2008 Page Prize for Environmental Sustainability

October 24, 2008

The Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina is honored to announce the inauguration of the Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula. The Page Prize will have two purposes: to encourage efforts to expose business students to state-of-the-art environmental sustainability knowledge and to demonstrate the Moore School’s commitment to promoting sustainability in business education. The school will house an associated national and international database on high-quality teaching/curricular materials related to environmental sustainability.


Who may submit:

Faculty, doctoral students, and others are invited to submit non-published materials related to innovative curricula (program design and core components), courses (including full syllabi) and/or substantial course components (e.g., case materials, simulations, and course segments) appropriate for rigorous and relevant teaching about environmental sustainability and business. Submissions must be original and made with the full consent of all authors for free public access to the submitted materials for use in business education anywhere in the world.



Two Page Prizes will be awarded each year, beginning in the fall of 2008. One prize will honor the best submission from faculty in the United States; the second will be awarded to the best submission from faculty at an overseas institution. University of South Carolina faculty may not compete for the Page Prize. Initial prizes will be $1000 each. Each category will also feature honorable mention prizes. 

Deadline for submission is October 31, 2008.



For more information about the competition, please contact JoAnn Turnquist by e-mail joannturnquist@moore.sc.edu or by phone 803- 777-3176.

 Additional information is available at: http://mooreschool.sc.edu/moore/RES/Page_Prize/index.html


Ashden Awards

October 23, 2008

A scheme/award for sustainable energy projects and ideas here: http://www.ashdenawards.org/. Open to individuals, businesses, local authorities and schools. Looks like they do some interesting work.

EMAN 2009: Environmental Accounting and Sustainable Development Indicators

October 22, 2008

This came through on email which may be of interest…


We would like to announce the international conference EMAN 2009: Environmental Accounting and Sustainable Development Indicators which will be held on April 23-24, 2009 (Thursday-Friday) in Prague, the Czech Republic.


The conference has been included into the official program of Ministry of the Environment during the Czech Republic’s presidency of the European Union. It is the 12th conference in the series of annual events promoted by the EMAN-EU network. It is also the 5th Conference organized by Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem on the theme of environmental accounting and sustainable development.


We are aiming to bring together around 250 experts, academics, statisticians and officials to discuss to promote awareness of sustainable development concepts and tools by using indicators and environmental accounting framework. 


Come and get a perfect opportunity to spend a wonderful weekend in Prague, the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic!



This year’s conference will be focused at Environmental Accounting and Sustainable Development Indicators both at micro and macro levels.


Micro Perspective

– Corporate sustainability accounting,

– Corporate sustainability accounting tools,

– Corporate sustainability reporting,

– Corporate sustainability reporting tools,

– Environmental accounting best practices,

– Environmental benefit accounting,

– Latest developments and trends in environmental management accounting.


Macro Perspective

– Accounting of ecosystem stocks and services,

– Accounting of environmental activities and transactions,

– Carbon accounting,

– Damages, externalities and welfare: valuation, accounting and indicators,

– Ecological footprint accounting,

– Land use and land cover accounting,

– Material and energy flow accounting,

– Measurement of de-coupling and EKC testing,


– Water Framework Directive consequences,

– Environmental modeling.


Dates and Deadlines

20. 10. 2008 Registration start and call for abstracts

31. 12. 2008 Deadline for abstracts submission

20. 01. 2009 Notification of paper acceptance

23. 03. 2009 Deadline for submission of full papers

15. 04. 2009 Deadline for registration


For more information please visit:  www.ea-sdi.ujep.cz

Register at: http://www.ea-sdi.ujep.cz/en/conference-2009/registration.html

Call for abstracts: http://www.ea-sdi.ujep.cz/en/conference-2009/call-for-abstracts.html

Environmental opportunities research award

October 22, 2008

A new bi-annual research award, sponsored by Emerald, in support of the EuroMed Research Business Institute.  The award is for 1500 Euros (or currency equivalent) and includes publication in the EuroMed Journal of Business as a full paper.


To be eligible for the award, the research must address the environmental opportunities and threats, or marketplace developments and trends, in the European-Mediterranean region.  In an effort to promote and reward research from new researchers, the award is open to any researcher under the age of 38, or to current doctoral students of any age.  The paper may be co-authored with a senior faculty member.


The award will be launched formally at the 1st EMRBI conference in Marseille on 17-18 November 2008.


Please click here for more information: http://info.emeraldinsight.com/research/awards/2008_2009_euromed.htm.  (A full list of research awards can be found via the link in the left margin.)

The 11th International Business Conference, Bratislava, May 27-31, 2009

October 22, 2008

The 11th International Business Conference, Bratislava, May 27-31, 2009


“Striving for Competitive Advantage & Sustainability: New Challenges of Globalization”


Society for Global Business and Economic Development (SGBED) – see http://sbus.montclair.edu/sgbed


Submission deadlines:


Abstracts: October 31, 08

Final manuscripts: Please submit full manuscript as per the deadline of February 13, 2009 to facilitate double blind review process.


October 20, 2008

Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research, Pune, India

9-11 January 2009. See, http://www.Climate-Conference.com


This Conference will examine evidence of climate change, its natural and human causes, its ecosystemic impacts and its human impacts. The Conference will also concern itself with technological, social, ethical and political responses to climate change.


The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 14 November 2008.

Soapbox: The importance of sustainability

October 13, 2008

Interesting piece in the Financial Times HERE