World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability
There is a perceived need for a better understanding of how social responsibility is related to sustainable development, and for the identification of processes, methods and tools which may help the integration of these two important elements. There is also a real need to showcase successful examples of how to structure behaviour and institutional practice in line with the sustainability challenges we face today.
It is against this background that the “World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability” is being organized by the University of Edinburgh, the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP). The Symposium will be a truly interdisciplinary event, mobilizing scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies, undertaking research and/or executing projects focusing on social responsibility and sustainability from across the world.
The “World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability” will focus on "how businesses and organizations can operate in a sustainable and socially responsible way", meaning that it will serve the purpose of showcasing experiences from research, field projects and best practice to foster social responsibility and sustainability, which may be useful or implemented elsewhere.