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Welcome to the 3rd Conference on Sustainable Business, Energy and Development in Asia (COSDA 2018). This international, peer-reviewed event will be held from August 4-5, 2018 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima. COSDA is being organized alongside the 5th Asian Symposium on Human Rights Education (SHARE 2018) and the 2nd Asian Conference on Peace, Humanitarian Aid and Service (PHASE 2018).
These events will precede the 73rd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony. All registered participants will be provided with a special guided tour in English of Hiroshima Peace Park as well as an optional, ticketed tour to Miyajima the Shrine Island – both Peace Park and Miyajima are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
About COSDA 2018
The concepts of sustainable business, sustainable energy and sustainable development are three of the most important focal points that the United Nations is attempting to address through post-Millennium Development Goals initiative. In regards to these three areas, the big question is how to address our growth needs, in particular those of the developing countries, given the limitations imposed by the state of business, energy, development and social organization on our ability to meet present and future needs.
Moreover, what type of governance structures, business practices, technological innovations, legal agreements or policy tools can best bridge the needs-limitation gap in order to facilitate and accelerate sustainable business, energy and development? The rapid economic growth of the developing countries in Asia in the recent decades has added a new dimension to this process, by shifting the leverage of change from the West to the East. Designing infrastructure, products, enterprises and processes with sustainability in mind can have an enormous impact on environmental and social systems.
COSDA 2018 offers a platform for scholarly and applied conversations among a wide variety of stakeholders concerned with the continual challenge of advancing the sustainable business, energy and development agenda: people, planet, and growth. The range of research submissions may include conceptual, empirical, experimental, and case studies.
THE COSDA 2018 TEAM