Navigating wicked problems: do businesses have a role?
It is a pleasure and honor to be invited to speak at the 2019 Sinergie-SIMA Management Conference here in Rome. As a professor of Sustainability & Economics who has been studying sustainability and business for over 25 years, the question I am often asked is: Have things improved across time? My response is “it depends…”.
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