ARCS Workshop on “Accelerating Researcher-Practitioner Collaborations in Sustainability Research”
Fri October 11 2019, 12:00 PM – Sat October 12 2019, 12:00 PM


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Collaborations between researchers and practitioners are needed to address sustainability issues on a global scale. This workshop seeks to bring together high-level scholars and practitioners to foster new connections and inspire joint collaborations.

  • Employees Motivation and Sustainability
  • Sharing Economy
  • Circular Economy
  • Financing Sustainability
  • Governance for Sustainability
Special focus on
  • PPPs and inclusive economy
  • B-Corps
  • Experimental research within firms
  • RCT within firms
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis within firms
Friday, October 11, 2019
12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
Welcome and Networking Lunch
1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
Academic Session and Presentations
3:00 p.m.
Breakout Session
4:00 p.m.
Coffee Break 
4:30 p.m.
Best Practice and Case Study Session
5:00 p.m.
Breakout Session
6:00 p.m.
Cocktail Event 
7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
8:30 a.m.
Welcome Coffee 
9:00 a.m.
Workshop Summary and Interim Results
9:15 a.m.
Methods Session
9:45 a.m.
Roundtable Discussions
10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break
11:00 a.m.
General Discussion and Future Outlook
11:30 a.m.
Workshop Conclusion 
Workshop Participants and Guest Speakers
Part of the workshop includes guest speakers from both practice and academia who will share their perspectives on the various challenges and best practices in researcher-practitioner collaborations.

Local Workshop Organizers
Headed by Rodolphe (Rudy) Durand (Founder and Academic Director of the S&O Center) and Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot (Executive Director of the S&O Center), the S&O Center is an interdisciplinary organization whose members research and teach on the contemporary societal challenges that organizations face.
Since November 2016, the S&O Center coordinates a collaborative researcher-practitioner effort called the Movement for Social * Business Impact (MS*BI). The MS*BI movement consists of research liaisons with firms such as Danone, Schneider Electric, Groupe Renault, Sodexo, and Veolia, to advance sustainability in a scientifically rigorous manner. Building on this experience, the S&O Center is keen to help spread the benefits of this researcher-practitioner collaboration model, produce research targeting leading scholarly journals, and shape practice sustainably.
Please direct any questions to Verena Patock (