Research in Geological Sciences and Its Sustainability Implications for Business Conference

Population growth is increasing the number of people living in hazardous areas, such as along the flanks of active volcanoes, and within regions of frequent and intense earthquake shaking and flooding.

About the Sustainability Research Conference Series

The Stanford Initiative on Business and Environmental Sustainability Research Conference Series is hosted by Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.


March 17–18, 2023


Stanford University campus

Climate change and rising sea-levels will continue to directly impact those who live in the coastal zone and rely on coastal ecosystems. Often, the vulnerable populations living in these areas are disproportionately impacted by these changes, because economic challenges prevent development of structures and infrastructure that are resilient to these events. Making humans, their enterprises, and natural systems more resilient at scale requires collaborations between natural scientists, engineers, and scholars studying policy and economics.

Likewise, solutions to these problems need to be authentic to communities at risk, as their success ultimately depends on the degree to which they are adopted and further developed — a subject uniquely informed by the scholarship of social scientists, behavioral psychologists, and public health experts. This conference seeks to bring together scholars from these different areas to exchange knowledge about the operation of these processes, how they may change in the future due to human activities, and what can be done to reduce the impacts of these events on people in an equitable and just way.

Conference Application

Conference attendance will be limited. 

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