Call for Papers
Call for Papers

Conference Objectives and Theme

The Conference seeks to unite the perspectives of both researchers and practitioners by serving as a platform for open and constructive discussion on the impact of health, safety, and environment on organizational sustainability.

According to Andrew Savitz (author of The Triple Bottom Line: How Today's Best-Run Companies are Achieving Economic, Social, and Environmental Success - And How You Can Too, 2006) "a sustainable corporation is one that creates profit for its shareholders while protecting the environment and improving the lives of those with whom it interacts." Michael Porter and Mark Kramer (Strategy and Society: The Link Between Competitive Advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility, HBR 2006), explain the significant positive correlation between a company's attention to the triple bottom line and sustainable success.

During the Economics of Sustainability - Health, Safety, and the Environment Conference 2010, participants will come away with:
  1. Increased cognizance of the importance of focusing on organizational sustainability
  2. Knowledge of the current research and trends in sustainability
  3. Interaction and connections with industry leaders
  4. Accessibility to tested sustainability models and metrics
  5. Realization of ways to put industry research into practice (R2P)
  6. Most effective methods of reporting TBL information to stakeholders and consumers
  7. Cognizance of the value-added importance of product safety from the prevention-through-design brand development stage through the distribution and market-driven product modification stages

Conference Format and Submittal Details

The Conference will consist of four half-day sessions, each of which will feature concurrent discussions regarding Workforce Safety, Health, and Wellness; Environment; and Prevention through Design perspectives. Main focuses to be covered in these four sessions are:
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Operations
  • Risk Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Marketing and Communication
The Conference Program Committee cordially invites evidence-based submittals on the above topics, which should adhere to one of the two following formats:
  • Panel Discussion/Presentation
    • Traditional Conference format
    • Should contain discussion of Objective, Method, Results, Conclusions, and Anticipated Impact
  • Workshop
    • Case study format
    • Should contain discussion of the innovation or problem-solving scenario, exact intervention used, supporting data, and transferability
Submittals in either format should be no more than 8 double-spaced pages long (10-point font). Submittals selected for the Conference will be made available in proceeding format electronically or via the internet following the event.

Submittals must be received by no later than July 31, 2010. Authors and presenters will be notified of acceptance at least three months prior to the conference by e-mail. Submittals should only be sent to Conference organizers if the author intends to attend the Conference and will be fully available for its duration.

Conference Inquiries

Thank you for your interest in the Economics of Sustainability - Health, Safety, and the Environment Conference 2010.