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November 2017

■7th Annual International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE 2017)
27-28 November 2017 in Singapore
Innovation is the introduction and creation of something new, in the form of an idea, skill, product, service or process, that helps improve an organization or society. The Annual International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) hopes to introduce a wider view of innovation as new methods of creating value, and to focus on research that study innovative processes, organizational practices, systems, supply chain design and other mechanisms that are related to operations in practice.
For further information, please see here.

September 2017

■6th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business
28-29 September 2017 in Berlin, Germany
This is a series of academic conferences that creates networking opportunities for both researchers and practitioners to discuss recent insights on corporate responsible practices in the non-for-profit and for-profit sectors. The conference welcomes scholarly papers and practice contributions on the following topics: CSR and Sustainability, CSR and Business Ethics, Social Media and Grass-Roots Campaigns, CSR and Education, Communicating CSR, CSR Initiatives and Strategies, Corporate Governance, NGO Marketing, CSR in the Digital Age, Reputation and Crisis Management, Ethical Stakeholder Engagement. This conference is an effective platform for growth for early career researchers and practitioners and it fosters a strong professional and academic network worldwide.
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July 2017

■4th International Conference on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
26-28 July 2017 in Perth, Western Australia
The theme of the conferece is responsible business for uncertain times and a sustainable furthre.
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June 2017

■The International Association of Business and Society (IABS) 2017 Conference
29 June - 2 July 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The 2017 conference theme is ‘Business and Society: from ambition to impact’. We reflect on how our teaching, research and service activities assist business and society to move from ambitions to achieve positive impact on the social, environmental, and economic dimension.
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16th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
22-23 June 2017 in Dublin, Ireland
The European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies was established 15 years ago. This event has been held in countries across Europe, including England, France, Malta, Portugal, Spain to mention only a few of the countries who have hosted it. The conference is generally attended by participants from more than 25 countries. The Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods publishes a special edition of the best papers presented at this conference. ECRM 2017 is being held at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Ireland where the Conference Chair is Dr Anthony Paul Buckley.
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■The 2017 EBEN Annual Conference
14-16 June 2017 in Jyväskylä, Finland
The 2017 EBEN Annual Conference will take place June 14-16, at the University of Jyväskylä School of Business and Economics, JSBE (Finland), and it will be preceded by a one-day workshop for doctoral students on June 13. The theme of the conference is "Searching for Sustainability in Future Working Life".
For further information, please see here.

December 2016

■6th Annual International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE 2016)
12-13 December 2016 in Singapore
Innovation is the introduction and creation of something new, in the form of an idea, skill, product, service or process, that helps improve an organization or society. The Annual International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) hopes to introduce a wider view of innovation as new methods of creating value, and to focus on research that study innovative processes, organizational practices, systems, supply chain design and other mechanisms that are related to operations in practice.
For further information, please see here.

October 2016

■5th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business
6-7 October 2016 in Milan, Italy
The purpose of the conference is to create a networking opportunity for both researchers and practitioners to discuss recent insights on social responsibility theory and practice in the digital economy. With social and digital media reshaping the way in which business is conducted and with organizations (public and private, profit and not for profit, hybrid) embracing online platforms for their communication. This conference invites papers that expand current mainstream understanding of how corporate social responsibility, ethics and sustainability are impacted and transformed by digital technology.
For further information, please see.
■15th ABIS Annual Colloquium 2016
7 October 2016 in Brussels, Belgium
On 27 October 2016 ABIS will host the 15th edition of their ABIS Annual Colloquium.
This year, the Colloquium will take place in Brussels and as always serve as their Thought Leadership Event of the year.
For further information, please see.

September 2016

■11th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
15-16 September 2016 in Jyväskylä, Finland
The European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been running now for 12 years. This event has been held in Italy, Northern Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, and Finland to mention some of the countries who have hosted it. The conference is generally attended by participants from more than 40 countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship teaching and research.
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■7th Humboldt-CSR-Conference
14-16 September 2016 in Berlin, Germany
Inaugurated in 2004 as “a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue”, the Humboldt-CSR-Conference series has attained a remarkable degree of international relevance in a short period of time. Its stature is reflected not only in the sustained rise in delegate numbers, but also – most importantly – in the scope and caliber of its participants. Leading academics, executives, policy makers, activists and educators from around the globe now place the biennial CSR-Conference on their agenda.
For further information, please see.

August 2016

■Third International CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance Conference
1-3 August 2016 in Cologne, Germany
The conference has been designed to understand and deal with the unprecedented impacts of CSR on the working population, society and the environment. It will facilitate the elaboration of various frameworks with the goal of developing evolutionary CSR practices. This is the 3rd CSR conference in the series, following a successful second conference at Nanjing University of Finance & Economics in 2015 on Building New Bridges between Business and Society. It will be an excellent platform to deliberate upon global themes of Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainability, ethics and governance in all their various dimensions.
For further information, please see here.
For Call for Papers Flyer, please click here.

