AIB Sustainability SIG Roundtable: MNEs, SDGs, & Corporate Social Responsibility

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Hosts:  AIB Sustainability SIG

Time: 6 December 2022, 13:30 UTC (View Local Time)

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The focus of the MNEs, SDGs & CSR (MSC) hub is on theory advancement in sustainable and responsible IB-focused organizations and the relationship between MNEs, global organizations and sustainability. Given the significant development role MNEs have played in economic development and are expected to play in sustainable development, IB scholars have underscored the need for firms to behave ethically, responsibly and sustainably. It therefore is important for the AIB community to advance theory and practice in this area. By advancing research, teaching and engagement in the area, it contributes to the development of global sustainability leaders who understand the interaction of business and sustainability issues. These issues are embedded within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as organizations such as Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and therefore contribute to how the Sustainability-SIG is positioned in the IB community.

About This Event Series

These four themed roundtable sessions are intended to create a friendly and open space for like-minded colleagues to interact and network with each other by sharing their research topics, questions, challenges, and/or findings. Therefore, the sessions do not consist of invited speakers and are not structured in the form of a webinar or workshop; instead, the session moderators and attendees can propose topics for discussions. At the end of the sessions, attendees will have the option of having their details exchanged for post-event networking and possible research collaborations.

While sustainability can be considered the main theme of the Sustainability SIG and hence its name, there are four sub-themes (called  ‘knowledge exchange hubs’, or KEHs) underpinning the main theme of sustainability and its current scope, namely: Sustainability Through the Value Chain; MNEs/SDGs/CSR; Teaching/Learning/Research; and the Circular Economy in an IB Context. These hubs represent common areas of interest and expertise that were initially identified in a questionnaire sent to AIB members. The hubs are not formal organizations within the Sustainability SIG, nor are they driven or represented by certain members of the SIG. Instead, they exist to serve as exchange platforms that allow any member of the Sustainability-SIG to seek, learn, and share knowledge and experiences in the form of organizing relevant and useful activities for all members of the SIG. New hubs may emerge as research interest and agendas shift.