El sisè Col·loqui anual de European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS) tindrà lloc el 20 i 21 setembre a Barcelona.
· 6th ANNUAL COLLOQUIUM OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF BUSINESS IN SOCIETY (EABIS)
“The Emerging Global Governance Paradigm: The Role of Business and its Implications for Companies, Stakeholders and Society”
September 20 and 21, 2007 in Barcelona, Spain
Register before 16 July in order to pay Early Bird Rate!!
We are pleased to introduce you to the 6th Annual Colloquium of the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS), Europe’s leading reference point for corporate responsibility issues in research and education. This prestigious conference – the world’s largest collaborative business-academic conference in 2007 – is being hosted for the first time by ESADE Business School on September 20 and 21, 2007, with a PhD Conference at IESE Business School on September 22 in Barcelona.
The September event will examine the contributions, commitments and impacts that business can make through governance to address the key issues and challenges of globalisation and sustainable development.
An anticipated audience of 350 senior executives, academic thought leaders and visionary civil society representatives will therefore gather at ESADE to shape the future agenda for business practice, research and education in these vital areas.
Key Questions on Global Governance and the Role of Business
We will approach the issue of the role of business in global governance within a conceptual framework that incorporates three levels. A first level examines the role of business and global governance in the global economy and in relation to international organisms; it also integrates initiatives across global industry sectors and supranational regions such as the EU or the Mercosur. A second level asks about business and governance issues at the national, sub-national, regional and local levels, where there are initiatives that include clusters, cross-sector alliances and multi-stakeholders arrangements. The third and final level addresses the impact of global governance issues for the individual firm and by extension its individual managers and executives.
Linking together these three levels of analysis and reflection, the EABIS Colloquium will raise key questions around:
>What is the role of business in global governance?
>How can and should business contribute individually and collectively through global governance to addressing problems such as Climate Change, Poverty Alleviation and respect for Human Rights as well as contributing tothe achievement of the Millennium Development Goals?
>What is the role of regulation, self-regulation and volunteerism?
>What is the impact of changes in global governance for companies?
>What is the impact of these changes in global governance for stakeholders and society?
>What is the impact of changes in global governance on the leadership qualities and management competencies of future business leaders and what does this imply for management development and education in companies, business schools and universities?
The EABIS Colloquium is part of the EU Platform for Excellence in CSR Research (“CSR Platform”) Project, supported by the European Union’s 6th Research Framework Programme (FP6)