June 2016

■2016 Annual Meeting of the International Association of Business and Society (IABS)
16-19 June 2016 in Utah, USA
The conference theme invites reflection on how our teaching, research and service activities strengthen our business community and our society.  As part of that reflection, we might ask questions such as the following: What role has our field played in the way business managers and our students view business?  How has our field evolved in its ability to shape the business narrative?  What must we do as a community of scholars in our research, teaching, and service to strengthen the important institutions in our society? 
For further information, please see here.

■Responsible Business Summit 2016
7-8 June 2016 in London, UK
Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit 2016 leads the conversation with 400+ European brands on what it takes to be a business of the future and how to leverage responsibility to keep ahead of business risk. For further information, please see here.

December 2015

■5th Annual International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE 2015)
14-15 December 2015 in Singapore
Innovation is the introduction and creation of something new, in the form of an idea, skill, product, service or process, that helps improve an organization or society. The Annual International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) hopes to introduce a wider view of innovation as new methods of creating value, and to focus on research that study innovative processes, organizational practices, systems, supply chain design and other mechanisms that are related to operations in practice.
For further information, please see here.

October 2015

■ABIS Annual Colloquim 2015 Global Sustainability and Strategy Management: New Philosophy and Models for Sustainable Living
20-21 October 2015 in SDA Bocconi School of Management, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
Inspired by the central theme of the World Expo 2015 in Milan, the 14th Annual Colloquium will address new philosophies and models for sustainable living. Is it possible to ensure sufficient, good, healthy and sustainable food for all mankind? This is the question that underpins the central theme of the World Expo 2015 in Milan. The aim of the 14th ABIS Colloquium is to be an integral part of the global dialogues around the theme of Expo 2015 - Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Hence, the working title of the ABIS Colloquium is GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: New Philosophy and Models for Sustainable Living. For further information, please see here.

September 2015

■10th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship - ECIE 2015
17-18 September 2015 University of Genoa, Italy
The conference provides an international opportunity for scientific discussion and collaboration on a broad range of relevant fertile areas associated to recent trends in innovation. Over the last years, there is a growing recognition in business environments of the key role played by innovation in the creation and success of businesses. In a dynamic environment, uncertain contexts like those we are currently experiencing, the capacity and necessary attitude for creating new firms is fundamental and the probability of success is largely determined by innovation. At the same time there is a growing recognition of the need of more sustainable innovation, combining economic, ecologic and social aspects. These challenges combined with limited internal resources and high risk and complexity enhance (social) networking in innovation and entrepreneurship. At the same time, policy makers face important challenges to stimulate and provide the necessary means for innovation and entrepreneurship. For further information, please see here.

July 2015

■Second International CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance Conference
29 - 31 July 2015 in Nanjing, China
The 2nd CSR conference will present the current CSR models and practices, as well as the next generation of issues that business leaders and society will face. This conference aims to provide a common platform to the corporate, government agencies, NGOs, academics and the other groups to share their expectations, aspirations and responsibilities. Conference also has the objective to bring together representatives from various parts of the globe to share their experiences, challenges and opportunities.
Presentations, workshops and debates will highlight the need of the day and how these issues are being addressed around the world nowadays. The conference will certainly lead to the new frameworks, concepts, tools and techniques to integrate social responsibility throughout the business operations to achieve the highest levels of sustainable success. For further information, please see here.

June 2015

■EBEN 28th Annual Conference, Istanbul 2015
26-28 June 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey
EBEN has a long tradition of organising their Annual Conferences where both academics and practitioners network, share their experiences and learn from each other.
The 2015 Annual Conference will take place in Istanbul (Turkey), June 26-18 with the theme "Business Ethics, Peace and Environmental Issues". For further information, please see here.

May 2015

■14th Annual Responsible Business Summit 2015
18-19 May 2015 in London, UK
Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit is Europe’s most prominent meeting place to find out where business leaders and innovators are headed around their sustainability and CSR strategy – so you can be a leader too.
Attendees will get first hand insights from 400+ senior-level executives from European’s top corporate brands on how they innovate, embed and collaborate on responsible business issues. For further information, please see here.

March 2015

■3rd International Conference of Nepalese Academy of Management on Transforming Management System for Innovation, Development and Governance
27- 29 March 2015 in Tribhuvan University, Nepal
The 3rd international conference of Nepalese Academy of Management (NAM) will be held at the heart of Kathmandu city March 27-29, 2015. They invite faculty, research scholars, doctoral students as well as business practitioners to submit papers and panels addressing all areas of management, development, and economics relating to the theme: Transforming Management system for Innovations, Development and Governance. For further information, please see here.
■ 2015 Annual Meeting of the International Association of Business and Society (IABS)
12- 15 March 2015 Hilton Papagayo Resort, Guanacaste Costa Ricain, Costa Rica
The conference theme invites reflection on how our teaching, research and service activities facilitate the pursuit of eudemonia in business and society. How does our work connect us to the environment, with each other and with ourselves? Are we engaged in a balanced execution of virtuous behavior? How do our economic, political and social ideologies foster or inhibit virtue? How do these same ideologies influence the questions we ask? The manner we investigate these questions? The conclusions we draw? Do our paradigms serve to realize pura vida, or do they keep us from it? How do we help our students to pursue pura vida? Do we model it for our students? How do our service activities or engagement in our communities inside and outside the university reflect pura vida or “living the best life”? To what extent does our research theorize and measure eudemonia by corporations and other organizations in relation to society? For further information, please see here.

