We hope you will join us for the next virtual meeting of the Innovating for Sustainability Salon on October 1, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Eastern Time. The theme will be: From Local to Global: The study of sustainable innovation at various systems levels. The theme description is below our signature.
About the Salon. By RSVP'ing for this meeting, you are also joining the Innovating for Sustainability Salon – a global community of 100+ researchers in the sustainability and innovation space. The community meets regularly (about every 3 months) to share research. This Salon is intended to provide an alternative to face-to-face meetings, which are cost, time and carbon intensive. If you join this community, we ask that you make every effort to attend the meetings regularly.
To join this community and RSVP for the Oct 1 meeting, please complete the short form at Salon website. Every meeting is animated by three presentations of work-in-progress followed by dialogue, using the Zoom platform.
Please contact Chelsea Hicks-Webster (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Tima Bansal (Ivey Business School)
Marie-France Turcotte (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Joel Gehman (Alberta School of Business)
Garima Sharma (Anderson School of Management)
Sylvia Grewatsch (Goodman School of Business)
Angela Greco (University of Groningen)
Theme: From Local to Global:
The study of sustainable innovation at various systems levels. Solutions to grand challenges are being addressed at different levels in the system. Increasingly, many sustainability approaches advocate the implementation of local solutions to tackle global challenges. This approach presents both advantages and limitations. For instance, district levels are seen as critical to effectively innovate small-scale infrastructures for renewable energy upgrades –e.g. mini-grids and 'local energy communities', enabling neighbourhood sustainable grid configurations. However, for policies such as those intervening on climate change, this approach might compromise their effectiveness, since they address environmental damages extending beyond local jurisdictions (Bushnell, Peterman & Wolfram, 2008). The systems nature of grand challenges calls for systems solutions. While a local approach to grand challenges comes with limitations, a holistic approach to sustainable innovation presents many challenges. The next salon seeks to explore the study of sustainability innovation at different levels in the system.
Questions of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: