The CSR Thursday Lunches
The CSR Thursday Lunches traditionally take place once a month. They begin with a presentation by a CSR practitioner, followed by a Q&A session where participants can ask questions and exchange point of views. They are a great learning and networking opportunity.
We wish to thank ou partner, SGS, who hosts our events in their conference facilities located at their headquarters, 1 Place des Alpes, near Geneva's Cornavin train station.
Book your seat for our next lunch on 28 November with Dr Estefania AMER MAISTRIAU who will present some of the key findings of her PHD thesis that she successfully defended last October.
WHEN: 28 November 2013 from 12:00 to 14:00
WHERE: SGS, 1 place des Alpes, Geneva
INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION - Fully Booked
Places are limited: first come-first serve. You must register at the latest 24 hours in advance.
Estefania Amer Maistriau is a researcher and a lecturer in CSR and Management Strategy at the University of Lausanne. She holds a first PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Girona (Spain) and a second PhD in Economics from the University of Geneva. She also holds a Bachelor in Sociology and a Master in Socioeconomics. Her academic background, together with her work experience in the private sector, translate into a research approach that focuses on the socioeconomic mechanisms underlying the business self-regulation, as well as the potential and limits of CSR.
The CSR Thursday Lunches are jointly organized by the CSR International Forum, the alumni association of the University of Geneva's Executive Education programme in Corporate Social Responsibility, and the University of Geneva.
SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. It is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of more than 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.
The dates for our CSR Thusday lunches in 2014 are:
- 9 January 2014 with Nicole VOILLAT, Sustainability Director at Bata Brands, on "Leaving a lighter shoe print : Sustainability at Bata"
- 13 February 2014 with Emily SIMS, Senior Specialist in the ILO Programme on Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy and Manager of the ILO Helpdesk for Business on "Labour Dimensions of CSR and the role of ILO's Helpdesk"
- 6 March 2014
- 10 April 2014
- 8 May 2014
19 September 2013
Responsibility in the electronics industry
With Dr Kate Cacciatore,Corporate Responsibility Director and Sustainability Strategies Director at ST Microelectronics from 2004 until July 2013 and board member of the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) from 2007 until 2013.
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23 May 2013
Future energy mix: challenges and opportunities for business
With Maria Mendiluce, Director, World Business Councl for Sustainable Development
2 May 2013
La conduite de la RSE dans le secteur du bâtiment: les cas de Bouygues
With Agnès Lostis, Consulting Manager sustainability, CSR & energy efficiency, Net QI and former head of CSR at Bouygues Immobilier
11 April 2013
Can bankers save the world? How environmental reporting will transform business
With Steven Tebbe, Managing Director Europe, The Carbon Disclosure Project
21 March 2013
Equal salary: why get certified? The case of the World Economic Forum
Panel with Véronique Goy, Founder & CEO, Equal Salary Foundation, Anouk Pache, HR Associate Director, Head of Learning and Development, World Economic Forum.
28 February 2013
CSR in pivate banking: the case of Pictet
With Marie-Laure Schaufelberger, Public affairs & Corporate responsibility, Pictet
7 February 2013
OECD Guidelines: are they relevant for Switzerland?
With Johannes Schneider, National Contact Point of Switzerland for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
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10 January 2013
Gender Diversity at Thomson Reuters
With Faye Parry, Talent Development Manager, Human Resources, at Thomson Reuters
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