AIB 2021 Panel: Do the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Matter to Multinationals?

DO THE UNITED NATIONS’ SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS MATTER TO MULTINATIONALS?

Session format: Pro and con debate (The Oxford Union style)

Abstract: Whether the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can help multinationals shape their contribution to tackling global grand challenges in a substantive way remains unclear. In this panel, we propose to have an Oxford Union style debate to clarify whether the SDGs matter to multinationals. Toward this end, the panel will present two opposing views of the debate, one defending the idea that the SDGs provide multinationals with useful guidance to address global and local sustainability issues, and the other arguing that the SDGs may function as a laundry list for multinationals to disguise their insufficient efforts at alleviating grand challenges worldwide. Two panelists on each side will provide opposing views of the topic to exchange arguments and rebuttals to clarify the main issues in the multinational-SDG space and gain new insights.

 

Session chair: Junghoon Park

The City University of New York, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business

Speakers:

Jonathan P. DOH (Pro)

Villanova University, Villanova School of Business

Elisa GIULIANI (Con)

University of Pisa, Department of Economics & Management

Ivan MONTIEL (Pro)

The City University of New York, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business

Alvaro CUERVO-CAZURRA (Con)

Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business

 

 

Starting Time

17:00 CET

June 29, 2021

Ending Time

18:30 CET

June 29, 2021

Address

AIB 2021 Online

Event Participants