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Planet, People, Profits: A Conference on Business and the Environment

Call for Student Papers

In January 2014, the Center for Ethics officially launched the Emory CREATE (Culture, Religion, Ethics, and the Environment) Program, which draws on the wisdom of leaders in the field to produce high-level scholarship on the religious, ethical, and cultural narratives and justifications for the environmental and sustainability movements in the United States and abroad, with a particular focus on their impact on business and industry. The CREATE Program began its conference series last year with “The Sacred Mundane: A Conference on Religion and the Environment.” This spring, that conference series will continue with “Planet, People, Profits: A Conference on Business and the Environment,” April 19-20, 2016.

“Planet, People, Profits,” will draw together sustainability experts from a diverse group of Atlanta-based business leaders in order to examine questions surrounding the profitability of sustainability, the impact of globalization on greening efforts, and lessons learned on the road to sustainability. The CREATE Program seeks papers from Emory students of all levels for a student panel on the future of environmental sustainability in business, addressing any of the following questions:

  • What are some of the untapped opportunities for entrepreneurs in the field of sustainability?
  • What are some of the upcoming environmental challenges that businesses should be considering now? How might those challenges be addressed?
  • What do you see as the role of sustainability in 5-10 years?

Papers should be in a format that can be presented orally in ten minutes at the conference, are not to exceed 1500 words, and should be received by by March 25, 2016. The authors of the top three submissions will present their papers on Wednesday, April 20, and each will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.