Partnership 2012 NGO+Business Conference
Partnerships between the corporate sector and NGOs are necessary to solve some of the largest global problems within education, poverty, environment and health.
In June, Copenhagen Business School hosts the conference 'Partnership 2012', which will lead the way for good partnerships, and this with the participation of Kofi Annan, the former Secretary-General of the UN, who put social responsibility on the global agenda.
The event marks an increased Danish and international focus on the necessity of partnerships to find solutions to some of the large societal and environmental problems - both from the Danish and international corporate sectors, the government and the Danish CSR Council.The conference has been organised by the Copenhagen Business School, the CSR Foundation, ISOBRO (The Danish professional association for fundraisers), the Confederation of Danish Industries, and the European Fundraising Association. The conference takes place from 10-12 June 2012. Besides Kofi Annan, who visits the conference on its 2nd day, the keynote speakers are Peter Eigen from the Transparency International, Jon Duschinsky from Be The Change, Christian Friis Bach, Minister for Development Cooperation and a number of multinationals who will visit the conference together with partner NGOs such as Amnesty International, UNICEF and WWF.
A future oriented conference
The last day takes place in an academic context with presentations and visits from leading scholars within social responsibility, says Mette Morsing, Professor from the CBS Sustainability Platform:- Denmark has a long tradition of experimenting with different types of partnerships between private, public and civil society players. We expect that the conference will create renewed inspiration and debate on how companies in partnership with organisations can - and cannot - assume new types of social responsibility towards sustainable societies, says Mette Morsing.The conference is a result of CBS' new strategy - Business in Society. CBS disseminates knowledge and new ideas to the future CEOs and society in general based on the recognition that companies and organisations play a part in shaping society, and that society plays a part in shaping the functions and processes of organisations and companies.