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SOAS China Institute

China’s Quest for Environmental Sustainability: An International Business Perspective

Maoliang Bu
Prof. Maoliang Bu (School of Business, Nanjing University; Hopkins-Nanjing Center)

Date: 11 October 2021Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 11 October 2021Time: 2:30 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Webinar



How does globalization shape China’s environmental sustainability? Is globalization good or bad for China’s environment? Moreover, how is global environmental sustainability influenced by China’s “One Belt One Road“ Initiative? Can China save the Earth? To answer the above questions, the role of multinational enterprises is the elephant in the room.

The seminar will share Dr. Bu’s research on the topic from the intersectional field of international business (IB), sustainable development, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The presenter will reflect from broader perspectives (including history, geography, and political science) while focusing on the insights from international business.

About the speaker

Maoliang Bu is an Associate Professor at Nanjing University and Adjunct Professor at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies). He has published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) and the Strategic Management Journal (SMJ). He has served as an Editor for the Journal of Business Ethics and Asia Pacific Journal of Management (APJM).

Dr. Bu is also an affiliated researcher at Copenhagen Business School. Previously, he has worked as a postdoc/visiting professor at several universities such as University of Goettingen, University of Wuerzburg, University of Gothenburg, University of Groningen and Western University (Ivey Business School). He has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.


This webinar will take place online via Zoom. Click here to register.

Chair: Dr Huan Zou, Reader in International Management, SOAS School of Finance and Management.

Organiser: SOAS China Institute

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