“Global Landscapes: Business, Ethics and Sustainable Development in the 21st Century”

King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA


16-17 April 2009


Deadline for submission of proposals for papers & panels: January 30, 2009

Invitations to be issued by February 15, 2009

Call for Papers and Panels

The interdisciplinary conference on “Global Landscapes: Business, Ethics and Sustainability in the 21st Century” will assemble scholars, educators, graduate and undergraduate students and community members interested in business, ethics and sustainability.  The theme of the conference at King’s College will be business, ethics and sustainability at different levels (local, regional, global) and in various parts of the world (e.g. Americas, Asia, Latin America, Europe). Interdisciplinary papers and panels on these topics are welcome.


The global landscapes conference is sponsored by The McGowan School of Business and The McGowan Ethics Center. The objective of this interdisciplinary conference is to promote ethics and sustainability across business and curricula.  It will also: explore different ways to implement social, environmental, and economic sustainability; prepare a future “green collar workforce;” bring sustainability to institutional practices, policies and contemporary culture.  The conference aims to bring together professionals, key decision makers and leaders committed to the sustainability, triple-bottom-line corporate strategies, green building, economic development, renewable energy, climate change, transportation, social equity and consumer responsibility.


The submission of student authored papers is also welcome. The undergraduate student research presentations as part of the conference is sponsored by The International Business Honor Society, Epsilon Chi Omicron, King’s College Chapter.


Suggested topics include:

  • Case studies and best practices of sustainable organizations/Institutions
  • The Business Agenda: Growth and Sustainability
  • The United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI),
  • Capturing Financial Value
  • Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues
  • Corporate social reporting
  • Real-world examples of the “triple bottom line”—business solutions that benefit people, planet, and profit
  • The Nexus: Energy, Climate, and Water
  • The role of business education in addressing ethics and sustainability issues
  • Building a successful sustainability program
  • Leading organization on the Sustainability Journey
  • Regional/local issues in ethics and sustainability


Submissions and Review Process

Proposals for panels and papers must be submitted by January 30th, 2009.  Authors will be notified of the conference committee decision by February 15, 2009.

Questions or submissions should be directed to:

Dr. Bindu Vyas, –

Associate Professor International Business/Management

McGowan School of Business

King’s College

133 N. River Street

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Phone: 570-208-5900 Ext. 5787

Fax: 570-208-5989


Submissions: To be considered for the program, please submit one of the following:

1.      A completed paper.

2.      An abstract (between 100 and 600 words).

3.      A proposal (2-3 page summary) for a workshop, special session, or panel discussion.

4.      All submissions should include the title; an abstract outlining the topic; and in case of panel discussion, aims of the panel, together with a contact name, address, and email.


Registration fee:  US $80.00 (includes three meals on campus). Additional registration and accommodation information will accompany invitation.


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