In-Person/Virtual Events

Save the Date! Qatar CSR Summit 2024, May 1, 2024, College of Business & Economics at Qatar University

The Changing Landscape of Labour Rights and Responsibilities in Business: Implications for Business Schools in the Middle East Facilitated by MEBAS in collaboration with ILO & GBSN Moderators: Prof. Dan LeClair, Chief Executive Officer, Global Business School Network (GBSN) Alix Nasri, Technical Specialist, International Labour Organization (ILO) Panelists: Charles Autheman, Lecturer on Business and Human Rights, HEC Paris Maria Gallotti, Migration Policy Specialist, International Labour Organization (ILO)From 13:30 to 15:30 (Doha Local Time)The Zoom link for this live-streamed session will be shared with you three days before the event (i.e., on April 27, 2024)

Qatar CSR Summit

Hosted by Qatar University as part of the Qatar CSR National Program, the 2nd edition of Qatar CSR Summit will take placefrom the 30 April to 2 May 2024 at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) – Hall 1. CSR Summit is a significant event that focuses on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Qatar. It addresses how organizations can align their economic, social, and environmental objectives with their operational strategies.

The Summit serves as a prime platform, bringing together professionals, industry leaders, academics, and stakeholders from around the globe to discuss, deliberate, and foster the growth of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices. They will collaborate to identify and address the major challenges in integrating CSR into core business operations, foster partnerships with key stakeholders in the private and public sectors and enhance the visibility and impact of their brands and initiatives.

Main Topics

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) trends are reshaping the way businesses operate and interact with society, impacting a range of areas from environmental sustainability to ethical supply chains. As companies increasingly prioritize minimizing their environmental footprint, they are also focusing on transparency and responsibility across their entire supply chain, upholding human rights and environmental standards.

  • Circular economy
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Ethical supply chains
  • Workplace Diversity Management and inclusion:
  • Digital Inclusion
  • Cloud Computing
  • Renewable Energy
  • Employee engagement and well-being
  • Ethical marketing and consumer awareness
  • Impact Investing
  • Climate change action
  • Human rights and fair labor practices

ISM International Week | December 6-8

Groupe ISM (Institut Supérieur de Management) organizes the International Week, a flagship event aimed at promoting intercultural exchange and strengthening links between the academic partners of the ISM Group. This week will include a series of activities, including conferences, roundtables, seminars, workshops, and institutional presentations.

The aim is to provide a platform for discussion and collaboration on relevant academic topics. Among these activities, we will highlight the Study Abroad Fair in honor of the partner schools and universities of the GGE network and beyond, and the cultural stands, intended for embassies and other diplomatic representations, to promote foreign cultures.

This year’s theme, “Connecting Cultures, Creating the Future”, emphasizes the importance of connectivity between the world’s different cultures as a catalyst for innovation and progress. It encourages cross-cultural understanding, global collaboration and collective creativity to shape a better future.

2023 CUHK Conference on Financial Technology

Generative AI and Digital Assets – Governance and Risk Management Perspectives

2023 CUHK Conference on Financial Technology is part of the satellite event of the Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023, Asia’s most anticipated international financial technology event, looking to bring together more than 1.2 million viewers who are executives, entrepreneurs, investors, regulators, and academics from 130+ economies. This is an opportunity to bring together the academia and industry participants, providing a platform to carry out fruitful and productive discussions, encourage the exchange of ideas and promote future collaboration opportunities.

General Information

Date: Wednesday, 1 November, 2023

Time: 9:00 – 18:00 Hong Kong

Hybrid Mode

Location: Lau Chor Tak Lecture Theatre (LT1), Yatsumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Conference Theme: Generative AI and Digital Assets – Governance and Risk Management Perspectives

Language: English

Dress Code: Business Casual



Decolonising Curricula: Implications for Racial and Climate Justice

In celebrating Black History Month in Ireland in October 2023, University College Dublin (UCD) College of Business, in association with UCD Center for Business in Society (CeBaS), UCD Earth Institute, and IPSERA, invites students, faculty, policymakers and those interested in racial and climate justice, to join this conversation on decolonizing curricula.

Date: Thursday, October 19th
Time: 1:30PM IST | 2:30PM CEST | 3:30PM EAT

The session will feature input from Dr Sadhvi Dar (Queen Mary University London) and one of the authors of ‘The Business School is Racist: Act Up!’ This will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Penelope Muzanenhamo and involving some of our current Smurfit students (Vignesh Asokh, MSc Supply Chain Mgmt), Angel Brummet (MSc Int’ Business) and Annylah Clarke (MSc Food Business), and CoB EDI VP Colm McLaughlin.

