Research and Conferences

Friday, February 08, 2013 8:00 a.m - Saturday, February 09, 2013 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)     


The Thirteen Annual International Business Research Conference 


This year’s theme is Global Sustainable Business Practices and the Center has helped in shaping the program of the conference.




Faculty Workshop on Sustainability  

Thursday, Feb 7 at 6:30 pm.

This workshop will start with a group activity exploring sustainability and then go into a range of general examples looking at how to incorporate sustainability into courses, how to collaborate across the university, how to partner with business and other organizations outside the organization and finally how to have a greater impact globally. A range of examples will be presented from schools around the world as well as some innovative ideas from other industries. The workshop will be led by Giselle Weybrecht.

Giselle Weybrecht is the author of “The Sustainable MBA” published by Wiley in 2010. The book aims to educate the next generation of business leaders about sustainability issues, whether these be students or business executives. Prior to this she worked for many years with the United Nations internationally in sustainable development. Today she works with government, universities, NGOs, business and with social entrepreneurs in sustainability around the world. She is a dynamic and sought after speaker in sustainability issues and also writes on sustainability and business issues for a variety of publications including the Economist and Forbes. Recently she was keynote speaker at AACSB’s Conference on Sustainability. You can watch her presentation at:

Participants will receive a copy of The Sustainable MBA by Giselle Weybrecht.