Final Program

updated 13.11.2018

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 CBS International 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 CBS International Business School

Academic Coordinator: Marina Schmitz, Center for Advanced Sustainable Management at CBS International Business School


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

18:30-21:00: Welcome Reception at the Chamber of Commerce (IHK) Cologne (Moderation: Giselle Steinhauer, WDR)

  • Werner Görg, President IHK
  • Lisa Fröhlich, President CBS International 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.

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

Solution Stage: Responsibility and Leadership in the Age of Digitalization
10:45 – 12:15, Upper Floor (Moderator Fritz Lietsch, ALTOP Publishing House)
Lize Booysen Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Leadership in the Graduate School of Leadership and Change at Antioch University
Julia Jürgens Head of Leadership Development, Metro AG
Karl-Heinz Land Insider of Digital Transformation
René Schmidpeter Advocate for Sustainable Management as New Business Paradigm
Supported by: Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Solution Stage: Promoting Sustainable Development in China
Middle Floor (Moderator Sharon Condon, PHBS Peking University)
Haifeng Huang Director of the Green Center at PHBS Peking University
Hualiang Lu Director of the Sino-German Research Institute for Sustainable Development, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics
Weiwei Shi Director, International Cooperation Department of Golden Bee Management Consulting
Richard Wichmann Lawyer at Becker Büttner Held
Min Yan Assistant Professor at Queen Mary University of London
Action Zone: Mindful Finance Walk – Creating responsible and sustainable leadership
(Facilitator: Friedhelm Boschert, The Mindful Finance Institute, London)
Meeting-Point: Main entrance Flora / Registration
Mindful Finance means bringing awareness and wisdom into financial decision making. By applying the mindfulness concept in leadership, business and work in the financial sector. The Mindful Finance approach is able to contribute to a paradigm shift in the finance industry. Equipping leaders and frontline actors with mindfulness and awareness capacities will enhance the ability to notice business risks and opportunities, and create an open, innovative and sustainable financial business culture. In this sense Mindful Finance charts a path for individuals and organizations that wish to engage in discovering, and conscientiously building, the finance sector of the future.
Action Zone: Teaching Pluralistic Perspectives at the Business School
(Facilitator: Volker Rundshagen, Stralsund University of Applied Sciences & Dirk Reiser, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences)
Zoo Bauernstube, Meeting-Point: Main entrance Flora / Registration
Participants of this roundtable session will take away insights gained through discussion for the purpose of enhancing meaningful business education. They will be inspired to enrich their teaching of CSR/sustainability-related contents at their institutions. They may even feel encouraged to become educational ambassadors of pluralistic perspectives at the business school (in so far as they would not consider themselves already as such). And, most importantly, they will get ideas of how to open the door for students to critically analyze the narrative options circling around through sensitizing them for contrasting and conflicting perspectives within the field.
Expert Insights: The Future of CSR: Trends, Implications and Challenges
(Chair: Martin Brueckner, Murdoch University), Lower Floor A
Martin Brueckner Murdoch University: Pinning Down the Social License to Operate (SLO): The problem of normative complexity
Anja Karlshaus CBS International Business School: Implementing Part-Time Leadership as Instrument for Sustainable HR Management
Joana Lima Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa: Content and Bibliometric Analysis of Sustainability and Sustainable Development Characteristics in the Related Literature
Nayan Mitra & Bhaskar Chatterjee
Developmental Consultant & Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs: India and its Corporate Social Responsibility Mandate
Maud H. Schmiedeknecht ESB Reutlingen, CSR and Consulting – An Explorative Study about the Contribution of the CSR Consulting Industry for Learning of Sustainability
 Markus Scholz Fachhochschule Wien: The Limitations of the Business Case. Why Creating Shared Value Cannot Extinguish Destructive Business
Expert Insights: Opportunities & Challenges in Implementing Responsible Finance
