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XLRI, Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur to host

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International Conference on


In Partnership with

Heider College of Business, Creighton University, Omaha, USA
Institute of Business Ethics and Sustainability, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA
Center for Ethical and Socially Responsible Leadership, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University, USA
Theologische Fakultät, University of Innsbruck, Austria


In our rapidly evolving and intricately interconnected global landscape, businesses’ role is not just limited to making profits. Corporations are now recognized as influential powerhouses and they hold the power to transform economies, societies, cultures, and ecosystems. Given their ever expanding influence in the society there is a compelling need for businesses to operate with an elevated sense of ethics and responsibility.

This imperative arises from the convergence of economic, environmental, social, and technological forces, thrusting into the spotlight an urgent demand for businesses to wholeheartedly embrace ethical principles and shoulder responsibility for their impact on various stakeholders.

In an era characterised by the exponential advancement of technology, the boundaries between the local and global, and between corporate and societal realms, are rapidly fading. Businesses no longer exist in isolation; they are integral facets of a larger, interconnected ecosystem encompassing employees, customers, communities, and the environment. Consequently, the repercussions of their actions ripple far beyond immediate financial gains. The public, regulatory bodies, investors, employees, and all stakeholders now seek ethical and responsible conduct as non-negotiable prerequisites in business operations.

The ramifications of unethical practices and disregard for acting responsibly is multi-fold. Instances of environmental degradation, the exploitation of labour, corporate misconduct, and the violation of human rights have sparked public outrage and eroded trust in businesses. For example, the global financial crisis of 2008 laid bare the catastrophic consequences of unchecked corporate behaviour worldwide. These incidents serve as stark reminders for businesses to navigate their course with unwavering integrity, complete transparency, and unswerving commitment for the welfare of all stakeholders.

Furthermore, the imperative for ethical business conduct is inherently entwined with the concept of sustainable development. As businesses grapple with the challenges of climate change, resource scarcity, and social inequality, their ability to contribute constructively to these issues becomes pivotal. Responsible practices that meticulously consider environmental impact promote social equity and ensure economic viability emerge as essential prerequisites for businesses to thrive long-term and safeguard the planet for future generations.

XLRI's first International Conference on Enabling Social and Business Responsibility will serve as the crucible for an in-depth exploration of the role played by ethics and responsibility in the contemporary business milieu. Subsequent discussions will traverse diverse dimensions, ranging from the cultivation of responsible leadership and the pursuit of sustainable development to the ethical implications of emerging technologies and the pressing need for conscious capitalism. The path ahead beckons us to collectively commit to fostering a business environment wherein ethical considerations and responsibilities are not merely optional add-ons. Still, they are deeply ingrained core values that fundamentally shape the modus operandi of businesses, fuel innovation, and bolster their contributions to the well-being of society as a whole and to all stakeholders alike.

Enabling Social and Business Responsibility in Our Globalised World
JRD Tata Foundation for Business Ethics, XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles and Center for Ethical and Socially Responsible Leadership, USA | Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University, USA | Heider College of Business, Creighton University, Omaha, USA | Theologische Fakultät, University of Innsbruck, Austria


XLRI - Xavier School of Management is a private business school run by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India. XLRI was founded in 1949 in the steel city of Jamshedpur and is the oldest business school in India. The institute, currently in its 74th year, will be celebrating its Platinum Jubilee in 2024.

XLRI is the recipient of two international accreditations, AACSB and AMBA. XLRI is recognized among the best management institutes in India and is ranked ninth in the NIRF 2023 ranking. It is also the first institution to conceive and create a technology-enabled and interactive online executive education program. Over the years, XLRI has developed a distinct identity for itself. The hallmark of this identity is not to walk on the beaten path, but to strife and strike new routes; not to benchmark, but to be benchmarked; to be second to none, but to be the first to respond to the needs of the people and the nation; taking up tasks that are bold, but necessary, that which nobody has hitherto taken up. This enterprising and pioneering spirit can be witnessed throughout the history of XLRI. XLRI has always had and maintains a global outlook.