December 2014

■ABIS Annual Colloquim 2014 Transforming Tomorrow: Leadership for a Suntainable Furture
9- 11 December 2014 in Churchill Collage, University of Cambridge, UK
The ABIS Annual Colloquium is a thought leadership forum in which business meets academia and society to explore core dimensions of the future contribution of business to sustainable globalisation. For further information, please see here.
■The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Special Issue: Japanese Approaches to CSR, Issue 56

How is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) understood and managed in Japanese business and how is it part of ‘good’ corporate governance? The discussion on CSR has grown rapidly and internationally over the last two decades in both business and academic communities, and during the past decade the debate has also spread to and throughout Japan. The current CSR movement has been developed in European and Anglo-American contexts, based on principles of market, industrial, business and social structures. However, CSR also has taken root in other countries and regions, including Japan, and the development of CSR is at different stages throughout these territories.

This special issue of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship discusses how Japanese corporations respond to the CSR movement, the extent to which they embed CSR in management processes, and how they diffuse CSR policy throughout their overseas subsidiaries. It also analyzes the challenges corporations are facing in ensuring CSR systems function within their organizations and in contributing to global sustainable development. This special issue intends to shine a light on the current CSR situation of Japanese companies, as well as identify some of the key challenges faced in the processes of embedding CSR into management processes and of operating CSR practices in international contexts.

For further information, please see here.

October 2014

■6th International Conference on Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility
8 - 9 October 2014 in Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
The conference will focus on “Innovating for Sustainability” by exploring the integration of the vast knowledge we possess on organizational and product innovation with the work on CSR. Given the challenge to global sustainability, incremental improvements are not enough to meet this challenge. Instead, sustainability-driven creative destruction increases the likelihood to improve companies' and societies' value creation.
In Plenary and 32 Parallel Sessions of the conference various topics of current relevance will be presented and discussed, among them:
•Multi-stakeholder governance
•Sustainability and innovation
•Investors and sustainability
•Embedding sustainability into organizations
•CSR networks and cooperation
•Responsible supply chain management
•Measuring, reporting, evaluating, rating CSR
•Internal and external communications of CSR
•Social innovation
•Social entrepreneurship
They invite submissions of individual papers and panel proposals for the Conference, and the submission deadline is May 31st, 2014. For further information regarding the CFP, please see here.

September 2014

■9th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship - ECIE 2014
18 - 19 September 2014 in University of Ulster, United Kingdom
At this conference, an important European innovation and entrepreneurship challenge of enhancing the development of the social economy sector will be underlined.
The School for Social Enterprises in Ireland is the leading provider of management and enterprise development for the social economy sector. In terms of exploiting further innovation adoption in the social economy sector it is imperative to balance the needs of society, appropriate technology and service solutions with sustainable business models. This is an increasingly important challenge for European innovators, especially with the complex challenges of national healthcare systems, sustainable energy solutions, social isolation and community cohesion. Moreover, there is enormous untapped potential to extrapolate successful grassroots social enterprise business models in order to create secondary markets, thus spreading social impact to other communities.
Participants will debate the methods, business models and share best practices and case studies that not only articulate the traditional business logic, but also how these innovations better service the public and benefit society?

August 2014

■International CSR, Sustainability, Ethics, & Governance Conference
14 - 16 August 2014 in University of Surrey, London, United Kingdom
In a global economy, no business or form of commerce is an island unto itself. Rapid and dynamic changes in technology, markets, political and legal institutions, and indeed cultures, have all created new challenges. In such a global context, no scholar, no discipline, no university, no think tank, no NGO, no form of media, can remain an island unto itself. In order to overcome the myopia of limited perspectives, outworn doctrines, tired prior agendas, and vested interests, a new organization has been created: Global Corporate Governance / Corporate Social Responsibility.
The aim of the institute is to bring together scholars from many fields along with business/academic/cultural/religious and political leaders to form a global alliance dedicated to rethinking and integrating value issues into management practice, education and development.
The three-days conference is the first conference held by the institute.
・Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 February 2014
・Full Paper Submission Deadline: 1 March 2014
For further information, please see here