(Chair: Laxmi Remer, CBS International Business School), Lower Floor B
Brigitte Bernard-Rau Institute for Management Research: Bridging the Gap between Society and Business: The transformative role of social rating agencies
Omrane Guedhami University of South Carolina: Does Corporate Social Responsibility Reduce the Costs of High Leverage? Evidence from Capital Structure and Product Markets Interactions
Elżbieta Czarny & Pawel Folfas Warsaw School of Economics: Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion as Reasons for FDI in Catching-up Economies – A Game Theoretic Approach
Laxmi Remer & Hanna Kattilakoski CBS International Business School: Empirical evidence on MFI Operational Self-Sufficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa
Expert Insights: Digitalization Leading the Way for Social Innovation
(Chair: Alica Wilhelm, CBS International Business School), Lower Floor C
Clare Bromiley Unitymedia: Unitymedia Digital Imagination Challenge
Christian Dietrich Systain: Corporate Digital Responsibility (CDR)
Masaatsu Doi Hosei University: Legitimacy of Corporate Social Innovation
Raymund Habaradas De La Salle University: Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm: A platform for social business incubation in the Philippines
Julia Maintz & Alica Wilhelm CBS International Business School: Visual marketing – Strategic Opportunities Versus Data Privacy Threats
Expert Insights: A Sustainable Supply Chain: Consumer and Organizational Perspectives
(Chair: Lisa Fröhlich, CBS International Business School) Lower Floor D
Carsten Deckert & Klaus Stodick Hochschule Düsseldorf & UPS: Micro Depots in Parcel Delivery – Covering the second last and the very last mile
Matthias Damert Technische Universität Dresden: Tackling Social Issues in Supply Chains: A longitudinal study of management performance and its determinants
Alexis Katechakis Sustainable partnerships across supply chains: From supply chains to supply networks – The Veramaris case as example
Theresa Lankes Corporate lawyer: The KiK case Strategic Litigation meets CSR
Heike Schulze Mainz University of Applied Sciences: Implementing Sustainable Purchasing and Supply Management (SPSM): A Delphi study on skills and competences needed by purchasing and supply management professionals
Exhibition Area: Poster Session (Bistro, Lower Floor)
Ulrich Anders CBS International Business School: Company Physics: A language for describing organizational efficiency
Roland Bardy Florida Gulf Coast University: How to Support Leaders in Building a Mindset on Ethics and Sustainable Development
Romana Bates Danube University Krems: Towards an Agreed-Upon Competences Framework Tackling the Sustainable Development Goals
Chavatip Chindavijak Industrial Development Foundation for Management System Certification Institute: Developing a Sustainability Strategy Map to Generate a Multiple Bottom Line (MBL) in the Sustainability Strategy Planning Phase
Simone de Colle & Chiara Civera IESEG School of Management & University of Turin: From Pinocchio to Responsible Leaders: Analyzing stakeholder relationships orientation from implicit/explicit to residual/integrated CSR models
Kristiina Esop, Alar Kein, Renee Pesor & Mari Kooskora Estonian Business School: Links Between Companies’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Related Behavior, Non-Financial Information Disclosure and Financial Performance: Conceptual framework and empirical evidence
Pamsy Hui  The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Bringing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into a Business Curriculum in East Asia: An integrated approach
Ana Maria Kriwouruska Fuckner Sorbonne Universités – Université de Technologie de Compiègne: Acculturation as an Interdisciplinary Approach to Understand Organisational Social Responsibility
Ana Simaens ISCTE-IUL Business School: Looking at Scientific Research of HEI Through the Lens of the SDGs
Riccardo Wagner Universität Greifswald, Overcoming Employee Passivity towards Sustainability: A sensemaking approach for internal CSR-communication
Interactive Space: Shared Mental Models, Design Thinking and Serious Play: Using Lego® for Envisioning a Sustainable Future
(Facilitator: Claudia Schmitt, Wolfgang Denzler), Backstage
In this workshop Lego Serious Play® (LSP) is proposed as one example tool for generating experiential knowledge, to develop new shared views and to discover hidden opportunities within transformational processes. The practical section of this workshop offers the occasion to get familiar with basic LSP related to sustainable development challenges and visions.