XLRI offers a wide range of academic programs in the field of management education. These include Post Graduate Programmes in Business Management\Human Resource Management, XLRI - RBS Double Master’s Programme in Supply Chain Management & Supply Chain Analytics, Fellow Programme in Management, Executive Fellow Programme in Management, and Executive PG Programmes for working executives. In addition, XLRI actively is involved in training practitioners and academicians through Management Development Programmes, Faculty Development Programmes and so on.

For further details on XLRI please visit https://xlri.ac.in

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International Conference on Enabling Social and Business Responsibility in Our Globalised World

Papers, Case Studies and Infographics (Posters) are invited from academicians, industry practitioners, reseach scholars and students

February 2-3, 2024
XLRI - Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

We are pleased to announce the International Conference on Ethics and Responsibility in Business, hosted by XLRI, Jamshedpur. The two-day conference, from 9:00 am on February 2, Friday to 4:00 pm on February 3, Saturday, 2024, will be conducted through in-person presentations on XLRI campus in Jamshedpur.

Conference Theme:
"Enabling Social and Business Responsibility in Our Globalised World"

The significance of ethics and responsibility cannot be overstated in a world where businesses wield significant influence over economies, societies, and the environment. This conference is centred around the overarching theme of "Ethics and Responsibility in Business." It aims to create a collaborative platform, bringing together scholars and researchers from different domains of management studies and industry practices. This platform will foster an environment for exchange of knowledge and insights, which will drive innovation in business and create a future where ethics, integrity, and excellence underpin sustainable and responsible business practices.

Conference Objectives:
Explore the ethical challenges posed by globalisation and evolving dynamics of responsibility.
Facilitate discussions on redefining and expanding responsibilities in an interconnected world.
Encourage cross-disciplinary dialogues on various facets of ethics and responsibility, fostering innovative solutions.
Bring together industry experts and academicians to explore the future of business and society.
Address the critical ethical challenges arising from contemporary societal developments through collective responses.
Provide opportunities to interact effectively with industry experts and academicians.
Three sets of Awards will be given in the categories of Paper, Case Study and Infographics!

The best paper awards, worth Rs 1,00,000 will be given.

The best case study awards, worth Rs 1,00,000 will be given.

The best infographics awards, worth Rs 50,000 will be given.

We invite the submission of research papers, case studies and infographics on the following tracks and related themes:

Ethics of Emerging Technologies

  • Ethical challenges of emerging technologies
  • Responsible use of Industry 4.0 technologies
  • Recognising biases and acknowledging prejudices
  • Ethics in data collection, privacy, and cybersecurity
  • Online ethics: addressing issues of misinformation and online harassment
  • Dealing with Disruptive technologies responsibly
  • Data Ethics and Privacy in Indian Governance
  • The Advent of Frontier Technologies and their Existential Ethical Implications
  • The Precipitate Absence of Effective Global Governance Mechanisms for Frontier Technologies
  • The Value Alignment and Control Problems in AI Ethics
  • The Issue of Robot Rights
  • AI Ethics in HR
  • Any Related Topic of Your Choice

Ethics of Corporate Social Responsibility (ECSR)

  • The Pivotal Role of Ethics and Responsibility among Corporate Citizens
  • CSR and ESG: Ethical and Practical Exploration
  • Responsible Corporate Leadership in a VUCA world
  • Ethics of Whistle-blower Protection in Practice
  • Ethical Challenges in International Business and Cross-Cultural Contexts
  • Ethical Bases of Circular Economy, Sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
  • Promoting and Maintaining Ethical Organizational Culture
  • Ethical Supply Chain and Vendor Management
  • Corporate Governance and its Role in Ensuring Ethical Business Practices
  • Ethics, Religion and Spirituality in Different Cultural Traditions
  • Ethical reporting and disclosure in CSR and ESG
  • Economic Ethics and ECSR
  • Ethical Frameworks and Principles for ECSR
  • Any Related Topic of Your Choice

Sustainability and Business Ethics

  • ESG as a Pathway for Business Sustainability and Responsibility
  • Understanding ESG Metrics in the Indian Context
  • Reimagining capitalism as Conscious Capitalism
  • Environmental Crisis and Collective Responsibility
  • Ethical Dimensions of Sustainability in Business Operations
  • Ethical Challenges in the Use/Misuse of Natural Resources
  • Environmental Ethics and Sustainability in Indian Thought
  • CSR Implementation and Compliance in Indian Companies
  • Greenwashing: Examples (Green Supply Chains) and Ethics
  • Greenwashing in Advertising and Marketing/ Fashion and Apparel Industry
  • Greenwashing in the Energy Sector or Food Industry
  • Corporate Ethics and Sixth Mass Extinction
  • Any Related Topic of Your Choice