June 2014     

■ 2014 Annual Meeting of the Int'l Asso. for Business & Society(IABS) Conf.
19 - 22 June 2014 in Sydney, Australia
Theme: Reclaiming the Societal Dimension: New Perspectives on 'Society & Business'
The theme of the 25th anniversary IABS conference to be held in June 2014 invites you to consider the broader societal, normative and political objectives of our field. Let’s turn our field ‘upside-down down-under’! Can CSR be transformational of business organisations? Do we need to re-think the role and purpose of business in the context of global social and environmental challenges? Does CSR and our society and business theorising have sufficient intellectual strength to consider fundamental change in the society and business relationship?
The 2014 conference will also be the 25th anniversary IABS conference we will also be seeking input and reflections from the founders of our movement. Further details will be posted on :

May 2014

■Responsible Business Summit
19 - 20 May 2014 in London, United Kingdom
Responsible Business Summit
The Responsible Business Summit is Europe's leading and meeting place for business professionals looking to put sustainability at the heart of business growth. It brings together the CEOs and C-Suite from leading multinationals plus heads of CSR, SRI as well as key stakeholders such as NGOs and academics to discuss the future of sustainability.
Board members give a different perspective to CSR execs – they know where sustainability is heading and can share the decisions and strategies that will have impact on you. Three tracks will run parallel over the two days to allow you to tailor both days to your specific needs.

February 2014

■International Conference on Law, Society and Sustainable Development
17 - 18 February 2014 in Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India
Considering the context of present-day global society, it seems pertinent to define the idea of sustainable development and relate it with the socio-politico-legal framework to achieve the global development. Sustainability is a global question and, hence, needs to be addressed globally and collectively. 'To each according to her needs and to each according to her ability' seems a defining principle of sustainable social justice. The present-day model of development has a flip-side, that has led to a visible harm to natural resources and creation of growing inequality, globally.
To what extent law can be instrumental in achieving the millennium goals set by UN, needs to be deliberated and discussed in the conference. Since sustainability presupposes a multidisciplinary approach to deal, with its challenges and to achieve its objectives the conference invites all the stakeholders to participate and deliberate like International regulatory bodies, advocates, International and National NGOs, Regulatory bodies, Government Departments, Educational Institutes, students etc.
■the World CSR Congress & Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards
17 - 18 February 2014 in Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India
The World CSR Congress will be guided by leaders who believe in the value of Sustainable CSR which is built in the fabric of business - making it a reality. It aimes to spread the message of Sustainable CSR which makes a difference to the community at large, and to unite for a common cause - Making the world come together to observe this day as a World CSR Congress each year.
The main theme of the congress in 2014 is "CSR : GOOD TO GREAT – THE PATH AHEAD".
The Social Innovation Conference & Awards, the Global Sustainability Conference & Awards, and the Global Green Future Summit & Leadership Awards are also scheduled on 17-18th ebruary, 2014.

November 2013

■Sustainability Conference
13 - 15 November 2013 in Albany Campus, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
The theme of this conference is "Sustainability rhetoric: facts and fictions".
The social, environmental, economic and cultural aspects of sustainability have never been more relevant to the understanding of management and organisations. Recent years have witnessed an explosion of interest, research and debate as sustainability has been transformed from a marginal to a mainstream practitioner and academic concern. In this age where sustainability is accepted as the norm and businesses make concerted efforts to showcase their social responsibility, why are the incidents of irresponsibility and un-sustainable behaviour becoming even more prevalent?.

October 2013

■2013 ABIS Colloquium: "Sustainability & Finance"
15 - 17 October 2013 in NyenRode Business Unibersity, Breukelen, the Netherlands
ABIS and Nyenrode Business University, the hosts of ABIS 2013 Annual Colloquium, announced the deadline for submissions of contributions until Friday 9 August.
The central theme of this year’s conference is “Sustainability and Finance”. Proposed inputs of 1000 – 1500 words max. are welcomed from business, academia, consulting, policy and NGOs alike. The conference embraces a wide range of themes: contributions are welcome on topics as diverse as trust and reputation, systems reform, impact investing, valuing sustainability performance, financing new business models, governance and ethics, and innovation in management & financial education.
For further information of the conference, see the official conference website.

