04 December, 2013 | (01 hr)

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Social innovation is becoming increasingly important in order to tackle today’s challenges. Businesses that are able to develop new solutions to the most urgent social and ecological problems will be the leading companies of tomorrow. Social innovation not only creates value for society but will be a critical driver for business success.

The audience will gain practical knowledge and information on how to apply the latest management thinking on CSR and social innovation to daily business decisions. Different concepts of social innovation are discussed from a managerial as well as from a theoretical and social perspective.

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Rene Schmidpeter

Rene Schmidpeter
Academic Head
Centre of Humane Market Economy

Rene Schmidpeter is the academic head of the “Zentrum fur Humane Marktwirtschaft” (Centre for Humane Market Economy) in Salzburg and teaches CSR and sustainability at several business schools in Germany and Austria. He studied business... Full Bio

Dr. Uwe Schulte

Dr. Uwe Schulte (Moderator)
Council Director
The Conference Board
Former Vice President of Global Procurement
Unilever

Uwe is a former Vice President of Global Supply Management at Unilever. After finishing his PhD in Chemistry, Uwe joined Lever Sunlicht in Mannheim as a development chemist in 1980. From 1983 to 1985 he worked in Port Sunlight England as a researc... Full Bio

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