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Making a Difference. CSR Trends II

6 November 2014 - 7 November 2014

logokonf2014NovThe 2nd International Conference “Making a difference. CSR Trends II” will take place at the Faculty of Management, University of Lodz on 6-7 November. As part of the event, CEEweb will give a presentation and organise an interactive discussion on gaining profit while conserving nature. The workshop “Gaining profit while conserving nature” will take place on 6 November 2014 between 14.00–15.30.

Business is depending on all those products and services that ecosystems provide. Companies are not just relying on but also affect ecosystems, including their resource use, pollution and waste production. Forward-looking companies across Europe have already realized the importance of reducing their negative impact on the ecosystems. However, ecosystems mean not just a risk but also opportunities. The demand for environmentally friendly products is increasing, whilst the market for green business innovations is growing. Besides, efficient resource use can bring competitive advantage. Research has shown that 87% of the consumers expect companies to take conservation measures.

Questions raised in the workshop

  • How much are European companies dependent on natural capital?
  • How can companies reduce the use of resources and connected costs?
  • How do international and national regulatory framework regarding biodiversity and resource use affect companies in Europe? What are the best ways to comply with?
  • How can sustainable operation yield higher consumer confidence and better reputation?
  • What CEE best practices regarding resource use, biodiversity conservation and NGO-business cooperation exist?
  • What do CEE regional business need to grow more resource efficient and more sustainable?



6 November 2014
7 November 2014


University of Lodz
Matejki street 22/26, Lodz, 90-237 Poland