Sunday, August 14, 2016

Event - International Conference on Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility in an Age of Digitization

The 7th International Conference on Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility - CSR in an Age of Digitization - will take place on September 14-16, 2016 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The conference will explore how digitization will change the way how companies do business, involve their stakeholders, and contribute to societies' wellbeing.

The CSR Conference Series at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin has established itself as the world's premier international forum for exploring the global themes of CSR in all its manifold dimensions. Every two years, more than 500 leading academics, executives, policy makers, and representatives from civil society organizations from around the world have been meeting in Berlin to debate key questions from a diverse range of cultural perspectives and professional viewpoints.

The CSR Conference App 2016 helps to navigate the three-day program and enhance the conference experience. Committed to a digitized world, this year's CSR Conference app gives access to more information than any printed material.

Download the CSR Conference App 2016. Simply click here, click on your app store logo below or go to your app store and search for "CSR HU 2016".

About the program

On the first and second day of the conference, on September 14th and 15th, there will be eight plenary sessions. On the third conference day, on September 16th, there will be about 30 breakout sessions (excerpt):

"Blockchain for Good: Distributed Ledger Technologies and the CSR Agenda" Organized by Richard Adams (Surrey Center for the Digital Economy at University of Surrey)

"Digital Communication and Responsibility" Organized by Gabriele Faber-Wiener (Founder and Partner of the Center for Responsible Management in Vienna)

"Sharing Economy" Co-organized with Giana Eckhardt (Professor of Marketing at Royal Holloway University of London) and Russell Belk (Professor of Marketing Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing at Schulich School of Business at York University)

"Sustainable Economy in an Age of Digitization" Organized by Peter Seele (Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, Switzerland)

In an era in which large system change is needed to ensure sustainability, social justice, and dignity for humanity and its enterprises, where transparency is ubiquitous whether it is desired or not, companies and the rest of us need to pay attention to what we are doing and how we are doing it. Sandra Waddock (Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility, Carroll School of Management, Boston College)

Digitization can make CSR initiatives much more effective and failure to embrace it will reduce the still tenuous role of CSR despite all of the current rhetoric supporting it. Robert Eccles (Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School and representing IIRC - International Integrated Reporting Council and SASB - Sustainability Accounting Standard Board)

Digitalization is changing the world. We have to rethink our basic ideas about business, ethics, privacy, and social responsibility. We need to have that conversation now. Edward Freeman (Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia)

A big and very exciting issue! Georg Kell (Vice Chairman of Arabesque Partners and former founding Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact)


JØRGEN ABILD ANDERSEN (Director General Telecom-rtd.-, Chairman of OECD's Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP), Ministry of Business and Growth, Danish Business Authority BASTIAN BUCK (Director GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards and Digital Reporting Alliance) LISA HEHENBERGER (Professor at ESADE Business School, former Director of European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)) CARLO JÄGER (President Global Climate Forum) RIKA JEAN-FRANÇOIS (Corporate Social Responsibility Commissioner at ITB Berlin) DAVID KIRON (MIT and Executive Editor MIT Sloan Management Review's Big Ideas Initiatives) PETER LACY (Global Managing Director for Strategy and Sustainability Services at Accenture) JOHANNA MAIR (Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership at Hertie School of Governance) DAVID NABARRO (Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (via video)) LUIS NEVES (Chairman of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), and Climate Change and Sustainability Officer, Executive Vice President at the Deutsche Telekom Group) KAY OBERBECK (Director Communications & Public Affairs at Google North Europe) JAMES ROBEY (CapGemini) THIMO V. SCHMITT-LORD (Head Foundations & Donations, Bayer Foundations) KARENINA SCHRÖDER (Executive Director, INGO Accountability Charter, International Civil Society Centre) RICHARD WELFORD (Founder and Chairman of CSR Asia) SIMON ZADEK (Co-Director of the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System)

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