Call for papers

April 28, 2011

Theme: CSR for Sustainable Economic Development

Please see the website for more details:  http://www.csrinsubsahara.org/

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has attracted enormous interest in the corporate world. There have been several studies on CSR, most of which have been focused on CSR practices in the developed economies. The 2011 Conference on CSR in Sub-Saharan Africa will highlight pertinent issues on CSR in the sub-Saharan Africa, drawing from lessons learned from studies conducted in the developed economies, among many others. The conference will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton, Lekki Peninsula, Lagos on December 12-14, 2011. The main theme of the conference is “CSR for Sustainable Economic Development”. The conference will host both academic and practitioner sessions, which will create opportunities for knowledge sharing between academics and practitioners. The sessions will also provide an avenue for networking, promotion of CSR good practices and cutting-edge ideas.

We invite you to contribute papers on any of the topics related to the following tracks: http://www.csrinsubsahara.org/test/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/CSR_Flyer.pdf. Please note that the above is not an exhaustive list. We want all types of papers – conceptual, reviews as well as different kinds of empirical studies. In particular we encourage authors to submit papers contributing to theory development based on in-depth case studies.

Accepted papers will be included in the 2011 International Conference on CSR in Sub-Saharan Africa Conference Proceedings, and the authors will have an opportunity to present their papers at the conference. Please, submit completed papers on MS Word with single line spacing electronically through the conference website at www.csrinsubsahara.org along with the name and address of the author and contact information.

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Management Education for Sustainability

April 27, 2011

Management Education for Sustainability is an independent discussion group with about 900 members from many business, environmental science, and other disciplines.  It considers social, economic and environmental sustainability broadly.  Among topics are considerations of recent articles and events related to sustainability as well as related calls for conferences and special issues.  Joining/leaving is quite simple using the link:

http://aomlists.pace.edu/scripts/wa.exe?SUBED1=MANAGING-FOR-SUSTAINABILITY&A=1

Best regards,

Charles Wankel

St. John’s University, New York

http://facpub.stjohns.edu/~wankelc


2011 MOSKOWITZ PRIZE RECOGNITION

April 27, 2011

MAJOR NEW SUSTAINABLE INVESTING STUDY SOUGHT FOR 2011 MOSKOWITZ PRIZE RECOGNITION

Best Research of 2011 to Be Recognized in October at Socially Responsible Investing in the Rockies Conference in New Orleans

Colorado Springs – April 26, 2011 – The Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has announced a call for papers for the 2011 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing—the only global award recognizing outstanding quantitative research in the field of sustainable and socially responsible investing.

To be considered for the Moskowitz Prize, studies must be submitted by June 30, 2011. The $5,000 prize competition is open to authors of studies relevant to responsible investing. Studies may be published or unpublished, but unpublished studies should be of a quality appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal.  Details about the submission process can be found at: http://responsiblebusiness.haas.berkeley.edu/2011MoskowitzPrizeCall.html.

This year’s prize-winning study will be announced at the 22nd Annual SRI in the Rockies Conference in New Orleans on October 3, 2011.

Entries are reviewed by an independent jury of scholars and investment professionals. The prize winner is determined based on practical significance to practitioners of socially responsible investing, appropriateness and rigor of quantitative methods, and novelty of results. Since its inception 15 years ago, the Moskowitz Prize has been awarded annually at the SRI in the Rockies Conference, the largest and longest running conference serving investors and investment professionals in the sustainable and responsible investment industry in North America.

The 2010 Moskowitz Prize was awarded to Rob Bauer and Daniel Hann of Maastricht University and the European Center for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) for their paper entitled Corporate Environmental Management and Credit Risk. Focusing on 582 U.S.-based corporations between 1995 and 2006, the Bauer-Hann study examined the effects of corporate environmental management on the interest rates that companies pay for corporate bonds and “demonstrated for the first time the effect of environmental management on credit risk and the cost of corporate debt.”

The Moskowitz Prize has been awarded since 1996 to encourage and recognize outstanding academic research on matters germane to the field of responsible investing. Named for Milton Moskowitz, one of the first investigators to publish comparisons of the financial performance of screened and unscreened portfolios, the Prize was originally created as a project of the Social Investment Forum; it came under the administrative umbrella of the Center for Responsible Business in 2005.

2011 Moskowitz Prize sponsors include Calvert Group, First Affirmative Financial Network, Nelson Capital Management, Rockefeller and Co., Neuberger Berman, and Trillium Asset Management.

