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Call for Submissions: Behavioral Insights into Business for Social Good (due Nov 28)

The BIBSG conference will be held in downtown Vancouver on June 14-15, 2024. To present your research on business for social good, submit an abstract by Nov. 28 […]

Behavioural Insights into Business for Social Good 2024: A Roadmap for Real Change

The Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics is once again hosting the Behavioural Insights into Business for Social Good conference to foster a cross-disciplinary dialogue about how insights from behavioral science research and business can be harnessed in a synergistic fashion to facilitate the greater social good.

Date: June 14-15, 2024
Location: Downtown Vancouver
Registration: Registration will open in early 2024

Spotlight Session: Business for Social Good (Jun. 14)

Join us for a morning of inspiration and insight featuring industry and academic leaders at the forefront of business for social good. We will host a fantastic set of speakers, including:

  • Aaron Chatterji, Professor of Business and Public Policy, Duke University, and author of “Can Business Save the Earth?”
  • Tabatha Bull, President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Research in Focus: Behavioural Insights into Business for Social Good (Jun. 14 & 15)

The remainder of the conference will bring research into focus with a series of talks highlighting research at the intersection of behavioural science, business, and the social good.

Call for Submissions

We invite submissions of projects using behavioural science to explore business for social good, which we define as business actions that benefit the planet and the people that live on it. This can include integrating social responsibility, sustainability, equity and inclusion, and reconciliation into business strategy and operations. It can also include providing options for individuals and communities to choose healthy, prosocial, and sustainable behaviours that have a collective positive impact.

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

  • Perceptions and outcomes of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Encouraging Justice, Equity, Decolonization, Diversity, Indigenization, 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.

The conference will have:

  • Research talks: Competitive paper submissions about completed research projects, maximum of 15 minutes to present and 4 minutes to take questions.
  • Lightning round talks: Working paper submissions about research in progress, maximum of 5 minutes to present and 1 minute to take questions. This session will be followed by time for general discussion.

To submit a research project for presentation at the conference, please use the submission portal, which requires basic project information, a brief description for inclusion in the program, and a short abstract (approx. 500 words). The deadline for submission is 11:59pm on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Kirstin Appelt at

The Behavioural Insights into Business for Social Good conference will return to Vancouver in June 2024; submit your research project for presentation by Nov. 28 [...]

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