Sustainability and ethics issues have emerged on the strategic management agenda in both global and local companies. In addition, company stakeholders, such as customers, workers, local communities, and governments, are increasingly aware of the issue. To increase understanding of these developments, this panel session will discuss key issues of sustainability and ethics in contemporary business. Participants of the panel include leading thinkers from academia, business and society. The panelists will present their own views on the topic, and the floor is also open for the questions from the audience.
During the session, key sustainability and business ethics issues will be discussed, including:
How can economic performance be combined with social and environmental sustainability?
What are the best practices of a sustainable strategy?
Should companies behave ethically, and if so, what are the key issues to address?
What should governments and communities do to promote and facilitate these issues?
Paavo Ritala, Professor of strategy and innovation, Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT)
Anssi Vanjoki, Professor of Practice, Lappeenranta University of Technology, LUT
Shyama Ramani, Professor of 'Health, Life Sciences and Development' at Maastricht University (Netherlands)
Anne Brunila, Professor of Practice, Hanken School of Economics
Lars Peter Lindfors, Senior Vice President, Technology, Neste Oil
Sergey M. Kadochnikov, Director, Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg office