KCG Co-hosted the Consumer Social Responsibility Workshop in Kiel, Germany
KCG was pleased to co-host the successful workshop “Consumer Social Responsibility” on May 23 – 24. At the workshop which took place at the Science Park (Wissenschaftspark) in Kiel, Germany, senior and junior scientists from Germany and abroad presented their ongoing related projects and discussed the scientific, social and political relevance of Consumer Social Responsibility (ConSR) and its relation to the very established concept of Corporate Social Responsibility.
The workshop was structured in three thematic parts in which ConSR was examined from an economic, philosophical and sociological perspective. Key questions examined were as follows: How can the concept of ConSR be scientifically better understood and further developed? How can/would sustainability and digitisation influence consumer behaviour? How can the gap between consumers’ self-interest and social responsibility be reduced?
Well-known senior experts in the research field joined the workshop in Kiel: Prof. Dr. Birgit Blättel-Mink (University of Frankfurt a.M.), Prof. Dr. Ingo Balderjahn (University of Potsdam), Prof. Dr. Johannes Brinkmann (University of Tromsø and Oslo and KCG), Prof. Dr. Ludger Heidbrink (Kiel University and KCG) and Prof. Dr. Stefan Hoffmann (Kiel University and KCG) etc. The latter two KCG colleagues also took the lead in the workshop organisation and its content coordination.
Junior KCG research fellows Nils Christian Hoffmann and Guli-Sanam Karimova also presented their recent related research results at the workshop for feedback and suggestions.
The workshop was financially supported by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV, Bundesministerium für Justiz und Verbraucherschutz).
The program of the workshop can be found here.