Redesigning capitalism: Net impact Social responsibility Forum at IE Business School
On 6th and 7th November in Madrid, we are holding the fourth annual Net Impact Social Responsibility Forum at IE Business School. The event is gathering leading economists, sustainability champions, change agents and social entrepreneurs under the provocative theme: “Redesigning capitalism, the business case for sustainability”.
Systems failure? A victim of its own success, capitalism has generated climate change, resource scarcity and income inequality. It is time to fit our global economy within our planetary limits, think beyond the next quarter...to the next quarter century!
We designed the content of this year’s forum through an interactive workshop in April 2009 focusing on students’ burning questions. These questions led to this conference where corporate, societal and personal values and incentives will be questioned, challenged, re-approached; and where social innovators will inspire us with their radically different business models!
Dr Alfredo Careaga, who was awarded the highest distinction in Mexico for nature conservation, and Alejandro Litovsky, who is catalyzing the birth of a sustainable economy with Volans, will be the keynote speakers. Furthermore, there will be workshops on the cradle to cradle concept, panels on promotion of ecosystem services, curriculum change, and stakeholder value creation. It is an exciting event that we hope will inspire a large number!
We are really grateful to Etture, BBVA and CB Richard Ellis for their great support to this event and have posted the program online on our Net Impact page: www.netimpact.ie.edu.