At the center of the conversation will be a number of important questions that include, but are not limited to:

  • What is meant by decolonizing curricula?
  • Is decolonizing curricula a Black and Brown people’s ‘thing’?
  • Who benefits from decolonized curricula?
  • Why are business school textbooks and other teaching resources mostly produced by White male scholars?
  • How is Western patriarchy intertwined with the current state of knowledge at the center of our collective debates on decolonizing curricula?
  • What does decolonizing curricula imply for racial equality, and climate justice?
  • Beyond racial and climate justice, what would decolonized curricula offer in terms of tackling structural inequalities based on gender, sexuality and ableism among other demographic labels?
  • What would decolonized curricula look like?

Please join us to understand issues of decolonizing curricula, tackle questions of racial and climate justice, and to hear from a panel of experts.

3rd Pritam Singh Memorial (PRISM) Conference

The annual conference PRISM 2023, is a flagship initiative of the foundation. Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) is the host for the PRISM Conference 2023 on the theme “Reimagining the Future of Business: The Challenges of Leadership, Digitalization, and Sustainability”. The various stakeholders from academia, business, regulators, policymakers, and multilateral agencies are invited to present insights on the future of business in a sustainable, technology-driven environment. The 3rd edition of the PRISM Conference will, therefore, delve on the dimensions of Leadership, Digitalization, and Sustainability in the context of the challenges for the future business.

Important Dates & Submissions

  • Submission of extended abstract – 20 August, 2023
  • Decision on the acceptance of abstract – 30 August, 2023
  • Registration starting date – Open Now
  • Submission of Manuscripts – 20 October, 2023
  • Manuscript for Edited Book Publishing – 30 October, 2023
  • Conference Presentations – 17th-19th November, 2023

About the Dr. Pritam Singh Foundation

Dr. Pritam Singh Foundation is a registered trust, dedicated to groom and mentoring leaders in academia and industry. It has been founded to take forward the legacy and life lessons of Dr. Pritam Singh. The trustees include Mr. P Dwarakanath (Former Chairman, GSK), Mr. S Y Siddiqui (Executive Advisor, Maruti Suzuki), Dr. H Chaturvedi (Director, BIMTECH), Dr. Asha Bhandarker (Distinguished Prof, IMI-Delhi) and Dr. B A Metri (Director, IIM Nagpur). Dr. Pritam Singh Foundation proposes to build a body of knowledge and facilitate management practices in the corporate sector, based on the integration of Indian ethos with Global wisdom.

The flagship initiative of the foundation has been the annual conference first conducted 17-19th November 2021, in partnership with the Jindal Global University. The second annual conference was organized at Indian Institute of Management, Nagpur in 2022. The foundation also conducts the annual competitions for Young Leaders, for Faculty and for Management students. The unique initiative of Foundation to Coach young leaders of the industry to rise to the business leadership of the country and the globe is brining prestige from community.

Just Transition: Embedding Justice in Low-Carbon Futures Conference

A half-day conference to understand the implications and challenges of a Just Transition in Ireland

Wednesday, June 7, 9am-2pm IST. In-person and virtual participation options.

Transitioning to a low-carbon economy requires transformative changes in technology, society, human behaviour, and institutional practices. During this conference, we facilitate a cross-disciplinary dialogue to encourage integrated and interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of how a Just Transition to a low-carbon future can be achieved. We will explore questions such as:

  • How can research on Just Transition contribute to the decarbonisation of our socio-economic systems?
  • How can we produce knowledge that can ensure social justice is not compromised during the transition process?
  • How can integrated and interdisciplinary research contribute to solving complex societal problems?

John Barry: Just(ice) Transformations in the Anthropocene: Conflict Transformation and the Role and Responsibility of Academia in Democratically Navigating Pathways to Post-Carbon and Post-Growth Futures

John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy in the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action at Queens University Belfast, will give his presentation on the need to bring together the literature on conflict transformation and energy transitions and examine the role and responsibility of academia during times of a planetary crisis.

Niamh Moore-Cherry: Place-based approaches to sustainable and just urban and regional development: Lessons for policy and practice

Drawing on two recent projects, Prof. Niamh Moore-Cherry, UCD School of Geography and College of Social Sciences and Law, will give an account of how urban and regional policies and programmes must not exacerbate existing inequalities

Donna Marshall: Just Transition in Fashion: Can it happen?