About the Haas School of Business

As the second-oldest business school in the United States, the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley is one of the world’s leading producers of new ideas and knowledge. The school offers management education to about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students each year who come from around the world to study in one of its six degree-granting programs. With 36,000 alumni, the Haas School’s mission is to develop innovative business leaders—individuals who redefine how we do business by putting new ideas into action in all areas of their organizations, and who do so responsibly. The school’s distinctive culture is defined by four key principles: question the status quo, confidence without attitude, students always, and beyond yourself.

About the SRI in the Rockies Conference – Registration

The 22nd annual SRI in the Rockies Conference (www.SRIintheRockies.com), the leading forum for the sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) industry in the North America, will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, October 2–5, 2011. For assistance with registration and sponsorship information, please contact Krystala Kalil, at 888-774-2663 or krystala@sriintherockies.com.

About First Affirmative Financial Network

First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC (www.FirstAffirmative.com) is an independent fee-only Registered Investment Advisor (SEC File #801-56587) offering investment consulting and asset management services through a nationwide network of investment professionals who specialize in serving socially conscious investors. First Affirmative produces the annual SRI in the Rockies Conference, the premier gathering of sustainable and responsible investor and investment professionals in North America.

Media Contact:  Patricia L. Butler, for SRI in the Rockies, 703-917-0611 or sagecommunications@earthlink.net.


Call for papers

April 26, 2011

SPECIAL ISSUE ON ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH INNOVATION

Guest Editor: Niranjan Pati, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Management

International Journal of Business Insights and Transformation (IJBIT), a Cabell listed peer- reviewed journal, will be publishing a special issue on “Achieving Sustainability Through Innovation.” Manuscripts are invited for this special issue. The thematic areas of this issue are:

• Innovative strategies in implementing sustainability

• Innovative strategies in greening supply chains

• Innovative human resource practices to foster sustainability

• International comparison of innovative strategies in sustainability

• Innovation and learning in sustainable organizations and systems

IJBIT (http://www.ijbit.org/ ) provides a lively and friendly forum for academicians, practitioners, and policy makers, at all levels and stages of their careers, from different parts of the world, to present and discuss their latest findings in management. “Sustainability” being an important area of interest to people and planet, IJBIT’s emphasis in this issue is contemporaneous and will serve its audience of academic researchers, educators, and business professionals.

Authors are asked to conform to the article submission guidelines available at https://sites.google.com/a/ijbit.org/www/articlesubmission. Manuscripts in MS-Word or pdf format should be submitted by e-mail to pati@rowan.edu. Please mention “IJBIT Manuscript” on the subject line. Although not recommended, paper can be mailed to the following address.

Niranjan Pati, Ph.D. Dean and Professor Rohrer College of Business Rowan University 218 Bunce Hall, Dean’s Suite Glassboro, NJ 08028

The deadline for submission of papers to be considered for this special issue is June 30, 2011. The review reports will be e-mailed by October 31 and the selected manuscripts will be published in the January 2012 issue of IJBIT. IJBIT full text is available on the EBSCO Publishing’s database.


Call for papers

April 26, 2011


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF
SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

CALL FOR PAPERS

Leaders in organizations and governments must make responsible strategic and policy decisions that satisfy two important objectives, (1) to facilitate and sustain high organizational performance, and (2) to manage organizational and national resources so that organizations and societies can benefit from them in the future. Balancing these objectives can be complex and typically requires intellectual contributions across disciplines. The International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management (IJSSM) is a forum for publication of refereed, cross-disciplinary work in this field.

The IJSSM serves as an interface among business leaders, policy makers, economists, and management scholars. The IJSSM seeks contributions with global relevance concerned with organizational and economic sustainability. Readership includes professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers.

The IJSSM publishes original and review papers, technical reports, case studies, book reviews, and research notes. Both qualitative and empirical submissions are invited.

The IJSSM publishes papers on topics including but not limited to:

•       Crisis management from perspectives of society, government, and the organization
•       Economic theory and strategic industrial resource development
•       Economic theory and strategic ecology
•       Ethical and social responsibility considerations in sustainable management practice
•       Resource management from a public policy perspective
•       Role of information management in sustainable development
•       Strategic management from the perspective of sustainability of performance
•       Sustainability of competitive advantage from organizational and other perspectives

For additional information, please contact the editor, Dr.John E. Spillan, at john.spillan@uncp.edu or access the journal homepage on-line at www.inderscience.com/ijssm.


