Revised call for chapters

November 19, 2010


Deborah Rigling Gallagher & Norman Christensen, Duke University, & R.N.L

(Pete) Andrews, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. SAGE, 2012.


We are seeking scholarly editorial contributions to Environmental

Leadership, a 2-volume, 100-chapter reference handbook that is part of

the new SAGE Reference Series on Leadership. Chapters are anticipated to

be 7000 words.  This is a unique opportunity to help define

environmental leadership.  Academic and public libraries will be able to

purchase the handbook as both a printed and a digital product.


The first volume will look at examples of environmental leadership in a

range of fields, from grassroots efforts to corporate sustainability

initiatives. The topical sections of this 50-chapter volume include:

Perspectives on Environmental Leadership (environmental ethics,

eco-feminism, etc.)

Political and Governmental Leadership

Private Sector Leadership

Nonprofit Leadership

Signaling Events (catastrophes, landmark publications, etc.)

Grassroots Activism

Environmental Leadership in Journalism, Literature and the Arts

Environmental Leadership in Education


In the second volume we seek essays that focus on intractable qualities

of environmental problem solving. We envision essays that focus on how

environmental leadership has been applied to address specific problems,

offering both analysis and advice. The overarching themes of this

50-chapter volume include:


Taking Action in the Face of Scientific Uncertainty

Promoting International Cooperation in the Face of Conflicting Agendas

Addressing Conflicts between Economic Progress and Environmental Protection

Addressing Complex Management Challenges

Addressing Environmental Injustices

Next Generation of Environmental Leaders


If any of these subjects pique your interest, please contact the

managing editor, Deborah Rigling Gallagher at for

details.   She has prepared a preliminary list of articles and will send

topic suggestions in your area of interest.  Please submit proposals (no

longer than 200 words) to her by December 15, 2010.  Provide a brief

summary of your current affiliation, related work, articles, and contact

information.  Chapters will be due May 15, 2011


Call for papers

November 17, 2010

The Sustainability Challenge: Organisational Change and Transformational Vision

The next Ashridge International Research Conference will take place from 10-12 June 2011 at Ashridge Business School, Berkhamsted, near London, United Kingdom.

It will be chaired by Carla Millar and Matthew Gitsham, and the submission deadline is 31 March 2011.

We invite scholars, policymakers and executive leaders to share their research, ideas and experiences around the theme of organisational change for sustainable development, of the  change of mindset and implementation of the sustainability agenda – which, rather than sustainability itself, is the focus of the conference.

Following the opening Panel of Experts session, the conference will provide a blend of refereed conference papers and panel sessions presenting insights of academics, practitioners and executives. It will identify and discuss boundary breaking issues, and conclude with a number of challenging keynote addresses.

Ten years ago, CEOs tended to believe that the principles of sustainability added nothing but cost to their business. Now the situation is radically different, as a critical mass of business leaders increasingly see sustainability becoming one of the lynchpins of competition within their sector, and a significant source of both opportunity for and risk to long term competitive advantage. As more and more organisations begin to engage with the sustainability agenda, what can we learn from those organisations where change for sustainability really happens? These considerations represent a significant shift in thinking – and have profound implications for questions of organisational purpose, brand, competence and culture, globally. How can and do organisations, businesses and nations respond?

What are the specific roles of the customer-facing and organisation-facing disciplines of strategy, organisational change and development, international business, marketing, public affairs, leadership or executive education, at home or globally in that response?

Full academic papers, research in progress, policy contributions and proposals for panels are invited by 31 March 2011.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings on CD ROM.

The conference is linked to special issues of the Journal of Organisational Change Management [see] and the Journal of Public Affairs [see

To download the full call for papers, and further information about this wonderful conference in one of the best venues in the UK, please go to

For further information regarding the papers contact Prof. Carla Millar at, or Matthew Gitsham at

Call for abstracts

November 17, 2010

The International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) will hold its 6th International Conference (ISIE 2011) June 7 – 10, 2011 in Berkeley, California. For more information, visit .  We are featuring a topic on Life Cycle Methodology and are encouraging those interested to submit abstracts.  The Deadline is December 1, 2010

Call for Abstracts

ISIE 2011 will include parallel sessions for presentation of papers, as well as separate poster sessions. In both cases, we ask that potential presenters submit abstracts of no more than 300 words (text only). Note that no written papers are required for the conference, only abstracts.

In completing the abstract submission form please select the most appropriate numbers from the list of topics (This list of topics is to facilitate the abstract review process and is subject to change as the conference program evolves).

Paper / Poster Presentation and Publishing

To have an abstract or poster included in the Conference Book of Abstracts, at least one author must be registered by March 15, 2011 and present the work at the Conference.

Submission deadline: December 1, 2010
Notification of acceptance: January 21, 2011


Melanie Quigley

Program Coordinator, Center for Industrial Ecology

International Society for Industrial Ecology

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

195 Prospect St.

New Haven, CT 06511


Call for papers

November 17, 2010

2nd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions

Diversity, plurality and change:
breaking new grounds in sustainability transitions research

June 13-15, 2011
Lund University, Lund, Sweden

The Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), the Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE) at Lund University and the Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN) invite you to the 2nd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions.

