Press Releases

2014 Press releases

02.07.2014 – Award ceremony and winners announcement
of the European Competition « Social & Business Co-Creation: collaboration for impact »

20.06.2014 – The permanent quest for the common good
according to Naftali Brawer, CEO of Spiritual Capital Foundation

10.04.2014 – “THE COURAGE TO DARE”
according to Doraja Eberlé, Chairwoman of ERSTE Foundation Managing Board (Vienna – Austria)
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Geneva, 31st of January 2014 – The Zermatt Summit Foundation and its members have decided on “The Courage to Dare” as the theme of the fifth Zermatt Summit. As globalisation starts to show its limits and downsides, certain leaders have decided to turn a new page in their own environments.

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2013 Press releases

Civil Society and Business in a constructive debate!
April 3rd, 2013 – The 4th edition of the Zermatt Summit will be held on June 20 & 21 2013.
This year’s theme is “Business & NGOs: Building partnerships of winners”.

2012 Press releases

Looking back at the 3rd edition of the Zermatt Summit.
June 26, 2012 – High quality speakers, rich content, concrete paths toward the Common Good, a reaffirmation that new leadership is possible and the launch of the Zermatt Summit Declaration – the Zermatt Summit 2012 continued to foster a more human globalization.

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Zermatt Summit Declaration on the Common Good to humanize globalization.
June 22, 2012 – The Zermatt Summit Foundation Board members unveil the Zermatt Summit Declaration as a strong commitment towards the common good.

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Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs, Alain Berset, will attend Zermatt Summit, by June 21st.
June 21, 2012 – For its third edition, International Conference of Zermatt, will welcome, by June 21st, Federal Councillor Alain Berset, Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs (CH).
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The Zermatt Summit starts tomorrow
June 20, 2012 – The Zermatt Summit starts tomorrow, June 21 and will run through June 23. It will further the commitments and initiatives contributing towards the “Common Good”.
Over three days, emblematic figures from economics, politics and the finance will debate, exchange and propose concrete actions in support of the Common Good.
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Four days to the Zermatt Summit

International figures confirm strong commitment for the Common Good
June 18, 2012 – From June 21 – 23, the Zermatt Summit will welcome international figures from the worlds of economics, politics, religion and civil society. Special guests include Patrick Dixon, world-renowned futurologist and Chairman of Global Change Ltd; and Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO of the Pan-Asian think-tank GIFT (Global Institute For Tomorrow). Each will voice his support for the Common Good.
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Dream of the Entrepreuneur Award
April 24, 2012 – The Zermatt Summit Foundation encourages entrepreneurs who “change the world” and the Entrepreneurial Dream Festival celebrates 25 finalists from over 130 contestants.

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Different leadership is possible
March 15, 2012 – The New Leaders Forum, a Zermatt Summit Foundation event, explored the strength of the Common Good against global chaos. The event favors ethical engagement over righteous indignation in restoring the human to its rightful place at the heart of globalization.
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The 3rd edition of the Zermatt Summit will be held June 21 – 23, 2012.
This year Towards the Common Good.

March 5, 2012 – The third edition of the Zermatt Summit – an initiative of the Zermatt Summit Foundation -will take place in Zermatt, Switzerland, June 21- 23, 2012. The Summit will draw a select group of 200 entrepreneurs, economists, politicians and NGO representatives from diverse sectors and from across the globe, who share a vision for a globalization process with more humanity, the promotion of the Common Good, and placing the human person and personal responsibility at the centre of globalization and economic activity.

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2011 Press releases

Bilan très positif pour le deuxième Zermatt Summit
Zermatt, le 18 juin 2011 – En provenance de 18 pays, quelque 200 décideurs, intellectuels et représentants d’organisations non gouvernementales ont pris part de jeudi à samedi au 2e Zermatt Summit. Plate-forme qualitative d’échange et de réflexion en faveur d’une humanisation de la mondialisation, l’édition 2011 a bénéficié de contributions d’orateurs prestigieux tels que le fondateur de Wikipedia Jimmy Wales, le Prix Nobel Shirin Ebadi ou l’économiste Hernando de Soto. La 3e édition du Zermatt Summit aura lieu du 21 au 23 juin 2012.

Very positive results for the 2nd Zermatt Summit
Zermatt, June 19th, 2011 Coming from 18 countries, some 200 leaders, intellectuals and NGO representatives took part from Thursday to Saturday in the 2nd Zermatt Summit. A quality platform of discussions and sharing in favour of humanizing globalization, the 2011 edition benefited from the contributions of prestigious speakers such as the founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi or the economist Hernando de Soto. The third edition will take place from June 21st to 23rd, 2012.

