Recent Accomplishments (2013–2017) and Ongoing and Prospective Activities


  • Convened international conferences in 2013 (Clark University, USA) and 2016 (University of Maine, USA) and currently planning the third event to be held in 2018 (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
  • Organized workshop on “Bridging Research and Action and Policy” in May 2017 (Washington, DC, USA)
  • Organized workshop on “Consumption and Social Change” in November 2015 (Boston, MA, USA)
  • Organized workshop (in collaboration with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network) on “Sustainable Consumption and the City” in October 2014 (Eugene, OR, USA)
  • Coordinated two colloquium series on “Consumption and Social Change” (2014–2015) and “The Future of Work” (2016–2017) (funded by the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation)
  • Designed and facilitated several sessions at the Third International Conference of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption in June 2017 at the University of Sussex (Brighton, UK)


Other Activities

Invitations to SCORAI Board Members for Public Lectures and Conference Keynote Presentations

  • Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, September 2017 (Philip Vergragt)
  • Centre for the Study of Cooperatives, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, April 2017 (Maurie Cohen)
  • United Nations Luncheon Hosted by President of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, NY, USA, March 2017 (Halina Brown)
  • Research Institute for Environment and Nature, Kyoto, Japan, March 2017 (Philip Vergragt)
  • Mid-Year Fellows Workshop in Honor of Louis O. Kelso, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, January 2017 (Maurie Cohen)
  • United Nations Youth Assembly, New York, NY, USA, January 2017 (Halina Brown)
  • Mistra Centre for Sustainable Markets, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden, March 2016 (Maurie Cohen)
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore, November 2015 (Philip Vergragt)
  • Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria, September 2015 (Maurie Cohen)