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Submissions open: NBS 2020 Sustainability Centres Community Workshop

  • 1.  Submissions open: NBS 2020 Sustainability Centres Community Workshop

    Posted 10-03-2019 09:47

    This message is intended for people who direct a sustainability centre. If you do not, please forward to the Director of your centre.


    The Sustainability Centres Community (SCC) comprises over 150 Directors of sustainability centres at business schools around the world. Every two years, the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) co-hosts a workshop with these Directors. The 2020 workshop will be held June 24-26, 2020, in Vienna, Austria.


    This year, we are going through a two-step process. First, we are asking directors to contribute to the workshop agenda. We will then open up the workshop for you to register. This approach ensures that the SCC community builds a meaningful and useful the agenda.


    Session submissions are now open for the 2020 Sustainability Centres Community Workshop. The call for submissions will be open through the end of November.


    The goal for this workshop is to leverage the community's collective wisdom. The SCC has evolved into a thriving community, generous in sharing insights and forging collaborations.


    During the summer, SCC members suggested topics for the workshop, and we held calls on three focal areas. Based on those calls, several people have identified sessions that they will lead. Call summaries are in the Google documents below, with session leaders identified; if you would like to be involved in one of these sessions, consider reaching out to one of the leaders.


    But feel free to submit your own ideas – as organizers, we are excited to hear them!


    Call summaries:

    With any questions, please contact:


    Maya Fischhoff and Garima Sharma, NBS,,

    Daniela Ortiz, FHWien,

    Milda Zilinskaite, WU Vienna,



    More about the Workshop

    This 2020 workshop is co-hosted by the Vienna University of Economics and Business and FHWien University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication. We program two days on centre-related impact and one day of multi-sectoral engagement. More information is available here.


    Biennial SCC workshops provides a rare and important opportunity for business school sustainability/ responsibility centres to share common challenges and identify solutions. Workshops brings together centre directors, researchers and other centre affiliates, from the 150 + members of the Sustainability Centres Community. Outputs from the 2016 and 2018 workshops are available online.



    Dr. Tima Bansal, FRSC
    Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability