2nd International Conference On
Business Social Partnership: Towards Value Based Social Engagement
September 5-7, 2013
Venue: International Youth Centre, Delhi

The Background

After one decade of the 1st International Conference on Business Social Partnership: Beyond Philanthropy that was organized at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta during December 4-7, 2002 we now announce on behalf of Academy of Value Based Management (A Unit of ISOL Foundation) the 2nd International Conference on Business Social Partnership: Towards Value Based Social Engagement during September 5-7, 2013 at Delhi.

 The proposed conference will focus on the developments that took for 10 years post 2002 The Post Johannesberg Summit.
The UN Global Compact's ten years of experience has revealed two critical lessons:

1. Advanced performance by leadership companies offers crucial inspiration for those at the lower rungs of the "sustainability pyramid" and

2. A new level of performance is needed in order to address key global challenges in a world of uncertainty, complexity and volatility and to deliver on the sustainability promise.

In recognition of these factors, the UN Global Compact Office set about to develop a Blueprint in 2010 for Corporate Sustainability Leadership for the second decade of the UN Global Compact one rooted in the realities of the coming era and based on the need to achieve higher levels of performance, impact, and collective action.

The Triggers

The recent incidences of corporate fraud and greed that resulted in economic burst of 2008 and triggered one of the worst economic recessions worldwide in decades has forced us to take a fresh look at both the current management programs and prevailing business practices. The long list of failed corporate giants and banks caught in these scams and the magnitude of their mismanagement for profit maximization with complete disregard to well beings of their employees and common shareholders tells us that something is seriously missing or has gotten lost in this race to economic prosperity. That brings us to the core of this problem a total lack of conscience or moral bankruptcy. There is an urgent and dire need to address these issues to create a morally healthy business environment for sustainable individual, social and economic growth.

The starting point of World Business Council for Sustainable Development is based on the fundamental belief that a coherent Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, based on sound ethics and core values, offers clear business benefits. Sustainable development rests on three fundamental pillars: economic growth, ecological balance and social progress.

On June 24, 2004 during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit it was announced that the UN Global Compact henceforth includes a tenth principle against corruption. Corruption is a major hindrance to sustainable development, with a disproportionate impact on poor communities and is corrosive on the very fabric of society.

The Focus of the Conference

A coherent Corporate Social Responsibility based on integrity, sound values and a long-term approach offers clear business benefits to companies and a positive contribution to the well being of society. This requires discussing certain questions by all sectors: What are the respective roles of government and private sector in providing social, educational and health services? How far along the supply chain does a company's responsibility extend? How should it adapt to local cultures? How far into the future should a company plan? etc.etc.

Therefore, the focus of the conference will be to discuss the strategies in order to develop new collaborative relationship between business, government and the NGOs. The purpose is to explore the scope for shared power and control for these stakeholders that will help them to realise their respective organizational goals in a globalised world.

Who Should Participate

1. Presidents and Vice-Presidents of Corporations
2. Academicians and Research Scholars
3. Chief Executives and Senior Functionaries of NGOs.
4. Senior Government Officials
5. Trade Union Leaders

Conference Sub - Themes:

1. Spiritual Dimension of Sustainable Development
2. Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
3. Ethical Consumerism, Corporate Ethics, Governance and Social Responsibility
4. Social Engagement: Dialogue and Engagement Process
5. Indigenous Model of Business Social Partnership
6. Culture, Traditions and CSR
7. Business & Human Rights
8. Social Compliance: Emerging Priorities
9. Transparency, Accountability & Anti Corruption
10. Ethical and Spiritual Foundations of CSR
11. Responsible Business Practices and Sustainable Growth: Towards Spiritual Dimension of Benchmarking System for CSR
12. CSR and Global Issues
13. CSR, Environmental Performance and Green Management
14. Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining Industry

Conference Language

The official language of the conference will be English.

Submission of Papers

1. Intending participants are invited to submit their papers on any of the sub-themes. Submitted papers must not have been previously presented or scheduled for presentation; published, accepted for publication, and if under review must not appear before the conference.

2. The cover page should include: 
(1) Name of author(s), 
(2) Title and Affiliation(s),
(3) Full address of corresponding author(s) including their phone, fax, and e-mail.

