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.
Asian NGO is Asia's leading Magazine on Insights and inspiration for Social Innovation. The magazine's 18th Edition is titled Cities of the Future and is looking at how city life and sustainability can go hand in hand in the age of urbanization.
The HMC has contributed an article on Ethics as a Driver of Business Innovation laying out the argument for strong values and a sense of purpose as the foundation for meaningful innovations by businesses.
Read more: Contribution to NGO Asia Magazine: Ethics as a Driver of Business Innovation
On November 11th 2016 a one day Course Conference took place at Palais des Nations, Headquarter of the United Nations Organizations in Geneva, Switzerland as the closing event of our Master Level Course at the University of St. Gallen titled What Makes Development Good?
This course was delivered in two blocks by the HMC at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland for the first time in the Autumn Semester 2016. The first block was focused on the participants presenting real cases of development programs that are representative of different streams in development theory. The second block then took place in Geneva focused on meeting and interacting with development practitioners.
Read more: Course Conference: What Makes Development Good?
We are proud to be a Vision Partner of the IGNITE Movement for the second year running. After a huge success in 2015, the student-run initiative will hold its second conference on the 16th and 17th November 2016 at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
The initiative focuses on purpose-driven business and the positive impacts a good company culture as well as humanistic leadership can have not just on employees’ wellbeing but also on society by forming financially and socially successful organisations. The unique conference brings together international pioneer leaders, leading academics and students in order to gain insights into a new approach to leadership.
Read more: 2016 IGNITE Conference
Interview and article on business ethics in pay, the client magazine of Arvato Financial Solutions.
The 03/2016 edition of Pay Magazine, the client magazine of Arvato Financial Solutions features the topic of Morality. For the Magazine the HMC has given an interview on general questions of business ethics and morals and why they matter for a healthy private sector generating sustainable value for both the business and society at large. This edition of pay also features an article on the activities of some prominent entrepreneurs including our comments.
The interview and article are available in both, German and an English transaltion here: Moral Considerations need Leeway
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