The MESD Association is pleased to report that its fifth international research conference MESD’17 was held December 7, 8, and 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA at the Georgia Tech Academy of Medicine Conference Center and the Scheller College of Business on the Atlanta Campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The event had participants and registrants from over 20 countries, and some 85 attendees over the course of the three-day. The Fifth MESD focused on the unique unfolding role played by the private sector, with particular reference to multinational enterprises, in implementing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Occurring in the immediate wake of the COP23 annual meetings held in Bonn, Germany and a few days prior to the global climate summit held in France December 12-14, 2017, MESD’17 selected thirty five papers for presentation in competitive or roundtable format and two key note addresses to frame this year’s event.
Best corporate and industry practices presentations by leading global firms were built into the conference featuring, this year, The Coca-Cola Company, Solvay, Novelis and Toto, each representing different key industry segments, in various countries of operations and with significant presence in the United States. Titled “What Can MNEs Do to Implement the UN SDGs,” the conference was hosted by the Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research in alliance with the Ray Anderson Center for Business Sustainability, both of the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech, and in partnership with ICN Business School-ARTEM in France, the CEREFIGE consortium in France, Aalborg Universitet, Denmark and our colleagues at the University of Delhi. The event was supported by the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Initiatives, the Trade Advisors of France (Southeast USA Chapter), Aalborg Universitet.
December 7-9, Atlanta, Georgia, Unites-States
We take great pleasure in inviting you to the fifth Multinational Enterprises and Sustainable Development International Conference (MESD’17). MESD’15 will be organized by The MESD Association, in partnership with The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), Atlanta, US, The ICN Business School, France, The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Atlanta, US and The CEREFIGE, France will hold its fifth International Conference MESD’17 in Atlanta, Georgia, December 7-9, 2017.
MESD’17 will mainly focus on what MNEs can do to implement Sustainable Development Goals?
This international conference will be of great interest to researchers, scientists, experts, policy practitioners, business decision makers, industry representatives, members of government or non-governmental organizations, consultants, advanced graduate students, and other professionals working in any enterprise committed toward more sustainable business.
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