Putting Sustainability into Business Practice: 2012 Sustainability Centres Workshop

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NBS hosted the inaugural workshop for sustainability-related centres allowing them to identify synergies and best practices.

The workshop, Putting Sustainability into Business Practice: Improving the Global Reach and Impact of Sustainability Centres, convened over 50 invited representatives of business school sustainability centres from around the world.

The four major objectives of the workshop were:

  • improve sustainability centres’ joint and individual impact (both research and outreach)

  • find efficiencies

  • increase research capacity

  • identify partnership opportunities


Agenda

Monday, April 16

4:00 – 6:30 PM

  • Registration

6:30 – 9:00 PM

  • Welcome reception (Garden Room) and presentation by Dr. Brian Branfireun

Tuesday, April 17

8:30 – 9:30 AM

  • Mapping Our Global Impact: Dr. Tima Bansal, Building Sustainable Value Research Centre, Richard Ivey School of Business

  • Managing a Business Sustainability Research Centre:
    Dr. Marie-France Turcotte, Network for Business Sustainability, UQAM

9:30 – 12:30 PM

  • Sustainability Research: Dr. Maurizio Zollo, GOLDEN, Bocconi University; and

  • Building Research Capacity: Dr. Renato J. Orsato, Centre for Sustainability Studies (GVces), São Paulo Business School (EAESP)

1:30 – 4:30 PM

  • Translating and Promoting Research: Pam Laughland, Network for Business Sustainability

4:45 – 5:15 PM

  • Open Mic for Centre Presentations

6:00 – 9:00 PM

  • Reception and Industry Panel on Bridging the Research-Practice Gap

    • Barb Steele (facilitator), Network for Business Sustainability

    • Tim Faveri, Tim Hortons Inc.

    • Peter MacConnachie, Suncor Energy Inc.

    • Deborah Moynes-Keshen, Automotive Industries Association of Canada

    • Luc Robitaille, Holcim (Canada) Ltd.

Wednesday, April 18

8:30 – 11:30 AM

  • Teaching Sustainability: Dr. Andrew King, Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS), Dartmouth College

12:30 – 3:30 PM

  • Developing and Measuring Impact: Dr. Jost Hamschmidt, oikos, University of St. Gallen

  • Funding a Sustainability Centre: Rick Bunch, Erb Institute, University of Michigan

  • The Difficulty of Wearing Multiple Hats When Managing a Business Sustainability Centre: Alberto Aragón-Correa, ISDE - Innovation, Sustainability, and Development - Research Group, University of Granada

3:30 – 5:00 PM

  • Wrap up and Next Steps


Attendees

  • Alberto Aragón-Correa, ISDE - Innovation, Sustainability, and Development - Research Group, University of Granada, Spain

  • Tima Bansal, Building Sustainable Value Research Centre, Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada

  • Luciano Barin Cruz, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Sustainability, HEC Montréal, Canada

  • Christian Brodhag Sciences, Information and Environmental Technology, École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne, France

  • Rick Bunch, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan, United States

  • Thomas Callarman, Siemens Centre for Sustainability and Supply Chain Management, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), China

  • Barry Colbert, CMA Centre for Business & Sustainability, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

  • Neil Craik, School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development (SEED), University of Waterloo

  • Freek Cronjé, Bench Marks Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, North-West University, South Africa

  • Tina Dacin, QSB Centre for Responsible Leadership, Queens University, Canada

  • Jim Dewald, Strategy and Global Management Area (SGMA), Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada

  • Rumina Dhalla, Sustainable Commerce @ Guelph, University of Guelph, Canada

  • Jean Egmon, Ford Center for Global Citizenship, Northwestern University, United States

  • Joël Ernult, CSR Project Leader, ESG Dijon Bourgogne, France/Burgundy School of Business, France

  • Dewi Fitriasari, Centre for Sustainability and Business Innovation Studies, Naratoma University, Indonesia

  • Céline Fiorucci, Network for Business Sustainability, UQAM, Canada

  • Corinne Gendron, Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Research Chair, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

  • Jost Hamschmidt, oikos, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

  • Erika Herz, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, United States

  • Joey Johannsen, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands

  • Alison Kemper, The Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship, Rotman School of Management, Canada

  • Andrew King, Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS), Dartmouth College, United States

  • Robert Klassen, Building Sustainable Value Research Centre, Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada

  • Ans Kolk, Amsterdam Business School & Partnership Resource Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Elizabeth Kurucz, Sustainable Commerce @ Guelph, University of Guelph, Canada

  • Oliver Laasch, Center for Sustainability and Responsibility, Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico

  • Pam Laughland, Network for Business Sustainability, Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada

  • Benyamin Lichtenstein, Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness, University of Massachusetts, United States

  • Thomas Lyon, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan, United States

  • Jo Mackness, Berkeley Center for Responsible Business, University of California Berkeley, United States

  • Steve Maguire, Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), McGill University, Canada

  • Daniel Malan, Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa, University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa

  • Dirk Matten, Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (COERB), Schulich School of Business Canada

  • Geoffrey Mazullo, Emerging Markets ESG, United States

  • Mark Milstein, Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise (CSGE), Cornell University, United States

  • Ivan Montiel, Loyola Marymount University, United States

  • Jeremy Moon, International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR), The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

  • Eliada Nwosu, The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Cape Town, South Africa

  • Renato J. Orsato, Professor - São Paulo Business School (EAESP; Academic Director - Centre for Sustainability Studies (GVces) Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), São Paulo, Brazil

  • Mollie Painter, The Academy of Business in Society (EABIS), Belgium

  • Ron Peracchio, Business and Environment Initiative (BEI), Harvard University, United States

  • Subhasis Ray, Centre for Resettlement & Rehabilitation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CRRCSR), Xavier Institute of Management, India

  • Andrew Ross, David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise (DOCSE), Concordia University, Canada

  • Murray Silverman, Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business (CESB), San Francisco State University, United States

  • André Sobczak, Institute for Global Responsibility and Entrepreneurship (IRGE), Audencia Nantes School of Management, France

  • James Tansey, ISIS Research Centre, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Helen Tregidga, Sustainability Research Cluster, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

  • Marie-France Turcotte, Network for Business Sustainability (SRC), UQAM, Canada

  • Monika Winn, Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation, University of Victoria, Canada

  • David Wright, Sustainability Centre, University of Ottawa, Canada

  • Rossitsa Yalamova, Sustainable Growth and Resilience Building, University of Lethbridge, Canada

  • Maurizio Zollo, Center for Research in Organization and Management (CROMA), Bocconi University, Italy


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