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NNH Bergen

    On January 25, 2005, Laszlo Zsolnai and Knut J. Ims gave a joint lecture at the Norwegian School of Economic & Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen, Norway. They presented the main points of their book Business within Limits: Deep Ecology and Buddhist Economics.

    Lecture at CNAM, Paris

      Laszlo Zsolnai gave a lecture for a symposium devoted to the normative aspects of stakeholder theory, organized by Yvon Pesqueux at the Conservatoire National des Arts and Métiers (C.N.A.M.), on November 26, 2004, in Paris. Other speakers were Pierre Kletz (I.A.E. Tours), Jacob Dahl Rendtorff (Rosdilke’s University) and François Lepineux (INSEAD). Laszlo Zsolnai argued that nature, society and future generations should be included among the stakeholders of business. The extended stakeholder framework calls for a radical transformation of business into a sustainable, prosocial, and future-enhancing… Read More »Lecture at CNAM, Paris

      Lecturing on Buddhist Economics in Leuven

        Invited by the Catholic University of Leuven, the University of Gent and the Flemish Business Ethics Network, Laszlo Zsolnai gave a public lecture on Buddhist economics  on October 20, 2004, in Leuven, Belgium. The lecture was opened by Professor M. Vervenne, vice-rector of the Catholic University of Leuven. In his lecture, Laszlo Zsolnai argued that the principles of Buddhist economics could be applied in any economic setting. As an alternative to mainstream Western economics, Buddhist economics is superbly rational, ethical,… Read More »Lecturing on Buddhist Economics in Leuven

        Transatlantic Business Ethics Conference in Barcelona

          The Transatlantic Business Ethics Conference Series was initiated by the Business Ethics Center in 2000. The first Transatlantic Summit was organized in Budapest in September 2000, while the second was held in September 2002 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  The third one, entitled “Redefining Success in Business,” was held at ESADE Business School in Barcelona from October 1-3, 2004. Laszlo Zsolnai gave a presentation entitled  “Succeeding Together: Business Performance in Multiple Value Perspective”. Transatlantic Business Ethics Conference in… Read More »Transatlantic Business Ethics Conference in Barcelona

          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?

            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

              Business for the Greater Good: GNH Rating for Enterprises

                A paper on “Business for the Greater Good: GNH Rating for Enterprises” by Laszlo Zsolnai and Zoltan Valcsicsak was presented at the 7th International Conference on Gross National Happiness in November 7-9, 2017 in Thimpu, Bhutan. The authors argued that Gross National Happiness (GNH) provides an alternative framework that can help enterprises to develop broader, more inclusive business models that aim to serve the greater good of society. The four pillars of GNH may be… Read More »Business for the Greater Good: GNH Rating for Enterprises

                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  

                  Finance Norway

                    Laszlo Zsolnai gave a presentation on the Future Earth’s Finance and Economics Knowledge-Action Network at a roundtable meeting organized by Finance Norway and Future Earth Norway on May 30, 2016 in Oslo, Norway. He presented the main propositions and value-basis of the Future Earth Finance and Economics program and emphasized the importance of reinventing business models for serving the commonwealth of life on Earth. (See link) Finance Norway

                    Socio-Economic & Biophysical Dynamics of the Humanity-Nature Nexus: The Role of Business

                      Future Earth Germany organized a Foresight Workshop entitled “Science needs in the context of tough choices in implementing the new SDG framework” in Lake Como, Italy in April 18-21, 2016. Laszlo Zsolnai gave a talk on “Socio-Economic & Biophysical Dynamics of the Humanity-Nature Nexus: The Role of Business” in which he emphasized that to transform business into a progressive social institution we should address both the mindset, the behavior and the organizational structure of today’s… Read More »Socio-Economic & Biophysical Dynamics of the Humanity-Nature Nexus: The Role of Business