Corporate Social Responsibility is just greenwash

A debate on the merits of Corporate Social Responsibility at Victoria University

The Victoria Plus Programme, Victoria Business School, and Volunteer Wellington invite you to a special debate on the merits of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

As consumers and investors become more socially conscious they expect businesses to adopt business models that mitigate the negative impact their operations have on society. In response, many businesses now claim to be socially responsible but many people question whether this is actually the case.

Join moderator Professor Ian Williamson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Victoria Business School, for a debate with a panel of experts on whether CSR is just greenwash.

Arguing that CSR is greenwash:
• Associate Professor Valentina Dinica (School of Government, Victoria Business School)
• Dennis Barnes (CEO, Contact Energy)
• Jordan Lankshear (final year BCom student majoring in Information Systems and Management with a minor in Public Policy).

Arguing that CSR isn’t greenwash:
• Professor Karen Smith (Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, Victoria Business School)
• Louise Aitken (CEO, Ākina Foundation)
• Joshua Finegan (final year BCom student majoring in Economics, Public Policy and Econometrics).

To attend the debate please register by 13 September 2019. For any further information, please contact Charlie Devenish at [email protected]

Date and time
Wednesday 18 Sep 2019
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Venue and Location
Victoria University of Wellington

Rutherford House
23 Lambton Quay

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