Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 30, 2019

Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Meeting

Sandra Waddock, Jerry Calron, James Weber
Pages 26-34

Symposium: Breaking Boundaries and Forging a Circle of Trust
Co-Creating a Vision for IABS 2050

This symposium created a circle of trust between IABS Fellows in attendance and other attendees around the issue of co-creating a vision for IABS 2050. A circle of trust is exploratory, inclusive, respectful of difference, open to new insights and perspectives, while being bound together by a shared commitment to co-learning and co-creation via the sense-making interaction of self and other. The session focused on four core questions: What are the major issues and obstacles to a flourishing future for business in society as a field? What topics and issues should the field be emphasizing now and into the foreseeable future? How do we collectively build a flourishing future? What role(s) should IABS play in that future?