Sustainability Centres Workshop 2018

NBS Sustainability Centres Workshop June 25-27, 2018 
NBS January 5, 2018
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Leaders of business sustainability research centres will gather for their fourth bi-annual workshop on June 25-27, 2018, at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City.

The workshop is an initiative of the Sustainability Centres Community (SCC), managed by the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS). Since 2012, the SCC has brought together more than 130 sustainability centres from business schools around the world to share ideas on improving research, teaching, outreach, and strategy — all with the aim of advancing knowledge and practice on business sustainability.

This workshop is co-hosted by the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. It provides a rare and important opportunity for leaders of business school sustainability/ responsibility centres to share common challenges and identify solutions. 

Participants will explore cutting-edge ideas and best practices to improve sustainability research, teaching and outreach; and experience hands-on training to increase skills in specific areas. Two days will focus specifically on centres; a third will explore shared concerns with the broader sustainability community.   
The draft agenda is below, and early registration is available through March 1. The workshop fee is $300 USD ($350 after March 1), but limited bursaries may be available for individuals from emerging economies.

Our capacity is limited to 80 people, so we ask that no more than two individuals register from each centre. With any questions, please contact Maya Fischhoff.  
Please share this event with colleagues, and we look forward to seeing you in June. And, If you're not already a member of the Sustainability Centres Community, please join; it's free and we can do so much more working together.
Tima Bansal 
Network for Business Sustainability 
Ivey Business School 

Mark Milstein and Monica Touesnard 
Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise 
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business 

Draft Agenda (as of Jan. 5, 2018)

June 24, 2018: Optional Dinner

June 25, 2018: Setting the Stage

Raise some key issues and explore ways of thinking about them

June 26, 2018: Building Capacity

Explore centre issues in more depth

June 27, 2018: Connecting with Practice

Exchange perspectives on key questions


The workshop will be at the new Cornell Tech campus in New York City. The campus has many green innovations and should be a great site for conversations around sustainability.

The Cornell Tech campus is on Roosevelt Island, in Manhattan's East River. Transportation to Roosevelt Island.

Hotels: Midtown East is the closest neighborhood for hotels. In January, we will post a list of hotels with rates and transportation details.

Previous Workshops

Previous workshops have been held at at INSEAD in 2016, Harvard in 2014, and Ivey in 2012. See the event pages for detailed outputs.

In this video, participants at the 2016 workshop share what they wish they had known about running a centre before they began.

Our Partners

The Sustainability Centres Workshop is made possible by support from the Network for Business Sustainability and Cornell's Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise.