Projects

Transforming Sustainability Science to Generate Positive Social and Environmental Change Globally

Paul Shrivastava, Mark Stafford Smith, Karen O’Brien, and Laszlo Zsolnai ‘Transforming Sustainability Science to Generate Positive Social and Environmental Change Globally.’ One Earth, 2020, vol.2, no. 4 Despite the decades-long efforts of sustainability science and related policy and action programs, humanity has not gotten closer to global sustainability. With its focus on the natural sciences, sustainability science is not able to contribute sufficiently to the global transition to sustainability. This Perspective argues for transforming sustainability science into a… Read More »Transforming Sustainability Science to Generate Positive Social and Environmental Change Globally

The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions

Laszlo Zsolnai & Bernadette Flanagan (Eds.): The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions. Routledge, London and New York, 2019. (This book may be available at https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-International-Handbook-of-Spirituality-i…) Increasingly, it is being recognized that spirituality, defined here as “a multiform search for a transcendent meaning of life that connects them to all living beings and brings them in touch with God or ‘Ultimate Reality,’” is an aspect of almost every sphere and aspect… Read More »The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions

Art, Spirituality and Economics – Liber Amicorum for Laszlo Zsolnai

Luk Bouckaert, Knut J. Ims, and Peter Rona (Eds.): Art, Spirituality and Economics – Liber Amicorum for Laszlo Zsolnai. Springer, 2018. (This book may be available at Springer) This volume celebrates the work of Laszlo Zsolnai in the field of the ethical and spiritual aspects of economic life, who has made significant contributions to the connection between ethics, spirituality, aesthetics and economic theory. The book offers a selection of essays concerned with the ethical, spiritual… Read More »Art, Spirituality and Economics – Liber Amicorum for Laszlo Zsolnai

Love in Business: Sentimentality or the Ultimate Virtue?

Kenneth J. Barnes and Laszlo Zsolnai made a joint presentation on “Love in Business: Sentimentality or the Ultimate Virtue?” at the European SPES Annual Conference in May 24-26, 2018 in Leuven, Belgium. They argued that On the basis of calculative self-interest business cannot regain trust from the public and cannot get deep support from its stakeholders. For re-establishing trust and getting deep support business should show that it loves and serves its all stakeholders. Love… Read More »Love in Business: Sentimentality or the Ultimate Virtue?

Can Big Business Become Sustainable?

Daniel Strain’s interview with Laszlo Zsolnai „Can big business become sustainable?” Future Earth October 27, 2017 http://futureearth.org/blog/2017-oct-27/can-big-business-become-sustainable

European SPES 2015-2017

The presentation summarizes the works and activities of the European SPES Institute in 2015-2017. It covers conferences, workshop and publications as well as future projects. European SPES 2015-2017

Sustainable Business Models

Laszlo Zsolnai was lecturing on  “New Business Models for Future Earth” in a kick-off seminar at the NHH Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen on March 14, 2017.  It was the start of a 2 year research program on Sustainable Business Models in which ESADE Business School Barcelona, Copenhagen Business School and Corvinus University collaborate with NHH. Sustainable Business Models  

Integral Ecology and Sustainable Business

Ove Jakobsen & Laszlo Zsolnai (Eds.): Integral Ecology and Sustainable Business. Emerald, 2017. (This book may be available at Emerald) This collection addresses the relationship between business, the natural environment, ethics, and spirituality. While traditional economic theory generally assumed firms maximize profits, it has long been acknowledged that other factors may be important to understanding firm activities. The role of ethics and spirituality in society is clearly significant, yet economists have traditionally had little to… Read More »Integral Ecology and Sustainable Business

Progressive Business Models: Creating Sustainable and Pro-social Enterprise

Eleanor O’Higgins & Laszlo Zsolnai (Eds.): Progressive Business Models: Creating Sustainable and Pro-social Enterprise. Palgrave-Macmillan, London, 2017. (This book may be available at Palgrave) The book collects and analyzes 11 exemplary cases of progressive business. Progressive business is understood as ecologically sustainable, future respecting and pro-social enterprise. The collected cases aim to show the best to be expected from business in the 21st century. The purpose of each case chapter is to delineate the business… Read More »Progressive Business Models: Creating Sustainable and Pro-social Enterprise

Integral Ecology, Earth Spirituality, and Economics

The Center for Ecological Economics and Ethics of the Bodo Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland organizes the 2016 Annual European SPES Conference in May 27-29, 2016, in Bodo, Norway. The topic of the conference is „Integral Ecology, Earth Spirituality and Economics”. Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato si’  (Praised Be: On the Care of Our Common Home)  is an excellent opportunity for building a conversation between science and spirituality on ecology and sustainable development. Integral Ecology proposed by… Read More »Integral Ecology, Earth Spirituality, and Economics