Presentations

Presentation in Bodo

On October 13, 2005, the opening conference of the Center for Ecological Economics and Ethics at the Bodø Graduate School of Business took place in Bodo, Norway. Laszlo Zsolnai and Knut J. Ims were invited to present their book Business within Limits: Deep Ecology and Buddhist Economics. They reflected on the legacy of Norwegian eco-philosopher Arne Naess for renewing economics on the basis of ecology and ethics.

NNH Bergen

On January 25, 2005, Laszlo Zsolnai and Knut J. Ims gave a joint lecture at the Norwegian School of Economic & Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen, Norway. They presented the main points of their book Business within Limits: Deep Ecology and Buddhist Economics.

Lecture at CNAM, Paris

Laszlo Zsolnai gave a lecture for a symposium devoted to the normative aspects of stakeholder theory, organized by Yvon Pesqueux at the Conservatoire National des Arts and Métiers (C.N.A.M.), on November 26, 2004, in Paris. Other speakers were Pierre Kletz (I.A.E. Tours), Jacob Dahl Rendtorff (Rosdilke's University) and François Lepineux (INSEAD). Laszlo Zsolnai argued that nature, society and future generations should be included among the stakeholders of business. The extended stakeholder framework calls for a radical transformation of business into a sustainable, prosocial, and future-enhancing endeavor. In this way, business can regain its legitimacy in a world of ecological degradation and human disintegration.

Lecturing on Buddhist Economics in Leuven

Invited by the Catholic University of Leuven, the University of Gent and the Flemish Business Ethics Network, Laszlo Zsolnai gave a public lecture on Buddhist economics  on October 20, 2004, in Leuven, Belgium. The lecture was opened by Professor M. Vervenne, vice-rector of the Catholic University of Leuven. In his lecture, Laszlo Zsolnai argued that the principles of Buddhist economics could be applied in any economic setting. As an alternative to mainstream Western economics, Buddhist economics is superbly rational, ethical, and ecological. It is an authentic way to reach happiness, peace and permanence.

Transatlantic Business Ethics Conference in Barcelona

The Transatlantic Business Ethics Conference Series was initiated by the Business Ethics Center in 2000. The first Transatlantic Summit was organized in Budapest in September 2000, while the second was held in September 2002 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  The third one, entitled “Redefining Success in Business,” was held at ESADE Business School in Barcelona from October 1-3, 2004. Laszlo Zsolnai gave a presentation entitled  “Succeeding Together: Business Performance in Multiple Value Perspective”.