Under the background that sustainable development has been widely concerned by all sectors of the community around the world, Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) has founded the Center for Global Economy and Sustainable Development (GESD). The Center is aimed at orienting efforts toward theoretical and practical research of frontier issues in area of development and sustainability studies. The Center proposes to unite the leading universities and establish the University Research Network for Global Economy and Sustainability (URNGES), which gives scope to each member university’s scientific research advantages, strengthen the interdisciplinary and trans-regional research capacity, solve outstanding issues of sustainable development, and put effort into breaking the bottleneck that hinders further research in this area.    

The Center for Global Economy and Sustainable Development (GESD) will be hosting the 2018 International Conference on Economics, Finance and Management in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China in Beijing, on June 11-13, 2018. The conference theme is Opportunities and Challenges of the 21st Century in Global Economy and Sustainable Development. The aim of the conference is to provide distinguished scholars from all over the world working in sustainability management and other related fields an academic platform for exchanging ideas, social networking and seeking research collaboration. Built on this intellectual gathering, the URNGES will strengthen research cooperation and collaboration among conference participants, and build bridges and synergies within institutions of the URNGES.