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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 administration, applied European studies, social ...Full Bio

Dr. Uwe Schulte

Dr. Uwe Schulte (Moderator)
Leader, Global Sustainability Center
The Conference Board

Uwe Schulte is program director for the China Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Council at The Conference Board. He has also led the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (Europe), Procurement Leadership, and Responsible Sourcing Councils.

Schulte is founder and CEO of Pro...Full Bio

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