May 13, 2016, by ICCSR

Paul and Sareh help to organize big Nottingham conference

Two ICCSR staff members are playing prominent roles in organizing a conference in late June on the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME), which commit signatories to promote sustainability in business school programmes.

The two-day event at Nottingham Conference Centre, to be held from 20-21 June 2016, will be the third annual gathering of the UK & Ireland regional chapter of UNPRME, and will be staged in parallel with the 2016 annual conference of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN), which this year also takes place in the city – at Nottingham Trent University from 20-22 June.

Paul Caulfield, ICCSR’s Assistant Professor in Responsible & Sustainable Business, and Sareh Pouryousefi, Assistant Professor in Business Ethics, are organizing the UNPRME event in conjunction with Nottingham Trent, and some of its sessions will be held jointly with the EBEN conference.

Among the shared offerings will be a session on one of the EBEN conference’s two sub-themes: ‘Pedagogy beyond the business school’, with Paul co-hosting discussions on how to mainstream sustainability education beyond the business school curriculum. The main part of the UNPRME conference will feature short-sharp presentations of 10 minutes per speaker, plus 40-minute workshop sessions to follow.

Sareh will also co-convene the EBEN Early Career Workshop, which will provide detailed advice for PhD students regarding their research, and provide a networking opportunity with leading scholars in the field. Fifteen international PhD students have been selected and will be paired with mentors from the EBEN academic community.

The conference will also include a walking tour of the city, and a discussion of Nottingham’s industrial history and the role of garment workers in the historic Lace Market. The tour will end with a reprise of the ICCSR’s popular Film Series, with a special showing at Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema of The True Cost, a documentary film about the social and environmental impact of the multi-billion-dollar fashion industry.

Delegates from academia, business, public sector and non-profit organisations are welcome to attend the UNPRME conference, and the fee is £115, including a conference dinner and two lunches. You can book here to attend UN PRME only or book here to go to both the EBEN and UN PRME events.


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