“The Emerging Global Governance Paradigm: The Role of Business and Its Implications for Companies, Stakeholders and Society”

20 & 21 September, 2007 – Barcelona, Spain

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

EABIS’ 6th Annual Colloquium is shaping up to be one of the most significant business-academic-stakeholder events worldwide in the field of corporate responsibility. More than 350 senior representatives are expected to join us at ESADE in Barcelona to debate cutting-edge issues on global governance and the role of business in society.

We hereby present you with some of the Colloquium highlights and encourage you to register online to assure your place. Please note that the full programme will be posted online next week on the conference website.

Delving Deep into Global Governance and the Role of Business
The 6th Annual Colloquium will create an outstanding arena for participants to engage with leaders from business, academia, policy and civil society on the emerging global governance paradigm. The conference will address this subject in plenary from four different angles:

  • The Context of Global Governance and the Role of Business in Society
  • New Forms of Global Governance – Self Regulation, Voluntary Standards and Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships
  • Business, Global Governance and Global Issues – The Challenges and Opportunities of Climate Change
  • New Kinds of Leadership for Global Governance and the Implications for Management Development
  • Emphasis will be placed throughout on a high level of audience participation and a genuinely interactive debate of the core issues.

    Engaging Leaders from Across the Stakeholder Spectrum
    This year’s Colloquium has already attracted an excellent range of senior representatives that reflect the multi-stakeholder ethos of the event. We are pleased to announce that the following prominent figures have accepted speaking roles:

  • Hans Ulrich Maerki, Chairman (EMEA), IBM
  • Antonio Brufau Niubó, Chairman & CEO, Repsol
  • Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
  • Daniel Litvin, Managing Director, C-Resource and Author of “Empires of Profit: Commerce, Conquest and Corporate Responsibility”
  • Chris Marsden, Chair, Amnesty International Business Group
  • Prof. Robert Keohane, Public & International Affairs Department, Princeton University
  • Frank Brown, Dean, INSEAD
  • Dr. Polly Courtice, Director, University of Cambridge Programme for Industry
  • Prof. Ans Kolk, Research Director, University of Amsterdam Business School
  • Prof. Atle Midttun, Centre for Corporate Citizenship Director, BI Norway
  • We expect to confirm more high level speakers in the next couple of weeks, but already we are excited at the calibre of inputs that will enrich the Colloquium debate.

    Other Colloquium Highlights and Special Events
    As in previous years, the EABIS Colloquium will go beyond the in-depth plenary sessions and offer a wide range of networking, knowledge development and learning opportunities. The programme will include:

  • European Unveiling of the UN Global Compact Principles for Management Education
  • 3 Sessions of Cutting Edge Knowledge and Learning Input on Global Governance
  • 3rd EABIS Education and Training Exchange on Corporate Responsibility
  • Gala Dinner with International Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Receptions
  • Annual PhD Conference hosted by IESE Business School
  • Public Launch of 2 EABIS Special Issue Publications
  • Conference Fees & How to Register

    Registration will this year be administered online. You may also download the registration form if you wish to register via fax/ email.

    € 825 for Business
    € 725 for Academia, SMEs, NGOs and Civil Society
    € 725 for Affiliate EABIS Members
    € 300 for PhDs (limited places)
    € 60 set fee for those who only wish to attend the PhD Conference (no Colloquium registration)

    For further inquiries please contact Christina Komrowski, ESADE Business School Coordinator, via e-mail or Tel. +34 934 952 064 / +34 932 806 162.

    We strongly encourage you to book early and make your travel plans for what promises to be an exceptional event in Barcelona!

    With kind regards,

    The EABIS and ESADE Teams

    The European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS)

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