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6 June 2022 Sustainability Webinar | Sustainability, Stakeholder Governance and New Theories of the Firm


The stakeholder approach to the theory of the firm and its economic, financial, and social sustainability has introduced a new interpretive key to economic theory. This has been clear in the debate between more orthodox theories of the firm, for example in financial economics and new institutionalism, and the stakeholder approach to strategic management initiated by Freeman in 1984. Stakeholder engagement has been seen both as a way to increase stakeholder participation and to increase the distributive and procedural fairness of the organizational model in its interaction with different patrons, but also as a way to increase the effectiveness of interactions beyond contractual relationships, moving beyond the traditional exclusive focus on maximizing stakeholder value. On the other hand, a similar debate has developed in the narrower reality of third sector organizations (nonprofits, cooperatives, and social enterprises). While third sector organizations can be considered socially responsible "by design" (e.g., because of multi-stakeholder governance in most third sector models) a lively debate has developed about the degree, extent, exact modalities, and impacts of engagement. For example, customer and employee involvement in organizational governance is required in most social enterprise models (as regulated by specific laws), but the exact modalities of involvement may not be the same in either cases and are often not specific by law or custom, requiring that models of involvement are either left unspecified or delegated to the statutory provisions of individual organizations. For these reasons, the study of governance of third sector organizations is receiving increasing attention not only from economists, but also from a broad spectrum of scholars working in contiguous and related disciplines.

This webinar addresses the notion of stakeholder engagement from a variety of perspectives, focusing in particular on worker involvement and control (contribution by David Ellerman), reinterpretation of stakeholder theory in light of social systems theory in sociology (contribution by Vladislav Valentinov), and finally on inclusive governance and community (presentation by Silvia Sacchetti).

The following experts will be present and talk:

  • Dr. Ermanno Tortia, Department of Economics and Management, University of Trento, Italy
  • Prof. Dr. David P. Ellerman, Department of Political Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Dr. Silvia Sacchetti, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Italy
  • Prof. Dr. Vladislav Valentinov, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Department of Structural Development of Farms and Rural Areas (Structural Change), Halle (Saale), Germany

When? 6 June 2022 at 3:00 pm CEST | 9:00 am EDT | 9:00 pm CST Asia

Register now for free!

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24–26 June 2022 2022 International Joint Conference on Energy and Environmental Engineering (CoEEE)

Stockholm, Sweden

It is our great pleasure to warmly invite you to the 2022 International Joint Conference on Energy and Environmental Engineering (CoEEE), which will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 24–26, 2022. The conference serves as a dedicated platform providing researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholars with the opportunity to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and results in the common research field of Energy and Environmental Engineering and, moreover, to discuss practical issues and challenges that have been encountered as well as the adopted solutions.

Energy security, environmental degradation, soil and water loss, and climate change are the current and future grand challenges facing the world. Energy and environmental engineering contribute immensely to these grand challenges and are important for the global economy and ecological sustainability. While the public has established a local-realism-based vision that new energies (solar and wind power, biofuel, carbon capture and storage, etc.) and environmental engineering technologies (ecological restoration, wetlands, water and soil reservation, wastewater and sludge treatment, desalination, etc.) are beneficial for resource conservation and climate change mitigation, the far-reaching ecological impact of these engineering projects on the environment is little explored. The ecosystem is an entity of complex network connections, where one slight change can affect the whole, but details of these complex interconnections remain mostly unknown to humans. For instance, it has been increasingly realized that all forms of renewable energy production are reliant on machines built with nonrenewable minerals, which means that based on the current technologies, no form of renewable energy can strictly be considered 100% “renewable”. Hence, the interlinkage of different ecological elements calls for a systems vision.

We recognize that the future for energy and environmental scientists is one where they will be working in interdisciplinary teams, particularly in partnership with social scientists, to solve new, complex and evolving problems that will require innovative solutions. Therefore, we strongly encourage the participation of interdisciplinary disciplines (such as social hydrology, energy and environmental policy, ecological economics, systems embodiment analysis, etc.) in this conference, where multidisciplinary research will be presented.

CoEEE 2022 will be held in the beautiful city of Stockholm, in summer, which is a wonderful season in Northern Europe. The conference will begin with registration and material collection on June 24, 2022, followed by two days of technical sessions consisting of plenary lectures and keynote speeches to the overall audience and oral and poster presentations by participants in various sessions in addition to social networking events.

We truly believe that CoEEE 2022 will provide an optimal platform for all participants to have spirited discussions and exchange insights on the broad field of energy and environmental engineering. Finally, we do wish all of you will have a memorable experience at the conference and seize this opportunity to promote future international collaborations.

27–29 June 2022 International Conference on Mathematical Analysis and Applications in Science and Engineering – ICMA2SC'22

Porto, Portugal

The International Conference on Mathematical Analysis and Applications in Science and Engineering – ICMA2SC'22 will take place in the beautiful city of Porto, Portugal, on June 27th–June 29th 2022 (3 days).