12:15-13:30: Lunch & Networking

12:30-13:30: Press-conference (internal)

12:30-13:30: Exhibition Area: Art Tour through the Flora by the Artist (Artist: Simona Koch, en-bloc), Meeting-Point: Bistro
The work “City” (Stadt) depicts a utopia – no cars, no concrete, no skyscrap-ers, no advertising – and confronts the observer with one of all possible worlds. A world in which urban spaces and nature coexist and both have the chance to unfold in according their nature.

13:30-15:00: Parallel Sessions

Solution Stage: Investing in Social and Economic Development within Planetary Boundaries
(Moderation: Antje Tönnis, Communication Manager at GLS Bank), Upper Floor
Robert G. Eccles Visiting Professor of Management Practice at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and former Professor at Harvard Business School
Hannah Helmke CEO, right. based on science
Hakan Lucius Head of Corporate Responsibility, Transparency and Stakeholder Engagement at European Investment Bank
Florian Sommer Head of ESG, Union Investment
Dirk Voeste Vice President Sustainability Strategy, BASF
Supported by: European Investment Bank (EIB)

Action Zone: Leading Change from the Inside Out: Inner Shifts for outer Transformation
(Facilitator: Jannik Kaiser & Emily Johnston, Unity Effect), Zoo Bauernstube, Meeting-Point: Main entrance Flora / Registration, Early Start: 13:15-15:00
In this experiential workshop you will be embarked on a journey and connect to individual purpose & excitement as a foundation to build strong teams and to drive transformation. For this, tools from storytelling & deep listening will be used that help to make sense of transformation and discover the supportive conditions within yourselves and your team to make it happen.
Action Zone: Sustainability meets digitalization – How can digitalization leverage sustainable business models?
(Facilitators: Frank Barz, Telekom Deutschland GmbH & Patrick Bungard, M3trix GmbH), Zoo Event, Meeting-Point: Main entrance Flora / Registration
In this “action zone” inspiring personalities pitch their approaches on how to leverage social impact based on digital business models. Moreover, in the following discussion with the audience it is the objective to outline the enormous potentials how digitalization can boost sustainable business models.

Corporate pitches from:

  • Juliane Kronen, Co-Founder & CEO, Innatura gGmbH
  • Rubin Lind, Founder & CEO of Skills4School GmbH (Gründer des Jahres 2018)
  • Milan Wolfs, CEO Wertewandel
  • Mieszko Czyzyk, Co-Founder at Open Social, THX and GoalGorilla
Supported by: Telekom Techboost
Expert Insights: Outcomes and Outlook of the 5th Responsible Management Education Research Conference
(Chair: Milenko Gudic & Lutz Schlange, RME Conference Chairs), Lower Floor A
Interactive Space: Beyond Compliance and Integrity – Developing Ethical Competences of Responsible Leaders
(Facilitator: Mathias Schüz, Zurich University of Applied Sciences), Lower Floor B
As reports in the media about ethical misconduct by executives almost daily prove, such irresponsible behaviour cannot be prevented by appeals for compliance alone. Intrinsic and extrinsic constraints often stand in the way of the fulfillment of ethical duties and virtuous action. Are there ways in which managers can immunize their character against social pressure and psychological seduction? How can managers oppose such distractions? Can ethical competence within organisations be developed and promoted? The session serves the discussion of possible solutions and strategies.
Expert Insights: Practical Wisdom for Management
(Chair: Andre Habisch, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt & Pierre Kletz, Ben-Gurion-University), Lower Floor C
Granit Almog-Bareket Director of the Graduate unit of the Mandel Foundation, Jerusalem: Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh – practical wisdom from one generation to another – a family business case study
Hervé Colas Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers: Practical wisdom versus modelization: the case of balanced ScoreCard in organizations
Andre Habisch Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt: Institutionalized Wisdom: The Public Chamber of Commerce and Professional Education in Germany
Pierre Kletz Ben-Gurion-University: Practical Wisdom: Beyond Tools to Manage Transitions
Laura Sasse Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt / Dr. Sasse AG: The Practical Wisdom behind the Global Reporting Initiative
Expert Insights: How Do Stakeholders Influence Sustainability?
(Chair: Bonnie Lewtas, TurtlCo), Lower Floor D
Ulrich Anders CBS International Business School: An Introduction to the Harmonic Organisation©. A New Organizational Model for Sustainable Companies and Management in the 21st Century
Chiara Civera University of Turin: Letters to Stakeholders: Do Stakeholders Really Matter?
Stéphanie Looser
University of Surrey / University of Lucerne: Overtourism vs. SDGs: The Development of the 7S Paradigm
Alexander Herzner Ostbayerische TH Amberg-Weiden: Evaluation of Organizational Sustainability – Assessing normativity, strategy and effectiveness
Bonnie Lewtas TurtlCo: The foundation of TurtlCo – Sustainable Solutions for Island Hotels
Hanno Martens & Desmond Wee CBS International Business School: Ownership and Reproduction of ‘Cultural Spaces’: A tale of two villages in South Korea
Interactive Space: We are the One’s We’ve Been Waiting For
(Facilitator: Chris Taylor, Oasis Foundation), Backstage
This interactive session will use a whole-person approach to explore what it will take from each of us to navigate the coming transformation. The session will be highly experiential. We will work together to use our intuitive and creative understanding of the transformation we are in. We will use embodied approaches to explore how we can best serve the future that wants to emerge. And we’ll explore the more beautiful world and what our hearts tell us it has in store for us.

