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Preliminary Program updated 01.10.2018

Responsible Leadership in Times of Transformation – The 8th International Conference on Sustainability & Responsibility (14-16th of November 2018 in Cologne, Germany)

Conference Chair: René Schmidpeter, The Center for Advanced Sustainable Management at Cologne Business School (Lead), Sarah Jastram, Hamburg School of Business Administration and Joachim Schwalbach, Humboldt University of Berlin

Conference Coordinator: Monika Kolb, Center for Advanced Sustainable Management at Cologne Business School

Pre-Event: Tuesday 13th of November 2018

Pre-event to the 8th International Conference on Sustainability and Responsibility

Location: IHK (Chamber of Commerce) Cologne

Address: Unter Sachsenhausen 10-26, 50667 Cologne, Germany

 

19:00-21:30: Welcome Reception at the Chamber of Commerce (IHK) Cologne (Moderation: Giselle Steinhauer, WDR)

  • Werner Görg, President IHK
  • Lisa Fröhlich, President Cologne Business School
  • Wayne Visser, BASF | Port of Antwerp | Randstad Chair in Sustainable Transformation and is Professor of Integrated Value at Antwerp Management School: The Values Dividend: Making What Matters Count by Creating Integrated Value
  • Extended Elevator Pitch by Industry Pioneers
  • Networking Opportunities including Food and Drinks

 

Wednesday 14th of November 2018

Location: Flora Cologne

Address: Am Botanischen Garten 1a, 50735 Cologne, Germany

 

8:00-8:45Registration & Surprise

 

8:45-10:30: Official Opening & Keynote Speeches (Moderation: Monika Kolb, Conference Coordinator & René Schmidpeter, Conference Chair), Lower Floor

  • Felix Gottlieb, Voice of the Next Generation
  • Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economy, Innovation, Digitization and Energy in the Ministry of Economics NRW, Germany
  • Lize Booysen, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Leadership in the Graduate School of Leadership and Change at Antioch University
  • Timm Duffner, Social Activist at Ben & Jerry’s

 

10:45-12:30Parallel Sessions

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12:15-13:30: Lunch & Networking

Press-Conference (internal)

 

13:30-15:00Parallel Sessions

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15.00-15:30: Cake & Coffee

 

15:30-16:15: Discourse on the Future of CSR and Sustainable Management (Moderation: TBA), Lower Floor

  • John Elkington, Writer, Thought-leader and Business Strategist, a Serial Entrepreneur and Environmentalist
  • René Schmidpeter, Advocate for Sustainable Management as New Business Paradigm

 

16:15-17:00: Collaboration Opportunities (Moderation: Monika Kolb, Conference Coordinator & Marina Schmitz, Academic Coordinator), Lower Floor

Pitch your idea for collaboration to everybody in 60 seconds! Please send your short pitch description to Silvia Damme (s.damme@cbs.de) until October 31.

 

17:00-17:45: Lifetime Achievement CSR Award 2018 (Key introduction: Gerhard Prätorius, Joachim Schwalbach, René Schmidpeter), Lower Floor

  • Honoree: Robert G. Eccles, Visiting Professor of Management Practice at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and former Professor at Harvard Business School
  • Laudator: Georg Kell, Chairman of Arabesque and Founding Director of the UN Global Compact

 

Interactive Space: Individual Networking & Startup Mentoring (Facilitator: Hilke Posor, Heldenrat GmbH.)

 

17:45-18:00: Interactive Wrap-Up (Moderation: René Schmidpeter), Lower Floor

 

19:00-21:30: Evening Event                                               

Reception at the Historic Town Hall, Cologne

Address: Rathaus, 50667 Cologne (Entrance: Alter Markt)

  • Henriette Reker, Mayor of Cologne
  • Lisa Fröhlich, President Cologne Business School
  • CSR Award Ceremony & Book Launch
  • Cologne Carnival Experience
  • Food and Drinks

Thursday 15th of November 2018

Location: Flora Cologne

Address: Am Botanischen Garten 1a, 50735 Cologne, Germany

 

8:00-9:00Registration

 

9:00-10:30: Opening Day 2 & Keynote Speeches (Moderation: Patrick Bungard, Director CASM & Monika Kolb, Conference Coordinator), Lower Floor

  • Ed Freeman, American Philosopher and Elis and Signe Olsson Professor for Business Administration at the Darden School of the University of Virginia
  • Tobias Menne, Head Global Digital Farming Unit, Member of the Executive Leadership Team BASF Agricultural Solutions
  • Günter Nooke, German Chancellor’s Personal Representative for Africa in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

10:45 – 12:15Parallel Sessions

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12:15-13:30: Lunch & Networking

 

13:30-15:00: Parallel Sessions

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15:00-15:30: Cake & Coffee

 

15:30-17:00Parallel Sessions

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17:00-18:00: Keynotes Speeches, Outlook and Interactive Wrap-up (Moderation: René Schmidpeter), Lower Floor

  • Theo Pagel, Director of the Zoological Garden of Cologne
  • Kalpona Akter, CEO of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity (BCWS)
  • Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Co-Chair of the International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management and Co-president, Club of Rome: Sustainability and Responsibility – a new enlightenment is needed

Outlook 2019-2020

  • Danica Purg, President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management, President of CEEMAN
  • Florencia Librizzi, Speaker, PRME Secretariat
  • Sam Idowu, Vice-President of GCGI
  • Wolfgang Schuster, Chairman Deutsches CSR-Forum
  • Teng-Tsai Tu, President of EDUA

 

19:00-21:30: Conference Gala Dinner

Friday 16th of November 2018

10:00-14:00Doctoral Workshop

Address: Hardefuststrasse 1, 50677 Cologne

Facilitators: Ingo Pies , Philipp Schreck, (Martin-Luther-University Halle- Wittenberg), René Schmidpeter (Cologne Business School), in cooperation with Ed Freemann (University of Virginia, Darden School of Business), Bernd Irlenbusch (University of Cologne) and Laura Marie Schons (University of Mannheim)

 

10:00-17:001-2 excursions (Company Visits, Sightseeing, Cologne Cathedral Tour, Sports Event, Virtual Reality Experience Cologne)

 

17:00Cologne Brauhaus Experience

FULL PROGRAM as of 14.10

Please note: We will be offering a workshop on sustainability for children between the ages of 4 and 13 from Tuesday to Thursday. The workshop is free of charge for all participants. The children will be supervised by experienced child care professionals throughout the duration of the workshop, lunch and snacks are included in the program. Please send a note to v.nyssen@cbs.de