AIB SIG Webinar: Complementary Actors in the Sustainability Research and Education Space

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Hosts: AIB Sustainability SIG and AIB Teaching & Education SIG

Time: 3 December 2021, 14:00 UTC (View Local Time)

Registration Deadline: 2 December 2021

Overview: Among the major actors working in the sustainable development research and education space are the Sustainability Shared Interest Group and the Teaching & Education Shared Interest Group of the AIB, as well as the SDG Community of Practice of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The goal of this AIB-sponsored webinar is to bring these actors together to discuss the ways in which the goals and interests of all four groups are aligned and share the many ways in which their resources can be shared for the common purpose of learning, teaching, and researching sustainability issues.


Meredith Storey: Dr. Meredith Storey is a manager and content developer at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s flagship education initiative, the SDG Academy. In her role as Education and Data Analytics Manager, Meredith oversees new content development, partner engagement, business development, and engagement metrics. She earned her PhD from the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick, Ireland; her dissertation examined how the framing of sustainable development reporting by businesses and business schools has changed over time.

Kayla Colyard: Kayla Colyard is the Education Coordinator for the SDG Academy, based at the Secretariat office of the SDSN in New York City and also serves as the Events & Partnerships Leader for SDSN Youth.  Her professional interests lie at the intersection of change management, youth empowerment, technology and innovation, quality access to education, corporate social responsibility, and storytelling as a tool for progressive change.

John Dilyard: Dr. Dilyard is a Professor in the Management & Information Technology and Interdisciplinary Studies Departments at St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York.  He is a Co-Chair of the Sustainability Shared Interest Group in the Academy of International Business.  He earned his PhD from Rutgers University, has an MBA from the Wharton School, an MA from American University and a BA from the College of Wooster.  He is the principal contact at St. Francis College for the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) and its Community of Practice.  His research interests include investigating how the private sector can best contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and what pedagogical approaches are best to teach sustainable development at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Shasha Zhao: Dr. Zhao is Associate Professor of International Business and Innovation at Surrey University Business School. Dr. Zhao is a Co-Chair of AIB Sustainability Shared Interest Group. Her research focuses on MNE innovation and knowledge management, and impact on sustainable development. She has published in journals including Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Human Resource Management Journal, among others. Dr Zhao is editing a Special Issue in International Business Review on: MNE Innovation for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and a Special Issue in AIB Insights (official AIB journal) on: Managing Sustainable Development in International Business. She also edited a Special Issue entitled: Do MNEs contribute to, or reduce, inequality?, in Critical Perspectives on International Business.

Daria Panina: Dr. Daria Panina is a Clinical Associate Professor in Management at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, USA. She holds Ph.D. and M.A. from Rutgers University, USA; MBA from American Institute of Business and Economics, Russia; and B.A. from Moscow State University, Russia. Daria is the Chair of the Teaching & Education Shared Interest Group of the Academy of International Business.  She teaches international business and management courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and directs several Study Abroad programs annually. Dr. Panina does research in the areas of cross-cultural skills and global competencies development.