15.00-15:30Cake & Coffee

Discourse on the Future of CSR and Sustainable Management
(Moderation: Fritz Lietsch, ALTOP Publishing House), 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
Interactive Space: Individual Networking & Startup Mentoring
(Facilitator: Hilke Posor, Heldenrat GmbH), Backstage
Discovering new business fields: The social sector offers a high innovation potential for social change. Social initiatives possess expert knowledge that, together with expert knowledge from the economy, is suitable for developing new business areas and business models. Within this interactive space we are looking for ideas for new products and services that companies can develop together with social/not-for-profit organizations. Ideally, this will result in new, public welfare-oriented business models or business processes between the economy and the social sector.

16:15-17:00Collaboration Opportunities
(Moderation: Silvia Damme, CASM Project Manager & 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.

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 Wrap-Up
(Moderation: René Schmidpeter), Lower Floor

19:00-21:30Reception at the Historic Town Hall, Cologne
Address: Rathaus, 50667 Cologne, Entrance: Alter Markt

  • Henriette Reker, Mayor of Cologne
  • Lisa Fröhlich, President CBS International Business School
  • Rüdiger Winkler, Chairman of Dr. Juergen Meyer Foundation

CSR Award Ceremony & Book Launch
Cologne Carnival Experience including Food and Drinks

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


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
  • Malin Ripa, Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility Volvo Group Headquarters
  • 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

