CSR events

May 15, 2009

Some forthcoming events from EABIS…

“Global Leadership, Global Ethics? In search of the ethical leadership compass”
15-17 May, Ashridge, UK

The potential of CSR to support the integration of core EU strategies
15-16 June, Berlin, Germany


EABIS & ESADE PhD Conference

April 29, 2009

EABIS and ESADE are pleased to launch the Call for Contributions for the PhD Conference which will take place on September 23 in Barcelona

As in former years, the topic of the PhD Conference is in line with the Annual Colloquium – “The Role and Purpose of Business in Society: Challenges and Issues for Global and Corporate Governance” – by which it is immediately preceded. Please note that we welcome contributions from doctoral candidates working on all business in society issues.

The deadline for contributions is June 22. The selected candidates will be informed on July 24. Please download the full call here.

Please contact daniel.arenas@esade.edu for all related questions.


April 29, 2009



When worlds collide’: contested paradigms of corporate social responsibility


17 June 2009 

Cass Business School

Bunhill Row EC1Y 8TZ


Seminar Three


How, in a world of depleting resources, we can ensure equity between business and society?


Environmental matters raise important human rights questions, which sit at the heart of the CSR debate. Given the asymmetry of representational power between corporate bodies and individuals, who can mediate between the demands of business and the rights of individuals? Is it possible to meet the needs of business without limiting individuals’ rights?  In the case of greenhouse gas emissions, how do we ensure that the burden is not wholly placed on business? Yet, what responsibility has business for the question of externalities?  These questions prompt consideration of the over-all policy framework to deliver on environmental sustainability. Following the theme of  individuals vs business, is the “business case” for climate change really just a fiction or a political decision?


Presentations by

  • Professor Jan Bebbington, University of St Andrews
  • Dr Ruth Lee,  Economist and Broadcaster
  • Chiew Chong – WWF and the Living Planet Fund
  • Will Oulton – FTSE4Good Index

 Responses by

  • Mark Schofield – PWC
  • Professor Roger Steare, Cass Business School
  • Mallen Baker – CR Commentator – www.mallenbaker.net


Further information from:   

alan.murray@shef.ac.uk or Paul Palmer – profpalmer@city.ac.uk

Conference on Global Leadership, Global Ethics?

March 19, 2009

Ashridge International Research Conference: Global Leadership, Global Ethics? In search of the ethical leadership compass

Dates of conference: 15-17 May 2009

Ashridge Business School, near London

The conference is being run in association with a special issue of the Journal of Business Ethics.

Contact: Professor Carla Millar, Conference Chair, carla.millar@ashridge.org.uk

Website: http://www.ashridge.org.uk/AIRC

Pre-Announcement – Call for Contributions – EABIS 2009 Colloquium

February 17, 2009

For the 2009 Colloquium, at IESE Business School, Barcelona, 21-22 September, we invite research proposals and corporate presentations and case studies that address the theme

“The Governance Challenges at Corporate and Global Levels in Times of Crisis & Implications for the Purpose and Role of Business in Society”

The submission deadline for contributions is FRIDAY 22 MAY. The full call and submission guidelines will be released in the weeks to come. For more information, please contact Prof. Joan Fontrodona: jfontrodona@iese.edu

For the PhD Day, taking place on September 23 at ESADE, submission deadline is 22nd of June. For all questions regarding the PhD Day, please contact Prof. Daniel Arenas at: daniel.arenas@esade.edu

‘Greening The Supply Chain 09: Sustainability versus Value For Money?’

February 10, 2009

12th May 2009                                                             
The Barbican Centre, London

Speakers will include:                                                                        

Tom Watson MP, Minister for Sustainable Procurement
Fiona Ross, Head of Centre for Sustainable Procurement, OGC
Dr Rachel Mason-Jones, Head of Supply Chain Management, University of Glamorgan
Collan Murray, Senior Procurement Manager, GLA Group
Colin Cram, Former Chief Executive of the North West Centre of Excellence


The UK government has ensured that the public sector is committed to leading by example in delivering sustainable development objectives through its procurement of buildings, goods and services, and encompasses all issues involved in delivering economic, social and environmental policy objectives.

