The fifth MESD International Conference (MESD’17) organized by the MESD Association, in partnership with the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), Atlanta, US, ICN Business School, France, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Atlanta, US and the CEREFIGE, France, will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, December 7-9, 2017.
This international conference will be of great interest to researchers, scientists, experts, policy practitioners, business decision makers, industry representatives, members of government or non-governmental organizations, consultants, advanced graduate students, and other professionals working in any enterprise committed toward more sustainable business.
Main Topic: Sustainable Development Goals: What Can MNEs Do?
On September 25th 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its set of 17 goals with 169 targets to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. For the goals to be reached governments, the private sector, civil society and individuals need to do their part. Given their market power, globally distributed operations and political influence, MNEs can be either accelerators or inhibitors of the requisite changes in sustainability. Target 12.6 “[e]ncourage[s] companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.”
We look forward to your participation in the form of a paper, a case, a “best practices” presentation or your active attendance at this event.
Please find the detailed Call for papers including all relevant registration, participation and logistic information: www.mesd.org/2017
Submission deadline for extended abstract: July 31, 2017