September 2013

■Strategic Management Society 33rd International Annual Conference
28 September - 1 October 2013 in Atlanta, USA
The theme of this conference is "Strategy and Sustainability".
Sustainability, the capacity to endure, has become a topic of global concern in recent years, but it has long been a concept central to strategic management. Though much has been learned over the years about how firms develop, acquire, and utilize resources to create sustainable competitive advantage, fundamental changes in competitive environments and in social concerns raise a relatively new and unaddressed set of issues in strategic management research and practice which present an opportunity to revisit our notions of sustainability. The 33rd SMS Annual International Conference in Atlanta will provide a forum for considering emerging and evolving notions of sustainability in strategy research and practice.
■Engineering Education for Sustainable Development EESD13
22-25 September 2013 in Cambridge, UK
The Conference will explore how to develop the new skills needed by engineers so they can be more effective in dealing with messy problems in an increasingly complex and constrained world. A key theme will also be to reflect on how successful graduates who have received a sustainable development education have been in their subsequent working lives, as well as how useful their wider approach has been to their employers. The conference is the premiere forum for the dissemination of new advances in the evolution of sustainable development thinking in young engineers and will bring together students, academics, graduates and practising engineers to rethink the professional engineer's role and responsibilities in modern society.
■8th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship - ECIE 2013
19-20 September 2013 in Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUBrussel), Brussels, Belgium
The conference provides opportunities for scientific discussion and collaboration at an international level over a broad range of relevant fertile areas associated with recent trends in innovation and entrepreneurship. During recent years, there has been growing recognition in business environments of the key role played by innovation and entrepreneurship in the creation and success of businesses. In a dynamic environment with uncertain contexts like those we are currently experiencing, the capacity and right approach for creating new firms is fundamental and the probability of success is largely determined by innovation. At the same time there is growing recognition of the need for more sustainable innovation, combining economic, ecological and social aspects. In this setting (networking in) innovation in business and policy making go hand in hand.

June 2013

■EURAM 13th Annual Conference
26 - 29 June 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey
The theme of this conference is "Democratising Management".
Demands for democracy in different parts of the world have recently drawn global attention. Business as one of the major power centres in modern society may not stay out of the scope of the social demands for democracy. Thus, the new outlook of the world may encourage us to reflect about the notion of democracy in the context of business organisations, and the ways in which it could be introduced or enhanced. Current debates in management point to the need for reassessment of existing structures, processes, inter and intra organisational relations and management practices for a fair treatment of different stakeholders’ interests. As a governance system that focuses on the supreme goal to include diverse opinions and views into the functioning of society, democracy may represent a novel (maybe even revolutionary) way to think about, govern and act in the management of business activities as well.
■Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct
26 - 27 June 2013 at OECD Conference Center in Paris, France
‌The launch of the Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct comes at a time of unprecedented international convergence and coherence on what constitutes responsible business conduct. The Global Forum will strengthen the international dialogue on responsible business conduct and contribute to the effective implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
The Global Forum will bring together government, business, trade union, civil society and international organisation representatives to address the core challenge of how to do well while doing no harm in an effort to contribute to sustainable development and enduring social progress.
■International Conference "Beyond Business as Usual. CSR trends"
20 - 21 June 2013 in Lodz, Poland
The role of business in society is changing. Business is less and less described only through the prism of economic categories. Increasingly it is a source of innovations that can help to solve important social and environmental problems. The concept of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) brings an important contribution to this picture of business. CSR has an increasing impact on shaping the relationship between business and society. One can observe the development of a number of topics related to corporate responsibility which will be probably dominant trends of enterprises’ strategy in the near future.

March 2013

■ International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE-2013)
4-5 March 2013 at The Hashemite University, Amman, Jordan
This conference aims to explore policies, measures and mechanisms for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in various areas. Economic and organizational value creation is currently strongly embodied and embedded in innovation and entrepreneurship strategies and capabilities. Discovering and learning about those approaches can reflect the companies and nations adaptive capacity, both internally and externally.

February 2013

■VI Annual Conference ESADE's Institute for Social Innovation
20th February 2013,at ESADE, Barcelona, Spain
The main theme of the annual conference is "Promoting Social Innovation through Collaboration".
Collaboration between business and non-profit organisations is being increasingly seen as one of the main avenues for social innovation. At this year's Annual Conference, the Institute for Social Innovation aims to share experiences and reflect on a wide range of forms and degrees of collaboration capable of generating social innovation both in civil society as well as for the organisations concerned. The complexity of today's challenges effectively demand a joint response that, from the viewpoint of social innovation, should succeed in bringing together different actors, knowledge, procedures and resources.

December 2012

■The 38th Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA)
6-9 December 2012 at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
The theme of the conference is 'International Business and Sustainable Development', and the conference seeks to address how international business contributes to this process.
The greater integration of goods, factor and capital markets means that countries are ever more interdependent. The impressive growth rates of many emerging economies, not just the BRICs but other countries in Asia, Eastern Europe and even Africa, are stimulating a new international economic order. Direct investments by MNEs and SMEs in developing and emerging economies are on the rise, but so too are investments in developed countries by firms from emerging economies. Consumer needs and expectations are evolving worldwide. Many firms are adjusting their supply chains to take advantage of these global developments, and the outsourcing and offshoring of both manufacturing and service activities are increasingly important phenomena. At the same time, firms are increasingly being held responsible for their impact of their international activities upon people and upon the environment.

November 2012

■TBLI Conference Enrope 2012
8-9 November 2012 at Swissôtel Zurich, Switzerland
The prime annual global networking and learning event on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Impact Investing. Theme for 2012 is "Why Occupy? Try TBLI".

