Conference series by David Vogel

IFRIS and the laboratory Technology, Territories and Societies (LATTS), with the support of the research unit INRA SenS, are pleased and honoured to welcome David Vogel, Soloman P. Lee Distinguished Professor in Business Ethics at the University of California, Berkeley. During his stay in Paris, David Vogel will give three lectures, open to all audiences and  with free access.

Inaugural conference: “The Politics of Precaution: Comparing Health, Safety, and Environmental Risk Regulation in Europe and the United States”
Thursday 17 October 2013, 5.00-7.00 PM, ENPC, Champs-sur-Marne (Vicat, room V002) [Lecture in English]

What are the factors that shape the public perceptions of risks, and what role do these perceptions play in the making of regulatory policies? What is the influence of scientific knowledge over risk assessment and public policies? Why and how do risk management policies differ across developed countries, and what diffusion effects can we identify? How can transatlantic cooperation be improved on these issues?

Second conference: “Sustainability: The Roles of Business and Government”
Monday 21 October 2013, 2.30-4.30 PM, ENPC, Champs-sur-Marne (Vicat, room V002) [Lecture in English]

The business benefits of sustainable management have turned out to be much more substantial than had been initially expected and thus many firms have made enormous strides in reducing their environmental impact and in creating greener products and more efficient production technologies. In a sense sustainability has «saved» corporate social responsibility by giving it a stronger and cleared business focus. However, many global environmental problems are beyond the capacity of firms or the market to effectively address and require much stronger and more effective government regulations. Yet while much regulatory progress has been made by many governments, there remains a lack of willingness, ability and/or capacity to impose adequate global regulations.

Third conference: “Global Corporate Social Responsibility: Accomplishments and Challenges”
Tuesday 29 October 2013, 4.30-6.30 PM, ENPC, Champs-sur-Marne (Vicat, room V002) [Lecture in English]

How can we analyse the social and environmental impacts of policies and activities of multinational firms, which are both constrained to become more socially responsible and in search of opportunities to integrate sustainable development and management objectives?

Programme – Conference series by David Vogel