Conference

The Sustainability in a Scandinavian Context Conference 2013 is hosted at the Copenhagen Business School and will take place during 10-11 June 2013. This conference is intended for scholars and practitioners with the intent to bring academics and practitioners together to consider sustainability in a Scandinavian context and the potential development a research paradigm dedicated to exploring sustainability in a Scandinavian context – and to consider the potential implications for a broader global context.

 

Scandinavia represents a particularly promising context in which to consider sustainability and the associated issues.  Scandinavia is often recognized as a world leader in sustainability where Scandinavian companies are disproportionately well-represented in the major sustainability performance indicators including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and the Scandinavian region as a whole has demonstrated remarkably strong and balanced country-level economic, environmental, societal, and economic performances. Furthermore, the most commonly used definition of sustainability as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising future generations to meet its needs” has Scandinavian roots as it is drawn from the 1987 “Brundtland Report” in reference to the chair of the committee: former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland.

 

However, the challenges associated with sustainability continue to rise throughout the world, where this is no different in Scandinavia. Thus despite these aforementioned references to comparatively strong sustainability performances found in Scandinavia, further examinations are merited to more critically explore sustainability in a Scandinavian context where looming challenges may be mounting.

 

The conference will commence at 9.00 on 10 June and will conclude at 18.30 on 11 June. The registration fee is 1300dkk (approximately 175€). A group dinner for conference participants will be held during the evening of 10 June. 

 

We build this conference upon experiences through the previous conferences “Nordic Symposium on Corporate Social Responsibility” hosted at the Copenhagen Business School in 2010, 2011, and the “Sustainable Scandinavia” conference hosted at the University of Minnesota in 2012. We intend for the Sustainability in a Scandinavian Context Conference 2013 to become the first of a series of conferences to serve as a forum for scholars and practitioners to come together and jointly explore the issues, perspectives, and questions related to sustainability in a Scandinavian context – and to consider the potential implications for a broader global context.

 

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PLEASE NOTE!

Conference is nearing capacity limit. Once capacity is reached,

individuals who attempt to register will be placed on a waiting list

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