Conference timetable

6th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business
Conference Theme: People and Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalized World
School of Computing, Communication and Business, HTW Berlin, Germany
Thursday, 28th of September, 2017
08.30 – 09.00                  Registration (H001)
09.00 – 09.30                  Opening ceremony (H001)
09.30 – 10.30                  Keynote – Prof. Dima Jamali, American University of Beirut, Libanon (H001)
10.30 – 12.00                  Parallel sessions (H001, G008, C350)
12.00 – 13.00                  Lunch (G007)
13.00 – 14.00                  Keynote – Prof. Ana Adi, Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany (H001)
14.00 – 15.30                  Parallel sessions (H001, G008, C350)
15.30 – 16.00                  Coffee break (G007)
16.00 – 17.30                  Parallel sessions (H001, G008, C350)
18:45 – 22.30                  Gala dinner
Friday, 29th of September, 2017
09.30 – 11.00                  Parallel sessions (H001, G008, C350)
11.00 – 12.00                  Keynote – Francisca Farache, Brighton Business School (H001)
12.00 – 13.00                  Lunch (G007)
13.00 – 14.30                  Parallel sessions (H001, C350) / Workshop C355
14.30 – 16.00                  Parallel sessions (H001, C355, C350)
16.00 – 16.30                  Coffee break (G007)
16.30 – 17.30                   Publishing experiences – Prof. Paolo D’Anselmi, Co-author of the book: „Unknown Values and Stakeholders: The Pro-Business Outcome and the Role of Competition” (H001)
17.30 – 18.00                  Closing ceremony (H001)
A warm welcome to the 6th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business to be held at School of Computing, Communication and Business, HTW Berlin, Germany.

The full version of the timetable is available for download here CONFERENCE TIMETABLE 2017 

Francisca Farache- keynote at ICSR Berlin

franciscaFrancisca Farache is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of the MSc Marketing at Brighton Business School. Francisca received her Ph.D. in Business from Brighton Business School. She has published in Journal of Business EthicsJournal of Business ResearchCorporate Communication: an international Journal, and Latin American Business Review, among others. Her research interests include corporate social responsibility, business ethics and corporate communication.

Dima Jamali- keynote at ICSR 2017

dima jamaliDima Jamali is Professor in the Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut and currently holding the Kamal Shair Chair in Responsible Leadership and serving as Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development. She has a PhD in Social Policy and Administration, from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. Her research and teaching revolve primarily around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Social Entrepreneurship (SE). She is the author/editor of four books (CSR in the Middle East – Palgrave, 2012; Social Entrepreneurship in the Middle East – Palgrave 2015; Development Oriented CSR – Greenleaf 2015; and Comparative Perspectives on Global Corporate Social Responsibility – IGI- Forthcoming 2016), and over 65 international publications, focusing on various aspects of CSR in developing countries in general and in the Middle East region specifically.

Dima Jamali is the winner of the 2016 National Council for Scientific Research Excellence Award, and the 2015 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award, dubbed by the Financial Times as “the Oscars of the Business School World” for pioneering faculty who are at the cutting edge of teaching and scholarship in their field. She is also winner of the Shield of Excellence for the Arab Region and designated as Personality of the Year for CSR by the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility in 2015. She is also winner of the 2010 Shoman Prize for best young Arab researcher, which recognizes distinctive scientific works that contribute to addressing priority issues at the local, regional and international levels. In 2013, Dr. Jamali was selected for the Eisenhower Fellows Program, joining a global network of leading professionals committed to collaborate for a more prosperous, just and peaceful world; she was also selected in 2007 for the British Academy of Management Fellowship for South Asia and the Middle East which identifies and supports scholars with exceptional potential and trajectory from the Middle East. Dr. Jamali is also winner of the AUB Teaching Excellence Award in 2006, which recognizes outstanding educators from across the AUB campus.

She worked as an expert consultant for the United Nations on Social Policy and CSR as well as various projects funded by the World Bank, the US Agency for International Development, and major private and public firms in Lebanon and the region.

Registration and payment

logo1The following bank details should be used when paying

Name of the beneficiary: HTW Berlin
Bank account in EURO (IBAN): DE09100100100043333103
Postbank Berlin
Reference: ICSR & NAME

After the payment is done please send an email to Maria Anne Schmidt, HTW Berlin ( with full name & title, company name / university, address for registration.

Professor Ana Adi will be delivering a keynote to ICSR 2017 Berlin

Prof. Ana Adi

Ana Adi is a Professor of Public Relations/Corporate Communications at Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. She moved here after having worked and/or studied in the UK, Bahrain, USA, Belgium and Romania. She writes and speaks often about digital communication (from strategy to measurement), storytelling and CSR. She is the co-author of CSR in the Digital Age (2015, Emerald) and the Chairwoman of the Digital Communication Awards. You can keep up with her work on and Twitter (@ana_adi). 

6th ICSR Conference is organized in Berlin

pic36th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business

Theme: People and Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalized World

School of Computing, Communication and Business

 HTW Berlin, Germany

28-29 September 2017

You are invited to attend the 6th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business to be held at the School of Computing, Communication and Business, HTW Berlin, Germany on 28-29 September 2017. This is a series of academic conferences that creates networking opportunities for both researchers and practitioners to discuss recent insights on corporate responsible practices in the non-for-profit and for-profit sectors. The conference welcomes scholarly papers and practice contributions on the following topics: CSR and Sustainability, CSR and Business Ethics, Social Media and Grass-Roots Campaigns, CSR and Education, Communicating CSR, CSR Initiatives and Strategies, Corporate Governance, NGO Marketing, CSR in the Digital Age, Reputation and Crisis Management, Ethical Stakeholder Engagement. This conference is an effective platform for growth for early career researchers and practitioners and it fosters a strong professional and academic network worldwide.

Conference theme:

Contemporary research suggests that CSR has become disconnected from people who make it happen​. Previous studies highlight the link between CSR and competitive advantage, reputation, communications, stakeholder groups of financial performance, and there is less emphasis on the role of individuals in charge of CSR practice in contributing to the societal good. This conference invites papers that bring people back into CSR research. In particular, we invite contributions that expand current mainstream understanding of the role individuals have in shaping CSR theory, practice, policies, and discourses.

The main topics of the conference, but not limited to these, are:

  • People and morality
  • Global citizenship
  • Citizen’s voice in CSR
  • Diversity and responsibility
  • Migration and responsibility
  • Religion and responsibility
  • Emotions and CSR

Applicants should submit an abstract of 300 words in a Word document format via email to by 15 of June 2017. No more than two papers will be accepted from any author. Only the abstracts of the papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Offers to run workshops, symposia, poster sessions, themed tracks or alternative events are especially welcome. Please contact ‪Maria Anne Schmidt, HTW Berlin ( with suggestions.

© Picture credits to: HTW Berlin/Nina Zimmermann