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The ABIS Annual Colloquium is a thought leadership forum in which business meets academia and society to explore core dimensions of the future contribution of business to sustainable globalisation. read more
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Welcome to ABIS - The Academy of Business in Society

The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) is a global network of over 130 companies and academic institutions whose expertise, commitment and resources are leveraged to invest in a more sustainable future for business in society. ABIS enables informed decision-making on business in society issues through collaborative research, education, thought leadership, policy insights and business acumen.


What we do
Think Fostering thought leadership through collaborative research and dialogue
Share Facilitating knowledge development and shared learning via a global network
Integrate Applying knowledge in the organizational context to drive innovation and change

our track record our story our mission
The ABIS global network
130+ global members academic & corporate
11+ million euros in EU grants secured
2.5+ million euros in funding from corporates & foundations
250+ publications & resources provided by our members
Recent News
1 Sep 2014 ABIS adopts new digital approach to connect intelligence and ideas To enhance the ABIS network, a new website has been launched which will be central to its digital communication and outreach to its members and wider audiences across the business in society field. 26 May 2014 Worldwide Study Shows Religious Investors Can Ally Faith And Finance Religious investors, in economic terms the third largest group to invest on the world’s stock markets, can post high placement profits and remain faithful to their religious creed. 12 May 2014 CEOs From Over 300 Multinational Corporations Gather In London To Discuss Sustainability ABIS new partnership with Ethical Corporation gives you the opportunity to attend the 13th Annual Responsible Business Summit with a 25% discount for members. more news
Publications
2 Sep 2014 CSR IMPACT Practitioners Handbook An Illustrative Guide for Executives, Managers and Enterprise Stakeholders Seeking to Enhance the Positive Impacts of Responsible Business in Society. 2 Sep 2014 IMPACT project - Impact Measurement and Performance Analysis of CSR IMPACT Policy Brief on the findings from the research work on SMEs. 7 Aug 2014 Leadership, learning and human resource management The meanings of social entrepreneurship today Aims to explore the historical development and current usages of the concept of social entrepreneurship. more publications
Calendar
10 Dec 2014 The UK Annual Colloquium - Transforming Tomorrow 23 Apr 2015 Spain Spirituality And Creativity In Management: Challenges For The Future- World Congress ESADE Business School, ABIS’ founding partner, is hosting the World Congress… 1 Nov 2014 Portugal Sustainable Business: Anticipating Challenges and Redesigning Strategies INDEG-IUL ISCTE Executive Education is offering a 4 days course in November… more events
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Deadline - 30 Sep 2014 ABIS Colloquium - Transforming Tomorrow: Leadership… Over the past few decades, sustainability issues have become increasingly prominent in business and political agendas. Deadline - 15 Oct 2014 Journal of Management Development "Business And… The special issue will focus on social innovation, with a particular attention to exploring the ways in which innovation can serve to create better and more integrated social, environmental and economic business enterprises. Deadline - 20 Oct 2014 Spirituality & Creativity In Management, World… ESADE is pleased to invite you to participate in the World Congress on “Spirituality and Creativity in Management: Challenges for the future” to be held in Barcelona on April 23rd, 24th, and 25th 2015. Deadline - 31 Dec 2014 Special Issue Of South Asian Journal Of Global… The mission of AJSSR is to publish high-quality research papers about sustainability and corporate social responsibility in the Asian region.
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Our members
Audencia Nantes Yale University Xiamen University Witten-Herdecke University Warsaw School of Economics Waikato Management School Vlerick Business School University of West England University of the South Pacific University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences University of St Thomas University of Plymouth, School of Management University of New South Wales University of Kent University of Groningen University of Exeter Business School University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business University of Cambridge - Institute for Sustainable Leadership University of Bath School of Management University of Amsterdam, Business School Unilever Turku School of Economics TUM School of Management TSM, Twente School of Management Tias
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