Corporate governance, corporate ethics, social responsibility and the environment, including the environmental impact of corporate activity, became core topics to the agenda of both academics and practitioners. The global financial crisis raised the concern about the adequacy of managerial goals and incentives for long term corporate sustainability; global warming and the volatility of energy prices triggered the debate about the sustainability of our economic model as well as the scope for innovation and the search of new business opportunities.
Sustainable development – global and local - is at the forefront of academic and policy concerns, making ISCTE-IUL a caring and committed host for this global conference. The organisers urge the various community players to bring forward their views and insights and contributing for improving business practises for the sake of stakeholders, especially the largest of all – Planet Earth.
The conference will address the following themes:
1.Corporate Governance and Sustainable Development
3.Policy Making for Environmental Protection
4.Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
7.Measuring the Triple Bottom Line
9.Energy Efficiency Policy and Technology in Buildings
10.Sustainable Technologies Market Opportunities