October 2012

■International Greening Education Event 2012
10-12 October 2012 in Karlsruhe, Germany
The event provides an exclusive forum to: examine how climate change, depleting natural resources, loss of biodiversity and other environmental threats are affecting education sector; deliberate on why and how to embed sustainability in curricula, courses and teaching material; debate on the ways to make educational institutions a part of the solution to address the evolving environmental, social and economic issues; discuss success stories, challenges and best practices for greening education; and get insights on how education is being reshaped to meet the requirements of the 21st century.
■5th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility
4-6 October 2012 at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Leaflet is here
The debate on the role and impact of CSR on corporate, manager and stakeholder behavior and practice continues to rage. There are now many standards, many types of certification and monitoring programs, many accrediting agencies, numerous conferences generated by the stakeholder groups and associations, and many entities able to put their expectations about corporate behaviors and practices in front of corporations. The result of this proliferation is a degree of confusion and the need for consolidation.

Furthermore, the growing economic and political importance of emerging market countries and corporations – that in many cases have ideologies, cultures, and economic traditions different from those that dominated the last two centuries – suggests that the Western model of CSR that dominates academic, media and corporate debate may not be the most appropriate one.

What are the implications of these dynamics for CSR? The conference will focus on the future of CSR by exploring whether more collaboration between the most relevant global entities can bring more consistency across different institutions. Rather than looking at what is the potentiality of CSR the goal of the conference is to examine very specifically the science behind CSR and behavior and the actual managerial practices that work.

■Doctoral Workshop Preceding the 5th International CSR Conference
3 October 2012 at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Inaugurated in 2004 as a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue, the Humboldt-University CSR conference series has established itself as the world's premier international forum for exploring the global themes of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability in all their various dimensions. The doctoral workshop took place for the first time in 2010 and it attracted more than 50 participants from diverse national backgrounds.
This year’s workshop will particularly address interdisciplinary research in the fields of sustainability and CSR in a globalized context. The workshop offers PhD candidates a unique possibility to present and discuss their research projects in an inspiring academic community of both fellow PhD students and experienced researchers.

September 2012

■7th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE-2012)
20-21 September 2012 at Escola Superior de Gestão e Tecnologia, Instituto Politécnico de Santarém, Santarem, Portugal
Innovation and entrepreneurship are tightly coupled concepts. Innovation involves designing new ways of conceptualising, developing and producing a range of goods and services which society requires. Although inventing new things may be seen as part of innovation, innovation does not exclusively rely on new discoveries. Rather it can stem from simply seeing new ways of satisfying demand. Thus innovation is not a synonym for invention and almost anyone can come up with new innovations.
Entrepreneurship adds a further dimension to how new ideas are converted into goods and services. Entrepreneurship is sometimes said to be a mindset required to convert innovation into a real business situation which will deliver benefits to the stakeholders. Entrepreneurship is always driven by an individual or a small group of individuals who are referred to as entrepreneurs and who are sometimes colloquially referred to as the ‘movers and shakers’ in our society. Thus the entrepreneur configures the various factors of products to that they become a viable proposition.

July 2012

■11th Annual EABIS Colloquium
3-4 July 2012 at IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland
The theme of the annual Colloquium is 'Sustainability, strategic innovation & entrepreneurship'. The emphasis of the event will be on
1) whether, why and how sustainability can be a key driver for innovation,
2) identification of synergies between sustainability and innovation success,
and of
3) product, process and systemic innovative solutions that leverage sustainability issues and turn them into opportunities for companies, thus contributing to competitive advantage and leadership.

June 2012

■11th International Congress on Public and Non-Profit Marketing
14-15 June 2012 at Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania
The theme of the Congress is 'Ethics, Sustainable Consumption and Other Current Challenges for Public and Non-Profit Marketing'.
■EURAM Annual Conference 2012
6-8 June 2012 at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherland
The theme of the Congress is 'Social Innovation for Competitiveness, Organisational Performance and Human Excellence'. Innovation is considered to be the primary driving force of progress and prosperity. Consequently, much effort is put in developing new technical knowledge, new process technologies and products. However, evidence from both large firms and SMEs shows that successful innovation is not just the result of technological inventions, but is also heavily dependent on what has been called “social innovation”.

The EURAM’12 tracks are structured by Special Interest Group (SIG). At EURAM there are 13 SIGs which are:


May 2012

■TBLI Conference Asia 2012
24-25 May 2012 at Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, Hong Kong

The prime annual global networking and learning event on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Impact Investing. Theme for 2012 is "Why Occupy? Try TBLI".

■Academic Writing Seminar
9 May 2012 at Reading University, Reading, UK
Finishing off your Dissertation or Thesis can be troublesome. What is needed is a checklist to ensure that the issues which demand attention have been dealt with. This seminar addresses all of these. At the end of a research degree there should be adequate material for at least one publication in a peer reviewed academic journal. However few research degree candidates know how to go about presenting their work to an editor so that it will have a reasonable prospect of being published. This seminar provides advice about how to go about having a paper published.

