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CPA Innovation Centre - Bridging the Global Digital Divide- Using Mobile Technology for Better Decisions in Mining and Manufacturing Contexts

Date:Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Time:4:00pm - 6:00pm
Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Room 470
580 West Hastings Street
(enter via Seymour Street courtyard entrance)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1L6
 On-Campus (Segal) Open to Public Registration Required

Digital connectivity is reshaping how we live, work and rest. However, the global digital divide means up to 4 billion people around the world remain largely offline due to the accessibility and affordability barriers of the internet. The effect is that these voices are underrepresented in decision-making and their feedback is rarely captured. Yet those excluded are often the most heavily impacted by the globalized economy: people who make the clothes we wear, pick the vegetables we eat, or suffer the consequences of large mining operations that source the minerals that power our cellphones.

Join us on Feb 27th for a session where we will share practical methods and the results of research deploying mobile technology tools based on voice calls and text messages, to connect to those most underrepresented stakeholders (community members, workers), to ensure social and ethical compliance in global supply chains and participation in environmental and social impact assessments.

We will present two case studies: 1. the use of mobile information-sharing and reporting of social and environmental risk in the mining context (from Peru), and 2. the monitoring of working conditions in manufacturing factories to ensure compliance with local and international labour and human rights laws (from China and South Africa).

Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies - The Role of Private Equity in China

Date:Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
Time:5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:Room 4800 (4th Floor)
Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
 On-Campus (Segal) Open to Public Registration Required

Private equity investments are heating up in China, but there still exists uncertainties. China is continuously undergoing corporate reform and trying to find ways for previously state owned enterprises (SOEs) to become globally competitive. As governance structures are still weak and unique in Chinese companies, private equity firms are also taking a unique approach to its investments in China.

In this seminar, visiting scholar Young Un Kim from Nottingham University Business School will compare how private equity firms' objectives and roles in operating in China are vastly different from their operations in Western countries.

This event is free, but registration is required.

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