UMass Boston

3rd Annual International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility: Shaping Sustainable Futures

01/08/2024| College of Management

UMass Boston’s College of Management and their partner EM Normandie successfully co-hosted the 3rd Annual International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility. The conference, held October 10-11, 2023, brought together thought leaders, researchers, and industry experts from around the world to explore innovative research and approaches to corporate sustainability. 

UMass Boston faculty students and cohorts gather at the 3rd Annual International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility

The focus in 2023 was to discuss research on the measurement and impact of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) as a business strategy driver. The event served as a platform for engaging discussions and knowledge-sharing around this topic all aimed at advancing the role of businesses in creating a positive impact. 

Dr. Joe Berger, Provost at UMass Boston, and Dr. Sylvaine Castellano, Dean of Faculty & Research at EM Normandie Business School, made welcome remarks—11 research papers were then presented and discussed throughout the two-day event. Topics included carbon emissions, corporate finance, green washing, effects of ESG, asset pricing, and sustainability. View the full agenda and list of papers.

Another highlight of the event were the keynote speakers. Jim Rooney from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Nalin Kulatilaka, a Professor at Boston University, and Chase Jordan of EY-Parthenon, shared their perspectives and best practices in Corporate Social Responsibility.

Thank you to Ernst & Young for sponsoring this impactful event resulting in researchers from around the world coming together to make a true impact. 


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