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1-2  June  2022
University of Economics in Katowice,
CNTI Main Hall, 5 Bogucicka Street, 5th floor



The conference is held under the patronage
of Her Magnificence Rector
of the University of Economics in Katowice
Prof. dr hab. Eng. Celina Olszak

Dear Colleagues,

we are pleased to invite you to the International Conference „Sustainability – the Future of  Business” which will be organised as a hybrid event on 1-2 June 2022 at the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland.
The conference – a multiplier event at the final stage of the Project Economics of Sustainability ( funded by the EU Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships Programme,  will bring together representatives of the academia- scientists, teachers and students, civil society, business, and decision-makers to discuss a myriad of aspects of sustainability and explore opportunities of shaping economic development and social well-being on its premises.
The conference is free of charge and there will be two options of joining in: at the CNTI building, the University of Economics in Katowice, or online (details and links will be provided later). Accomodation – self-catered, not included. The list of suggested hotels will be available in March.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to challenges and solutions towards a sustainable economy:

    • Environmental sustainabilility
    • Economic sustainability
    • Societal sustainability

in particular:

    • Climate changes, resources scarcity
    • Energy production and consumption.
    • Renewable Energy
    • Industrial agriculture vs Ecological farming
    • Changing demographics
    • Employment and Unemployment
    • Human Capital
    • Education and training
    • Cross-cultural relations
    • Social and ethical dilemma
    • Financialization
    • Financial institutions, markets, and instruments
    • Social behavior of financial investors
    • Inequality
    • Diseases and health care
    • Poverty and hunger
    • Circular economy
    • Waste management
    • Global tourism industry
    • Sustainable entrepreneurship
    • Governance and management
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Bestowals and donations
    • Gamification as a tool to enforce sustainable behaviour



Option 1  (free of charge)  “Studies in Risk and Sustainable Development” (SRSD) on-line journal,  Publishing House of the University of Economics in Katowice,

Full Paper/ Research Notes
Submission deadline 30 June 2022
Submission Guidelines:

Option 2  (free of charge)  Conference proceedings-  Monograph „Sustainable Business and Societies. Aspects, Trends and Challenges.”  Publishing House of the University of Economics in Katowice

Submission deadline (Full Paper) 15 May 2022
Submission Guidelines:

    • Times New Roman 11 pt.
    • Interline 1,5
    • 4,500-6,000 words
    • Reference style APA

Option 3 (an article processing charge of 1900 CHF for each paper accepted after peer review)  Sustainability Special issue:  „Sustainability as an Inevitable Paradigm of Business and Social Relations”,

Sustainability received its 8th Impact Factor, 3.251 in 2020
Submission deadline 31 July 2022

Submission Guideline:



Please register as soon as possible by completing the form below

REGISTRATION FORM (Registration closed)

Regardless of the chosen mode of your participation declared in the REGISTRATION FORM (paper & conference presentation, only presentation, only paper) please provide an abstract of your paper (conference presentation) by completing the form below.
Submission deadline (abstract) 17 April 2022






Prof. Paul.H.Dembiński,
Director of the Observatory of Finance in Geneva (with the mission of addressing the role of the financial sector to serve the common good), Professor at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, lecturing at many universities such as: University of Geneva, Polytechnic University of Lausanne, University of Neuchâtel, University of Basel, Sacro Cuore University of Milan, University of Grenoble, J. Tischner European University in Krakow, University of Economics in Krakow, Cardinal S. Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Catholic University of America – Washington, speaker at numerous interdisciplinary conferences, expert of international organizations.

Guillaume Lafortune
Guillaume Lafortune is Vice President and Head of the Paris Office at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). He joined SDSN in 2017 to coordinate the production of the annual Sustainable Development Report (which includes the SDG Index and Dashboards) and other projects on SDG data and statistics. Previously, he served as an economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) working on public governance reforms and statistics. He was one of the lead advisors for the production of the 2015 and 2017 flagship statistical report Government at a Glance. He also contributed to analytical work related to public sector
efficiency, open government data, and citizens’ satisfaction with public services. Earlier, Guillaume worked as an economist at the Ministry of Economic Development in the Government of Quebec (Canada).

Prof. Manuel Merchán
Professor at EAE Business School (Madrid, Spain), professor at University “Alfonso X El Sabio”, Schools of Psychology, Anthropology and Veterinary (Madrid, Spain), President and CEO of the Association Chelonia International, with ongoing projects in Spain, Portugal, Uganda and Mexico. More than 50 publications regarding sustainable development and conservation of wildlife. General Coordinator of more than 60 projects in America, Africa and Europe working with public and private institutions such as the Spanish International Cooperation Agency (AECID), the Man and Biosphere Program (MaB – UNESCO), the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF – USA), the Spanish Environment Ministry, the University of Costa Rica (UCR) or the Coca Cola Foundation (Atlanta, USA).



The Scientific Committee of the Conference
prof. dr hab. Janina Harasim
dr hab. Agnieszka Lorek, prof. UE
dr hab. Bożena Frączek, prof. UE.

The Organisational Committee of the Conference
dr Anna Urbanek – Department of Transport
dr Ewa Wójcik – Rybnik Branch
dr inż. Tomasz Zieliński – Department of Banking and Financial Markets
mgr Rafał Rydzewski – Department of Enterprise Management


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