Biodiversity Moonshot: Innovating for an embedded future between business and nature

Join us at the Academy of Management Symposium in Chicago, where we’ll be exploring the critical challenge of biodiversity loss and its impact on companies and society. Organized by Alberto Di Minin, Francesco Testa, with the support of Valentina Cucino, Gianmaria Ontano and Duccio Tosi from Sant ’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa (Italy), this PDW brings together leading scholars to work on the urgent need for a sustainable future.

PDW Overview

The PDW focuses on the intricate relationship between businesses and the natural environment, emphasizing impact-dependence dynamics and innovation as a possible solution. Companies play a vital role in the ecosystem, impacting nature through their activities while relying on its services to function. This intricate relationship demands a systemic approach, co-creating a future where biodiversity is embedded in corporate strategies.

πŸ—“οΈ Date: 09/08/2024 – 13/08/2024

πŸ›οΈ Venue: Academy of Management, Chicago 


Chicago, Illinois

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Organizers and Co-Authors

-Alberto Di Minin – National Biodiversity Future Center (NBFC) 

-Francesco Testa – Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna 

-Valentina Cucino – Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa 

-Gianmaria Ontano – Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

-Duccio Tosi – Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa 

-Rajat Panwar – Oregon State University

-Sandra A. Waddock – Boston College 

-Nicole Darnall – Arizona State University

-Andrea Filippetti – ISSIRFA-CNR

-Gordon P. Rands – Western Illinois University 

-Michael V. Russo – University of Oregon 

-Mark Starik – University of Wisconsin System 

-Philip Shapira – Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester 

-Jean Garner Stead – East Tennessee State University 

-Fabrizio Tuzi – ISSIRFA-CNR 

-Kerrigan Marie Machado Unter – University of St. Gallen 

Relevance to Divisions

The symposium aligns with the interests of the Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) division, exploring how companies can mitigate their impact on biodiversity. Additionally, the Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) division will find value in discussing new strategies for biodiversity management in the era of technological advancements.

PDW Format

  • Welcome and introduction to the PDW
  • Keynotes presentations (15 minutes each)
  • Pitches by facilitators (5 minutes each)
  • Roundtable discussions (50 minutes)
  • Discussion and conclusion (25 minutes)

Join us for an engaging and informative PDW that will shape the way we approach biodiversity and its integration into the business landscape. Let’s work together for a sustainable future