Le sommet de Zermatt révèle ses initiatives concrètes(Fr.)
Zermatt, le 9 juin 2011 – Le Zermatt Summit favorise une approche concrète de l’éthique au sein de l’entreprise et privilégie la fourniture d’outils pouvant être exploités. C’est pour cette raison qu’avec « Servant leaders » comme thème central, ce 2e Zermatt Summit sera l’occasion pour des dirigeants d’entreprise, des économistes, politiciens et représentants d’ONG de présenter des projets concrets de pratiques éprouvées et applicables dans d’autres entreprises. Ceci afin d’encourager des modèles économiques différents, plus respectueux de l’être humain et de prouver qu’ils sont viables. Une dizaine de projets seront présentés au cours de la trentaine de conférences et de tables-rondes.

MoreThe Zermatt Summit presents concrete tools and initiatives (Engl.)
Zermatt, June 09, 2011 – The Zermatt Summit favors a concrete approach of ethics in business and presents concrete tools ready for use. To this effect, with “Servant leaders” as a guiding theme for this edition, the 2nd Zermatt Summit will be an opportunity for CEO’s, economists, politicians and NGO representatives to deliver effective good practices, replicable within other companies. This is to encourage other forms of economy, more respectful of the human being and demonstrate their economic viability. Ten projects will be presented amongst the 30 keynote speeches and roundtables.

More economic volatility on its way unless leaders change, warns new documentary on Virtuous Capitalism (Engl.)
ZDr. Ted Malloch’s stimulating documentary unravels the secret behind some of the most successful companies influencing the global economy today with an inspiring view towards virtues and leadership change

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, to attend Zermatt Summit 2011 (Engl.)
Zermatt, April 19, 2011 – Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales and the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Shirin Ebadi, are among leading international figures to have confirmed participation at the 2nd Zermatt Summit (June 16-18).

Jimmy Wales, fondateur de Wikipédia, invité du Zermatt Summit 2011 (Fr.)
Zermatt, le 19 avril 2011 – « Le Dirigeant Serviteur » (Servant leaders) sera le thème central du 2e Zermatt Summit, qui réunira, du 16 au 18 juin prochain, plus de 200 décideurs, économistes, politiciens et représentants d’ONG dans la célèbre station valaisanne.

2010 Press releases

17 juin 2010 – Le 1er Sommet de Zermatt a été couronné de succèsl (Fr.)

Zermatt le 17 juin 2010 – Le 1er Sommet de Zermatt a été très bien accueilli par les participants et les orateurs en provenance du monde entier. Il a réuni plus de 150 hommes d’affaires, universitaires, chefs d’entreprise, organisations non gouvernementales et responsables politiques au pied du Cervin…

June 15, 2010 – Inaugural Zermatt Summit – successful (Engl.)
The inaugural Zermatt Summit 2010 has taken place and was received well with international delegates and speakers attending from all over the world including businessmen, members of academia, CEOs, NGOs, and policy makers…

June 4, 2010 – World premiere viewing of the film “Doing Virtuous Business” (Engl.)

The film explores how many civic and cultural leaders in society are discovering that success can be developed through a creative blend of economic, human and spiritual capital – a combination that equates to economic growth, corporate and human flourishing.

May 20, 2010 – News Alert (Engl.)
Finance Summit will fail unless trust is restored to protect the German economy

May 20, 2010 – News Alert (Engl.)
Finance Summit will fail unless trust is restored to protect the French economy

13 mai 2010 – Communiqué de presse (Fr.)
Les experts pensent que les effets de la crise financière grecque pourraient durer des mois, voire des années.

May 13, 2010 – Press Release (Engl.)
As concerns about the Greek crisis spreading to the rest of the EU and fears that the 750 billion EU/IMF bail out package may fail, the loss of confidence led to a fall in both the Paris and London stock markets.

May 11, 2010 – Press Release (Engl.)
As shares surged following intervention from the EU and IMF to stop the Greek debt crisis spreading to the rest of the EU, Christopher Wasserman, President and Founder of the Zermatt Summit is sceptical about the real impact of the loan.

April 22, 2010 – Press Release (Engl.)
Obama pushes bank reform bill but experts believe a change of businessethics is required rather than further legislation

April 19, 2010 – The inaugural Zermatt Summit (Engl.)
In the first annual business summit of its kind, innovative business leaders, CEOs, senior policy makers and NGOs will gather in Zermatt, Switzerland to discuss how ethics and not the sole pursuit of pure profit can drive business practices forward in the forthcoming years…

April 4, 2010 – Press Release (Engl.)
As Europe risks becoming “the Lehman Brothers of the sovereign debtworld” business leaders call for urgent action

31 mars 2010 – Communiqué de presse (Fr.)
Une rencontre au sommet pour changer les coeurs et les esprits des dirigeants

March 18, 2010 – Press Release (Engl.)
Global business summit aims for the hearts and minds of innovative leaders