieve their sustainability goals Our solutions contribute to global sustainability in the areas of sustainability performance management energy and carbon product safety and stewardship sustainable supply chain environment health and safety sustainable workforce and IT infrastructure SAP has made a long term strategic commitment to sustainability As a leader in business software SAP enables its customers to run more sustainable business processes globally To view the SAP Sustainability report go to http www sapsustainabilityreport com 30 About the Richard Ivey School of Business The Richard Ivey School of Business www ivey ca at The University of Western Ontario is Canada s leading provider of relevant innovative and comprehensive business education Drawing on extensive research and business experience Ivey faculty provide the best classroom experience equipping graduates with the skills and capabilities they need to tackle the leadership challenges in today s complex business world Ivey offers world renowned undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as Executive Development at campuses in London Ontario Toronto and Hong Kong About SAP Canada Inc SAP Canada Inc based in Toronto is a subsidiary of SAP AG NYSE SAP the world s leading provider of business software SAP delivers solutions to help Canadian enterprises of all sizes to create efficiencies across supply chains and business operations optimize performance and profitability reduce costs and increase competitive advantage In addition SAP Labs Canada a division of SAP Canada Inc develops cutting edge software for a wide array of SAP applications from its Montreal Toronto and Vancouver locations SAP Canada Inc has more than 1 200 customers and over 2 200 employees across the country For further information please visit www sap ca About SAP SAP is the world s leading provider of business software offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best run businesses With more than 97 000 customers in over 120 countries the company is listed on several exchanges including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol SAP For more information visit www sap com SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning business intelligence and related applications Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward looking

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