Program 2014


12:00 - 18:00Social & Business Co-Creation Jury meeting (European Competition)_
16:00 - 18:00Registration desk is open at the Mt Cervin Hotel_


08:00 - 08:05Participant registration_
  • Véronique Olivier-Martin, Graphic facilitator, independent.

With: Veronique Olivier-Martin

08:30 - 09:00Welcome address
  • Christopher Wasserman, Founder & Chairman, the Zermatt Summit Foundation
  • Nicolas Michel, Member of the Board, Zermatt Summit / Professor on the Faculty of Law, University of Geneva / Former Under-Secretary-General for legal affairs of the UN

With: Christopher Wasserman, Nicolas Michel

09:00 - 10:50Dare to care: how to put the human person at the heart of business?

The global financial crisis of 2008 and the aftermath, have spurred intense debate about capitalism and the purpose of the business enterprise.

How can a new business paradigm be built where global corporations strive towards the Common Good and actively serve society by leading positively towards a world more respectful of the dignity of the Human person ?


  • Hubert de Boisredon, CEO, Armor Group
  • Jinyoung Lee Englund, Director of Marketing & Communications, