Earth Hour, 8.30pm, Saturday 27th March 2010.

March 25, 2010


Chocolate: The Bitter Truth

March 24, 2010

For those in the UK (who aren’t watching the FA Cup football match)…

Wednesday 24th March 2010, BBC1, 21.00-22.00…

In a Panorama special, reporter Paul Kenyon poses as a cocoa buyer and travels to West Africa to learn how chocolate is sourced. There, he learns children as young as seven are being used as cheap labour to pick the beans and process them in farms, and he also reunites one of these youngsters with his family after rescuing him from conditions verging on slavery


March 22, 2010

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 15, 2010

Sustainable Systems and Energy Management

at the Regional Level: Comparative Approaches

A book edited by Dr. Marco Tortora,  University of Florence, Italy

To be published by IGI Global:


March 22, 2010

Nottingham University Business School is organising a workshop on the following theme, which might be of interest in your organisation.

“The impact of Environmental Regulations on Innovation, Performance and Sustainability in the UK Manufacturing Sector”

The workshop is free but registration is required. Please register your attendance by 31 March 2010 to:

Mr. Andrew Black
Research Associate – ERIPS Project
Nottingham University Business School
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG8 1BB
Tel: 0115 8466082

Call for papers

March 15, 2010

4th International Conference on
Corporate Social Responsibility

-CSR-Challenges Around the Globe-

September 22-24, 2010
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

We cordially invite submissions of individual papers and panels of papers for the 4th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, to be held on September 22-24, 2010, at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

Submission deadline: May 31, 2010

Submission Process

Please submit a one page proposal for a single paper. Accepted proposals will be assigned to sessions by the Program Committee. We also encourage proposing panels comprising of multiple papers or panel discussions on a common theme. Submissions have to be made online at: The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2010.

As in prior years, the Program Committee has developed topics of CSR research, practice, and policies to organize the submission process, and we encourage matching their abstracts to topics that reflect their activities. However, the stream of topics is not meant to be exhaustive, and the Program Committee also welcomes submissions in other categories.

Special topics:

Block 1: The Global Recession and CSR – Boon or Bane for the CSR Movement?
Block 2: The Cultural Foundations of CSR – How to Manage the Difference?
Block 3: CSR in Africa – Who Governs the CSR Process?
Block 4: CSR in Asia – What Does CSR in Asia Mean? What is Needed for a Successful Implementation?
Block 5: Responsible Supply Chain Management in Southeast Asia – Still Racing to the Bottom?
Block 6: New Forms of (Corporate) Governance – Do We Need a Multi-Stakeholder Approach of Governance?
Block 7: Social Business and Social Entrepreneurship – How Much Does It Really Matter?
Block 8: CSR-Measurement and Reporting – You Cannot Manage What You do not Measure?!
Block 9: CSR and the Consumer – How to Make CSR Tangible for Consumers?
Block 10: Bottom of the Pyramid Approaches: Silver Bullet or just a Myth?
Block 11: The Business of Water – New Challenges and Opportunities for Responsible Management?
Block 12: Business and Human Rights – How Can Companies Incorporate Human Rights Principles Into Their Practice?
Block 13: Responsible Leadership and People Management – What Does Responsible Leadership Mean in Business Practice? How to Manage an Increasingly Diverse Workforce in Organizations?
Block 14: Responsible Leadership and Management Education – What Kind of Curricula Do We Need? What is the Responsibility of the Academic Community?

For more information and questions regarding the conference contact us at

Looking forward to receiving your submission.

The Program Committee:

Joachim Schwalbach (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Chairman
Timothy Devinney (Technical University, Sydney)
Wanjun Jiang (Peking University)
Dirk Matten (York University, Toronto)
Anja Schwerk (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

EABIS 9th Annual Colloquium – CR in Emerging Markets

March 12, 2010

EABIS is pleased to launch the Call for Contributions for our 9th Annual Colloquium at the Graduate School of Management at St. Petersburg State University (September 20-21). Please download here the Full Call and Submission Guidelines.

The 2010 Colloquium will explore how Corporate Responsibility is understood and applied in Emerging Market contexts and cultures – by old and new multinationals – and its viability as a framework for tackling critical challenges ahead.

We are calling for inputs and contributions that advance CR and Emerging Markets knowledge at a global, national or company level. Suggestions for issues to address at these three levels are elaborated in the Call.

As in previous years, we welcome contributions from business, academia, policy making, consulting and civil society organizations. In line with EABIS’ unique model, we especially  encourage joint presentations of collaborative work between companies and research institutions.

The deadline for submissions is close of business on FRIDAY, MAY 28.

For more information on the programme, accommodation and speakers, please visit the official Colloquium site:

For further information, please contact: Prof. Yury Blagov, Colloquium Chair, at

Call for papers – Eco-Efficiency Conference

March 12, 2010

Please beware that the deadline for abstract submission for the Eco-Efficiency Conference is: 15 March 2010

For abstract submission, please go to:

For more information on:

3rd International Conference on Quantified Eco-Efficiency Analysis for
9-11 June, 2010
Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands

Please, visit our website:

If you have any questions or suggestions about the event, please do
not hesitate to contact us at: .

Please excuse any cross posting.

Kind regards,

Gjalt Huppes
Head Department Industrial Ecology CML-IE
CML, Institute for Environmental Sciences, Leiden University
PO Box 9518
NL-2300 RA Leiden