Researchers of the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St. Gallen are engaged in the academic and public discourse on business ethics for close to three decades.
It has always been and continues to be a significant characteristic of the St. Gallen Institute for Business Ethics to inquire in depth into underlying paradigms. Terms like justice, responsibility, sustainability, and an integrative notion of economic rationality are considered sincerely and seriously.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Institute this book has been brought out with unusually discursive elements providing a lively and interesting debate. What are the demands placed on business ethics as a research field and how can business ethicists contribute constructively to addressing the challenges we face today are the guiding questions of this volume.
Follow this link for more information on this book
October the 31st we have a meeting with the Dutch chapter of the Humanistic Management Network. The purpose of the meeting is first of all to invite people who are interested in Humanistic Management and get acquainted with each other. During the meeting we have the opportunity to share each others background and interest in Humanistic Management.
The programme is as follows:
The meeting is from 11.00 hrs – 14.00hrs at Nyenrode Business University.
We will serve lunch and some nice wholesome snacks.
Looking forward meeting you.
The Dutch chapter
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 Workshop in this event series on September 10th 2015.
Managing a business or workplace is challenging enough in the normal course of events but when things go badly how can we manage shared grief in the workplace. Some professionals have to deal with trauma and confronting issues on a daily basis (e.g. social services) while others are suddenly faced with challenges to work and worker well-being which shatters their world (e.g. mass layoffs, company failure).
Read more: When it all falls apart: Vicarious grief in the workplace
Sandra Waddock, Galligan Chair of Strategic Management at Boston College and L. Hunter Lovins, CEO of NaturalCapitalism and Executive Member of the Club of Rome have received the 2015 Recognition for Leadership in Humanistic Management. The award was presented at the 2015 Academy of Management in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The Leadership in Humanistic Management Recognition awards preeminent academics, practitioners, and policy makers who contribute to a "life-conducive" economic system in thought and action. Prior recipients include Henry Mintzberg, Roger Martin, Ed Freeman, Mary Gentile, Anil Gupta as well as organizations such as SEMCO, DM, OECD Better Life, and UN PRME.
Read more: Humanistic Management Leadership Recognitions awarded
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 Workshop in this event series on August 13th 2015.
Business in the 21st century is not all straight lines! We can create amazing possibilities for change at work if we consider the ideas, imaginings and a unique perspectives we all have. The challenge for us is to discover how we can cultivate and access our creativity and inspiration in that space. In a world of immediacy, transience and constant progress it makes sense for work to adopt a flexible and dynamic attitude. Art can help us to be open to novel, usual and alternative look at the world. To help you explore this challenge and enlighten your view to an inspired working reality, our inimitable Lisa Philip-Harbutt will share her insights on creativity and dynamic organisations with us in August to discuss, What's Art Got To Do With It.
You can find the full invitation here.
This video interview was conducted by Klaus Schuler of Triple Leader.
It enquires, camong other questions, on the power of business to make the world a better place, the purpose and role of business in society and the importance of stakeholder engagement for long lasting business success.
You view the video under this link
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The Australia and New Zealand Chapter (ANZ) of the Humanistic Management Network held our July 2015 workshop co-hosted with the Leadership Lab at the University of Adelaide in South Australia on the 1st of July 2015.
How can we improve our working lives by enhancing our social spaces? The idea of the 'third place' has caught the imagination of numerous commentators, researchers and managers over the last few decades. The concept emerged in 1982 when the importance of stress free spaces was realised as providing a valuable place for relief from the pressures of work and home (the two other places). Social spaces, away from the dominant life paradigms (work and home), can provide a convivial environment which can enhance social relations, create a supportive community and help build personal resilience as tensions at work and home wax and wane.
We welcomed our guest for July, Dr Peter Sandiford from the University of Adelaide Business School who will shared his research, perspectives and musings about the Third Space and its potential contribution to enriching organisational well-being. Peter has extensively researched the use and value of social space in community and society from a number of perspectives and you can download the workshop summary below.
We have compiled a paper containing a collection of eleven short Impact Investing scenario cases. The papers are researched and written by the participants of our Master's Level course on Impact Investing which took place in the Contextual Studies at the University of St. Gallen in the Spring Semester of 2015.
Investments aiming to generate a positive social and / or environmental impact as well as some financial return have become known as impact investments over recent years and have gained substantial momentum in both the finance and social entrepreneurship community.
In this course participants researched a suitable investment opportunity for an impact investor and then developed a structure for a fictitious investment. This investment structure was presented at length during the course and student teams also delivered short papers on their investment proposal which are compiled in this document.
You can download the paper under this link
This contribution to the magazine of London based Philanthropy Impact is focused on addressing poverty and inequality through business.
It opens with one of the cornerstones in the debate on distributional justice, that the moral development of a society can be measured by how it treats its weakest members thus arguing that poverty and inequality are indeed defining challenges of humanity. On these grounds the article continues outlining the hallmarks of a human centered management paradigm embracing the positive power of business to address poverty and inequality.
It concludes that it is an enormous privilege that we are given the opportunity to rid the world of extreme poverty and allow for everyone to live in dignity as a member of our global community. Let's make sure not to waste it.
To read the article please follow this link
If your area of research or practice touches the emerging field of social ventures that leverage unconventional types of leadership, governance, and ownership, we are cordially inviting you to join your fellow academics and practitioners for this online social lab experience.
Governance Lab is a virtual social lab experience for academics and practitioners interested in mapping and navigating the emerging field of social ventures that leverage unconventional types of leadership, governance, and ownership. The purpose of this lab is to identify important research questions and generate valuable insights for practitioners, as well as to ignite new scholar-practitioner collaborations.
The insights that emerge from this social lab experience will seed an in-person professional development workshop (PDW) in Vancouver on August 9th as part of the annual conference of the Academy of Management (AOM) - world's largest and most reputable association of management scholars.
Participants in the PDW will prototype actionable projects to advance scholar-practitioner collaboration and make tangible impact on both theory and practice in the related fields. It is expected that many people will participate in both the virtual Governance Lab and the PDW, although it is fine for people to only join one or the other.
More information and registration details can be found here.
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