Role of Ethics Education

  • Relationship between Education and Ethics
  • Curriculum Development for Responsible Management Education
  • Teaching Ethics and Sustainability in Business Schools
  • Indian Educational Institutions and Global Responsibility
  • Ethical Foundations in Indian Philosophy
  • Ethics Education in Higher Education
  • Ethics of Inclusive Education
  • Ongoing Workplace Ethics Training
  • Ethics in Educational Research
  • Social Media and Ethics in Education
  • Plagiarism and Academic Integrity
  • Indian Educational Institutions and Global Responsibility
  • Any Related Topic of Your Choice

Global Responsibility and Business Ethics

  • Reimagining capitalism as conscious capitalism
  • Business sustainability as a way forward for brand equity
  • Human rights, justice, equity, and equality
  • Circular economy and ethical considerations in waste reduction
  • Indian Corporations and NGOs for Global Responsibility
  • Indian Government Policies and Global Responsibility
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India and its Global Impact
  • Indian Diaspora and Global Responsibility
  • Sustainable Development Goals and India’s Global Responsibility
  • Indian Philanthropy and Global Responsibility
  • The Blurring of the Concept of Nation-State in the Face of Labour Migration--Its Ethical Implications
  • Global Responsibility: Indian Perspectives: (Exploring concepts like Dharma, Gita, Ahimsa, and corporate ideals like “Satyameva jayate”)
  • Any Related Topic of Your Choice

Leadership Insights and Organisational/General Ethics

  • Responsible leadership: Past Discourse and New Insights
  • Emerging organisational Models of Governance
  • Recognising the relationship between IQ, EQ, and MQ (Moral Quotient) in organisations
  • Servant or Heroic Leadership and its impact on industries
  • Leadership Styles and Models for Organisational Integrity
  • Ethical Leadership: Indian Perspectives
  • Ethics in Supply Chain Management
  • Responsible Business Governance Practices
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Ethics
  • Ethical Considerations in Crisis Management
  • Workplace Ethics and Mental Health
  • Remote Work and Ethical Considerations
  • Ethical challenges in leadership transitions and succession planning
  • Any Related Topic of Your Choice
For detailed submission guidelines and important dates, please visit the conference website:xlri.ac.in/ethics
Join us at the International Conference on Ethics and Responsibility in Business to be part of this transformative discourse. Let us collectively shape a future where businesses thrive by embodying ethics, responsibility, and excellence.

For inquiries and submissions, please contact our organizing committee at: ethics2024@xlri.ac.in

We look forward to your participation and a fruitful exchange of ideas.
The International Conference on Ethics and Responsibility in Business offers a dynamic and enriching program designed to deepen your understanding of the evolving landscape of ethics and responsibility and their profound implications on business, society, and academia. Join us for a transformative experience that includes:

Keynote Addresses by Renowned Experts:

Gain insights and inspiration from keynote addresses delivered by esteemed experts in the fields of ethics, responsibility, and business.

Paper Presentations:

Engage with thought-provoking research through paper presentations, where scholars and practitioners share their findings and insights.

Panel Discussions:

Participate in enlightening panel discussions featuring distinguished academicians and industry practitioners. Explore the multifaceted dimensions of ethics and responsibility in lively debates and exchange of ideas.


Enhance your knowledge and skills through interactive workshops led by experts. Dive deeper into specific topics and gain practical insights.

Networking Opportunities:

Connect with a diverse community of scholars, researchers, and professionals, fostering collaborations and partnerships that can drive meaningful change.

Quality Enhancement and Potential Publication:

Receive valuable feedback to enhance the quality of your research and explore potential publication opportunities.

Publication of e-Proceedings:

Showcase your research through the publication of e-proceedings of abstracts, providing a platform for your work to reach a broader audience.

