Gronen Research Conference 2014

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Gronen Research Conference 2014: How can corporate responsibility tackle critical global sustainability challenges?

The conference starts on Monday at 8:30 AM. On Monday evening we take a walk in a natural park, please prepare with comfortable shoes and clothes. We finish the conference on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30.

The programme is finalized.

Aalto University School of Business organizes Gronen (Group of Research on Organizations and the Natural Environment) Research Conference on June 16-18, 2014 in Helsinki, Finland.

Over recent years corporate sustainability has become a nearly mainstream research topic within business schools. While this suggests a positive development, scholars in the field are increasingly asking whether or not corporate responsibility is able to tackle the most critical environmental and social challenges faced by the global society, such as climate change, poverty, depletion of natural resources or growing inequality. The influence and impacts of corporate responsibility on these and other burning societal challenges remains unclear. Recently even business leaders have started to ask whether business schools are able to provide sufficient sustainability capabilities to future leaders (EABIS, 2012).

With the above in mind, Gronen 2014 conference focuses on research of corporate responsibility policies, strategies and activities, as well as the influence and impact of CR with regard to three broad global sustainability challenge areas, namely

Supported by:

HSE Foundation

The Foundation for Economic Education

Federation of Finnish Learned Societies