This conference is dedicated to the memory of Prof JA Tenreiro Machado, who passed away in October 2021.

Its aim is to bring together researchers of every discipline of applied mathematics, science, engineering, industry, and technology to discuss the development of new mathematical models, theories, and applications that contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge and practice.

We expect authors to propose research on topics such as partial and ordinary differential equations, integer- and fractional-order equations, linear algebra, numerical analysis, operations research, discrete mathematics, optimization, control, probability, and computational mathematics, amongst others.

The conference is designed to maximize the involvement of all participants and will present state-of-the-art research and the latest achievements.

Main topics include:

  • Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations: Theory and Applications
  • Mathematical Modelling involving Time Fractional ODEs and PDEs
  • Integral Equations and Integral Transforms
  • Uncertainty Quantification in Mathematical Modelling
  • Control Theory, Optimization and their Applications
  • Probability, Statistics and Numerical Analysis
  • Inverse Problems: Modelling and Simulation
  • Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering
  • Fractional Dynamic Systems and Applications
  • Fractional Signals and Systems
  • Singularities Analysis and Integral Representations for Fractional Differential Systems
  • Special Functions Related to Fractional Calculus
  • Applications in Biological Systems and Cancer Dynamics
  • Applications to Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Electromagnetism, Electrochemistry, Finance and Economics, Fractional Earth Science, Image Processing, Robotics, Automatic Control, Mechanics, Viscoelasticity, and Thermal Engineering
  • History of Fractional Calculus
  • Mathematics Education

29–30 June 2022 2022 International Conference on IoT based Smart Cities and Modern Transportation (I-SCMT 2022)

Beijing, China

Organized by the Hubei Zhongke Institute of Geology and Environment Technology, the 2022 International Conference on IoT based Smart Cities and Modern Transportation (I-SCMT 2022) will be held in Beijing, China on 29–30 June 2022.

The conference has the objective of creating an international forum for academics, researchers, and scientists from around the world to discuss results and proposals regarding issues related to Smart Cities and Modern Transportation. We hope that the conference results constitute a significant contribution to the knowledge in these up-to-date scientific fields.

We would like to invite you to join us in this important event and share your recent advances, developments, and research findings on smart cities and modern transportation with all attendees. 

We look forward to seeing you at I-SCMT 2022.

For more information, please visit our conference website:

30 June 2022 SwissCat Symposium 2022

University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

The SwissCat Symposium is the annual meeting of the respective SCS network and brings together experts in the field of homogeneous, heterogeneous, and bio-catalysis. The event also serves as a central platform for the various organizations and networks active in the field of catalysis in Switzerland.

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30 June–2 July 2022 2nd AGROECOINFO

Volos, Greece

AGROECOINFO 2022 aims to bring together professionals, experts, researchers, and students working on Ecosystems Sustainability and Geoinformatics, emphasizing on solutions and innovations to ecosystem cases and the respective challenges.

26–28 August 2022 Welcome to FLINS 2022 and ISKE 2022

Tianjin, China

FLINS 2022 is the fifteenth in a series of conferences on Machine Learning, Multi-Agent and Cyber Physical systems. The conference will be held in Tianjin, China (Conference Venue). It follows the successful previous FLINS Conferences that have been organised since 1994. Conference information can be found in Introduction to FLINSFLINS 2022 will be jointly held with the 17th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (ISKE2022).  

FLINS 2022 will be again published as a book by the World Scientific and it will be included in the ISI proceedings, EI Compendex for indexing as well as indexed in Scopus. Special Issues of seven SCI indexed journals will be devoted to a strict refereed selection of extended papers.

In this year’s collaboration with the journal Sustainability, we welcome submissions to our special session on Computer Intelligence for Sustainability.

Special Session on Computer Intelligence for Sustainability

Scope and Motivation:


In recent years, the growing concerns for environmental and climate changes, together with issues of poverty, waste, uses of energy, water, resources and human capital, have placed sustainable development under the spotlight. The overarching goal of sustainable research is to understand how to ensure the well-being of current and future generations within the limits of the natural world from the perspectives of social and economic governance, environmental management, public value cultivation and sustainability-oriented innovations in various industrial sectors. The emergence of Computational Intelligence (CI) has helped to transform business practices and industries, and address various major societal problems, including sustainability. Computational intelligence for sustainability is the computer scientific branch of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability research, an applied science about research in sustainable solutions and their implementation. In this context, the Special Issue on Computer Intelligence for Sustainability offers a systematic overview of this emerging research field and provides innovative interdisciplinary approaches. It will provide a leading forum for disseminating the latest results of studies, developments, and applications of sustainability research with a strong involvement of computer intelligence.