Connect with Eminent Academicians:

Forge connections with renowned academicians and scholars of national and international acclaim. Benefit from their expertise and insights.

Best Paper Award:

Recognize and celebrate outstanding research with our prestigious Best Paper Award, acknowledging excellence in the field.

Select Papers in Scopus-Indexed Journal:

The opportunity for select papers to be published in a Scopus-indexed journal, ensuring wider recognition and impact for your research.

Keynote Addresses by Eminent Academicians and Practitioners:

Gain a comprehensive perspective on ethics and responsibility through keynote addresses delivered by prominent figures from academia and industry.
The conference provides a unique platform for exchange of knowledge, innovative thinking, and collaborative endeavors. We invite you to be part of this transformative event, contributing to the advancement of ethical business practices and responsible leadership in our globalized world. Join us in envisioning a future where ethics, integrity, and excellence drive sustainable and responsible business practices.


Academicians within India
5000(Inclusive 18% GST)
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Research Scholars within India
(Doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers)
1500(Inclusive 18% GST)
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Students within India
00(Inclusive 18% GST)
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Industry professionals
8000(Inclusive 18% GST)
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Academicians from outside India
21000(Inclusive 18% GST)
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Research Scholars from outside India
(Doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers)
10000(Inclusive 18% GST)
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*Registration Fee needs to be paid only after the abstract/case studies/Infographics are accepted. To submit these you don't need to make any payment.


  • For overseas participants, the exact amount of the registration fee will be computed based on the exchange rate on the date of the transaction.
  • Only online payment is accepted. Cash and cheque payments are not accepted.
October 1, 2023
Abstract Submission Opens (word limit 500)
November 30, 2023
Abstract Submission Ends
December 15, 2023
Full Paper submission for best paper award
December 18, 2023
Notification of acceptance of abstract
December 20, 2023
Notification of acceptance of full paper
January 5, 2024
Submission of Case Studies and Infographics
January 15, 2024
Notification of Acceptance of  Studies and Infographics
January 20, 2024
Registration deadline for all authors & conference participants
February 2-3, 2024
Conference Date
Due to the heavy demand and taking into consideration some of your requests, the deadline for the submission of the abstracts is extended to November 30, 2024. The deadline for the submission of Case Studies and Infographics (Posters) is December 15, 2025.



All abstracts need to be sent directly to the below mentioned e-mail address: ethics2024@xlri.ac.in. Please upload the details on the Link


  • Title
  • Author's name and Affiliation
  • Abstract (500 words)
  • Keywords (3-6 words)


Full paper (Quantitative/Qualitative/Empirical or Theoretical), Case Studies or Posters/Infographics can be uploaded to the Link and sent directly to e-mail ID: ethics2024@xlri.ac.in


  • Title with subtitle
  • Author's name and Affiliation (including ORCID)
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Sections/Sub-sections
  • Conclusion


Case Studies related to the above themes are also encouraged


Participants are also encouraged to present Infographics/Posters related to the above themes. Posters should follow any of the themes mentioned above and give a creative presentation on the same.
Join us at the International Conference on Ethics as we delve into the complexities of these intertwined concepts in the workplace, share insights, and collectively pave the way for a more responsible and ethical global village. The Conference invites:
  • Faculty members
  • Research scholars
  • Industry practitioners
  • Case writers
  • Infographics/Poster Designers
Your contributions and perspectives are invaluable in shaping a future that is both sustainable and equitable.
For inquiries and submission guidelines, please visitxlri.ac.in/ethics
We look forward to your participation in this intellectually stimulating and transformative event!
Local Coordination by RAISE: Responsible, Accelerated, Innovative, Sustainable and Equitable Business and PEACE



Fr Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ

Chair Professor of JRD Tata Foundation on Business Ethics at XLRI







PEACE, which stands for People for Environmental Awareness & Conservation of Ecosystems, is a student group which aims to build responsible business leaders by imbibing sustainability. PEACE works under the guidance of Fr Arrupe Center for Ecology & Sustainability (FACES). PEACE activities are centred around Awareness, Action & Impact Assessment via quizzes, articles, campaigns & much more.


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Conference will be organized at the beautiful campus of Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur.