Parallel Sessions

Solution Stage: Sustainable Development in Central Africa – Responsible Leadership and Finance
(Moderation: Brigitta Herrmann, CBS International Business School), Middle Floor
Fezeu Espérance Princesse from Bameka village in the western region of Cameroon
Inocent Nayang Toukam King of Batoufam village in the western region of Cameroon
Günter Nooke German Chancellor’s Personal Representative for Africa in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Ingo Stritter Ingo Stritter Management
Jan Werner Lead Economist at the Institute of Local Public Finance (Germany) and Professor of Economics at the CBS International Business School
Solution Stage: People Management in the Age of Globalization
(Moderation: Janine Steeger, FUTUREWOMAN), Upper Floor
Anja Karlshaus Professor of Business Operations and Human Resource Management, CBS International Business School
Juliane Kronen Co-Founder and CEO, Innatura gGmbH
Sowaba Shehzad CEO of S-Zwei Asset Management GmbH Düsseldorf, SAAS Synergie GmbH Potsdam / CEO of ALNO GLC Pakistan
Britta Weber Director of Human Resources at UPS Germany
Expert Insights: Philosophical Reflections on Sustainability Narratives and Models
(Chair: Friedrich Glauner, Global Ethic Institute), Zoo Event, Meeting-Point: Main entrance Flora
Ana Cristina Campos Marques Erasmus University Rotterdam: Dancing on the Threshhold of Ontology: A personal perspective on sustainability narratives & The Dance Within: A different perspective to tackle the sustainability challenge
Friedrich Glauner Global Ethic Institute: The Paradox of Destructive Wealth-Creation. On Changing the Mental Models in Economy, Business Management, and the Development of Future Viable Business Models
Karsten Müller University Osnabrück: Psychological Foundations of CSR
Gerald Steiner Danube University Krems: Effects of divergence of explicit and implicit cognition patterns on societal resilience
Action Zone: Culture – Troublemaker or Booster of International Business?
(Facilitators: Marilena Gerlach & Anke Scherer, CBS International Business School), Zoo Bauernstube, Meeting-Point: Main entrance Flora / Registration, Late Start: 11:00-12:30
The workshop aims to familiarize the participants with the concept of cultural intelligence with a short introduction into the concepts followed by an exemplary short training session for the enhancement of CQ as a tool to foster culturally responsible, sustainable leadership.
Expert Insights: Responsible Leadership Starts with You
(Chair: Silvia Damme, CBS International Business School), Lower Floor A
Mara del Baldo University of Urbino: Moral, virtues-based and servant Leadership Models for a Good Governance: Insights from some Exemplary Cases
Katharina Hetze GIZ: Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit: Taking a Leadership Role: Implementation principles as values of the 2030 agenda
Julia Jürgens Metro AG: How can we encourage, develop and reward responsible leadership and concrete sustainability action from the core of our company?
Volker Rau Keyplay Consulting: Take yourself seriously, stay firm, execute sustainable – How Decision Makers Lead Themselves and Their Organization more Sustainable Under the Expectation of Fast Results
Expert Insights: Analyzing Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: Perceptions, Trends and Communication
(Chair: Irina Ervits, CBS International Business School), Lower Floor B
Irina Ervits CBS International Business School: Homogenization of Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in China: Evidence from CSR reports
Sumona Ghosh St. Xavier’s College: Narrative Analysis of Annual Reports- A Study of Corporate Social Disclosure in the Pre and Post Mandate Period
Onna Malou van den Broek King’s College London: Business as Usual? The Influence of the Sustainable Development Goals on Corporate Sustainability Disclosure
Liad Ortar CSR Institute, College of Law and Business: Materiality Matrixes in Sustainability Reporting: An empirical examination
Eva Wagner & Gabrielle Wanzenried Johannes Kepler University Linz & Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts: Family Control and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Engagement – Evidence from Austria, Germany and Switzerland
Expert Insights: Management Strategies for Innovation and Sustainable Competitive Advantages
(Chair: Malgorzata Zmuda, CBS International Business School), Lower Floor C
Byungchul Choi Hankuk University of Foreign Studies: Management Practices for Breakthrough Innovation: An organizational systems perspective
Elżbieta Czarny & Malgorzata Zmuda
Warsaw School of Economics & CBS International Business School: Sustainability of competitive performance and sources of competitive advantage in a catching-up economy in the era of globalisation: Visegrad Group countries through recession and beyond
Nayan Mitra Developmental Consultant: Impact of Strategic Management, Corporate Social Responsibility on Firm Performance in the Post Mandate Period: Evidence from India
Viola Isabel Nyssen Guillén & Carsten Deckert
CBS International Business School & Hochschule Düsseldorf: Cultural Influence on Innovativeness – Links between “The Culture Map” and the “Global Innovation Index”
Britta Sadoun & Janina Beduhn K+S AG: Insights – When sustainability management meets corporate strategy
Expert Insights: Achieving Food Security: Case Studies
(Chair: Andrew Nixon, University of Guelph), Lower Floor D
Andrew Nixon University of Guelph: Agricultural Research Data Governance: Principles and pathways
Silvana Signori University of Bergamo: Fostering Social Connection Responsibility: Lessons from the assessment of a local participatory guarantee system (PGS)
Carlos Vargas University of Zürich: Long-Term Investment Choices for Quinoa Farmers in Puno, Peru: A real options case study
Exhibition Area: Poster Session (Bistro, Lower Floor)
Imane Allam University of Torino: The Reality Behind Being a Sustainability Leadership Company: Zara case
Lisa Biasetto University of Padova, Lightweight Materials for Sustainable Design and Product Development
Sonia Budz Bucharest University of Economic Studies: The Sustainable Dimension of the Conscious Consumer Reflected in Social Media
Monika Eigenstetter & Aslihan Memisoglu HS Niederrhein, Employer Branding and Employer Attractiveness: CSR matters in the textile and apparel industry
Anja Karlshaus & Ingvill Mochmann CBS International Business School, CSR and Intercultural Management
Mehran Najmaei CBS International Business School: Sustainable Investment within a Collaboration in Emerging Economies: An analysis for environmental and social risk management in Iran
Nárila Paola Sirino FIEP System – The Federation of Industries of Paraná: SDG Portal – A Successful Experience from Brazil
Inge Schumacher Consultant: Why Responsible Leaders are Like Bus Drivers
Kevin Suaza Martinez CBS International Business School: Does sustainability foster a speculative mindset?
Rudolf Voller & Maria Schmiing HS Niederrhein: Business Case Textile Finishing
Martin Wenke HS Niederrhein: Green Logistics in Textile and Apparel Industry
Interactive Space: Carbon Literacy Training for Business Schools – Contributing to SDG 13
(Facilitators: Petra Molthan-Hill & Alex Hope, Co-Chairs of the UN PRME working group on climate change and the environment), Backstage
In this workshop you will explore climate change education as it is currently taught in business schools worldwide and the facilitators will also introduce a new innovative carbon literacy training to you. There are also opportunities to get involved in research and the development of  teaching material.

