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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 event will be held at Fraport, the Frankfurt Airport operating company and is the kick-off event of the newly formed Business Ethics Division of the German Association for Sustainability and Environmental Management (VNU). The event is focused on the three core offers of our executive training brand Ethics First.

The event, titled Business Ethics and Responsible Leadership constitutes the inaugural event of the newly formed Business Ethics Division of the VNU and will be held on the 28th of April 2017 at the Frankfurt Airport headquarters of Fraport, one of the world's leading airport operators. This conference, organized by Klaus Schuler of Tripl3leader , offers the opportunity for an in depth exchange on three main topical areas which also represent the core offering of Ethics First, our Executive Training brand.

You can view the program and registration information to this free event here

This project will publish the second volume of a case collection in the Humanism in Business Book Series demonstrating how humanistic management is put into practice.

In 2011 Humanistic Management in Practice, the first book of the Humanism in Business Book Series came out at Springer (Palgrave Macmillan), with whom the Humanistic Management Network has brought to market 14 books in the series to date. The first volume of Humanistic Management in Practice presented 19 case examples of businesses from around the globe that are anchored in principles we uphold in Humanistic Management. The volume served as an important 'proof of concept' by demonstrating the feasibility of business models and management styles that embrace a humanistic and reject a mechanistic view of the firm. In its introduction the book had also introduced unconditional respect for human dignity as the foundation for how we define Humanistic Management.

Five years on it is high time to publish a second volume with a new set of case examples of humanistic business leadership at its finest.

You can view the Call for Cases here

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

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