Value Creation for a Sustainable World
This is project is carried out by the Business Ethics Center, the John Molson School of Business (Concordia University, Montreal), Penn State University and the UNESCO Chair in Art and Science for Sustainable Development Goals (ICN Business School, Nancy).
We define “sustainable value creation” as bringing forth products, services, organizational forms, processes, actions and policies which satisfy real social needs and contribute to the ecological regeneration of nature.
The project aims to mapping the most innovative economic and social models of sustainable value creation from all parts of the world (America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia) and analyses the obstacles to and opportunities for their implementation and scaling up.
In addition to the members of the Business Ethics Center the following scholars are participating in the project:
Paul Shrivastava (Pennsylvania State University & ICN Business School, Nancy)
Thomas Walker (Concordia University, Montreal)
Ove Jakobsen (Nord University, Bodo)
David Wasieleski (Duquesne University & ICN Business School, Nancy)
Jacob Dahl Rendtorff (Roskilde University)
David Donoghue (IE Business School, Madrid)
Eleanor O’Higgins (University College Dublin)
Jagdish Rattanani (S P Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai)
Anna Sörensson (Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall)
Knut Ims (NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen)
Madhumita Chatterji (ABBS School of Management, Bengaluru)
Wanlin Zhanga & Stuart Walker (Lancaster University)
Martyn Evans (Manchester School of Art)
Rosa Fioravante & Mara Del Baldo (University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”)
János Vargha (Danube Circle, Budapest)
Wanna Prayukvong (Mahidol University)
Apichai Puntasen (Rangsit University)
James E. Hoopes (Babson College)
Zulkifly Baharom (Sejahtera Leadership Initiative, Malaysia)
Economy and Religion
The project investigates the complex role that religions and spirituality play in contemporary academic life. Main research areas include: the economic conceptions of the world religions, common good and integral human development, “The Economy of Francesco” initiative of Pope Francis in the context of ecology and globalization, the “utopian” aspect of the Catholic Social Teaching, Hindu spirituality in management and Buddhist economics, spiritually-based business models, the holistic approach to socio-ecological well-being.
In addition to the members of the Business Ethics Center the following scholars are participating in the project: Sarolta Laura Baritz, OP (Sapientia Theological College), Karoly Mike (Eotvos Lorand University), and Roland Szilas (Department of Organizational Behaviour, Corvinus University of Budapest).