On November 14-15, 2018, the 4th International Conference on ‘Growth in Transition’ took place in Vienna, Austria, under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism. The Institute for Ecological Economics at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) was commissioned to prepare a background report for the conference, entitled ‘Towards a socio-ecological transformation of the economy’. » Read the full article
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New report: Towards a socio-ecological transformation of the economy. Institute for Ecological Economics. Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).
The Chair of Environmental Economics and Resource Management at the University of Freiburg, Germany (www.ere.uni-freiburg.de/front-page-en?set_language=en, Prof. Dr. Stefan Baumgärtner) is seeking a
Doctoral or Postdoctoral Researcher
in Ecological, Environmental and Resource Economics
beginning June 1, 2019 or the earliest date thereafter. The position is in the BMBF-funded project marEEshift, remunerated under state salary scheme TV-L E13, and limited to a term of three years. Employment is full-time (for PostDoc) or 75% part-time (for Doc). » Read the full article
Dr. Deepak Malghan, who is a recognized ecological economist and an assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), has received a censure order from IIM-B for sending a mail to the Placement Committee, saying they should “disinvite” Unilever during campus placement. Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has been in the midst of a controversy related to its decision in 2001 to carelessly dump mercury, a hazardous chemical, when closing down a plant located at Kodaikanal. This issue is disheartening because it exposes once again the narrowing of spaces for critical research in Indian academia and more specifically the usurpation of business education by corporate interests. Together with the Business and Human Rights Network India (HRBN-I), the European Society of Ecological Economics Executive Board request the Board of Governors at IIMB to reverse the decision to censure Dr. Malghan, and thereby reiterate the protections of academic freedom at IIMB.
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Civil society raises concerns over censure of IIM Bangalore professor in connection with statements about Hindustan Unilever’s environmental record
IIMs have used autonomy for self-aggrandisement, says professor pushing for faculty diversity