What is the conference about?
Activists have significantly altered the way in which businesses operate since the 1970s. Addressing social and environmental concerns in the pursuit of social justice, activist movements have promoted both fairer economic opportunities for the Global South, reducing workers’ oppression and exploitation, and campaigned for environmental issues to receive more attention. They have promoted the idea of ‘corporate social responsibility', ‘green’ or ‘sustainable’ capitalism; and recently called for a ‘stakeholder capitalism’, in which corporate, communal and broader environmental concerns are accounted for by businesses. How have these ideas evolved as environmental concerns have escalated to the point of a climate crisis? This conference investigates the specific ideas and practices which social movements use to achieve a transition to a more sustainable economic system.
Amsterdam University Library at Singel.
This event is supported by a grant from the Fair and Resilient Societies project provided by the University of Amsterdam.