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PDW: The Biodiversity Moonshot: innovating for an embedded future between business and nature [AOM 2024]

  • 1.  PDW: The Biodiversity Moonshot: innovating for an embedded future between business and nature [AOM 2024]

    Posted 05-14-2024 10:44

    We are excited to extend an invitation to you to participate in The Biodiversity Moonshot: innovating for an embedded future between business and nature Professional Development Workshop (PDW), held in conjunction with the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2024), taking place in Chicago, IL, USA from August 9-13, 2024.

     The PDW will be introduced by Alberto Di Minin and Francesco TestaCentro Nazionale Biodiversity Future NBFC, Scuola Sant'Anna, Pisa.

    The PDW will feature several roundtable discussions aimed at addressing various aspects of business biodiversity issues:

    1. **First roundtable: Challenges & solutions to doing biodiversity research.
    Facilitator(s): Nicole DarnallArizona State University's School of Sustainability and Michael V. Russo, University of Oregon.

    2. **Second roundtable: Considering Levels and Systems in Business Biodiversity Issues.
    Facilitator(s): Mark Starik, University of Wisconsin Extended Campus and Gordon Rands, Western Illinois University.

    3. **Third roundtable: Business and biodiversity. Measurement challenges and future directions.
    Facilitator(s): Kerrigan Unter, University of St. Gallen.

    4. **Fourth roundtable: Public policies for innovation and innovation ecosystem to foster biodiversity.
    Facilitator(s): Andrea FilippettiISSIRFA-CNR and Fabrizio TuziISSIRFA-CNR.

    5. **Fifth roundtable: The Economics of Biodiversity.
    Facilitator(s): Jean Garner Stead, East Tennessee State University.

    6. **Sixth roundtable: Innovation ecosystems transitions to support bio-based industry and biodiversity.
    Facilitator(s): Philip Shapira, University of Manchester & Georgia Institute of Technology.

    In addition to the roundtable discussions, we are delighted to announce that there will be two distinguished keynote speakers during the PDW:

    - Rajat Panwar, Oregon State University 
    - Sandra Waddock, Boston College Carroll School of Management 

    While registration is not required, it would be appreciated if you could kindly inform us of your intention to participate by selecting the table of your choice and providing this information by filling the following form by June 30th, 2024: https://forms.gle/xpKup1cwdkqHpZQ17. Additionally, kindly indicate which roundtable discussion(s) you are interested in joining.

    Your expertise and insights would greatly enrich our discussions and contribute to our collective understanding of how companies can effectively manage their relationship with the environment. Whether you can join us for the full duration or for a brief period, your presence would be invaluable. 

    We look forward to your participation in this important dialogue!

    Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


    Best regards,

    Valentina Cucino, Duccio Tosi, Gianmaria Ontano, Francesco Testa, Alberto DI MInin

    Valentina Cucino
    Assistant Professor
    Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna