We invited Professor Roger Steare to take part in the Zermatt Summit as we found his approach to leadership was really cutting edge. Professor Steare developed, in partnership with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, The Times and Cass Business School a very sharp online tool to rate ethicability, that...
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.
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 2 nd 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.
Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales and the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Shirin Ebadi, are among leading international figures to have confirmed participation at the 2 nd Zermatt Summit (June 16-18). Co-founder of fairtrade label Max Havelaar, Francisco Van der Hoff; President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Hernando de Soto; and Chairman of Essilor International, Xavier Fontanet, will also join over 200 CEOs, economists, politicians and NGO representatives in attendance.
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. Just as Davos was born nearly three decades ago and has now become a well renowned forum for business, similarly many of the speakers and delegates felt they had witnessed the birth of a vital new platform which will drive values and ethics in business in a post credit crunch era.
As Angela Merkel hosts a key finance summit today – more regulation is firmly on the agenda to protect the euro zone economies.