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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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Many leaders today have participated in executive education programs to gain new insights, train skills and build networks in order to progress in their careers or develop new opportunities for doing so. But do executive education providers really deliver on their promise of shaping tomorrow's leaders?

Executive education provides one of the rare opportunities for creating a space in which leaders can reflect on their role and ask how they can contribute to a more equitable and more sustainable planet; how they can deliver on the dual objective of creating business success and value for society. Without actively integrating this dimension in leadership development offers, executive education providers are facing the question of how they themselves assume responsibility.

You can view the Call for Chapters here

From the 14th to the 16th of November 2016 the fifth Business and Human Rights (BHR) Forum of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations (OHCHR) took place in Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. On the 13th of November 2016 we invited the Humanistic Management delegation to a pre-BHR Forum workshop on Humanistic Management.

The workshop was geared towards an active exchange and assessment of opportunities to collaborate on initiatives related to Humanistic Management. It was therefore centered on an open discussion framed by a presentation on foundational principles of Humanistic Management. The presentation highlighted the Context, Mental Model, Key Drivers and the Management Paradigm for Humanistic Management.

You can see further information on the event here

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?

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