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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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This evening event hosted by the Rotary Club Stuttgart International is titled: Innovation Drives Sustainability: Impulses for Responsible Impact.

Innovation and Business Ethics are the dominant components to progress towards a sustainable society. In this sense some of the global challenges we face can become drivers for innovation. Leaders in all kinds of organizations play a significant role as their decisions impact the world we live; they make change happen.

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At the shores of Lake Constance lies beautifully Lilienberg Unternehmerforum, a conferencing facility most suited for dialogue and reflection. Ethics First, the executive education joint venture of the Global Ethic Institute at the University of Tübingen and the Humanistic Management Center, is inviting to an afternoon event looking at the value of values for the SME sector in the region.

The region around Lake Constance and the bordering eastern part of Switzerland, western part of Austria and southern part of Germany have a long standing history of delivering entrepreneurial success stories. Simultaneously though these are challenging times for SMEs. They are on one hand hailed for being the backbone of our prosperity, but on the other hand face an ever more competitive environment, lower margins, difficulties in attracting and retaining the next generation of talented managers and market dynamics that reward short-termism over sustainable business practices.

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This two day event marks the closing block of the first time this course has been offered at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

The theme of Impact Investing has gained substantial momentum in both, finance and social entrepreneurship communities over recent years. In addition student demand for course offers as well as supervision of theses on Impact Investing has risen steeply. For the two day closing session of this course we have organized a conference focused on the exchange with Impact Investing practitioners taking place in Zurich and St. Gallen. We will welcome speakers from the Values Based Investing offer of UBS, LGT's Venture Philantropy arm as well as Impact Investing Latin America, (IILA) from Sao Paulo, Brazil. We are much looking forward to discuss and reflect on our speakers' work as well as the work and outcomes of this course which was already succesfully held at the Global Ethic Institute in Tübingen, Germany in 2014.

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The Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland has been one of the most influential institutions of its kind over the last two and a half decades. To celebrate its achievements, order review its activities of the past 25 years and draw up future perspectives, current and past members as well as friends of the Institute followed the invitation to a two day conference.

Over the course of two days participants saw a series of presentations followed by discussants responses, highlighting specific issues of the presentations and critically reflecting on their main propositions. The Humanistic Management Center was invited to co-present on a talk by Professor Florian Wettstein, director of the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St. Gallen, on business and human rights.

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