Details: XLRI C. H. Area (East) Jamshedpur - 831001 Jharkhand, India Phone : +91 657 665 3333 Fax: +91-657-2227814

There are large number hotels available in the Jamshedpur city and nearby XLRI. In addition to these hotels limited number of accommodations is also available at XLRI Jamshedpur Guest House.

For booking accommodation one needs to forward their request to the conference committee. The available rooms will be allotted on First Come Firsts Serve basis. We are negotiating to make the accomodation available at the most economic price available.

The Conference will take care of the venue and accomodation of regular student participation. Check again this site to find the price for others, including industry practitioners, academic scholars and research students.

Board and Lodging Fees for the Conference


1. Special Guests (VIPs – Chief Guests, Special invitees, Keynote Speakers) - NIL Charges

2. Paper Presenters:

  • a. Corporate Representatives:
    • Single B&L – INR 3500/- + GST
    • Double Sharing B&L – INR 2500/- +GST
  • b. Academicians (Professors/faculty):
    • Single B&L – INR 2500/- + GST Double
    • Sharing B&L – INR 2000/- +GST
  • c. Research Scholars/Students:
    • Recommended only Double Sharing B&L - INR 1500/- +GST
    • (Not Recommended) – Exceptions, if any - Single B&L – INR 2000/- + GST

    The conference will take care of the Board and Lodging or students (MBA, MTech, etc). Please contact us with your request.

3. Mere Participants (Conferences, Jubilee Events, etc):

  • Single B&L – INR 3500/- + GST
  • Double Sharing B&L – INR 2500/- +GST
Note on GST: Transaction value per unit:
1. Charges up to Rs 1000/-: 12%
2. Charges in the range of Rs 1001 to Rs 7500/-: 12%
3. Charges in the range of Rs 7501/- and above: 18%
Terms & Conditions:
1. Accommodation is subject to availability.
2. XLRI reserves the right to allocate the rooms


Jamshedpur or Tatanagar is the largest and most populous city in Jharkhand and the first planned industrial city in India. It is a Notified Area Council and Municipal Corporation and also the headquarter of the East Singhbhum district. It is a popular tourist destination known for its forests, ancient temples and royal palaces. It was founded by Jamsetji Tata, founder of the Tata Group, and was named after him. It was established in 1919.

Jamshedpur was ranked as the cleanest city of India in 2020 by Swach Survekshan. The city is also ranked as 2nd in India in terms of quality of life. Jamshedpur is the 84th fastest growing city in the world according to City Mayors Foundation. It is the headquarters of the East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand and is the 36th – largest urban agglomeration and 72nd largest city in India by population. It is one of the first Smart Cities in India along with Naya Raipur.

Jamshedpur has a number of popular tourist destinations, including Jubilee Park, Dalma Wild Life Sanctuary Dimna Lake,Tata Steel Zoological Park, JRD Tata Sports Complex, and The Russi Modi Centre of Excellence.

For more on Tourist attraction around Jamshedpur, please refer to following website

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The Railway Station at Jamshedpur is known as Tatanagar and is well connected by Trains from Alleppy, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata (Howrah), Mumbai, Patna and Pune. The nearest airports to Jamshedpur are Kolkata and Ranchi. The Journey will take approximately 3.5 hours to 4 hours to reach Jamshedpur from Kolkata by train and 2.5 hours to 3 hours from Ranchi by road.

XLRI Campus is about 7 kms from the Tatanagar Railway Station and can safely be reached by auto - rickshaws or taxis round-the-clock at a reasonable charge of Rs. 120/- and Rs. 200/- respectively (approximate rates). XLRI is located near the Jubliee Park in the Circuit House Area (East). The campus has two gates - one opens to the Marine Drive and the other to CH Area. XLRI campus can be approached from either of the gates.


The XLRI-Xavier School of Management, a pioneer in ethics education since its inception in 1949, is proud to announce the upcoming International Conference on “Enabling Social and Business Responsibility.” This conference, part of XLRI’s Platinum Jubilee, aims to serve as a platform for scholars, practitioners, and industry experts from various disciplines to deliberate on the pressing issues related to ethics and responsibility in both social and business contexts.
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Conference Chair

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Research Scholar Coordinator

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Student Coordinator

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