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Environmental Sustainability Modelling Training Workshop

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Kent Business School

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Organisations must be able to measure the impacts and benefits of their activities in their supply chain. This will ensure that the environmental implications of business decisions either at the strategic level or day-to-day operational level are taken into account before the decisions are made in the first place.

Despite the benefits of environmental sustainability activities being generally recognised, there is a lack of knowledge and understanding within the management research community regarding the requisite techniques and tools needed for such measurements approaches, and consequently its applications in practice.

The workshop programme and professional development activities have been designed and being led by Environmental Sustainability Research Experts from academia and Specialist from business and practice. This workshop will specifically:

  1. Introduce Environmental Sustainability Assessments (three measurement techniques will be taught) and enhance the skills and knowledge base of participants.
  2. Address key theoretical, methodological and application issues and challenges and so enable participants to set a research agenda.
  3. Explore ways researchers can include environmental sustainability in wider research questions.
  4. Enable researchers and practitioners to demonstrate and promote the value of integrating sustainability into business operations
  5. Develop a community of environmental sustainability researchers.
  6. Launch the first Environmental Sustainability Methods network in the UK and initiate an open-source Knowledge Hub.


PLANNED WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES

Outlined below are the planned activities for the Training Workshop:

DAY 1: DEFINING THE RESEARCH LANDSCAPE AND NETWORKING

From 09:00 Registration of Participants

09:45 - 10:00 Welcome Address and Introductory Remarks.

10:00 - 10:30 Keynote Lecture: Current Challenges and Future Prospects of Environmental Sustainability Modelling for Business and Management

10:30 - 10:45 Tea and Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:45 "PhDs’ and ECRs’ Stand Ups": Approximately 20 PhDs and ECRs will present their research and the interface it has with Environmental Sustainability Research using 1 presentation slide and for a maximum of 2 minutes each. Feedback to be provided.

11:45 - 13:00 Environmental Sustainability Modelling I: Process Lifecycle Assessment (LCA)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Environmental Sustainability Modelling II: Environmental Input-Output LCA

15:00 - 15:15 Tea and Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:30 Computer Terminal Sessions: Implementing Process and Environmental Input-Output LCA. Participants will work on modelling examples and case studies.

17:00 Evening Reception and Networking


DAY 2: DEVELOPING ANALYTICAL MODEL AND CAPACITY BUILDING

10:00 - 11:00 Plenary Discussion: Applications of Environmental Assessments in Contemporary Research and Management Practice

11:00 - 11:15 Tea and Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:30 Environmental Sustainability Modelling III: Hybrid LCA

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:30 Computer Terminal Sessions: Implementing Hybrid LCA

15:30 - 16:00 Inauguration of the first Environmental Sustainability Methods Network and Knowledge Hub in the UK. This will be followed by closing remarks.


The workshop is funded by the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS).

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is available on campus and can be booked via the following link: https://kenthospitality.kent.ac.uk/KxBnB/.

Discounted room rates of just £45 single and £55 double are being offered to delegates of this event. Please use the promotion code LOYALTY10 when booking via the link above.

Alternatively, there are numerous accommodation options within the centre of canterbury (25 minute walk/10 minute drive).

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