Prof. Danica Purg, Dean and President of IEDC-Bled School of Management and CEEMAN President, took part at the third International Conference on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance, hosted by the Cologne Business School (CBS), entitled “Sustainability as New Business Paradigm”, where she held a keynote speech “Why does the future of sustainable management depend on universities?”. The conference was attended by 500 participants from academia and business, from 50 countries.
In the frame of the conference, prof. Purg was awarded the Certificate of the Lifetime Achievement in the field of CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance.
The ceremony took place at the gala event in the Cologne Town Hall. The award was presented to by the President of the CBS, Prof. Lisa Froelich, by Prof. Nicholas Capaldi, Legendre-Soulé Distinguished Chair in Business Ethics at Loyola University New Orleans, USA and by Prof. René Schmidpeter Conference Chair and Dr. Jürgen Meyer Endowed Chair for International Business Ethics and CSR, CBS. Besides Prof. Purg, also Prof. Bradley K. Googins, from Babson College, USA, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Certificate.
In their argumentation, the organiser stressed the “visionary work of Prof. Purg in the field of responsible management education in its home institution and around the world”.
IEDC-Bled School of Management was namely one of the first management schools in the world to introduce ethics as a required subject in postgraduate studies and sustainable development ten years ago.