April 2012

■ICCSR 10th Anniversary Conference
26-27 April 2012 at Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham UK

CSR has emerged as both a sub-field of business and management studies and as a basic management concept.  In essence it refers to business responsibility to and for society but the meaning of these terms alone has provoked controversy.  

So where is CSR going?  Is this just a matter of issues and context?  Or is CSR acquiring some stable attributes?  If, so what are these attributes and what explains them?  Is CSR becoming institutionalised, and again, if so how and why?  Is the future CSR more about accountability, a business case, ethics, sustainability, or even compliance?

The conference will combine practitioner and academic keynote presentations and practitioner and academic panels which will address the broad question of CSR futures.

March 2012

■Business in the Community: Responsible Business Convention 2012
14-15 March 2012 at Business Design Center, London, UK

January 2012

■EABIS and Yale University: Practival Wisdom from the Indian Traditions
12-13 January 2012 at the Indian Institute of Management in Kozhikode, Kerala, India

November 2011

■The 2nd PRME Asian Forum: Responsible Management Education as a Driver for Business Success
26 November 2011 at Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, China
The School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, in partnership with the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Secretariat, and the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS), will create a platform for both industry and academia to exchange ideas about the impact of management education on business behaviors.
With the theme “Responsible Management Education as a Driver for Business Success”, this forum will promote the collaboration between leading business schools and socially responsible corporations to share experiences, to extend the spirit of PRME in Asia, and to further explore the possible influence of responsible management education on business.

October 2011

■Socially Responsible Investment: A Tool for Preventing Future European Sovereign Debt Crises?
10 October 2011 at Paris, France
The precarious situation of the sovereign debt market has driven changes in the political agenda of many European countries, often driven by the balance of payment and debt situation of the respective national governments. Analysis of social and environmental sustainability of countries and the related rankings offer a potential alternative to mainstream and dominantly financial analysis of sovereign bonds. The objective of the conference is to explore Socially Responsible Investments (SRI) in a broad sense and the potential role of non-financial criteria in the management of sovereign bonds.
■UNEP Finance Initiative Global Roundtable 2011
19-20 October 2011 at Washington DC, United States
Coming just seven months ahead of the landmark United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summitscheduled for May 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UNEP FI's 2011 Global Roundtable is theperfect opportunity to cast a spotlight on what the sustainable development agendameans for the world's finance, investment and insurance sectors. The agenda has beenconceptualized to: 1) Bridge the gap between financial sector and policy-makers, and2) Discuss in depth the most pressing issues for the financial sector.
■EABIS 2011 Colloquium
A new era for development: The changing role & responsibilities of business in developing countries
26-28 October 2011, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
The rise in "south-south" trade has challenged the hegemony of western world norms intrade and business around transparency, governance and ethics. While more business isbeing done in developing countries, there is little agreement about the responsibilities ofbusiness in development. Food, health, poverty and education issues as well ascorruption and bribery in developing countries also require urgent action fromgovernments, business (and business schools) and NGOs. The response from businessto these challenges will be potentially the single most important factor in determiningwhether a new era of development achieves the objective of sustainable and inclusivegrowth. The EABIS Annual Colloquium will address these challenges with aninterdisciplinary approach including social sciences, economics, applied sciences &technology.

September 2011

■EBEN (The European Business Ethics Network) Annual Conference 2011
15-17, September 2011 at Anwerp, Bergium
This year's 24th Annual Conference will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, September 15-17 andwill be preceded by a Doctoral Workshop on September 14. Theme of this conference is"Dare to Care: building a caring organisation". Practitioners are invited as well.
Further topics to be considered include the following:
- The role of values in economic and business life
- Universal ethics and cultural diversity in business
- Corporate values and their effective integration in managing organisations
- Ethics and accountability instruments
- Business ethics and CSR in non profit organisations and in cooperatives
- The ethical basis of the stakeholder theory
- Business ethics and philosophical basis
- Ethical values and social responsibility in SMEs
- The role of institutions in rebuilding values in economic life
- Reason and functioning of stakeholder dialogue
- Best practices in business ethics and CSR
- Business ethics and CSR in the public sector
- The role of values in an economic crisis
- Cross-fertilization between for profit and non for profit sector
- Ethical strategy and ethical behaviour
- Sustainable corporate governance
- Values and codes of business conduct
- Religions as a source of values for business and leadership
- Ethical leadership
- Ethics training in organisations
- The impact of CSR and ethics on rebuilding trust in the financial and economic system
- Teaching business ethics and lifelong education
■6th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
15-16 September 2011 at Aberdeen, Scotland
Innovation and entrepreneurship are tightly coupled concepts. Innovation involves   designing new ways of conceptualising, developing and producing a range of goods and   services which society requires.
  Both innovation and entrepreneurship are generally under-researched and the advisory   group for the conference invites submissions of both academic and practitioner papers   on a wide range of topics and a wide range of scholarly approaches including theoretical   and empirical papers.
■4th International Conference on Higher Education for Sustainable Development: »Higher Education for Sustainable Development: Moving the Agenda Forward«
14-16 September 2011 Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany.

