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CSR 2016 : 4th International Conference on CSR and Sustainable Development

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Link: http://www.serd.org.in/csr2016
 
When May 30, 2016 - May 31, 2016
Where Kuala Lumpur
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2016
Notification Due Mar 25, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 10, 2016
Categories    corporate social responsibilit   sustainable develoment   business management   business law
 

Call For Papers

Introduction

With the talk about climate change, protecting the planet earth, ever increasing pollution levels, and waste management issues, the role of corporate for the social causes and ethical business practices is gaining importance. Businesses need to shift the focus from profit making to responsible products and efficient services. Many countries have duly drafted their CSR policies but many other are still struggling to give it a formal shape. While the western world has already started talking about the CSR2.0 and CSR 3.0, the other countries are still stuck with the philanthropy. Despite certain criticisms on the CSR activities, more companies in the world are inclining their strategies towards corporate social responsibility. The CSR Executives have the task of reconciling the various programs, quantifying their benefits, or at least sketching a logical connection to the business, and securing the support of business line counterparts. CSR can not only refer to the compliance of human right standards, labor and social security arrangements, but also to the fight against climate change, sustainable management of natural resources and consumer protection. In the Developed nations, the basic needs of the population do not need so much support as in the under-developed nations. This Conference is designed to understand and deal with the unprecedented impacts of CSR on the working population, society and environment and therefore to elaborate the various frameworks for it with a view towards developing its practice in an evolutionary way. The fourth edition of conference will give new direction to the deliberations in different parts of the world. The world needs to come together to make the earth a better place to live.

Objectives

This conference aims to provide a common platform to the corporate, government agencies, NGOs, civil society, academics and the other groups to share their expectations, aspirations and responsibilities. Conference also has the objective to bring together representatives from various parts of the globe to share their experiences, challenges and opportunities. Research in the domain of CSR and Sustainable Business along with Sanitation, Climate Control, Work Life Balance, Philanthropy, Responsible Products, Business Ethics, Social impact and other topics shall be shared in the form of Paper presentation, poster exhibition by researchers and professionals from various universities and institutions. Presentations and debates will highlight current thinking and how these issues are being addressed around the world nowadays.

Conference Subthemes

Low-Carbon Energy and Sustainable Industry
Socially responsible products
Waste Management
Self-Regulations, Codes of Conduct & Voluntary Compliance
Supply Chain Sustainability
Human Rights and Business Sustainability
The Role of Governments in Business
Child Labor, Forced Labor and Labor Trafficking
Workplace safety&Woman rights
Social Inclusion: Gender, Inequalities, and Human Rights
Corporate Graft and Whistleblowers
The Role of NGOs and other Elements of Civil Society
CSR Issues relating to Multinational Enterprises
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Mining and Sustainability Principles
Health for all
Sustainability Reporting Standards

CASE/RESEARCH PAPER SUBMISSION

The conference will focus on two broad tracks: research and practitioner. The research track will focus on a more academic perspective with presentation of research in the CSR area, whereas the practitioner track will have the presentations from the corporate / NGO projects and initiatives along with the case studies in the CSR area. However, the conference sessions will have mixed presentations from both the tracks, for benefit of all.
Submission Categories:
(a) Full Paper (8-12 pages)
(b) Short Paper (4-6 pages)
(c) Practitioner Presentation (1 Page Abstract)
(d) Poster Presentation (1 Page Abstract)
All papers must be submitted online through the easychair conference management system available on the conference website. www.csr2016.serd.org.in
Along with paper/abstract, please also submit the author’s profile (one paragraph) and a passport size photograph in a .doc/.docx format. The template is available on the conference website www.csr2016.serd.org.in .

PUBLICATION

All accepted papers will be published in the Special Publication for Conference Proceedings bearing ISBN No. from a reputed publisher. The proceedings will be available at the time of the conference. Extended papers will also a find a place on the special issue of reputed international journals.

BEST PAPER AWARD

There will be three best paper awards in each of the Research and Practitioner Track of the conference. All presented submissions will be eligible for this competition and the decision will lie with the jury consisting of eminent experts of the area. Each of the best paper awards will carry a citation and a prize. The best paper awards will be announced in the valedictory session of the conference.

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