Multinational Enterprises and Sustainable Development – the MESD association is a non-profit organization. This association aims to: promote research on strategy of multinational enterprises for sustainable development; encourage exchanges between international teachers, researchers and professionals; contribute to the development and diffusion of knowledge in the field above mentioned, through international conferences, research projects, and publications; develop contacts with international organizations with similar or complementary objectives. MESD pursues a mission of development and opening of its international activities. Conferences provide opportunities for relationships with foreign academic communities by sharing knowledge in an international level. In recent years, several conferences were thus included in this perspective. MESD's international relationships are also based on an membership network.