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Chapter name: Humanistic Management Network Swiss Chapter

Contact name: Ernst von Kimakowitz

Background information: In 2007 the humanistic management movement was institutionalized by founding a charitable Swiss association in the Canton of St. Gallen in eastern Switzerland, beautifully nestled between lake Constance and the Alps.

The Swiss Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network works on the basis that a fundamental paradigm shift is needed in the way we define the purpose of business and its role in society. To this end the Swiss Chapter promotes the approach to humanistic management developed by the Humanistic Management Center that is based on the three pillars of 1) Respect for human dignity 2) Integration of ethical considerations in management decisions and 3) Engagement with stakeholders

More on this approach can be found under http://www.humanisticmanagement.org.

Chapter activities: The Swiss Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network is undertaking three types of activities.

· Supporting the humanistic management movement globally by empowering and facilitating chapter activities worldwide

· Organizing and participating in events that aim to promote the ideas of humanistic management

· Providing input on further developing the foundations of humanistic management

The Swiss Chapter runs and channels its own activities mainly through the Humanistic Management Center (www.humanisticmanagement.org), an independent think–tank, learning institution and advisory firm in the corporate responsibility and business ethics arena. 

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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

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.

Attachments:
Download this file (GH_Conferencia_Curitiba_2016_Programa.pdf)GH_Conferencia_Curitiba_2016_Programa.pdf[Conferencia de Gestão Humanistia em Curitiba, Brazil, 14 de Janeiro 2016]280 kB
Download this file (HM_Conference_Curitiba_2016_Program.pdf)HM_Conference_Curitiba_2016_Program.pdf[Conference Program and Registration, Curitiba, Brazil, January 14th 2016]347 kB

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

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