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24th Annual IAJBS World Forum/ 2018 CJBE Annual Meeting

Conference Theme: Innovation for Sustainability

Now more than ever, organizations need to innovate to stay relevant in a dynamic, global environment. The theme of the 24th World Forum is consistent with the World Forum’s ten year focus on sustainability. Today, sustainable enterprises not only require innovative business practices in product design, partnerships, logistics, marketing, accounting, and finance; sustainable enterprises themselves have created new norms for what counts as innovation in business and hold the promise of redefining what effective business strategy looks like in the 21stcentury.

  • Happening On: July 22 – 25, 2018
  • Hosted By: Seattle University, Seattle WA, USA
  • Theme: Innovation for Sustainability
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2018 *Deadline extended!
  • Notification Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Full Paper Deadline: June 1, 2018

AJCU-AP Sustainability of Life Project

As a continuation of the JCAP Conference on Sustainability in 2016, the AJCU-AP Sustainability of Life Project was held at Sanata Dharma University from March 7, 2018 to March 9, 2018 in which the main concern is being environmentally friendly not only on campus, but also in society. Representatives from Ateneo de Manila (Philippines), Ateneo de Davao (Philippines), Xavier University (Philippines), Instituto São João de Brito (East Timor), Politeknik ATMI Surakarta (Indonesia), and Sanata Dharma University (Indonesia) participated in this project.

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Daring the impossible: Team up to Clean up rewriting Mbare’s history

Mbare is one of the oldest and highly populated suburbs in Harare with several open grounds full of garbage. The suburb, which is a hub for all kinds of businesses is also popular for high crime rate and drug abuse by young people. Due to its high population, the environment is not as clean, culminating to series of outbreak in diseases like Cholera and Typhoid. Fr Isaac Fernandez SJ said, “We want to change the story of Mbare and get a different narrative. We want Mbare to be at the fore front, pioneering recycling techniques and new ways of waste management.” “In our clean up, we are separating material and take organic material to the church for composting,” which will then be used to support other programmes like the school’s aquaponics.

Township Youth Discuss Taking Care of Our Common Home

Every year during the month of June, South Africans celebrate what has come to be known as the Youth Month. It is a month during which the spotlight is turned on the young people in commemoration of the Youth of 1976 who on June 16th 1976, courageously protested against the apartheid government’s policy on the education of Black children. The Youth and Young Adults of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nyanga, Cape Town, in collaboration with the Jesuit Social Apostolate, hosted on the 17th of June, a workshop on the theme “Young People, It’s time to take care of our common Home.

Features of a sustainability science

2017_03_31_Editorial_Photo1Pedro Walpole, SJ

Ecojesuit shares this article published in the first English edition of La Civiltà Cattolica, a magazine published continuously by the Jesuits in Rome since 1850 and originally available only in Italian.  For the first time, its 4000th edition is also in English, French, Spanish, and Korean, and was launched in January 2017. Pope Francis met the Jesuit writers for the magazine, and “shared with them the importance of poetry, art, and pioneering intellectual research (as frontiers) and defend not just Catholic ideas but must also witness to Christ in the world with a restless, imaginative, and open-ended spirit (as bridges).”  This article was initially featured in the Volume IV, 2016 issue of La Civiltà Cattolica with the title “I lineamenti scienza della sostenibilità.”