Event to examine environmental impact on enterprise

A symposium October 2 and 3 will bring together researchers to advance the study of sustainability in business.

The 2015 Odette School of Business Sustainability Symposium will feature three keynote addresses and 21 paper presentations by researchers from Canada, the US, Britain, Brazil, Sweden, China, India, Nigeria and Puerto Rico.

“Sustainability has been described as the defining issue of our generation and its relevance to business is second to none,” says business professor Jang Singh, chair of the event. “As the study of sustainability gains momentum globally it is important to examine current research on its economic, social and environmental aspects in the various business disciplines.”

The $250 registration fee includes dinners, one of which will take place at Viewpointe Estate Winery.

Keynote speakers at the symposium will be:

  • Andrew Hoffman, the Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan;
  • Alan J. Richardson, Odette Research Chair and professor of accounting at the Odette School of Business; and
  • Mark Reno, executive-in-residence at the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, Ivey School of Business.

Further information on the event, including registration details, may be obtained by visiting www.uwindsor.ca/osc or from Dr. Singh at jang@uwindsor.ca.

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