International Conference on
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
AIM OF THE CONFERENCE
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.
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.
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CALL FOR PAPERS
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.
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.
*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.
Frank W. Considine Chair in Applied Ethics, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University, USA
Vice Chancellor, St. Xavier's University, Kolkata
Director, IBES, LMU
Former Vice Chancellor, Universities of Coimbatore and Madras
VC, XIM University, Bhubaneshwar
Provincial, Jamshedpur Jesuit Province
Chair Professor of JRD Tata Foundation on Business Ethics at XLRI
Dean (Acad) XLRI, Jamshedpur
Dean (Admin & Fin) XLRI, Jamshedpur
University of Bordeaux, France
Nacional Universidad, Bogota, Colombia
University of Navarra, Spain
Director, LIBA, Chennai
Founder & Chairman, Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME)
Former VC, Sidhu-Kanhu University, Dumka
VC, Devi Ahilya University, Indore
Former VC, CUSAT
VC, Mahatma Gandhi University
Sogang University, South Korea
University of Creighton, USA
Emeritus, St. Thomas University, Houston, USA
Universidad de Santo Tomas, Santiago Chile
Former Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
University of St. Thomas, Manila, Philippines
Coventry University, UK
Dean (Admin) XLRI-Delhi
Michigan State University, USA
Director, XISS, Ranchi
Dean, Theologische Fakultät, Innsbruck
Country Director India of MAS Holdings and CEO of Massai Trades India P Ltd
Former Chair Prof. JRD Tata Foundation for Business Ethics, XLRI
Ethics Counsellor, Tata Steel
Director, Lipi, Kochi
Principal, St. Paul Institute of Professional Studies, Indore
Principal, XITE College, Jamshedpur
St. Joseph’s University, Bangalore
Kirloskar Institute of Management, Pune
Chief Editor, Journal of Jesuit Business Education
Creighton University, USA
Former Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
Loyola Maryland University, Los Angeles
Sogang University, S. Korea
L’Università di Pavia, Italy
Chief Editor, MLS, 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.
Research Scholar Coordinator
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