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27th - 29th June 2018: World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Structure of the Event

The World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability will be organised in two main strands:

Strand 1: the posters

Participating and organisations will be able to put-up posters describing their works and projects and to distribute the relevant information to the participants. The posters will be the backbone of the event and will allow close, one-to-one contacts between the participants and the exhibitors.

Strand 2: the presentations

A set of presentations, divided into four main themes will be organised, distributed over parallel sessions dealing with some of the issues of strategic value in the field of cl social responsibility and sustainability. These are:


  • 1. Institutional organisation, structures and  corporate policies
  • 2. Approaches towards resource efficiency (e.g. energy, water, wastes, materials)
  • 3. Community and Stakeholder relations
  • 4. Information, Communication, Education and Training 

The plenary and parallel sessions, as well as the social events, will provide participants with an outstanding opportunity to interact, network and learn about the latest ideas, projects and practices.


The World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability will be held on 27th-29th June 2018 on the Campus of the University of Edinburgh, in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. Edinburgh is Scotland´s largest city and its airport and railway station offer many  national and international connections. The schedule is as follows

27th June 2018 (Wednesday):
Arrival and set-up of displays
Evening: Free for informal chats and networking

28th June 2018 (Thursday):
All day: Exhibition and visit to displays
Morning: Plenary and Sessions
Afternoon: Plenary and Sessions
Evening: Reception
29th June 2017 (Friday):
Morning: Plenary and Sessions, Exhibition and visit to displays
Afternoon: Plenary and Sessions, exhibition and visit to displays
Round-table with key experts & conclusions with the hand over of the Awards for the best papers

In order to ensure an efficient use of the time, delegates are kindly asked to organise their travel in a way that allows them to arrive in the course of  27th June 2018, and travel back in the evening or after  the 29th  June 2018, so they can fully take part in the Symposium.

Fees and Charges

A discounted fee of Euro 300 Euro 150 (for students) plus 19% VAT, will be charged to those who register until 30th March 2018 (early bird registration). After that,  delegates will need to pay the full fee of  Euro 350 /Euro 175  respectively  (plus 19% VAT). The fee includes lunches and coffee breaks as well as the evening reception on 28th June  2018. Furthermore, the fee includes a on-line copy of the bookSocial Responsibility and Sustainability: how businesses and organizations can operate in a sustainable and socially responsible way" to be made available to those authors whose papers have been peer-reviewed and accepted.

Organisations or individuals not able to pay this fee should contact the Secretariat so that it may be reduced in special cases. Interested people and organisations are encouraged to register by completing the application form provided. This is a self-funded event and the organisers are unable to pay any travel or accommodation costs of any kind. They are however happy to issue letters of invitation to support delegates to request funding for their participation.


Letzte Änderung: 28.08.17

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27th - 29th June 2018: World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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