AIB Sustainability SIG Roundtable: Sustainability Through the Value Chain

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Hosts:  AIB Sustainability SIG

Time: 5 December 2022, 15:00 UTC (View Local Time)

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The Sustainability Through the Value Chain (SGVC) hub centers on the role of value chains in achieving sustainability across borders. The concept of value chains describes the full range of activities carried out by firms and workers across industries to produce goods and services. The global value chain perspective provides a useful framework to analyze multiple dimensions and interconnected complexities pertaining to sustainability. Moreover, partnerships between different entities, such as governments, the private sector and civil society, again as they relate to IB, are also essential to promote sustainability locally and internationally, as well as to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Thus, the purpose of the SGVC KEH is useful for promoting interdisciplinary approaches to the challenges posed to sustainability through the lens of GVCs.

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.