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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 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.

CSR Geneva Breakfast with Switcher

How does the pioneering company SWITCHER deal with traceability?  To find out come to our next CSR Geneva breakfast on Thursday, 5 November 2009


 What does is mean transparency in the supply chain?  How much the consumer has to right to know? What is the cost of transparency? How does Switcher reveal the DNA of their articles? What are the challenges and opportunities? Come and meet the CSR managers of SWITCHER, Danièle Buonocore and Gilles Dana and discuss with them around a hearty breakfast.

 CSR Geneva breakfast will take place as usual between 8-9am, Thursday, 5 November 2009 at Le Pain Quotidien, 21 Blvd Helvétique in Rive (1205 Genève) in a room on the right-hand side of the café as you look from the street – come in through its own glass door there.

 Bring CHF 14.– per person which buys you one hot drink, a croissant and all sorts of interesting bread with jam, honey and chocolate spread – anything on top of this must be paid for additionally: it’s delicious!

 Nicole Voillat

CSR Geneva co-founder

Landscape Auction: Innovative Financing Mechanism for Nature Conservation

When: Wednesday, 13 May 2009 – From 08H00 – 09H00. Be on time!

Where: Pain Quotidien, Rive, 21 Boulevard Helvétique, Geneva

Cost: CHF 14.– included hearty and healthy breakfast

tropical-forestOur next CSR Geneva breakfast will focus on a unique event, an example      of how companies make their CSR ambitions tangible. On the 9th of June the International Tropical Conservation Foundation, Papiliorama, and Triple E are organizing the ‘Landscape Auction for Belize’. The Landscape Auction is an innovative mechanism to attract funding for nature conservation. Set up as a business-to-business event, Swiss companies are invited to place a bid on a diverse selection of biodiversity living in Belize: such as a Jaguar, the Kinkajou, the Mexican anteater or a giant Mahogany tree. By bidding, companies together realise the purchase of pristine tropical forest in the north of Belize. When the auction is successful, the forest will be purchased and added to the existing Shipstern nature reserve.

At the breakfast, a month before the ‘Landscape Auction for Belize’ will take place, a challenging and exciting time, Lieske van Santen, International Advisor at Triple E, will talk about the Landscape Auction mechanism and provide some context in which this innovative finance mechanism is developed. A brief overview of experiences gained at previous Landscape Auctions will introduce a discussion about the willingness of companies to move “from talking to acting”. What drives companies to support the purchase of a piece of forest? Are they interested and ready to move from CSR ambitions on paper to a tangible result in practice. Lieske can be reached at lieske@tripleee.nl.











































CSR and the FUTURE of FOOD: Innovative Solutions to World Malnutrition – 22 April 2009

Can strategic corporate social responsibility achieve both social and business objectives to overcome malnutrition? What innovations and successful partnership models will move the nutrition agenda forward?


Join the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), in partnership with CSR Geneva and Geneva Women in International Trade (GWIT), for a roundtable discussion with CEO of a leading food company in India, director of FAO, GAIN and the World Economic Forum (WEF) for a comprehensive perspective on these subjects. The event will provide participants with an authoritative understanding of the state of food in the world while addressing the complex spectrum of nutrition challenges, including the global food crisis, undernutrition and obesity. Examples of how these issues are being tackled through sustainable initiatives in both developed and developing countries will be highlighted. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the discussion and meeting you at the post-roundtable networking cocktail!

When:  Wednesday, 22 April 2009, from 18h00 to 21h00 including networking networking cocktail

Where: Hotel Intercontinental, 7-9 Chemin du Petit Saconnex, Geneva

Entry Fee: CHF 30.- , CHF 20.- for CSR Geneva and GWIT members, students and pensioners.

 REGISTRATION: http://www.gainhealth.org/CSR




CSR GENEVA RETREAT – Creating Deeper Change. May 22-24

CSR Geneva Retreat

Are you working on issues related to CSR in Geneva and want to achieve a greater scale of systemic change? Are you looking for new opportunities to further CSR in Geneva whilst deepening your own sense of well-being? Do you seek a community of people to share your vision of how CSR could be developed in Geneva ?

Join us for a weekend retreat to reflect individually and collectively in discerning your role in systemic change. Through a cross-sectoral focus on systems thinking, participants will be challenged to deepen their perspectives on a personal and professional level. The retreat will function as a forum for exchange between representatives from civil society (NGOs, unions), academia, the public sector (national and international) and the private sector. This cross section will ensure the diversity necessary for deep change. At the close of the retreat, people will be equipped with a deeper sense of self and a plan of action to realise new opportunities related to CSR in Geneva.

For further details and a brochure, please contact Ian Doyle at eclecticbeats@yahoo.com.au