9th Annual ARCS Research Conference

June 14 – 16, 2017

The 9th Annual ARCS Research Conference will be held June 14-16, 2017 at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University, the Netherlands.

We’re excited to announce that, for the first time, the ARCS Annual Research Conference will be held outside of the United States. The conference chair is Frank Wijen, Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. The conference will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives interested in advancing research on corporate sustainability. ARCS is a consortium of universities and individuals, and serves as a professional society of scholars studying the interface between business and sustainability. ARCS provides data, tools, and networking opportunities to researchers who are developing a greater understanding of the opportunities and limits of policies and strategies to foster sustainable business.

RSM is committed to promoting corporate sustainability and high ethical standards in research, teaching, and service. We have faculty and staff members who dedicate themselves to embedding these issues into coursework and extracurricular activities. We want to ensure that our students understand and acknowledge that their managerial decisions profoundly affect society, and it is our ambition that our graduates will be equipped to make sustainable business decisions.

As part of ARCS’ mission to foster first-rate research and build the community of scholars in this domain, we hold an annual research conference designed to bring together scholars interested in corporate sustainability strategy and management. The inaugural conference was held in 2009, hosted by the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. The conference rotates annually among ARCS members.

For all 2017 conference inquiries, please email: arcs2017@rsm.nl

REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE THROUGH EVENTBRITE: Registration Deadline is June 4, 2017

Refections on 2017 G7 Environment Week – A GOLDEN Live Event

June 12th, Monday – G7 Environment Week Conclusion

INTERVIEWS – live on Facebook.com/Connect4Climate

10:00 am –  Conclusion and Next Steps: Luca Brivio, CONAI

10:30 am –  Conclusions and Future Commitments: Giuseppe Spanto, Founder and CEO, Is Tech

11:00 am –  Future Commitments:

         Maurizio Zollo, Università Bocconi

11:30 am – Conclusions and Next Steps:

          Nick Robbins, Co-Director, UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System

          Hazhir Rahmandad, Professor, MIT

          Francesco La Camera, Director General for Sustainable Dev., Italian Ministry of Environment

12:00 pm – Our 21st Century Strategy: Oscar di Montigny, Head of Marketing, Communications and Innovation, Banca Mediolanum

 

Live PODIUM DISCUSSION – live on Facebook.com/Connect4Climate

REFLECTING ON 2017 G7 ENROLMENT: INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO THE 2030 AGENDA     

June 12, 2017, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm   (download Program G7 Event_Rev2)

@ Bologna Business School – Villa Guastavillani, Via degli Scalini 18 (Bologna)

The goal of this discussion is to offer a moment of reflection, analysis and discussion on the results of the 2017 G7 Environment events. The speakers will be engaged in an open debate based on the outcomes of the summit of the G7 ministries. They will discuss the implications for environmental policy and the implementation of the UN SDGs as well as for business conduct and education. A special focus will be given to the need for change in the role of the private sector, and the consequent transition towards sustainable enterprise models, including new leadership mindsets and related organizational cultures. In particular, the challenge of designing and realizing a sustainable financial system as a prerequisite for the transformation of business will be discussed.

Participants

  • Massimo Bergami Dean – Bologna Business School

Introductory Remarks

  • Francesco La Camera General Director – Italian Ministry for the Environment

Panel Discussion

  • Pedro Faria Technical Director – CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project)
  • Lucia Grenna Program Manager – World Bank Connect 4 Climate
  • Oscar di Montigny CEO – Banca Mediolanum
  • Hazhir Rahmandad Professor – Sloan School of Management, MIT
  • Nick Robins Co-Director of the Design for Sustainable Financial System – UNEP FI
  • Giuseppe Spanto CEO – IstechPotFrancesco Ubertini Rector – Bologna University
  • Fabrizio Zago CEO – Building Energy
  • Maurizio Zollo Professor – Bocconi University and Academic Director – GOLDEN

Closing remarks

  • Gian Luca Galletti – Minister – Italian Ministry for the Environment

Interviews and Moderation:

  • Massimiliano Falcone Communication Strategist – World Bank Connect 4 Climate

Organized by:

Connect 4 Climate; GOLDEN for Sustainability; Bologna Business School; World  Bank Group

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