In this webinar we will explore the evolution of Human Rights Due Diligence (DD) from voluntary corporate actions to increasing government regulation, highlighting, in particular, recent developments in the EU and its member states.
The goal of this AIB-sponsored webinar is to bring major actors working in the sustainable development research and education space together to discuss the ways in which the goals and interests of these groups are aligned. Speakers will explain the many ways in which their resources can be shared for the common purpose of learning, teaching, and researching sustainability issues.
Among the major actors working in the sustainable development research and education space are the Sustainability Shared Interest Group and Women in the Academy of International Business, 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 their goals and interests are aligned.
In our workshop, four early-career scholars (all of whom are Sustainability SIG officers) shed light on their learning journeys, discussing diverse pathways, challenges, and building blocks of their careers. The speakers welcome an interactive debate with the audience, sharing insights about success and failures as well as best practice advice on building impactful careers as engaged scholars in the field.
This webinar showcases the articles that comprise the recent AIB Insights Special Issue, published in conjunction with the AIB Sustainability Shared Interest Group, on the topic of Managing Sustainable Development in International Business. Participants will provide novel and actionable insights about the crucial roles that multinational enterprises are playing in achieving sustainable development.
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.
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.
The Teaching/Learning/Research (TLR) hub emphasizes that teaching and learning about, and research on, sustainable development in the IB community is evolving and often affected by developments outside traditional IB pedagogy or research. It is increasingly observed that sustainability as a subject area is integrated into IB programs across universities worldwide.
The Circular Economy in an IB Context (CEIBC) hub is informed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s definition of a circular economy as one that is based on three principles: designing out waste and pollution in economic activity; keeping products and materials in use; and regenerating natural systems. As a result, such a circular economy will redefine growth and focus on positive society-wide benefits.
While the sustainability topic is relevant and appealing to researchers of all academic standing, there is a continuing, growing interest among PhD and early-career researchers. The Sustainability SIG has organized the 2nd annual symposium for current PhD and early career (within 5 years) researchers to provide a platform for discussion, exchange, and feedback for the doctoral student community interested in sustainability and IB.