Prof. Donna Marshall’s presentation will explore the tensions between economic, social and environmental demands of a fast fashion giant and the impact on its supply chain and specifically its workers.

Patrick Brodie: Just Transitions and Irelands Postcolonial Ecological Regime

Lecturer and Assistant Professor Patrick Brodie, UCD School of Information and Communication Studies, will present on his work with Dr. Patrick Bresnihan, Maynooth University, about anti-extractivism and environmental justice movements in Ireland against multinationals.

Kate Flood: Just Transition and Irish peatlands: fostering transformative ecological, economic, and socio-cultural relationships with peatland landscapes

Dr. Kate Flood, EPA researcher, the cultural context and experiences of communities in the midlands regions of Ireland as they transition from extracting peat systems to more regenerative models. These transitions require ‘social-ecological’ investment and resourcing, both for the scientific aspects of peatland restoration, rewetting and conservation and the relational networks that are crucial to building the collaborative communities, cultures and economies of the future.

GBSN for Business and Human Rights Impact Community 7th Annual Meeting

The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, the Alliance Business School at the University of Manchester, the Geneva School of Economics and Management at the University of Geneva, and the Global Business School Network invite individuals at business schools interested in integrating human rights in business school curriculum to the Global Business School Network for Business and Human Rights Impact Community (GBSN for BHR) 7th Annual Meeting.

The meeting will encompass an in-person session in Geneva, Switzerland, and a hybrid online session both scheduled on Thursday, November 30th. We hope to discuss new initiatives and issues pertaining to business and human rights and discuss updates, activities, and collective action within the research clusters.

General Information

Date: Thursday, 30 November 2023

Time of the in-person meeting: 11:00am – 3:00 pm CET (including lunch)

Time of the hybrid meeting: 2:00 – 3:00pm (CET)

Location: Uni Dufour, 24 Rue du Général Dufour, Genève, Room 260/Online

A buffet lunch will be provided for attendees during the break between the in-person and hybrid sessions (12:30pm – 2:00pm)

Agenda – In-Person Meeting (11:00am – 12:30pm)

11 :00 – 11 :05 – Welcome by Dorothée Baumann-Pauly (Director, GCBHR) & Mike Posner (Director,  NYU Stern Center for BHR) 

11 :05 – 11 :10 – Opening remarks by Stéphane Berthet (Vice-rector, University of Geneva) 11:10 – 11: 25 – Round of introductions from participants 

11:25 – 11:45 – Keynote remarks by Yann Wyss (Global Head – Social Impact & Human Rights,  Nestlé) 

11:45 – 12:25 – Highlights of the community’s activities 

  • Integrating human rights in teaching
    • Overview of ILO-GBSN-UNIGE Memorandum of Understanding 
    • Teaching resources 
  • Illustration of collaborations
    • Interdisciplinary collaborations: Research clusters
    • Regional collaborations: Qatar University
  • Our Community – Outlook
    • Integrating human rights into sub-disciplines of management
    • Geographical expansion
    • Pubic advocacy initiatives

12:25 – 12:30 – Closing remarks by Dorothée Baumann-Pauly & Mike Posner 

Agenda – Hybrid Meeting (2:00 – 3:00pm)

2:00 – 2:05 – Welcoming address by Dorothée Baumann-Pauly (Director, GCBHR) & Mike Posner (Director, NYU Stern Center for BHR)

2:05 – 2:25 – Highlights of the Community’s activities & briefing from the in-person meeting

2:25 – 2:55 – Open discussion

2:55 – 3:00 – Closing remarks by Dorothée Baumann-Pauly & Mike Posner

Stanford Seed Inspire Speaking Series: Energy Access

Wednesday, 12 April 2023, 10:00 AM PT | 5:00 PM GMT | 7:00 PM CAT

Africa currently has 600 million people without access to electricity. While there are many ongoing efforts to bridge this electrification gap, many have run into challenges of scale and profitability.

During this talk we’ll explore the challenges of energy access in Africa, and the trade-offs of the different technologies currently being deployed – when are mini-grids best suited to connect communities vs solar home systems? Is it possible for electrification technologies to be profitable without some form of public subsidy? What is the cost of electricity for these systems?

Join Stanford Seed and the Stanford Africa Business Club for a thought-provoking discussion with our panel of experts on the topic of Energy Access in Africa.

