Schulich School of Business Launches New COVID-19 Webinar Series
“Shaping The Post-Pandemic World” Features Insights on the Future of Business
TORONTO – Thursday, April 9, 2020 – The Schulich School of Business at York University today announced the launch of a new webinar series designed to draw lessons from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Titled “Shaping the Post-Pandemic World”, the webinar series features thought leaders from various disciplines within Schulich’s faculty. Speakers will present their reflections and insights for the first 10 minutes, followed by a 50-minute discussion with webinar participants. Preet Aulakh, Associate Dean of Research at Schulich, will serve as host of the one-hour webinar.
“In this webinar series, thought leaders from Schulich will reflect on the pandemic and draw lessons for what it means for us as individuals, organizations, and societies, going forward,” says Ashwin Joshi, Director of Schulich’s MBA Program and Webinar Series Organizer. “The COVID-19 pandemic has made the idea of a balanced commitment to considerations about people, planet, and profit especially salient.”
The first webinar, “COVID-19 – A New Test for Corporate Social Responsibility”, will feature Dirk Matten, the Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility at Schulich. Professor Matten will draw insights from the actions taken by companies since the pandemic began to spread and intensify last month.
Other webinar sessions will examine topics such as how the global crisis has exposed the strengths and weaknesses of current supply chains and the implications of this going forward; the future of consumption post-Covid-19; and whether or not we are entering a new era of de-globalization. Each webinar can host up to 500 registrants and will be live every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 pm EST, starting Thursday, April 16th.
To view a complete list of webinar topics, please visit: https://schulich.yorku.ca/covid-19-webinar/.
The webinar series was created in collaboration with Schulich’s Entrepreneurial Studies Program, led by Chris Carder, Co-Director of the Program and Schulich’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and Vito Giovannetti (BBA ’14), President of the Schulich Entrepreneurship Alumni Association.