CSR Conference 2017 - Research - University of Derby

16th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and 7th Organisational Governance Conference

CSR conferences Responsibility and Governance: The Twin Pillars of Sustainability 30 August - 1 September 2017, Buxton Campus

We are pleased to announce that the University of Derby will be hosting the 16th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and 7th Organisational Governance Conference. 

The 16th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and 7th Organisational Governance Conference will be organised jointly by the University of Derby and the Social Responsibility Research Network (SRRNet) and will take place at our Buxton Campus in the historic spa town of Buxton - the highest town in England.

There is considerable evidence that the field of social responsibility is changing and maturing - and increasingly becoming synonymous with the field of governance. This can be seen from the issues which are of concern to people currently researching in the field. The concept of CSR has gradually spilled over to the other fields of inquiry so much so that today we can speak about the inclusion of social responsibility in any type of human activity (business, politics, justice, etc.). At the same time governance failures have been shown to be at the root of many economic and social problems besetting corporations and other organisation. In fact increasingly the terms social responsibility, corporate responsibility, sustainability and governance have become intertwined and are often treated as aspects of the same issue.

With this in mind we have decided to adopt a theme of sustainability and to consider responsibility and governance as its twin pillars for our forthcoming conference - which of course includes all the other terms within the theme. This raises the questions of what do we mean by sustainability, how do we achieve this and what is the relationship between responsibility, governance and sustainability. These are questions which we will raise and address during this conference.

This conference is designed to act as a forum for the debate and analysis of contemporary issues in this broad area. It is intended to attract people from a wide variety of disciplines and geographic regions for an exchange of views.

Call for Papers

The conference is intended to be interdisciplinary and welcomes contributions from anyone who has a perspective on this important issue. Papers are welcome on any topic related to this broad issue - see Call for Papers Information for more details.

Registration Requirements

Conference fees:

Conference fees include the following: 

Costs: £365, including dinner. Doctoral students - £299. 

Partner and guest rates: Partners and other guests are welcome to attend the welcome buffet (Day 1) for £25, and (Day 2) dinner for £50. Bookable in advance.  

Please check if you need a visa for your travel to the UK. To get an official invitation for the conference please contact the conference chair.

The conference fee will include meals and conference materials. There is plenty of good hotel accommodation nearby to suit all budgets and details will be given with registration details. We will give you our recommendations on Hotels later.

An optional sightseeing tour will be arranged for after the conference and details will be announced later. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Buxton in 2017 for what promises to be an exciting conference.

When and where

  • Wednesday 30 August - Friday 1 September 2017
  • University of Derby, Buxton Campus, Devonshire Rd, Buxton SK17 6RY.

Download the Full Timetable here

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