SRRNet – Social Responsibility Research network Presents 17th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and 8th Organisational Governance Conference

The Network was formed in 2003 after the success of the first International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility was held. Since then we have continued to grow and there are currently around 1000 members based all over the world.

12-14 September 2018 at Garden City University, Bangalore, India

17th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and 8th Organisational Governance Conference

The annual conference in Social Responsibility Research Network (SRRNet) series will take place in Bengaluru, India in conjunction with our partner, Garden City University, Bengaluru. We are now in our 17th year and it is time that we visit Bengaluru, India – a growing developing nation with a demonstrated commitment to sustainable development.

The conference location Bengaluru is a 16th century city was founded by Sri Kempe Gowda, after whom the Bangalore International Airport is named. Apart from the historic city it is a thriving modern metropolis and IT capital of India. The university is at a prestigious location and central to India’s learning and culture. So we are excited by this conference and looking forward to joining with you at this event.

Sustainable Development through Engagement and Partnership

There is considerable evidence that the field of social responsibility is changing and maturing. This can be seen from the issues which are of concern to people currently researching in the field. The concept of CSR has gradually spilled over to the other fields of inquiry so much so that today we can speak about the inclusion of social responsibility in any type of human activity (Business, Science, Engineering, etc.). Increasingly the term social responsibility, corporate responsibility, sustainability and governance have become intertwined and are often treated as synonymous.

This conference is designed to act as a forum for the debate and analysis of contemporary issues in this broad area. It is intended to attract people from a wide variety of disciplines and geographic regions for an exchange of views.

With this in mind we have decided to adopt a theme of sustainable development for our forthcoming conference – which of course includes all the other terms within the theme.

This raises the question of appropriate applications of ‘Sustainable Development as defined in the Rio Conference 20-22 June, 2012. These are questions which we will raise and address during this conference.

This raises the questions of what do we mean by sustainable development and how do we achieve this. These are questions which we will raise and address during this conference.


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Who are we?

We are an international network of scholars who share similar interests in aspects of social responsibility. We are mainly academics but also business people, government officials and consultants are members from all over the world. Currently we have about 1000 members and membership is free and open to anyone with an interest in any aspect of social responsibility.

Founder and President of the Network:

Professor Dr. David Crowther, De Montfort University, UK

Conferences Chair:

Shahla Seifi, University of Derby, UK 

What do we do?


2013 12th conference – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2014 13th conference – Bradford, UK

2015 14th conference – Istanbul, Turkey

2016 15th conference – Melbourne, Australia

2017 16th conference – Buxton, UK

2018    17th conference – Bangalore, India


Social Responsibility Journal

The official refereed journal of the Network; published 8 times per year by Emerald.

Research Book Series:

Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility

Books published by Emerald in association with the conferences and given to all conference delegates.

If you share our aims then please join us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Businesses need to go beyond the interests of their companies to the communities they serve.

Mr. Ratan TataFormer Chairman of the Tata Group

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