Responsible Business Research Seminar 2023 Programme

RBRS 2023 programme including workshop sessions .pdf

Wednesday 15.3.

10:00–10:30 Registration and coffee
Pinni B Lasikabinetti

10:30–10:45 Welcome – Dean Matti Sommarberg, Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University
Pinni B / Zoom

10:45–12:00 Keynote – Irene Henriques: Playing in the CSR Sandbox: Harnessing the Power of Shared Value Creation
Pinni B1100 / Zoom

12:00–13:00 Lunch
Pinni B Minerva

13:00–15:00 Workshop 1
Pinni B1100 / B1096 / Lasikabinetti / Zoom

15:00–15:30 Coffee
Pinni B Lasikabinetti

15:30–17:30 Workshop 2
Pinni B1100 / B1096 / Lasikabinetti / Zoom

18:30– Conference dinner

Join us as we welcome Irene Henriques, Professor of Sustainability and Economics at the Schulich School of Business, York University to speak on the power of shared value creation.

As organizations are faced with the challenge of tackling society’s ‘wicked’ problems, Professor Henriques will explore how aligning levels of CSR environmental equivocality, promoting corporate entrepreneurship and facilitating stakeholder engagement can lead to the optimization of shared value creation and the construction of intersubjective agreement. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to create “CSR sandboxes” where experimentation, information gathering and dissemination are promoted.


Thursday 16.3.

9:00–11:00 Workshop 3
Pinni B1100 / B1096 / Zoom

11:00–11:30 Coffee
Pinni B Lasikabinetti

11:30–12:30 Keynote – Olli Pyyhtinen: The Recycling Paradox: On Conflicting Modes of Valuing Waste
Pinni B1100 / Zoom

12:30–12:45 Closing
Pinni B1100 / Zoom

12:45–14:00 Lunch
Pinni B Minerva

Join us together with Olli Pyyhtinen to discuss the conflicting modes of valuing waste.

Today, there is growing public recognition of the negative ecological and economic effects of waste. According to the target set by the Waste Framework Directive of the EU for the year 2030, each individual member state should reuse or recycle at least 60% of the municipal waste that they produce. However, despite efficient recycling and careful sorting, the amount of municipal waste generated actually continues to rise. The talk explores this paradox by drawing from ongoing fieldwork on multiple, occasionally conflicting modes of valuation that waste is subject to. The focus is especially on the institutionalization and normalization of wasting as business as usual and on the conflict between ecological vs. economic modes of valuation. The talk also addresses minoritarian practices of disrupting the normalization and accumulation of waste.


We thank the Foundation for Economic Education for
financial support!