Invitation to Global Ethics Forum, Geneva, 28-30 June 2012

Submitted by admin on 8. April 2012 - 19:49

The invitation below has been extended to members and friends of the International Environment Forum, through our partnership with the Global Ethics Forum.

So many meetings are international but not global. The Global Ethics Forum is global.
Professor Dr Deon Rossouw, Ethics Institute of South Africa

On behalf of our partner we are pleased to invite you to register to take part in the

Global Ethics Forum
28 to 30 June 2012
International Conference Centre CICG – Geneva

The Global Ethics Forum project organized by aims at providing a platform for dialogue and leadership as well as for action to the private sector and to all stakeholders on issues related to ethics and sustainable development in all sectors worldwide.

Following the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, the Global Ethics Forum 2012 will focus on the value of values as seeds for ethical transformation in politics, business, and society towards a sustainable future. The updated programme of the Forum is available on the site at

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

Register now for the Global Ethics Forum


1- Meet international and contextual speakers
Over 70 speakers - business leaders, practitioners, academics, and international experts, are going to share their vision and their best practices. The Forum’s participants will benefit from the informed forward-looking analysis of the current state of the World by two international Co-chairs who join Ambassador Walter Fust, President of and Co-chair of the Global Ethics Forum: Judge Mervyn King, Chairman of the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC), author of the King Code on Corporate Governance for South Africa and the Commonwealth, and Mr. S.D. Shibulal, CEO and Co-founder of Infosys Technologies, one of the largest Indian IT Companies, whose exceptional careers and powerful leadership are rooted in a strong commitment to the value of ethics.

2- Participate in the interactive conference programme:
Keynote Speakers in plenary sessions: on ethical transformation of politics, business and society
Interview panels: 4 webcasted Interview Cases IC1-IC4 (28th June) offer unique opportunity, particularly for representatives of companies from all sectors and size, to benefit from the practical experience of companies in Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, Asia, West and Central Africa, Europe and around the world. Participants will learn from real companies about their practical experience in CSR and ethical practices, lessons-learned, future directions and know-how on ways in which the conceptual values related to ethics and corporate responsibility can be translated into business success and viable economic, social and environmental achievements.

12 workshops on successful ethical business decisions, best practices and practical tools – BELOW YOU CAN IDENTIFY the SPECIFIC WORKSHOPS that match your professional profile and interests and offer you maximum value and benefits:

Company representatives from CSR, Compliance and Law Departments, experts and researchers in business law, as well as representatives of the public, academic and civil society sectors dealing with conflicting legal cultures in different legal environments, will benefit from:
· Workshop A2: Solutions for Ethical Dilemmas in Business (28th June), proposing ethical guidelines for addressing ethical dilemmas and business opportunities in compliance with international and legal frameworks and standards.
· Workshop A4: Business Ethics in Conflicting Legal and Ethical Systems (28th June), offering practical approaches and business principles for dealing with and complying with different and often conflicting legal systems, perceptions and concepts of CSR and business ethics.

Representatives of Human Resources Departments are welcomed to attend Workshop A1: Multicultural Staff Recruitment and Staff Management (June 28th) addressing the need for practical ethical guidelines for ethical staff recruitment in multicultural context, based on the latest trends and tested innovative models.

Representatives of CSR, Strategy, Communications and Public Relations Departments in companies, as well as representatives of the academic, public and civil society sectors will benefit from learning about the latest developments and trends in GRI reporting at Workshop B4: Lessons from Transparency Initiatives in the Extractive Industries (29th June), presented by the GRI Secretariat and companies from the extractive industry.

Participants from the private sector, governments, NGOs, academic partners, think tanks and international organizations are welcomed to learn the latest trends and contribute with ideas to:
· Workshop B1: Global Finance Towards and New Global Reference Currency, Workshop B2: Sustainable Finance – A New Understanding of Time Horizons, and Workshop B3: Transparent Finance – Transparency in religious Organizations and NGOs, taking place on 29th June, focused on different innovative solutions and approaches to systemic changes in the transformation towards sustainable, transparent and ethical finance.
· Workshop C2: Business Schools with a new Paradigm of Sustainable Global Responsibility (29th June), on planning practical action steps in development of new models for business education and research that incorporate the ethical and sustainability values and address the sustainability challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow.
· Workshop C1: Social Media for Transformation and Peace (29th June), focused on media ethics and social responsibility, the use of social media and networks in different cultures and bringing recommendations for ethically responsible and peace building social media.
· Workshop A3: Corporate Social Responsibility in Francophone Africa (in French, translation, 28th June), and Workshop C3: New Business Ethics Networks in Emerging Countries (29th June), focusing on the existing and emerging models, challenges, opportunities, and practical steps in facilitating networking on ethics between the different stakeholders interested in applied ethics and corporate responsibility.
· Workshop C4: Directories and Libraries for Networking (29th June), offers an introduction to internet-based networking platform, directories, library, and tools and a detailed presentation of the Business Ethics Experts directory and the Business Ethics Collection. Full programme:

3- Networking during events with the experts
Relaxed, open and friendly networking environment offers opportunities for person-to-person interaction with international experts from five continents.

4- Share with the partners of the Forum and promote your projects
Meet the diverse group of businesses and international organizations, partners and supporters of the Global Ethics Forum, involved in programmes of action and reflection on business ethics and CSR and promote your own projects and visions. Partner list:

5- Implement conclusions in follow up projects and find partners for it
The Global Ethics Forum is more than just another conference. It is a three-year process (2011-2013) with rich opportunities for development, testing, and exchanging practical international and intercultural solutions through the projects defined during the 2011 and 2012 conferences with the participants.


Register soon at and book your hotel in Geneva

Important dates to remember in 2012
11 May - early bird registrations – the registration fees go up after this date!
15 June - deadline for registrations
28 to 29 June - Conference 2012 at the International Conference Centre Geneva
30 June - Follow-up workshops

Please get in touch with the Forum team at for all questions related to the Forum.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Global Ethics Forum 2012 conference in Geneva at the end of June.

Christoph Stückelberger and Teodorina Lessidrenska

Prof. Dr. Christoph Stueckelberger
Executive Director and Founder
Geneva, Switzerland
Office: +41 22 791 60 43
Mobile: +41 79 419 68 12
Skype: christoph.stueckelberger

Dr. Teodorina Lessidrenska
Programme Executive Business Ethics,
Geneva, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 22 791 62 49
Mobile : +41 (0)7979 22452
Skype: teodorinalessidrenska