The first international conference on Sustainability Transitions, held in Amsterdam June 2009, brought together a rapidly growing community of researchers and practitioners interested in socio‐technical transitions and eco‐innovation. It emphasized the growing internationalization of sustainability transitions research, not only as a research community but also in terms of its research agenda. The diversity of participants indicated considerable enthusiasm for new connections within the transitions research community and engagements with other relevant disciplines or communities. The goal of the second international conference on Sustainability Transitions is to follow up on these developments and to further our understanding of sustainability transitions by facilitating a dialogue between ongoing research activities, new areas of inquiry, and alternative approaches to sustainability transitions. Hence the theme of this conference: ‘Diversity, plurality and change: breaking new grounds in sustainability transitions research’

For more information and submission of abstracts, please find attached the Call for Papers or go to



Call for papers

November 10, 2010

Global Landscapes: Going G.R.E.E.N. in Changing Times
Governance, Responsibility, Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Nature

King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
April 14-15, 2011

More info here:

Call for papers

November 9, 2010

ICDSS2011 – International Conference on DSS

June 6-7, 2011, Tilburg University,  the Netherlands

Conference Theme:  DSS and global sustainability

While papers in any area of DSS are invited, we welcome in particular for this edition of the conference contributions that highlight the contribution of Decision Support Systems to the emerging research domain of global sustainability.

It is widely understood that over the next decade the global scientific community must take on the challenge of delivering to society the knowledge and information necessary to assess the risks humanity is facing from global change.  It is important to understand how we can effectively mitigate dangerous changes and cope with the change that we cannot manage.

This domain, defined as ‘global sustainability research’ by the International Council for Science (ICSU,, builds upon and integrates expertise within the sciences (social, natural, health, and engineering) and humanities and applies it to pressing coupled social-environmental research questions of human interactions with nature and earth.

We believe that the field of DSS can contribute significantly to this emerging research domain. For this conference, we therefore invite contributions that focus on the design, development, implementation, use and evaluation of decision support systems that advance our responses to the following challenges:

•    FORECASTING: Improve the usefulness of forecasts of future environmental conditions and their consequences for people. A ‘useful’ forecast is considered to be one that is responsive to the needs of societies and decision-makers for information at relevant spatial and temporal scales. Forecasts should be timely, accurate, and reliable.

•    OBSERVATIONS: Develop the observation systems needed to manage global and regional environmental change. The current approach to supply information needed to manage the social-environmental system, especially at a global scale, as well as the system for delivering that information to decision-makers, must be improved.     It is also important to understand how those observations are analyzed under specific social contexts, taking into account cultural and professional diversity.

•    RISKS: Determine how to anticipate, avoid and cope with the risks of global environmental change. How can improved scientific knowledge of the risks of global change and options for response most effectively catalyze and support appropriate actions by citizens and decision-makers?

•    RESPONSE: Determine what institutional and behavioural changes can best ensure global sustainability. Global change exposes gaps in social institutions, including governance and economic systems, for managing emerging global (and local) problems. The time and spatial scales of global change differ fundamentally from the types of problems that humanity has addressed in the past. Currently, decision-makers have incentives that favour short-term and private benefits, rather than long-term and collective benefits.

•    INNOVATION:  Encourage innovation (coupled with sound mechanisms for evaluation) in developing technological, policy, and efficient social responses to achieve global sustainability. Which factors will positively influence feedback and learning processes to increase the capacity of citizens and decision makers? How to provide rapid and effective feedback to scientists regarding the applicability and reliability of broad findings?

Please note that we also welcome papers that may not fit into the special theme of the conference, yet highlight state of the art  DSS research.



The ICDSS2011 conference is organized at Tilburg University ( With a population of nearly 200,000 inhabitants, Tilburg is the Netherlands’ sixth largest city and is located in the South of the country, close to the Belgian border, in the Province of ‘North Brabant’. Tilburg University is nicely situated in a forested area on the outskirts of the city. Tilburg University is a relatively small and internationally oriented university with around 12,000 students in total and 750 international students from 65 countries. The university is internationally renowned for its research, especially in economics through the international research institute CentER.

Conference Proceedings – Annals of Information Systems:

Accepted contributions will be published in the ICDSS Conference Book of Abstracts.  Authors of the abstracts accepted for presentation at the conference will be encouraged to develop their ideas into full papers for review and publication in the Annals of Information Systems (Kluwer).



Extended Abstract Submission deadline:  February 1, 2011

Notification to Authors: March 1, 2011

Final version submission deadline (upon acceptance): April 1, 2011

Early Registration Deadline: April 1, 2011

Conference Date: June 6-7 2011


We are soliciting submissions in the form of extended abstracts (two pages max, single-spaced). All extended abstracts will be reviewed for clarity, relevance and significance.  The template for extended abstracts can be downloaded at

All submissions, and any related requests, should be sent to: . Please include “ICDSS2011” in the header of your email.

Local Conference Organizing Committee:

Jaap van den Herik Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Bartel Van de Walle Tilburg University, the Netherlands  (chair)

Anne Rutkowski ,Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Call for Contributions for a Book on ‘Trends in CSR and SD’

November 8, 2010

The blueprint for the future of sustainability lies in present trends.

They impact and shape the ways we will interact with our environment.

By exploring these trends, we can anticipate the businesses, strategies, products and services of our future society.

This is an invitation to professionals interested in co-authoring a book about a number of trends in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Co-authors are asked to write a short text on one of sixty trends with a maximum of 1.500 words. That is approximately 5 pages including references and resources.


Please note that we will be accepting applications throughout next week, up to Friday the 5th of November.

In your application, please indicate several trends you would be interested in writing about since a number of trends could already be assigned.


For more information, please go to


This book is an initiative by Jan Jonker. Jan Jonker works at the Nijmegen School of Management in The Netherlands. Recently he edited: ‘Management Models for CSR and ‘Management Models for the Future’.