Call for Papers: IIM Calcutta’s Conference on Sustainability and Business [Jan 13-14, 2018]: Submit by July 15; Keynote by Muhammad Yunus: Expired

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Decades of reckless economic growth pursuits have left an indelible mark on our planet Earth. Not all outcomes of this economic growth paradigm have been positive.

Negative impacts of our greed for profitable growth and increased materialistic lifestyle include environmental disasters, higher social and environmental activism, and increased pollution on the planet.

However, with social and digital media, consumers and non-profit organizations have increasingly bringing accountability in the society due to which the firms had to alter and align their business processes and even mind-set aligned to these burning issues.

From this churn was the concept of sustainability born and today it’s not just a fashionable jargon, but an integral component of corporate strategy and all business practices.

But despite efforts made by firms to blend its business practices with sustainability, the society at large is concerned over the footprint it creates on the environment.

At the very least, impact and meaningful implementation of the sustainability depends to a large extent on the institutionalization of the right mind-set, attitudes as well as behaviours within the organizations, its employees, customers, shareholders, and all other stakeholders as well.

In this context of the debate on sustainability taking the ‘society vs. business’ perspective, the Centre for Development and Environment Policy (CDEP) at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India, aims to bring together these differing perspectives in academia as well as practice for discussion and debate in the first International Conference on Sustainability and Business on January 13-14, 2018.

Following suggested themes (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Inclusive and Equitable Economic Growth
  • Green Marketing and Responsible Consumerism
  • Solar and other sustainable Energies for future
  • Managing water crises in future
  • Sustainability Development Agenda 2030
  • Managing forest and other natural resources
  • Climate Change Management
  • Disaster and Crisis Management
  • Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) [Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability]
  • Education on Sustainability, Climate Change, Society, and Inclusiveness
  • Sustainability and Smart Cities
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Global Reporting Initiatives and Corporate Sustainability
  • Human Values, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Governance Issues and Challenges
  • Role of Spirituality in Sustainability and Responsible Businesses
  • Managing Indigenous Cultures and Livelihood
  • Social Businesses, Sustainable Innovation and Ecopreneurship
  • Rio+20 and the Way Forward.

Registration

Faculty/ Paper Presenting Authors/DelegatesINR 5,000 (Resident Indians)/ USD 200 (Foreign)
Students / PhD CandidatesINR 3,000 (Resident Indians)/ USD 100 (Foreign)

*The Registration fee includes the Conference Kit, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner and Tea/Coffee during session breaks.

Important Dates:

  • Submission of Abstracts (750-1000 words) by July 15, 2017
  • Acceptance/Rejection of Abstract by September 1, 2017
  • Conference Registration September 1-November 30, 2017
  • Last date of Final Paper Submission November 15, 2017
  • Last date of cancellation December 15, 2017

In case of any clarifications, please write to: susbus2018@iimcal.ac.in with cc to ramendra@iimcal.ac.in

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