Programme (Online)

The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ACSEE) is a multidisciplinary conference held concurrently with The Asian Conference on Business & Public Policy (ACBPP). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in the other.

Conference Outline*

Monday, November 01, 2021Tuesday, November 02, 2021

All times are Japan time (UTC+9)
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10:00-10:10: Announcements & Welcome Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

10:10-10:55: Keynote Presentation
What Is a "Good" Company, and How Can Its Value Be Assessed?
Philip Sugai, Doshisha University, Japan

10:55-11:05 Break

11:05-11:50: Keynote Presentation
Integrating Sustainable Development in Business Curricula: A Tailored Approach
Anshuman Khare, Athabasca University, Canada
Patricia MacNeil, Dalhousie University, Canada

11:50-12:00: Break

12:00-13:15: Live-Stream Presentation Session 1: Public Policy
61327 | Role of Female Physicians in Women’s Health Movement in Japan: The Case of Prescription-Free Emergency Contraception During the COVID-19 Pandemic
60984 | The Impact of an Increase in Minimum Wage in Vietnam
61586 | Comparative Analysis Regarding the Recommendation of the OECD Protection of Children Online and Policy Responses With International Organizations

13:15-13:25: Break

13:25-14:15: Live-Stream Presentation Session 2: Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management: Land Use & Misuse
60822 | Research on Intensive Development Mechanism of Land Use in Medium-sized Cities in Western China Based on “The Yangtze River Conservation” Strategy
61305 | Protected Area Management through Community Engagement: Delving into Kumrat Valley

All times are Japan time (UTC+9)
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13:00-13:50: Live-Stream Presentation Session 1: Cultural Sustainability: Protecting, Preserving and Conserving
60725 | Understanding Local Cultural Factors Towards the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
60793 | Rural Culture Preservation in Rural Tourism Development in the Suburban Villages of Large Cities in China: Case Studies From Nanjing

13:50-14:00: Break

14:00-14:50: Live-Stream Presentation Session2: Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting
61076 | Thailand’s COVID-19 Crisis Management and Resilience: Wellness SMEs
61038 | Revisiting External Stakeholders' Role in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Disclosure: A Systematic Literature Review

14:50-15:00: Break

15:00-16:15: Live-Stream Presentation Session 3: Environmental Sustainability
61395 | Electricity Savings and Carbon Mitigation Potential of a University Campus in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
61319 | Pingtung County Recovered From Natural Disaster and Achieving the Goal of Providing Domestic Electricity 100% by Green Power
61335 | The Politics of Knowledge in Black Carbon Mitigation: Policy Entrepreneurs, Framing and Structural Environments in Europe and Asia

16:15-16:25: Conference Closing Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

Featured Presentations

  • Integrating Sustainable Development in Business Curricula: A Tailored Approach
    Integrating Sustainable Development in Business Curricula: A Tailored Approach
    Keynote Presentation: Anshuman Khare & Patricia MacNeil
  • What Is a “Good” Company, and How Can Its Value Be Assessed?
    What Is a “Good” Company, and How Can Its Value Be Assessed?
    Keynote Presentation: Philip Sugai

Conference Programme

The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on October 08, 2021. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

*Please be aware that the above schedule may be subject to change.

Final Programme

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The Conference Programme contains access information, session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule.

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Previous Programming

View details of programming for past ACSEE conferences via the links below.

Integrating Sustainable Development in Business Curricula: A Tailored Approach
Keynote Presentation: Anshuman Khare & Patricia MacNeil

Once viewed as a management practice, sustainability is now seen as a concept that can benefit both business and society. There is considerable interest in adding it to business school curricula and/or integrating sustainability-related principles in teachings. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and higher education institutions (HEIs) have a critical role in helping society achieve these goals. However, meaningful implementation has not yet occurred. In practice, most HEIs have put their efforts into advancing sustainable operations such as energy efficiencies, reducing carbon footprints, and recycling policies. Multiple reasons for the slow advance include challenges with fragmented disciplines, a lack of professional development for faculty, and organisational rigidity. We propose that another reason is the debate over how best to do it. The purpose of this study was to identify the optimum model for integrating ESD in an online HEI. We used a systematic literature review to examine ESD approaches. The research uncovered multiple and varied methods that generally reflect one of the following: single mandatory/elective courses, discipline-specific programs, or ESD-integrated across the curriculum. However, these approaches are neither equally effective nor capable of meeting all expectations. Instead, we propose a hybrid solution with multiple components tailored to the respective institution. Key modules included in the approach are broad-based interdisciplinary sustainability curricula, focused electives and/or core courses to build capacity (e.g., strategy), and pedagogical praxes to foster sustainability mindsets. The approach can be adapted by other HEIs with similar interests and requirements.

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What Is a “Good” Company, and How Can Its Value Be Assessed?
Keynote Presentation: Philip Sugai

As the world continues to suffer through the COVID-19 pandemic, many have come to realize that not only has the shareholder-first view of business unleashed undeniable negative impacts globally, but that even the more "woke" stakeholder capitalism view is terribly flawed and fails to provide a comprehensive model to help solve these larger issues. This presentation introduces a different approach to assessing and developing solutions to these challenges. It begins by first providing a definition of what "good" actually means for a business irrespective of its size, industry or location, and then proposes a framework that business activities can be objectively assessed against to understand how each individual company is helping to achieve this ideal. To arrive at this framework, 17 of the world's top ESG and sustainability reporting frameworks were analyzed, and the hundreds of impact measurements included within these were synthesized into 80 goals, within 27 larger themes that explain how value can be measured for a company, its shareholders, employees, customers, partners, society and the planet.

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