Continuing and expanding the goals of the previous four editions, the 5th Symposium on Ethics and Social Responsibility Research-2019 aims to be a dynamic forum for scholars to share and discuss advances in scientific understanding of the current challenges of ethics, sustainability and social responsibility in organizational and societal settings.


Nowadays, people expect organizations to be accountable for the ethicality of their internal and external processes, including the relationships with stakeholders, and they ask for a higher level of transparency in decision processes affecting collective life. The same is true of the environmental and social sustainability problems, which are increasingly important in public debate and in the concerns of individuals and communities. Therefore, this Symposium aims at not only fostering dialogue between scientists on theoretical models and empirical results but also debating policies, strategies, and practices. Issues such as the prevention of misconduct in organizations or the relationship between organizational ethics and the strategies for sustainability will be discussed at specific forums, involving practitioners and decision makers.


5th Symposium on Ethics and Social Responsibility Research-2019 will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on 6 and 7 june 2019 and it is organized by DINAMIA’CET-IUL, a research unit of ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal. A local organizing committee and an international scientific committee support this event.


Partnerships to the SDGs:
Universities as aggregators of goodwill

June 6, 14.30-16.00 

Room: Aud. Afonso de Barros (Building AW, 1st floor) ISCTE-IUL

How can universities aggregate the different sectors of activity, through research, teaching and learning, and outreach, for the implementation of effective SDG-related partnerships? This is the main question to be discussed in this roundtable. By bringing together representatives of the academia and corporate, public and social economy sectors, this session aims at discussing problems that are by nature highly complex and that the success in addressing them depends on these partnerships. This is in line with the Objective 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is to revitalize the global partnerships for sustainable development. Stakeholders from the various sectors are invited to enter this journey with the table and bring forward their inputs in the follow-up discussion. 

Chair: Mario Parra da Silva, Chair of the Board, Global Compact Network Portugal

Members of the Round Table

  • Catarina Roseta Palma, Sustainability Director | ISCTE-IUL [Member of Aliança ODS Portugal] 

  • Miguel Cruz, President | Parpública, SGPS [Member of Aliança ODS Portugal] 

  • Paula Viegas, Chief Sustainability Officer | CGD [Member of Global Compact Network Portugal] 

  • Sónia Silva, Director of the Sustainability Unit of the Department of Quality and Innovation | SCML [Member of Global Compact Network Portugal]

Session co-organized with:

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  • Corporate Social Responsibility and stakeholders response (consumer, employee, others)

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability reporting

  • Sustainability in Higher Education Institutions

  • Green and social accounting

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and performance

  • Social sustainability

  • Individual and contextual determinants of ethical decision-making.

  • Ethical problems in leaders’ decision-making processes.

  • The case for unethical personality: “black triad” and beyond.

  • Practically supporting ethical decision-making in organizations.

  • Big Data and individual data privacy - ethical issues

  • Sustainability in the context of public and nonprofit sectors

  • Consumer responsibility

Important dates

September 1st, 2018 – abstract submission open

January 15th, 2019 – deadline for abstract submission

February 17th 2019 - Extended Deadline  for abstract submission

March 15th, 2019 – author’s notification

April 15th, 2019 – early registration fee

April 30th, 2019 – regular registration fee; deadline for authors’ registration

May, 31st, 2019 – deadline for normal registration

June 6th-7th, 2019 – Symposium