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Global Ethics Forum, June 2012

Global Ethics Forum 2012
28 –  30 June, Geneva/Switzerland

Seeds for Successful Transformation 2012: the Value of Values in Responsible Business

The current crises show that fundamental  transformation in the economy, business, politics,  civil society and culture, is happening and is needed. But how can this transformation take place based on credible values? And how can the ‘seeds for successful transformation’ be planted in companies and institutions that could benefit from concrete value-based changes in their culture and practice?

The Global Ethics Forum conference 2012 brings together decision makers and experts from the private, public, academic and civil society sectors from all continents. Plenary panels lead to interactive workshops on concrete cases and proposals for ethical transformation, based on recommendations from the Global Ethics Forum conference 2011.




CSR in IOs and NGOs – Lunchtime panel Monday 3rd October 2011

Lunch-time Panel
Monday, the 3rd of October, 12:30

This lunch-time session is co-organized by CSR Geneva and Net Impact Geneva, organizations that encompasses students and professionals active in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) field.

CSR in companies is nowadays well-known. However, there is a growing trend for International Organizations and NGOs to get involved in not only providing advice to companies about CSR but also by applying CSR practices to themselves.

After a short intro on CSR Geneva (by Jem Bendell), the roundtable will be showcasing some initiatives being taken in NGOs and IOs and opening a free discussion with students and professionals about how CSR in non-profit organizations may differ from CSR in for-profit organizations.

Cecile d’Agostino, UNICEF
Linda Allal, Fonds 1% pour le développement
Valérie de Roguin, for a mobility project at OMPI
Virginia Bjertnes, Noé21, for a footprint project for IOs (TBC)
Moderator: Aurore Bui, Net Impact Geneva president 2010-2011

Who is organizing?
CSR Geneva (http://www.csrgeneva.org)
Net Impact Geneva (http://www.netimpact.org)

Where is it happening?
IOMBA (International Organizations MBA – www.iomba.ch) campus
University of Geneva
Chemin Voie-Creuse 16, Geneva

To subscribe: http://eepurl.com/fRDE5 (You can also just show up at the event)



Each showing will start at 20h05 and will be followed by an open floor discussion for the participants followed by a discussion led by an expert within the relevant film topic. THESE ARE FREE SCREENINGS – AIMED AT BUILDING COMMUNITY IN DIALOGUE. Food and Refreshments will be available on sale at the event location.

Films include: Inside Job / The Burning Season / Blue Gold / Thank You for Smoking / Money as Debt / The Informant / The Constant Gardener.

EVENT LOCATION: AOM YOGA – 8 Rue des Jardins, 1205 Geneva, SWITZERLAND+41.22.346.0252 events@aomyoga.org

The first film is Oscar-nominated “Inside Job” on the financial crisis: TUE 20th SEPT 2011,  20h00 to 22h00

Limited to 30 Places per session. SIGN UP & BOOK YOUR SPOT AT: www.aomyoga.org

The pdf schedule of all films is: http://www.lifeworth.com/ForthrightFilms.pdf

Global Ethics Forum, June 30th & July 1st, 2011

Global Ethics Forum, June 30th & July 1st, 2011

The Palais des Nations – UNOG – Geneva and the International Conference Center CICG – Geneva

The forum will bring together 400-500 experts and leaders from companies, academic sector, governmental sector and NGOs around the issue of business ethics

“The Value of values in Business – Global Perspectives, Practical Solutions”


1- Meet international speakers

·         54 business leaders, professors and international experts share their vision and their best practices

2- Participate in the interactive conference program:

·         Keynote Speakers in plenary sessions: Strategy and Global Vision
·         12 workshops: Compare initiatives and suggest alternative solutions

3- Exchange during events with the world’s best specialists

·         Networking with international actors in the Palais des Nations in Geneva

4- Share with the partners of the forum and promote your projects

·         Meet the associations and international firms involved in programs of action and reflexion on business ethics and CSR and promote your own projects and visions – click here for partner list

5- Implement conclusions in follow up projects and find partners for it

·       The Global Ethics Forum is more than just an additional conference. It is a process 2011-2013 looking for practical international and intercultural solutions and follow up projects which will be defined with the conference participants and where you find allies for your projects on value based business.

CSR Geneva is an associate partner with the Global Ethics Forum.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE Global Ethics Forum

CSR Geneva Members Directory

The first members directory is now available.

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CSR Geneva December Talk, Dec 09, 2009, 18:30-20:00,at Fenomeno

In Transient Caretakers: How to make life on Earth sustainable Mervyn King and Teodorina Lessidrenska offer a hopeful prescription for sustainability and change, plus an important, sobering report on the challenge of global warming and its impact.

Come to CSR Geneva December Talk and meet Transient Caretakers co-author Teodorina Lessidrenska. She will speak to us in an informal setting where you can directly engage with your questions. Come along for an enjoyable and educational evening.

When: Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009, 18:30-20:00.
Where: Fenomeno, rue des Pâquis 28, 1201 Genève, 022 732 32 02

Entrance: free, but drinks compulsory at your expense.


Registration: by sending an email to csrgenevatalks@gmail.com by Dec 8, 2009.

Reference:  CSR Geneva Talks and Drinks

CSR Geneva November 11 Talk-Adapting to Climate Change- Managing the Unavoidable

Climate change is one of the most serious problems facing sustainable development worldwide. Come to CSR Geneva’s November Talk to learn about effective action for adaptation to climate variability and change.

Adapting to Climate Change- Managing the Unavoidable

Prof. Dr.  Martin Beniston Full Professor, Chair for Climate Research and Director of the Geneva Environment Institute (GEI) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland


Ms. Carine Richard-Van Maele– Chief, Communications and Public Affairs, World Meteorological Organization will share the latest developments in the area of adaptation to climate change.

When: Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009, 17:30-19:00.
Where:Restaurant la Broche, rue du Stand 36, Geneva, free parking available next to restaurant.
Entrance:free, but drinks compulsory at your expense.

Registration: by sending an email to csrgenevatalks@gmail.com by Nov 10, 2009. Max: 40 people.

Reference:  CSR Geneva Talks and Drinks – and mention if you would like to stay for dinner.