12:15-13:30: Lunch & Networking

Interactive Space: Lunch Meditation
(Facilitator: Hajo Michels, EvolutioNET GmbH), 12:25-12:55, Backstage
Take a couple of minutes to relax & pause for a moment. End your conference morning with a short, freshening lunch meditation before starting to mingle & network again and enjoying lunch with the conference crowd.

12:30-13:10: Expert Roundtable „The Future of CSR Leadership in a Global World of Transition” (Location/Room: Zoo Event) (internal)

12:30-13:30: Exhibition Area: Art Tour through the Flora by the Artist (Artist: Simona Koch, en-bloc), Meeting-Point: Bistro
The work “City” (Stadt) depicts a utopia – no cars, no concrete, no skyscrap-ers, no advertising – and confronts the observer with one of all possible worlds. A world in which urban spaces and nature coexist and both have the chance to unfold in according their nature.

13:30-15:00: Parallel Sessions

Solution Stage: CSR Perspectives on Economies in Transition
(Moderation: Marina Schmitz, CBS International Business School), Upper Floor
Bhaskar Chatterjee Father of Corporate Social Responsibility in India
Danica Purg President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management, President of CEEMAN
Bernhard Schwager Head of the Sustainability Office at Bosch
Lee-Ann Steenkamp Senior Lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch Business School
Teng-Tsai Tu President of the Ecological Development Union Asia (EDUA)
Solution Stage: The Role of Social Entrepreneurship in Times of Transformation
(Moderation: Patrick Bungard, CBS International Business School), Middle Floor
Markus Freiburg Founder and CEO, Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship GmbH
Norbert Kunz Social Entrepreneur and CEO, Social Impact gGmbH
Gordon Weuste Founder, Build & Grow e.V.
Expert Insights: Leadership Development & Education
(Chair: Debbie Haski- Leventhal, Macquarie University), Lower Floor A
Peng Cheng Peking University Green Plus Association: The Role of Young College Students in Green Leadership: A case study of Peking University Green Plus Association
Debbie Haski-Leventhal Macquarie University: Leadership education: The students’ view
Sandra Idrovo INALDE-Universidad de La Sabana: Management Education: Prioritizing human sustainability in organizational leadership development
Jennifer Leigh Nazareth College: Social Innovation Hackathon—A Campus-Wide Leadership Development Strategy for Interdisciplinary, Co-Curricular, & Practice Integration
Yuhang Sun Peking University: How to Make a More Sustainable Volunteer Teaching: Case studies of PKU and DUT’s volunteer teaching unions
Expert Insights: SRI, ESG and Impact Investing – The New Mainstream Investment Pillars?
(Chair: Hiroshi Miyai, Research Institute for Policies on Pension & Aging),
Lower Floor B 
Jan Köpper GLS Bank, Impact in the core business of a bank? Arising challenges for social and environmental business models
Hiroshi Miyai Research Institute for Policies on Pension & Aging: A Proposal on ESG Integration and Engagement in Sustainable Investment
Mike Schulze European Management School Mainz: Integrated Managerial Decision-making: The interplay between financial and non-financial information in strategic decision-making processes
Expert Insights: Designing the Future – Smart Cities and Sustainable Housing
(Chair: Helen Cramer, CBS International Business School), Lower Floor C
Ivan Mallinowski Containerwerk: Future is Living in a Cube
Nárila Paola Sirino FIEP System – The Federation of Industries of Paraná: Entrepreneurial Spirit towards Sustainable Housing
Franz Wenzel Immobilien Wenzel / Collima Real Estate Innovation and Consulting: Sustainable Housing – Combining the Megatrends Urbanization and Mobility
Kathi Wimmer Arcadis: Smart is the New Sustainable
Expert Insights: The New Way of Sustainable Marketing
(Chair: Patrick Elf, University of Surrey), Lower Floor D 
Angela Bittner-Fesseler & Johann Ferdinand Weicht SRH Mobile University & KPMG: Beyond Sustainability Communication: Towards sustainability-integrated corporate communications
Patrick Elf University of Surrey: Sustainability 2.0? Insights from IKEA UK & IE Live Lagom behaviour change project
Alessandro Monti CBS International Business School: The “Triple Pricing Power” – A Conceptual Framework for Achieving Profit, Fairness and Sustainability Through Pricing
Umashankar Venkatesh Great Lakes Institute of Management: Corporate Social Responsibility as an Antecedent of Brand Valuation
Interactive Space: Future Enabling Methods in Times of Digital Reality
(Facilitator: Katharina Lökenhoff), Backstage
This session is part of my artistic research project “Crossing”, which is dedicated to find new and sustainable life strategies by crossing borders. Travelling in different countries I interview other artists to share their new ideas with you. We will have an exchange about questions like: What kind of relation exists between the inner human structure and the so-called virtual or digital world? If the “Virtual Reality” for example in Video Games/ cyber space IS the REALITY for the user, how can we avoid loosing the main qualities of the human being and human society? I will show you some answers from different artists and encourage you to come in an own artistic process.
Action Zone: How CC/CSR managers can contribute to strengthening social cohesion
(Facilitator: Benjamin Fraaß, PHINEO gAG), Zoo Bauernstube, Meeting-Point: Main entrance Flora / Registration 
Why is social cohesion relevant for companies and how can Corporate Citizenship activities con-tribute to strengthening it? We would like to discuss this question in the proposed panel. In the following outline, we give a brief introduction, starting from a theoretical (systemic) perspective and then investigating the link between Corporate Citizenship and social cohesion. The goal of this workshop is to give a brief theoretical reflection and propose some thesis, based on and substantiated with reports from practice, before engaging in a fruitful discussion with the audience.

