Overview

The 2012 Zermatt Summit reflected on how, by reviving and promoting the ideal of the Common Good, we can rise above the limitations of a narrow understanding of both collective and individual interests.

At a time of continuing financial crisis, social fragmentation, a widening gap between the developed and developing world, our sense of a shared fate – in facing the consequences of climate change, for example – should compel us all to converge and cooperate with benevolence.

Our keynote speakers led participants in exploring the many facets of the Common Good, from the values that unite us as a human family to effective global governance, and from new leadership models and inspiring innovation to social entrepreneurship. They emphasized that our sense of a shared fate – in facing the consequences of climate change, for one – as much as shared values, should compel us all to come together and cooperate with each other in a spirit of benevolence.

Translating ideas into action

For the last 20 years, it has organized hundreds of concerts annually in hospitals, old-age care homes, institutions for the disabled, prisons and refugee camps.
The integration of older adults into social problems, through a non-formal and spontaneously transferable training process in Chile.

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9th Zermatt Summit
Zermatt Summit, Head Office
World Trade Center
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CH – 1018 Lausanne
Switzerland