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Call for Submissions: Behavioral Insights into Business for Social Good (due Oct 30)

The┬áBehavioral Insights into Business for Social Good Conference is now accepting submissions […]

The Behavioral Insights into Business for Social Good Conference, hosted by the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, is now accepting submissions. This conference aims to create a cross-disciplinary dialogue about how insights from behavioral research and business can be harnessed in a synergistic fashion to facilitate the greater social good. The conference runs April 1st – 2nd 2022 in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. The venue for the event is the Hotel Vancouver, which is easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars, etc. For full details, please click here.  

SUBMISSION PROCESS

  • There will be two types of presentations at the conference: Competitive Paper Presentations (15 minute research talks) and Working Paper Presentations (lightning talks).
  • To make a submission for a research presentation at the conference, please complete the form via the Submission Portal, which includes a request for a 500-word abstract.
  • The deadline for submissions is October 30th, 2021. Decisions will be made by November 25th, 2021.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Kate White at: Katherine.White@sauder.ubc.ca

CONFERENCE FORMAT

Part I: For Inspiration and Insight: Business for Social Good Main Stage Event
On the morning of Day 1, the conference will include a combination of research inspired talks and some thought-provoking insights from industry professionals. We have talks from published experts in their respective fields including CB Bhattacharya, Vanessa Bohns, Carol Ann Hilton, and Toni Schmader and industry leaders such as Esther Speck, VP of Global Sustainability and Impact at Lululemon and Christine Bergeron, President and CEO of Vancity. See more details about this session.  

Part II: Research in Focus: Behavioral Insights into Business for Social Good
The remainder of the conference will involve research presentations around behavioral insights into business for social good. We define the social good as actions that benefit society and the individuals that live within in. This can include actions on behalf of businesses that give back in terms of fostering social responsibility, social impact, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability. In addition, this also can include enhancing the positive behaviors of individuals within society (consumers, employees, community members) in ways that have a collective net positive impact, such as fostering health behaviors, prosocial behaviors, and sustainable behaviors. Submit a research project for presentation.

Here are some examples of the types of research talks we are interested in:

  • Perceptions and outcomes of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Encouraging Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Cause related marketing, philanthropy, promoting diversity, promoting prosocial actions, and ethical (unethical) business practices
  • Unique models of business that have social impact
  • Encouraging positive behaviors such as prosocial behaviors (e.g., donating money and volunteering), sustainable behaviors, citizenship behaviors, etc. 

COVID-19 We are cautiously optimistic that the circumstances around the pandemic will cooperate, but we do understand that many of us are uncertain about making plans right now. Please be assured that we will be flexible with the format of the conference depending on the ever-evolving situation with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Thank you! And we hope to see you in Vancouver!
Kate White
Karl Aquino
Darren Dahl
Michael Daniels
David Hardisty
Christie Stephenson  

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