15:00-15:30: Cake & Coffee

15:30-17:00: Parallel Sessions

Solution Stage: Measuring Social and Environmental Impacts for better Investor Decisions
(Moderation: Vanesa Rodríguez Osuna, CUNY Advance Science Research Center / sequa gGmbH & John Spengler, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), Middle Floor 
Theo Clement Managing Director at UBS Asset Management
Jan Köpper Head of Department on Impact Transparency and Sustainability at GLS Bank
Gabriel Lundström Sustainability Manager, Corporate & Private Customers at SEB
Clara Péron Founder and Managing Director of Value for Good
Solution Stage: Leadership Ideas Worth Spreading
(Moderation: Monika Kolb, Conference Coordinator), Upper Floor 
Simone Burel CEO, LU-Kommunikation
Henning Ohlsson Managing Director at Epson Deutschland GmbH
Mathias Schüz Professor for Responsible Leadership, Centre of Human Capital Management (ZHCM) at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
Gerald Steiner Professor of Organizational Communication and Innovation, Danube University Krems
Solution Stage: NGO Power and Fair Fashion
(Moderation: Sarah Jastram, HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration), Zoo Event, Meeting-Point: Main entrance Flora
Kalpona Akter CEO of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity (BCWS)
Zara Berberyan Doctorate Candidate and Research Assistant at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration
Monika Eigenstetter Professor for Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein
Sina Marx Coordinator Femnet e.V.
Khin Nilar Soe Vice General Secretary of the Industrial Workers Federation of Myanmar
Expert Insights: Diversity: Gender Identity, Female Leadership and Generational Differences
(Chair: Lize Booysen, Antioch University), Lower Floor A 
Igal Avrahami Hoshen – The Israeli LGBTQ Educational Center, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Theresa Bauer Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Digitization and CSR – A survey-based investigation
Jin Dai Shanghai Tech University: Are Female Leaders More Ethical or More Unethical? And Its Influence on Team Performance
Stéphanie Looser University of Surrey / University of Lucerne: The Nexus of CSR, Creative Education, and Direct Democracy
Susanne Rank Mainz University of Applied Sciences: Work Values, Workplace CSR Perceptions and Leadership Motivation: Does generation matter?
Expert Insights: Advancing Corporate Governance to Achieve Global Goals & Sustainability Standards
(Chair: Jellie Molino, University of Turin), Lower Floor B
Tamas Barko University of Mannheim: Shareholder Engagement on Environmental, Social, and Governance Performance
Johannes Bohnen BOHNEN Public Affairs: The new intersection of business and politics: Corporate Political Responsibility
Laivi Laidroo Tallinn University of Technology: Corporate Governance as a CSR Reporting Determinant
Jellie Molino University of Turin: Is International Public Procurement (IPP) Sustainable? A Review of the Procurement Guidelines of Five (5) Multi-Development Banks (MDBs)
Andrew Nixon University of Guelph: Advancing Corporate Governance in the 21st Century: Theoretical implications of decentralized autonomous organizations
Expert Insights: The Good Organization Examples
(Chair: Ihar Sahakiants, CBS International Business School), Lower Floor C 
Rohit Kumar Strategic Management Indian Institute of Management: Health Insurance in India: Key success factors and the need for business model innovation
Wanja Wellbrock HS Heilbronn: Sustainability more than a trend? Significance and impact for the automotive industry using the example of interior
Ihar Sahakiants CBS International Business School: Making and Exploiting the Corporate History: A stakeholder perspective
Oluwasegan Seriki Dublin Institute of Technology: Exploring the CSR Activity of Chinese International Construction Companies in Africa: Evidence from Nigeria
Expert Insights: Collective Impact for Change
(Chair: Mari Kooskora, Estonian Business School), Lower Floor D
Mari Kooskora Associate Professor and the Head of the EBS Centre for Business Ethics at Estonian Business School: The Role of Meaningful Work in the Context of Startup Events and Entrepreneurial Activities
Ajit Pattnaik Raymond Ltd.: Inclusive Business for Sustainable Growth
Steffen Preuss & Dirk Sander CEO Ichó, Incubator Manager: Collective Impact – The Future Of Social Change
Roy Rao Director Startup Grind Chengdu (China): Youth entrepreneurship and Volunteerism in the fast-changing business environment in China
Interactive Space: Blockchain x Positive Impact: Coding a Sustainable World
(Facilitators: Alexander Ebeling, Blockchain Enthusiast at T-Systems Multimedia Solutions (MMS) GmbH & Anna Tönneßen, Sustainable Management Enthusiast at M3trix GmbH), Backstage
Participants of this World Cafe session will take away a fundamental unterstanding of the blockchain technology, and how it can be employed in addressing the challenges of a sustainable development. Do you want to be challenged to create a new, outside-the-box solutions to real business and societal problems? Get inspired about the potential positive impact that the technology can have on our world and business.

