The Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility at the Milgard School of Business, University of Washington Tacoma is pleased to announce its sixth annual research conference, July 9-10, 2015 in Tacoma, Washington, USA. The growing body of research on corporate social responsibility (CSR) raises new questions for scholars that span across disciplines. Much has been learned, yet our knowledge is fragmented by an array of definitions, theories, approaches and conclusions that remain unconnected.
This conference aims to broaden and advance the discourse on CSR connecting scholars with diverse backgrounds and approaches. CSR describes an organization’s capacity for long term survival in a web of economic, social, and environmental systems. Many businesses have embraced CSR initiatives or incorporated them into their organizations. As global events remind us of the fragility of both natural and man-made systems, new insights are needed into the processes and efficacy of CSR efforts by business.