The Conference on Social Responsibility in Asia (COSRA 2014

Країна: Японія

Місто: Hiroshima

Тези до: 11.08.2014

Дати: 29.10.14 — 31.10.14

Область наук: Юридичні; Соціологічні;

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: secretariat.cosra@presdafoundation.org

Організатори: COSRA

 

Today’s rapidly globalizing world has spawned dynamic changes from rising affluence and urban migration to heavy demands put on our finite resources and the environment.  The breakneck pace of development and consumption of modern society is an unsustainable course that threatens our ecosystem and future.  As humanity is the root of the problem, it is only reasonable that we are part of the solution.  Our response today focuses on sustainability, i.e., a balanced approach to economic activity, environmental responsibility and social progress. However, it is social responsibility that provides the cohesive framework for which the equilibrium between economic growth and the well-being of society and the environment can be maintained, where profit and self-interest alone do not dictate policy or one’s daily actions.  Accordingly, modern society demands both individual and corporate social responsibility for optimal impact, whereby all participants serve as conscientious leaders and role models to better their community, nation and the world.

Guided by this insight, the United Nations launched the UN Global Compact in 2000, an ethical paradigm for businesses that integrates human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption as well as other universal values like the Millennium Development Goals.  This model, coupled with sustainability, inspires and challenges organizations to be profitable while minimizing their negative environmental impact and following societal expectations.

We believe that social responsibility has its roots in the individual and expands to business communities, impacting both local and global communities on all levels.  As a result, together we must forge a path that integrates social and environmental concerns in our daily routines and business practices. 

The 2014 Inaugural Conference on Social Responsibility in Asia, to be held in Hiroshima, Japan, is an international conference that offers a platform for scholarly and applied conversations among a wide variety of stakeholders concerned with the continual challenge of advancing the social responsibility agenda: people, planet, and growth.

Веб-сторінка конференції: http://www.presdafoundation.org/sustainable-business-conference/