SEMINAR: Corporate Environmental Sustainability

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Seminar Date: 10 April 2015 | 5 PM – 8 PM | Free for public | IIHS Bangalore City Campus 

Seminar Description

This seminar will provide a science-based view on corporate environmental sustainability, drawing on the speaker’s doctoral thesis where she interrogated a business’ ambition to become carbon neutral from a social-ecological systems frame.

The speaker will interrogate whether sustainability practices reflect the complex ways in which businesses are embedded in their geographical locations and regional economies. CSR Reporting indices will be discussed, with a view to reveal the gaps that exist when capturing individual behaviour and leadership through primarily accounting techniques.

The seminar will encourage attendees to reflect on ways in which businesses can take corporate environmental sustainability beyond business boundaries.

This seminar is free for public.

Discussion points
  1. Case study: Spier Wine Estate, Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Are companies able to design and implement effective CSR practices? Does regional economy play any role in defining CSR activities?
  3. Does conformance to CSR reporting necessarily lead to sustainability?

Corporates, Researchers, Students and Civil society