Call for papers

WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG SCHOLARS ON CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND
SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

Financialization and Corporate Social Responsibility: Consumers and
Investors as the New Policymakers?
Berlin (Germany) — 25 – 29 June 2011.

Note: This is a third-party summary, for more see
http://www.irmgard-coninx-stiftung.de/index.php?id=271

WHAT IS THIS CSR/SRI WORKSHOP ABOUT?

The recent economic crisis has once again highlighted the tremendous
consequences that corporate decision-making can have on society.
n this workshop, we will explore how ethical, political and socially
responsibly consumption and investment as well as extended notions of CSR
have altered the way we think about – and make – politics and public policy.
We therefore invite contributions from scholars from various disciplines
including management, political science and anthropology as well as from
practitioners in the field of CSR, SRI and ethical consumption. Papers may
provide empirical analyses, case studies from a specific company of
industry, or critical examinations of concepts and practices.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE?

Your participation expenses (airfare, food, hotel) will be paid if your
paper is accepted (see workshop documents for exact terms).

DOES IT MATTER IF I AM NOT AN ACADEMIC?

No. The workshop (according to description) aims at practitioners as well as
academics. If you have recently graduated with a masters in public
policy or business administration, you should also submit a paper. Of course
PhDs and equivalents (with a complete date before 2006) are welcome.

WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT?

Young scholars and thinkers in CSR will benefit from (see official
documentation for exact details)

1. A 4.500 euro worth fellowship at the WZB (one of Germany’s prestigious
think-tanks — exact worth depends on housing costs). The fellowship will be
awarded by jury after the event.

2. Experience German CSR and SRI: Germany is at the forefront of both CSR
research and practice. Many of the EU’s largest CSR promoting companies and
SRI funds are based in Germany. The presentations — and even walks in the
streets — will show much about the differences between the German view of
CSR and that of the rest of Europe and North America.

3. Talk with “the other side”. As a multi-disciplinary event, academics will
see the view from business. Lawyers will see how anthropologists view CSR.
This is the “outreach” that both academics and international talk about.

WHAT IS THE IRMGARD-CONINX FOUNDATION?

The Irmgard Coninx Foundation, a non-profit-organization, was founded in
Munich in 2001. In association with the Social Science Research Center
Berlin (WZB) and the Humboldt-University Berlin, the Irmgard Coninx
Foundation organizes the Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality. The
Roundtables provide a forum for international young academics and
journalists to discuss the political and social challenges facing a global
civil society.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO NOW?

Apply as soon as you can at
http://www.irmgard-coninx-stiftung.de/index.php?id=273.

Note: This information is provided as a resource to the CSR and SRI
community by a third-party. Please see the workshop
website for exact terms and conditions.

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