Over the years there has been considerable progress in implementing sustainability into higher education institutions (HEIs). However, there is still a lot of work to be done to make sustainability a guiding principle in this educational area.

Therefore, after broader approaches taken in previous Higher Education for Sustainable Development (HESD) conferences chaired by the UNESCO, the 4th Conference is now focusing on new developments in key topics and dynamic regions:

  • -Management Education for Sustainable Development,
    -Sustainable Consumption in Higher Education Institutions, and
    -Higher Education for Sustainable Development in Central and Eastern Europe.

Based on thorough investigation of and reflection on current practice of HESD, the conference aims at initiating a dialogue on future perspectives and requirements in this educational area – until the end of the United Nations World Decade of “Education for Sustainable Development” and beyond.

July 2011

12 July 2011, China
For decades economic growth has been the foremost priority on the political agenda inChina, but in a recent declaration China's leaders have pronounced the building of aharmonious society as the official long-term goal in China and CSR is perceived as the private sector's contribution to this goal. The Chinese government has introduced newregulations aimed at strengthening corporate commitment to CSR, and Chinese firms are making significant efforts to add value within global supply chains.The conference is connected to the civil society dialogue on CSR and climate change inChina that will also take place from the 13th to the 15th of July at UNNC.
■"Sustainable Community Business" Conference- Cape Breton University Shannon School of Business
13-15, July 2011 at Sydney, Canada
Community-based enterprises are a strong part of the Canadian economy for over a centuryand recent innovative practices have made the community business sector a hot topic innational vistas. This conference brings together practitioners, researchers, and communityorganizations, from home and afar, to discuss current practices, challenges, and emerging trendsin community business.

May 2011

3-4 May at London, UK
The Responsible Business Summit is the biggest and most comprehensive 2-dayevent on leadership in corporate responsibility. The 60+ speaker roster contains leadingauthorities from the world's highest performing responsible businesses including CEOs andChairmen from PepsiCo, TNT, Innocent Drinks, Panasonic, Seventh Generation, Kraft,Alliance Boots and many more.
26-27 May, Tokyo, Japan
TBLI CONFERENCE consists of two annual conferences, in Europe as well asAsia in existence for over 12 years. These two-day events give the world'sleaders on sustainability an opportunity to network and exchange informationon the latest developments in screening, auditing, reporting, SRI analysis,corporate citizenship, indexes, and research.

April 2011

■Symposium on CR and innovation "Thematic Broadening with Enterprise Innovation"
6-7 April at Dijon, France
The symposium is set out to become the first EABIS event in scoping out the themeinnovation from a wide range of CR & sustainability-perspectives. Clearly there is aprominent trend of combining society, research and education – key EABIS focus points– with innovation (and technology). EABIS will make the event the starting point for amore strategic focus on enterprise innovation. The key focus areas of the programmewill be on sustainability-driven innovation, management innovation, entrepreneurship andSMEs, organisational learning and change.

March 2011

■INSEAD 25th Sustainability Executive Roundtable "Finance and Ethics"
11 March 2011 at Fontainebleau, France
The subprime crisis and surrounding developments have given rise to a new debate onhow market forces and incentives are to be aligned with efficiency and with principles oftransparency, sufficient to assure public legitimacy of our financial institutions. This isthe central question that will occupy us for the 25th Sustainability Executive Roundtable. Practitioners and academics will confront their respective views, and explorenew territories and financial practices to create value from business activity whilerespecting also the necessity that these practices be viewed as legitimate in theirbroader social context.
■Responsible Partnerships Exhibition
17-18 March at London, UK
The UBM Responsible Partnerships Exhibition is a new two day not-for-profit event for those involved in furthering their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in orderto provide a more sustainable and equitable future. It features: 1) Over 150 charitiesand voluntary organisations as potential partners, 2) FREE seminars explaining howsuccessful partnerships can be formed between corporate businesses and NGOs, and3) Expert Advice from leading CSR practitioners.

February 2011

■Academic Symposium on Leadership for Climate Change and Sustainability
28 February at Melbourne, Australia
It will consider how responsible leaders can effect change and manage social and environmental impacts (including, for example, human rights, workplace well-being,carbon emissions, natural resource consumption, waste management, corruption) inprivate, public sector and non-governmental organisations and societies.
■European Conference on Shared Social Responsibility
28 February and 1 March 2011 at Brussels, Belgium
The Council of Europe - in partnership with the European Commission- is organising"European Conference on Shared Social Responsibility". The event is open to publicauthorities, researchers, NGOs, civil society, etc., and its aim is to give a thoroughlyEuropean focus to our reflection on the question of responsibilities in forging the futureof our designs for democracy, social justice, poverty alleviation, sustainability andcommunal living.A "European Charter on shared social responsibilities" is currently being drawn up andwill be discussed before its final version during the first working day.