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

  • 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 Honorary President of the Club of Rome: Sustainability and Responsibility – a new enlightenment is needed

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

18:30-23:00: Conference Gala Dinner

Address: Zoo Event, Riehler Strasse 173, 50735 Cologne

  • Theo Pagel, Director of the Zoological Garden of Cologne

Friday 16th of November 2018

Excursions (optional) & Doctoral Workshop

09:30-13:00: Doctoral Workshop
Address: CBS International Business School, Hardefuststrasse 1, 50677 Cologne

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

10:00-17:00: 1-2 excursions (possible to choose from several options)

17:00 / 18:00 – open endCologne Brauhaus Experience

Address: Birreria – Duexer Botschaft,

Please kindly note that you will have to register for this event at our reception. Thank you!

Scientific Committee / Advisory Board: Carol Adams (Durham University Business School / Swinburne Business School), Martin Brueckner (Murdoch University), Nicholas Capaldi (Loyola University New Orleans), Archie B. Carroll (University of Georgia, USA), Norman de Paula Arruda Filho (ISAE Brazilian Business School), Bhaskar Chatterjee (Former Director General and CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs), Belén Díaz Díaz (University of Cantabria), Gabriel Eweje (Massey University), Edward Freeman (University of Virginia), Elisabeth Fröhlich (CBS International Business School), Debbie Haski-Leventhal (Macquarie University), Haifeng Huang (Peking University HSBC Business School), Samuel O Idowu (London Metropolitan University), Sarah Jastram (Hamburg School of Business Administration), Nayan Mitra (Developmental Consultant, India), Danica Purg (IEDC-Bled School of Management), Mohammad Hossein Rahmati (University of Tehran), René Schmidpeter (CBS International Business School), Joachim Schwalbach (Humboldt University of Berlin), Arnold Smit (University of Stellenbosch Business School), John D. Spengler (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), Kanji Tanimoto (Waseda University), Teng-Tsai Tu (National Taipei University), Sandra Waddock (Boston College)