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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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Global Ethic InstituteThe Global Ethic Institute at the University of Tuebingen is one of the worlds leading institutions for research into the foundational questions of business ethics and economic philosophy. It was a great Honor for the Humanistic Management Center to give a lecture on humanistic management at the Global Ethic Institute at the University of Tuebingen on the 30th of January 2013.

For more information on this event please follow this link

On the 5th of December 2012, the University of St. Gallen Hub Office in São Paulo held the first of a series of conferences about Impact Investing together with Insper and in partnership with the Sustainability Committee of the Swiss-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.

For more information and a picture gallery of this event please follow this link

 

For the second time after 2010 the Humanistic Management Center conducted a workshop with a delegation from Soka University from Tokyo, Japan. Over the course of two days were able to see a series of student presentations as well as present recent developments in the Humanistic Management Center and give two lectures on the three stepped approach to humanistic management and stakeholder dialogue in Geneva, Switzerland.

For more information and a picture gallery of this event please follow this link

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