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Novartis Roundtable on Feb. 22-23: Social Innovation and Sustainability

The concept of social innovation seeks innovative answers or business models to address social problems of relevance to business such as poverty, health or environmental degradation. The good news for business is that this process is inherent in business's strengths: competing to be smarter, faster, and greater while transforming to the new requirements of a changing world.

On February 22 and 23 in Lausanne, Switzerland, the World Environment Center and IMD Business School will lead a Roundtable, hosted by Novartis, exploring social innovation and sustainability.

The objectives of this Roundtable include:
•    Understanding sustainability as a driver for innovation and business success.
•    Building additional competencies in social innovation and learning how to incorporate the concept into the company’s business model.
•    Sharing learning from new practices/approaches and discussing opportunities for cooperation and activating partnerships with business, government, academia, and NGO’s in sustainable development and corporate social innovation.

The Roundtable is structured to provide a highly interactive process of discussion among approximately 40 global environmental and sustainability leaders. It is an invitation-only event and no media will attend.

The full agenda is available here.

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