Greening the supply chain has never been more important and as a result this event will examine the need for ethical and sustainable procurement.

National and international supply chains need to be less resource-intensive. Greening the supply chain is about reducing energy usage and the use of raw materials whilst ensuring sustainability and diversity in the world’s ecosystems. Reducing the massive waste that leads to an excessive need for waste disposal and landfill is also hugely important.

UK public sector organisations must encourage this by insisting on:
Greener and shorter supply chains;
• Innovative ways to achieve this;
• Working with academics, suppliers and markets to achieve the shared goal.

‘Greening The Supply Chain 09: Sustainability versus Value For Money?’, the second in our series of Procurement events, is designed to support the delivery of government sustainability and sustainable development policies, objectives and initiatives. It will give all those responsible for commissioning, delivering and procuring public services an understanding of how to achieve this whilst introducing sustainable practices and without sacrificing value for money.

                                        Further details of the event here


Why should you attend ‘Greening The Supply Chain: Sustainability versus Value for Money’?:

LEARN about and debate key developments from an exceptional line-up of speakers

UNDERSTAND how these will affect sustainable procurement across various areas of government

GAIN a greater understanding of how procurement will increasingly support the delivery of sustainability.

– DEVELOP an understanding of how sustainable procurement relates to and must contribute to the delivery of central and local government policies, strategies, objectives and services surrounding greening the supply chain

KEEP abreast of future developments that will affect you and your job role

NETWORK with other professionals

LEARN how you can make a difference  

To confirm your complimentary attendance at this event EMAIL YOUR DETAILS or contact Matthew Warrilow on 0161 832 7387.

Please note places are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

CSR conference, Finland, Sep 2009

February 3, 2009

Please remember to send your abstracts by 15 March to



University of Vaasa, Finland

7-9 September 2009



Topics include but are not limited to:


Responsible leadership

CR innovations

CR in developing countries

Responsible accounting and reporting

CR & Diversity

Ethical and fair trade

CR in global economy

Corporate governance

CR in supply chains


Business ethics & NGOs

CR standards and tools

Corporate sustainability management

Corporate social & cultural responsibility

Sustainable entrepreneurship

Ethical consumers



Initial abstracts of a maximum of 250 words should be emailed to

abstracts@crrconference.org by 15 March 2009. Files should be sent in

MS Word or PDF format, and the file name should be first author’s

surname. Please include names, affiliations and contact details of

authors. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 15 April 2009.


PhD Workshop

Keynote speeches will start the PhD Workshop on afternoon of 7

September. All PhD students will be provided with feedback from a

panel of experienced PhD student supervisors in the field.


Best Paper Awards

The conference committee will review all papers presented and award

two prizes for the CRRC best overall paper and the CRRC best PhD paper

at the conference dinner on 8 September. Criteria for the selection

process are contribution to the research field, quality of the

research, innovativeness, and diversity of views.



The conference papers of a maximum of 6,000 words including references

should be emailed to papers@crrconference.org no later than 15 July

2009. Papers will not be accepted unless speaker(s) have registered

for the conference.


Publication of Papers

Conference papers of authors who wish will be published in the

University of Vaasa Publication Series. There is a simplified review

process for this paper series. Authors of responsible leadership

papers can submit their paper also for a special issue of Corporate

Social Responsibility and Environmental Management journal with a

double-blind review process. Furthermore, a Special Issue on CR &

Innovation is planned for a new journal.


Important Dates


15 March 2009: Deadline for abstracts

15 April 2009: Notification of accepted abstracts 

15 April 2009: Conference registration opens

15 July 2009: Deadline for registration 

15 July 2009: Deadline for full papers 

7 September 2009: CRRC PhD Workshop

8-9 September 2009: Corporate Responsibility Research Conference



More information from


Conference Chair: tarja.ketola@uwasa.fi