3. The next page should include the title of the submission and a 300 word single-spaced abstract.

4. Full paper should be limited to 3000 words excluding references, tables and graphs. The style to prepare the full paper will be informed to intending participants in the 2nd Announcement of the Conference.

5. Works-in-Progress are encouraged, particularly from Doctoral Students.

We strongly urge the use of e-mail for submission of full papers, as an attachment in MS Word format. A committee of experts and scholars working in this field will screen all the papers for presentation.

Scientific Programme Committee

1.  S.K.Chakraborty, Founder of Management Center for Human Values, IIM Calcutta & Chairman, ISOL Foundation Advisory Committee, India.

2.  Sunita Singh Sengupta, Ph.D., Founder & Convener, ISOL Foundation and Conference Convener, India.

3.  J.K.Mitra, Ph.D., Professor of Strategy, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, India.

4.  M.J.Xavier, Ph.D., Director, Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, India

5.  Peter Pruzan, Dr.Polit. & Ph.D.,Professor Emeritus, Department of Management, Politics & Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

6.  Len Tischler, Ph.D., Professor of Management, Kania School of Management , University of Scranton, USA.

7.  Ora Setter, Ph.D.,Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

8.  Mario Fernando, Ph.D., School of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Commerce University of Wollongong, Australia.

9.  Alicia D. Crumpton, Ph.D., Director,Center for Global Studies, Johnson University, USA.

10.  Michael Zirkler, Ph.D.,Head of Organizational Psychology, Zurich University of Applie Sciences, School of Applied Psychology, Switzerland.

11.  Sondra SeungJa Doe, Ph.D., Professor, School of Social Welfare, Jungwon University, Republic of Korea

Advisory Committee

1. Malay Mishra, High Commissioner of India to Trinidad & Tobago
2.  Jody Fry, Tarleton State University, Central Texas, USA
3.  P.B.Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Delhi Technological University.
4.  Rajen K.Gupta, MDI, Gurgaon, India.
5.  Brahma Singh, President World Wellness Forum and Advisor, World Noni Research Foundation, Chennai.
6.  Sraddhalu Ranade, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.
7.  Rakesh Tandon, Managing Director, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.
8.  Ratan Datta, Vice Chairman, TC5 of IFIP (International Federation of Information Processing), A Technical Body of UNESCO.
9.  BalvirTalwar, Additional General Manager, BHEL.
10.  Rajesh Jain, Director (International marketing), Jindal Group of Companies.
11.  Satyajit Panda, Deputy General Manager (Human Resource), NTPC.
12. Krishna Kumar MB, Consultant on Corporate Planning, Policy Formulations & Logistics

Deadlines to Remember

1. Abstract Submission: March 10, 2013
2. Notification of Acceptance: March 25, 2013
3. Full Paper Submission: July 10, 2013

Conference Registration Fee

1. International Delegate US $ 300
2. Domestic Delegate Rs. 5000/-
3. Full Time International Doctoral Student :USD 250
4. Full Time Indian Doctoral Student INR 3000
5. Others USD 100; INR 2000
6. Accompanying Persons USD 100 (INR 1500)

The registration fees will cover accommodation, Conference Materials, Conference Lunch and beverages etc.


You may get registered for this conference by paying fee using any of two methods of payment:

1. By Demand Draft in favour of 'Integrating Spirituality and Organizational Leadership Foundation' payable at Delhi, India.
2. Through Bank Transfer:

Name of Bank
Bank Branch
Account Name

Account Number


Conference Secretariat

Dr. Sunita Singh-Sengupta
Conference Convener
Chief Mentor & Honorary Convener
Academy of Value Based Management
Integrating Spirituality and Organizational Leadership Foundation 
C 17, Raj International Business Centre
Guru Nanak Pura, Near Scope Minar, Laxmi Nagar
Delhi 110 092, India
Email: Sunita.singhsengupta@gmail.com, Sengupta.sunitasingh@gmail.com
Mobile: 91+9873167484

Source: By E-mail (March 20, 2013)

Published on IndianMBA.com on March 20, 2013


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