Humphrey Wireko

Managing Director, CrossBoundary Energy Access

Hannah Kabir

CEO, Creeds Energy

Phuthi Tsatsi
Stanford GSB MBA Candidate as Moderator

United Nations Sustainable System College | Sustainable Lifestyles Learning Module and Hybrid Global Panel

ESCP Business School and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), within the Global Opportunities for  Sustainable Development Goals (GO4SDGs) Project, are honoured to invite you to the second Symposium  on Teaching & Curriculum Development in Sustainability Entrepreneurship to be held in Paris on the 12th  and 13th of June. At last year’s Berlin symposium over 30 people came together to share insights on how  to prepare tomorrow’s business leaders to flourish in a resource-constrained world. Led by renowned  keynote speakers, it included a series of workshops, presentations and stimulating discussions between  those who are at the forefront of bringing sustainability entrepreneurship into the classroom.  

This year’s symposium will also include academics working on sustainability entrepreneurship in science and  engineering. To that end, we are pleased to announce an affiliation with the sustainable entrepreneurship  education Special Interest Group of the ICA Association for European Life Science Universities.    

Day 1 of the symposium will take place at the ESCP Paris campus, with day 2 at UNEP’s Paris office,  situated on the UNESCO campus. Like last year’s symposium, there will be no charge for attending.  All meals will be covered by the organizers, with the exception of dinner on the second night. The  symposium will close with a cocktail reception that will include students, alumni and practitioners.  

We can welcome a maximum of 50 people to this year’s symposium, with enrolment on a first-come  basis. 

In the spirit of co-creation, we would like to invite you to submit workshop, presentation, speaker and  panel proposals by April 1. Topics could be related but not limited to the following themes: 

• Challenge-based entrepreneurial student projects for sustainability; 

• Orienting students towards sustainability venture projects that have high impact (sustainability compass); • Teaching the foundations of sustainable development to business school students; 

• Career prospects for students with sustainability credentials, or the green jobs deficit the world faces;  • Eco design and sustainability entrepreneurship;  

• People and experiences from the world of practice, including case writing; 

We look forward to a fun and stimulating two days, with many opportunities for informal discussions and  exchanges of ideas during and around each intervention.  

If you would like to submit a content proposal, please send it to us by April 1 at the address below. If you have any questions, or to confirm attendance  (by May 1), contact Robert Sheldon at: with Charlotte Hillig in copy:  

The central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to take transformative steps to shift the world to a sustainable and resilient path.

This course explores Sustainable Lifestyles in the context of the 2030 Agenda, advancing the understanding of how lifestyle choices impact the world around us and how we can find ways for everyone to live better and lighter.

The course will explore what sustainable lifestyles are, the values and beliefs that influence our choices, and the strategies that we could apply to create positive and long-lasting change towards sustainability in our systems and our lives.

Hybrid Global Panel Symposium

June 12, 10:30-12:00

Online Learning Module: My Sustainable Living Challenge

The UN System Staff College and the UN Environment Programme are proud to present the “My Sustainable Living Challenge” – an online gamified learning platform that channels learning towards behaviour change through actionable commitments.

This edition of the Challenge is offered in English, French, Spanish and Russian.

Woxsen University – 3rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Processing | AIKP’23

Conference Details:

School of Business and AI Research Centre, Woxsen University, Hyderabad, India in collaboration with the University of St. Thomas, MN, USA is organizing the 3rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Processing – AIKP’23 (Scopus Indexed Conference) from 6th to 8th October 2023.

Aim & Scope of the Conference:

Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge Processing is playing a vital role in changing most of the sectors’ processes and landscape. AI has an enormous impact on various automation industries and their functioning converting traditional industries to AI-based factories. New algorithms are changing the way business processes and results are analyzed and predicted. Knowledge processing is the act of comprehending and then representing human knowledge in data structures; semantic models, which are conceptual diagrams of data as they relate to the real world; and heuristics, which are principles that lead to answers to every AI challenge. The way how a human think, knowledge processing transforms the data into knowledge and makes the machine think like a human and makes better decisions. This makes the humans work simple, but it has some ethical concerns that need to be sorted out. This AI and knowledge processing conference addresses the drawbacks and challenges in current practices in various sectors. The research area includes Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Decision Support Systems, Knowledge representation, semantics, Bigdata analytics, Intelligent systems, fuzzy-based neural networks, and other fields. 


All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings with Springer in their Communications in Computer and Information Science Series (Scopus).

Important Dates:

Last date to submit the full paper: 5th  July 2023
Intimation of the acceptance of paper: 20th  July 2023

Last date to submit the revised paper: 20th  August 2023

Mode of Conduct: