The 15th Edition of Asian NGO titled "The Era of Social Convergence" deals with various aspects of how civil society, the private sector and the public sector increasingly come together to collaborate and co-create solutions to the challenges we face globally. The HMC has contributed an article outlining some of the fundamental tenets of Impact Investing.
The Why, How and What in Impact Investing aims to provide an initial overview of what is behind this buzzword that has been making making waves in both, the social entrepreneurship as well as the finance community. Asian NGO is a leading Magazine based in Hong Kong providing insights and inspiration on social innovation in Asia.
You can view further information and download the article here
On October the 31st 2015 we had a meeting with the Dutch chapter of the Humanistic Management Network. The purpose of the meeting was first to meet with people who are interested in Humanistic Management and get acquainted with each other. We very much enjoyed the meeting with kindred and energizing spirits seeking to take practical next steps to a more humanistic working environment.
The next meeting will be held on the 3rd of February 2016, from 17.00 till 19.00 hrs at Breukelen. We invite you to join dinner with at the participant (optional) afterwards.
The Netherlands as a long tradition with Humanism which started with Erasmus in the 15th century. In the 17th century Spinoza had a great impact on the democracy that is lasting till today. The Dutch chapter is forming a humanistic response to the challenges of current business life. Anyone who has a passion for aligning people, planet and profit and want to promote human respect and dignity in professional life, is more than welcome to join us.
After collaborating for several years the Brazil Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network and the Humanistic Management Center in Switzerland are delighted to have our first joint event coming up in Curitiba, Southern Brazil on January 14th 2016. This event marks the first Humanistic Management Conference taking place in Brazil.
The half day conference will be held at Instituto Pró-Cidadania de Curitiba (IPCC) in the state of Paraná in Brazil aiming to provide insight into and nourish exchange on the underlying assumptions, main tenets and practical implications of a human centered management paradigm in business. At the same time we are much looking forward to meeting various actors working on research and practice in humanistic management in southern Brazil.
You can also look at the conference announcement on the Humanistic Management Center website and see the program and registration information in the attachment below.
For December 2015 the Australia and New Zealand Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network together with the Leadership Lab of the University of Adelaide invite you to discuss and reflect on this year's events under the framing of high integrity organizations. This workshop will take place on the 10th of December 2015.
In this final discussion for the year our aim is to reveal what issues we believe are significant for organisations seeking to be more equitable, salve respectful and enriching. Well-being in the workplace need not be an elusive goal and the aim of this session is twofold; first to reflect on topics discussed this year and also to highlight topics for future sessions next year. Those topics will provide opportunities to explore the challenges and imperatives for responsible, sustainable and successful human-centric organisations.
The Lotte Group, one of Korea's major business conglomerates invited to this one-day conference organized jointly with ARCON (Arts and Community Network) in Seoul on November 4th 2015.
The conference looked at various aspects of the social impact global and Asian business generates and highlighted the example of Understand Avenue a community development program by Lotte's duty free retail business. Following a very warm welcome by Jin Sei So President, External Relations of the Lotte Group the conference saw a key note, five presentations and two panel discussions fabulously moderated by Sam Lee, CEO of InnoCSR. The Humanistic Management Center presented and particpated on a panel on Global Business and the Sustainability Transformation with a specific focus on Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) as one building block for businesses to enhance their positive impact generation.
You can view further information, a picture gallery and the presentation here
The Social Innovation Summit community is about identifying social and environmental challenges and collectively working on projects and business models to address them.
The 2015 Social Innovation Summit in Zurich, Switzerland took place on the 31st of October at Toni Areal home of the Zurich University of the Arts. Aiming at the advancement of social innovation and entrepreneurship in order to meet pressing social and environmental needs it is the Summit's mission to create awareness on social challenges and inspire people with diverse backgrounds to collaboratively drive innovative endeavors that benefit society in various ways.
The Humanistic Management Center was glad to contribute to this event by leading a session on impact investing.
You can visit the Social Innovation Summit website here
You can view our presentation and an event gallery here
This month the Australia and New Zealand Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network together with the Leadership Lab of the University of Adelaide invite you to discuss the idea of heedfulness, in juxtaposition to last months conversation about mindfulness. This workshop will take place on the 12th of November 2015.
There is currently a strong ground-swell of interest in and research about mindfulness – so what, order then, is the value of looking at the synonymous ‘heedful’ and ‘heedfulness’? The principal driver behind the adoption of the word and concept of heedfulness is a shift from looking inward and situating oneself very much and mindfully in the immediate context of being ‘where you are’ and ‘in the world’ to investing that same level of paying attention on purpose to others, what they are doing, and how you and they are inter-related.
Read more: Heedfulness - Enriching Workplace Relationships
IGNITE is a student initiative embracing the positive power of business to make impact towards a more equitable and sustainable world. Aiming to inspire and learn from best practices a first conference will be held November 17th - 18th 2015 in St. Gallen Switzerland. The Humansitic Management Network is proud to be a Vision Partner of IGNITE.
The three pillars IGNITE is founded on are Company Culture, Leadership Values and Reinforcing Society through Business. With these three pillars the initiative aims to inspire and provide learning opportunities for businesses and students alike on creating value and making positive impact on a wide swath of stakeholders. Learning about and learning from outstanding companies that are purpose driven and achieve the dual objective of generating a positive impact on the communities they operate in as well as earning healthy profits stands at the heart of IGNITE.
Please visit http://www.ignite-conf.ch for further information and to register.
The Australia and New Zealand Chapter (ANZ) of the Humanistic Management Network and the Leadership Lab at the University of Adelaide in South Australia invite you to the next Workshops in this event series on October 15th and November 12th 2015.
In October and November we have an exciting ‘www’ two-part series which explores Wearing (where in?) Well-being in the Workplace (‘www’) through the concepts of Mindfulness (October 15) and Heedfulness (November 12).
Read more: Well-Being at Work through Mindfulness and Heedfulness
What is the meaning of values for senior executives and how can values be communicated in a business organization? These are two of the questions addressed in this interview in the CSR Magazin, a leading publication for corporate responsibility practitioners.
Senior executives often live by strong values in their personal lives while the pressures under which they perform on the job can at times create conflict between personal values and managerial decision making. In this interview Jan Thomas Otte, who publishes the online magazine Karriere Einsichten, asked the Humanistic Management Center on the importance of values for senior executives and ways to communicate them.
You can download the interview under this link
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