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World-renowned experts on Corporate Sustainability join CSM at Leuphana Sustainability Summit

The Leuphana Sustainability Summit, which starts on February 29th, will focus on transdisciplinary approaches to Biodiversity, Sustainability Politics & Policy, Education for Sustainable Development and Corporate Sustainability. The last topic organised by the Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM) will be supported by two world-renowned experts on Corporate Sustainability: Prof. Dr. Paul Shrivastava will give his keynote speech on the topic of the Implication of Transdisciplinarity for Sustainably Development on Wednesday 29th from 4:30pm onwards. Prof. Dr. Dirk Matten will support the conference track Transdisciplinarity in Corporate Sustainability on Thursday 1st giving a keynote speech on the topic.

Prof. Dr. Paul Shrivastava is currently the David O’Brien Distinguished Professor and Director of the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal.  He also serves as Senior Advisor at Bucknell University and the IIM-Shillong, India, and leads the International Chair for Arts and Sustainable Enterprise at ICN Business School, Nancy, France. Dr. Shrivastava was part of the team of professionals who helped to found Hindustan Computer Ltd., one of India’s largest computer companies.  He founded the non-profit Industrial Crisis Institute, Inc. in New York, and published the Industrial Crisis Quarterly.

Prof. Dr. Dirk Matten currently holds the Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility and is Professor of Strategy at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of London, the University of Nottingham and at Sabancı University in Istanbul. His work has appeared in journals including Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, British Journal of Management, The Geneva Papers or Human Relations. His 14 books and more than 100 articles have won numerous international awards including the Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award of the Academy of Management Conference. He also won the “Max Weber Award” of the Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft for his bestselling textbook on Business Ethics (with Andy Crane, OUP).

We welcome these distinguished scholars and are looking forward to their contributions and inspiring discussions. The track on “Transdisciplinarity in Corporate Sustainability” is supported by EABIS, the European Association of Business in Society, and linked with a special issue of the journal “Business Strategy and the Environment” which will be guest edited by Stefan Schaltegger, Markus Beckmann and Erik Hansen. Submissions to this special issue are invited until 15th April 2012 and should be sent to schaltegger@uni.leuphana.de.