The Kemmy Business School (KBS), University of Limerick (UL), is one of Ireland’s leading business schools – awarded Best Business School at the InBusiness Recognition Awards 2017 for the 2nd year in a row with a reputation, established over 30 years, for providing a first class business education that prepares graduates for successful and rewarding careers in a variety of business disciplines and professions.

The KBS, UL is one of the largest business schools in Ireland and is academic home to over 3,000 students and over 100 enthusiastic faculty and staff and offers a wide range of business and management education programmes, both on campus and at external locations throughout Ireland. With international programme accreditation, we take pride in the quality of our programmes and the calibre of our graduates.


In June 2008, the Kemmy Business School signed up to the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education initiative (PRME), becoming the first Irish business school to do so. The PRME are inspired by internationally accepted values such as the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. They seek to establish a process of continuous improvement among institutions of management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century. The mission is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally.


For more information on the school read the KBS’s 2018 PRME SIP report here:

CSSI is a unique symposium bringing together academics and practitioners to share and advance knowledge and practice on responsible business practice and cross sector partnerships in particular. 

We have a dedicated day focusing on practitioner concerns (Day1), but where we work to bring together experts across sectors to share their experience and expertise. Practitioners are welcome from the corporate, public and NGO sectors. 


In an open and friendly environment you will have the opportunity to share your organisation's best practice in cross sector  partnerships. You will have the opportunity to learn and develop your partnering practices by meeting and listening to the world's top experts in the field.


Present a case study of your partnering experience and be assigned an academic mentor to help you hone your partnership practices. Meet with your peers working in similar roles to learn and develop together.

See our practitioner deck here for more information that you can share in your organisation.




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Sustainability Statement

We are making as many efforts as we can to make CSSI2020 as sustainable as possible. We would love to hear from the CSSI community if you have more ideas. Please email or tweet us @CSSI2020 



  • We are encouraging delegates to explore multimodal transport and to include public transport options where possible.

  • If you are traveling to Ireland just for CSSI2020, please do consider spending some more time in the country, adding another activity and making the trip even more worthwhile!

  • We have timed the conference to be just before EGOS2020 (Hamburg 2-4th July). If you are coming to Europe consider combining conferences - getting more academic bang for your buck!

  • Contribute your CSSI transport stories with the hashtag #CSSImultimodal



Conference pack

  • All conference materials will be available online (website), on social media and via dropbox (pregame, copy of abstracts, delegate list). There will be no print out materials offered on registration

  • We will be asking our visiting publishers to also consider this when offering out information. Online should be preferred

  • We are asking all delegates to bring their own lanyard (we are sure you have dozens of these lying around your office!). We will provide a name tag to display in your lanyard

  • There will be no conference bag, please consider this when planning and packing for the conference

  • A coffee/tea keep cup and reusable water bottle will be provided on registration (see below)



  • We will be providing delegates with a refillable water bottle and will provide water stations (no need to buy water in plastic bottles!)

  • We will provide a reusable coffee/tea cup. No single use take away cups will be used during the conference

  • We will use only washable cutlery, and where needed compostable will be used.

  • All food served for lunch will be vegetarian by default. Meat options will be available at the conference dinner

  • Our conference dinner will champion local food producers, so you get to experience the best the Limerick and the region has to offer!!

  • We will emphasise health snacks (fruit, nuts, dark chocolate) to help keep our delegates fresh and full of energy!!

Sponsors and Partners

The CSSI Network


The CSSI Community is an umbrella organisation of academic and practitioner organisations and individuals in the field of cross-sector social interactions. As collaborations between government, business and non-profit organisations are increasingly elevated to a generalised practice delivering collaborative public goods and social innovations, we aim to share theoretical and practice-based insights on the role, processes and outcomes of practices emerging at the inter-section of the business, public and civil society sectors. Such practices include: social partnerships, multi-stakeholder initiatives, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), stakeholder dialogue, socio-sponsorship, philanthropy, public finance initiatives and social entrepreneurship.


For more information about the CSSI Community, see:


To keep up to date follow twitter: @CSSI2020UL


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Academic Enquiries:

Registration, Accommodation, VISA Support Letters:

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