Book Launch: Business, Power and Sustainability - Stefano Ponte

CBDS director Stefano Ponte will launch his latest book on sustainability governance and green capital accumulation at CBS, Dalgas Have 15.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 16:00 to 18:00

 

Hosted by the Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS) and CBS Sustainability, Department of Management, Society and Communication Copenhagen Business School, CBDS director Stefano Ponte will launch his latest book on sustainability governance and green capital accumulation at CBS, Dalgas Have 15.




The interaction of sustainability governance and global value chains has crucial implications the world over. When it comes to sustainability the last decade has witnessed the birth of hybrid forms of governance where business, civil society and public actors interact at different levels, leading to a focus on concepts of legitimacy within multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs).



 

Stefano Ponte is Professor of International Political Economy and Director of the Centre for Business and Development Studies at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He is interested in transnational economic and environmental governance, and in overlaps and tensions between private authority and public regulation. Stefano analyses business–government–civil society interactions, and governance and upgrading trajectories in global value chains. He is currently working on sustainability issues and how they shape power relations in global value chains, and on how different forms of partnerships affect sustainability outcomes.

 

             Stefano Ponte             Business Power and Sustainability in a World of Global Value Chains

 

Based in over 15 years of theoretical engagement and field research, Business, Power and Sustainability draws from both labour-intensive value chains, such as in the agro-food sector (coffee, wine, fish, biofuels, palm oil), and from capital-intensive value chains such as in shipping and aviation, to discuss how sustainability governance can be best designed, managed and institutionalized in today’s world of global value chains (GVCs). Examining current theoretical and analytical efforts aimed at including sustainability issues in GVC governance theory, it expands on recent work examining GVC upgrading by introducing the concept of environmental upgrading; and through new conceptions of orchestration, it provides suggestions for how governments and international organizations can best facilitate the achievement of sustainability goals.
 

 

Preliminary programme:
16:00-16:10 Introductory remarks (Lisa Ann Richey, Professor of Globalization)
16:10-16:40 Presentation: Business Power and Sustainability in a World of Global Value Chains (Stefano Ponte, author)
16:40-17:00 Roundtable discussion
17:00-17:30 Q&A and open discussion
17:30-18:00 Reception with light refreshments

 

Discussants:
Jeremy Moon, Professor, Chair of Sustainability Governance, MSC, CBS
Caroline Aggestam Pontoppidam, Academic Director, CBS PRME and Associate Professor, Dept. of Accounting, CBS
Maha Rafi Atal, Post-Doc, MSC, CBS
Hans Krause Hansen, Professor, MSC, CBS


****Please register by 22 October, 9:00 AM.

 

 

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