Call for papers BAM CSR SIG event

April 16, 2011

Corporate Social Responsibility Special Interest Group – Bath 23rd June 2011

Call for papers, presentations and posters

The British Academy of Management Corporate Social Responsibility Special Interest Group and The University of Bath School of Management are jointly hosting a research symposium aimed at supporting and encouraging research in CSR and related fields.

If you are a doctoral student, a masters-level student, or perhaps a more experienced researcher beginning to explore this area then this symposium is for you. The aim of the symposium is to provide a supportive, encouraging and stimulating forum at which researchers can gain valuable feedback on their work and ideas.  A panel of discussants will be assembled from research-active academics to facilitate discussion and feedback.

The organizers welcome presentations based on short abstracts or full papers, as well as poster presentations. Topics to be discussed should be based in the following broad areas of enquiry:

Corporate social responsibility; Corporate citizenship; Sustainable organizations; Business ethics; Stakeholder management; Social reporting. Submissions may be empirical or theoretical, and all perspectives are welcomed on a case by case basis.

The symposium is taking place the same day as the launch of the International Association for Business and Society (IABS) annual conference at The University of Bath.  This has given us the opportunity to arrange for delegates to the symposium to attend the evening reception for the IABS conference on the 23rd June and enjoy reduced rates for accommodation at the University of Bath. Symposium attendees will therefore have the opportunity for more discussion in a less formal setting and to meet with those attending the main IABS conference.

As with all BAM CSR SIG events, we try to offer the best possible value.  Therefore the prices for the two options are as follows:

1.            BAM CSR event only @ £25 (Includes refreshments)

2.            BAM CSR event, overnight accommodation in The University of Bath and attendance at the IABS reception on the evening of 23rd June @ £100

For application details and further information please contact Dr Simon Brooks on sbrooks@glam.ac.uk or simply submit a 150 word abstract for consideration in the first instance.

IABS Conference 2011

2011 Annual Meeting of the International Association for Business & Society (IABS) Bath, United Kingdom • June 23-26, 2011 (www.iabs.net)

The theme of the 2011 IABS meeting is “Modern Slavery? Well being in the 21st century workplace”. The modern world of work is increasingly dynamic, competitive, complex and uncertain. Globalization, the de-localization of production, and the broadening of the geographical scope of firms that accompanies it, increasing work intensity, the changing nature of careers, and the decline of labor unions as the traditional means of employee representation are all features of the 21st century workplace. Many of these trends are associated with significant ethical issues that raise questions for business and society scholarship that prior research has only partially addressed. The theme is intended to provoke our community to bring its distinctive and innovative insights to bear upon these issues.

Bath is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. The only naturally occurring hot springs in the United Kingdom attracted the Romans to construct a spa resort in Bath during their occupation. Later, Edgar, the first “King of the English” was crowned at Bath Abbey in 973. Bath is perhaps most famous for being a thriving spa resort during the Georgian period, during which time the city was substantially redeveloped and of the architectural features of the city were built. Jane Austen lived in Bath in the early 19th century and set two of her novels in the City.

IABS is a learned society devoted to research and teaching about the relationships between business, government and society. Our over 300 members hail from more than more than 20 countries; in addition to academics from more than 100 universities, members also include employees of corporations and non-profit organizations. For IABS registration details please follow the following link: http://www.pdcnet.org/pages/Services/registrations.htm


Aspen awards

April 12, 2011

The Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education is pleased to announce its 2011-2012 Faculty Pioneer Awards. We are accepting nominations for the awards between April 11 and April 29th.

For almost a decade, the Faculty Pioneer Awards have recognized exceptional MBA faculty leading the integration of social and environmental issues into their research and teaching. Named “the Oscars of the business school world” by the Financial Times, these awards celebrate educators who have demonstrated leadership and risk-taking in integrating social and environmental issues into academic research, educational programs and business practice. Nominations are open to all faculty members at any institution worldwide offering a graduate management degree.

To learn more about the program and past winners and to submit nominations*, please visit http://aspencbe.org/awards/pioneers/2011Nomination.html. Thank you in advance for your nomination and for helping to spread the word!

* What’s required for a nomination? Just a few pieces of information — name & contact details for you and the nominee, the nominee’s CV (or URL), and <250 words on the nominee’s accomplishments (demonstrating leadership and risk-taking in integrating social and environmental issues into academic research, educational programs and/or business practice).

Nicole Buckley

The Aspen Institute

Business and Society Program

271 Madison Avenue, Suite 606

New York, NY 10016

212.895.8005

www.AspenCBE.org

www.AspenBSP.org