The scope of the Special Issue includes, but is not limited to, the following aspects of the application of computer intelligence to sustainability research:

  • Intelligent sustainable product design;
  • Intelligent sustainable production system modeling, simulation and optimization;
  • Sustainability-oriented decision support systems;
  • Sustainability-oriented supply chain optimization;
  • Environmental and sustainability assessment;
  • Circular economy–computational models;
  • Sustainable consumption–computational models;
  • Interactions between health and the environment.

Important Dates:

Full paper submission

28 February 2022

Notification of acceptance

31 March 2022

Camera-ready paper submission

15 April 2022

Author registration

25 April 2022

Conference Date

26–28 August 2022

Paper Submission:

Session chairs:

Name(s) of proponent(s) (e-mails of contact):

Zhebin XUE, email: [email protected]

Telephones: (86)18862193327

Department: College of Textile and Clothing Engineering

University or Institute, City, Country:

Soochow University, Suzhou, China

Xianyi ZENG, email : [email protected]

Telephones: (33)320258967

Department: the ENSAIT Textile Institute

University or Institute, City, Country:

University of Lille, Roubaix, France

5–9 September 2022 9th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry (9th ICGC)

Athens, Greece

The 9th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry (9th ICGC) will take place at Zappeion Megaron, Athens, Greece, from 5 to 9 September 2022. There is also the option of virtual participation.

The 9th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry is organized by the Association of Greek Chemists (AGC) in collaboration with the IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD). It is endorsed by IUPAC and will be held under the auspices and recognition of EuChemS, ACS, the Hellenic Green Chemistry Network and the Departments of Chemistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

The main aim of the IUPAC International Conference series on Green Chemistry (ICGC) is to bring together all relevant stakeholders from academia, research, industry, NGOs, policy makers, and society, to exchange and disseminate knowledge and ideas that promote the concept of green chemistry, sustainable development, and circular economy. This year’s conference is the 9th of the ICGC series, the first having been organized in Germany (2006), followed by Russia (2008), Canada (2010), Brazil (2012), South Africa (2014), Italy (2016), Russia (2017), and Thailand (2018).

The 9th ICGC will cover the following general topics:

  • Green chemistry in academia, research, and industry;
  • Green chemistry in education and society;
  • Green chemistry for sustainable development, bioeconomy, and circular economy.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Konstantinos Triantafyllidis
Chair of the 9th ICGC
Editorial Board member of Sustainable Chemistry and Sustainability
Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel.: +30 2310 997730; E-mail: [email protected]

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8 September 2022 SCS Fall Meeting 2022

Irchel Campus, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Sustainable Chemistry (ISSN: 2673-4079) and Sustainability (ISSN: 2071-1050) are sponsoring the SCS Fall Meeting 2022, one of the largest annual research conferences held in Switzerland. For generations of young chemists educated in Switzerland, the Fall Meeting is a great platform to present their research—often for the first time at a major conference—and to be inspired by the people they get to meet.

The Scientific Program offers Award Lectures presented by leaders in their respective fields, as well as invited and contributed lectures in nine thematic sessions covering all of chemistry. For each of these, there is also going to be a virtual poster session.

Program Highlights:

  • Two plenary sessions with lectures of SCS prize winners 2022;
  • Poster Session during the lunch break;
  • Nine thematic parallel sessions with keynote lectures and 15-minute Ph.D. presentations;
  • Best oral and best poster presentation award ceremony.

Program of the parallel sessions:

  • Analytical sciences;
  • Catalysis science & engineering;
  • Computational chemistry;
  • Chemistry and the environment;
  • Inorganic & coordination chemistry;
  • Medicinal chemistry & chemical biology;
  • Organic chemistry;
  • Physical chemistry;
  • Polymers, colloids & interfaces.

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27–29 October 2022 10th Edition of the International Symposium “UNIVERSITARIA SIMPRO 2022”

Petrosani, Romania

We are very pleased to cordially invite all scientists, researchers, managers, engineers, and Ph.D. students to actively participate at “UNIVERSITARIA SIMPRO 2022” and to give their scientific contribution to the success of this major event with the theme “QUALITY AND INNOVATION IN EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INDUSTRY—THE SUCCESS TRIANGLE FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT”.

The Symposium will be held at the University of Petrosani, 27–29 October 2022, 20 Universitatii str., 332006 Petrosani, Romania.

Conference main organizers:

The topics include the following:

  • Advances in safety science and occupational risk management;
  • Challenges in geology, mining, and mineral processing;
  • Surveying and civil engineering;
  • Sustainable environmental engineering and protection;
  • Innovational challenges in electrical engineering and energetic technology;
  • Developments in systems control, information technology, and cybersecurity;
  • Industrial, mechanical and transportation engineering;
  • Recent trends in business, economics, law, and public administration;
  • Contemporary approaches in quality assurance, management, and marketing;
  • Sustainable development in humanities, social sciences, education research, and interdisciplinary studies.

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