19th International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society

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19th IESE International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society


Ethical Challenges in Strategic Management:New models and new realities that are transforming business and societies

IESE Business School, Barcelona – July 4-5, 2016

Monday, July 4

8:45–9:00Welcome Addresses and Introduction
 Jordi Canals, Dean of IESE Business School 
Joan Fontrodona, Chairperson of the Symposium
9:00–10:30Plenary Session I: The role of business and the future of our world
 Business and the Common Good: the role of business and the expectations of civil society
Stefano Zamagni, Professor of Economics, University of Bologna and Adjunct Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Europe

Globalization and Global Problem Solving
Pankaj Ghemawat, Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy, IESE Business School, and Global Professor of Management and Strategy, NYU Stern

Chair: Joan Enric Ricart, Professor of Strategic Management, Carl Schroeder Chair of Strategic Management, IESE Business School 
10:30–11:00Coffee Break
11:00–12:15Plenary Session II: Integrating ethics into strategic management
 New Models of Business in Society
R. Edward Freeman, University Professor and Olsson Professor of Business Administration, Darden School, University of Virginia

Business Through the Sustainability Lens
C.B. Bhattacharya, Pietro Ferrero Chair in Sustainability, ESMT European School of Management and Technology

Chair: Antonio Argandoña, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business Ethics, "La Caixa" Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance 
12:30–14:00Concurrent Sessions I
15:15–16:30Plenary Session III: In search of new paradigms and fresh perspectives
 Conscious Businesses: making a positive impact on the world through higher purposes
Raj Sisodia, FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business & Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism, Babson College

B Corps and Benefit Corporations globally: 'Business at its Best' working for shared prosperity in 5 continents and 50 countries
Marcello Palazzi, Co-founder, B Lab / B Corp Europe. Founder President, Progressio Foundation

Chair: Hector Rocha, Professor of Business Policy and Entrepreneurship, IAE Business School 
16:45–18:45Concurrent Sessions II
20:30–22:30Conference Dinner

Tuesday, July 5

9:00–10:15Plenary Session IV: Innovative business models with social impact
 Creating Value through Business Model Innovation
Chris Zott, Professor of Entrepreneurship, IESE Business School

From social entrepreneurship to social repairing
Ignasi Martí, Professor and Head, Strategy and Organizations Department, Emlyon Business School

Chair: Antonino Vaccaro, Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Negotiation Teaching Unit, IESE Business School 
10:15–10:45Coffee Break
10:45–12:15Concurrent Sessions III
12:30–13:45Plenary Session V: Leading the path of business towards new models and new realities
 The Purpose Revolution
John Izzo, Distinguished Fellow at the East West Institute, Author

How to lead businesses that transform societies. A lesson from Africa
Francis Okomo-Okello, Chairman, Barclays Bank of Kenya and Group Chair, TPSEAL-Serena Group of Hotels, Resorts & Lodges.

Chair: Africa Ariño, Professor of Strategic Management, IESE Business School 
13:45–15:15Cocktail and Farewell

Dates and Location

July 4-5, 2016

IESE Barcelona
North Campus
C/Arnús i Garí, 3-7
08034 Barcelona

How to get to IESE Barcelona


Prof. Joan Fontrodona

  • +34 93 253 42 00
  • 19symposium@iese.edu

  • Deadlines

    Proposal submission: January 25, 2016
    Full paper submission: June 13, 2016