Sustainability and Firm Performance in Europe and the Americas
When? 30 November – 1 December 2023
Where? Room 319, IOS, Landshuter Str. 4, Regensburg
Registration to join the keynote lectures via zoom will remain open.
The Leibniz ScienceCampus Europe and America in the Modern World, a joint project of the UR and Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) is delighted to invite you to the LSC 2023 Annual Conference in Regensburg. Titled Sustainability and Firm Performance in Europe and the Americas, this year's conference is organized by Dr. Olga Popova (IOS) and Prof. Dr. Thomas Steger (UR), co-coordinators of the LSC module “Trade and Institutions”. The conference will take place from 30 November to 1 December at the Altes Finanzamt, Landshuter Str. 4, 93047 Regensburg.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set a global roadmap for reducing inequality, improving institutions, and enhancing economic growth while tackling climate change. This brings both opportunities and challenges for firms worldwide, ranging from technological development and reorganization of value chains in response to the green energy transition to the implementation of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG). This conference will take a closer look at firm-level sustainable behavior, its drivers, costs, and benefits. Following the SDGs, we focus on different aspects of sustainability, including but not limited to institutional frameworks, inequality, and the environment. Our aim is to generate a better understanding of the role of sustainability in firm behavior and performance. We use a broader definition of "firms" and their performance that includes looking at profits, employment, corporate social responsibility, and ethics issues while focusing on firms of all sizes from individual entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to multinational corporations.
We are delighted to welcome two keynote speakers to the conference. Both keynote talks will also be available via Zoom. For more details of each keynote talk, please click on the title.
- Marcus Wagner of the University of Augsburg will be taking about Employee Green Behavior and Sustainability-related Tensions in Teams on Thursday, 30 November at 09:30. Please click here to register to join the talk via Zoom.
- Claudia Doblinger of the Technical University of Munich will give a lecture on Climate-tech Startup Collaborations and the Underrated Importance of Governmental Partners on Friday, 1 December at 13:00. Please use this link to register for her talk via Zoom.
An outline of the schedule and other panels is presented below. The full programme can be found here.
Please use the form below to register to attend the event in person. Registering by 26 November will help us to better plan the event.
09.00–09.30 Introduction and Welcome
09.30–10.30 KEYNOTE LECTURE: Marcus Wagner (Augsburg) – Employee Green Behavior and Sustainability-Related Tensions in Teams
11.00–12.30 PANEL 1: Energy Transition and Green Entrepreneurship
13.30–15.00 PANEL 2: Corporate Social Responsibility and Reporting
15.30–17.30 PANEL 3: Environmental Sustainability and Firm Performance
08.30–12.00 Company Visit: Sustainability at the Continental Automotive Technologies GmbH (event for conference speakers only)
13.00–14.00 KEYNOTE LECTURE: Claudia Doblinger (Munich/Straubing) – Climate-Tech Startup Collaborations and the Underrated Importance of Governmental Partners.
14.30–16.00 PANEL 4: Sustainable Business Models
16.30–17.30 PANEL 5: Incentives and Firms’ Resilience
17.30 Concluding Remarks