The Leeds School of Business to Host Annual Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) Conference

May 04, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
BOULDER, Colorado May 4, 2016 The Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder will host the 8th annual ARCS Research Conference May 18-20, 2016. The Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability brings together scholars dedicated to research in corporate environmental sustainability strategy.

Dr. Mark Meaney, the executive director of CESR, stated, "We are truly honored to host this year's ARCS conference and to welcome scholars in the field of corporate environmental sustainability from such prestigious institutions to Boulder."

A consortium of universities and individuals, ARCS is a professional society of scholars studying the interface between business and sustainability. It is composed of 22 member universities, both national and international, including Dartmouth, Harvard, Stockholm School of Economics, INSEAD and Yale.

L. Hunter Lovins, founder and president of Natural Capitalism Solutions, will keynote the conference. Conference chair is Jeff York, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship, the Leeds School of Business, CU Boulder. Dr. York has produced a wealth of research on environmental entrepreneurship, with a focus on the simultaneous creation of ecological and economic goods.

Jonas Haertle, head of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Secretariat, will be a featured speaker, discussing the recently released of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Responsible for driving the mission of the PRME initiative for inspiring responsible management education globally, he provides global leadership in bringing together best practices in the implementation of the principles of PRME.

"We are extremely pleased that Jonas was able to join us to discuss the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the importance of a Circular Economy," reported Dr. Meaney.

Sessions will include "Corporate Social Responsibility, Reputation Insurance and Firms' Long-Term Response to Negative Public Exposure;" "Movements, Markets, and Sense of Place: Cultivating a Diverse Collective of Entrepreneurs in Detroit;" "Getting to the Heart of Corporate Sustainability: The Role of Managerial Values and Motivation in the Mongolian Mining Industry;" and "Does Voluntary Disclosure of Climate Change Risk Signal Overall Firm Risk?"

In addition, the ARCS Emerging Sustainability Scholar Award will be awarded at the conference, recognizing a scholar in the area of corporate sustainability who is likely to make significant contributions to the advancement of corporate sustainability scholarship.

About the Alliance for Research on Corporate Responsibility (ARCS)
ARCS is a partnership among academic institutions created to provide data and networking opportunities to facilitate research on corporate sustainability.
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About the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
The PRME were developed in 2007 by an international task force of sixty deans, university presidents and official representatives of leading business schools and academic institutions. A recommendation by the UN Global Compact, the idea was to develop a principle-based global engagement platform for responsible management education at academic institutions.
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About the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR)
CESR is part of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Center focuses on developing socially conscious, values-driven business leaders to manage the ethical challenges of a global economy.
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