Symposium

Mini Symposium Exploring the interrelations between individual CSR competencies and sustainable business practices

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is gaining significance in the corporate world, as businesses increasingly recognize the importance of ethical and responsible business practices for their survival and legitimacy. Solving CSR issues is not a routine job and interventions on the macro (national) and meso (organisation) level alone are insufficient. Because sustainability challenges need their own approach, it is assumed that competencies of employees are crucial in realizing sustainable solutions. There is a scarcity on research on this micro (individual) level. Our conviction is that these competencies are necessary to balance between often competing interests (i.e., People, planet and Profit), time, and stakeholders. Furthermore it is expected that competencies related to organisational change towards sustainability are crucial. During this mini-symposium, we would like to discuss the interrelation between individual CSR competencies, organizational change towards more sustainable business practices and corporate CSR strategies.

Programme


13.30 – 13.45    Registration & Coffee

13.45 – 14.00    Opening (Vincent Blok)

14.00 - 14.30    Eghe Osagie (PhD Candidate ECS)

Individual competencies for realizing and maintaining CSR: a literature and professional perspective

14.30 – 15.00    Katja Grekova (PhD Candidate MST)

Organisational capabilities required to build environmentally and economically sustainable supply chains

15.00 – 15.30    Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Lozano (Utrecht University)

Leaders’ perceptions of the incorporation and institutionalisation of corporate 

sustainability

15.30 – 16.30    discussion

16.30 - 17.00     drinks

 

Organization: Dr. Vincent Blok MBA (Management Studies, vincent.blok@wur.nl) & Dr. Renate Wesselink (Education & Competence Studies, renate.wesselink@wur.nl).  

 

If you are interested to participate in the discussion, please send an email to office.mst@wur.nl .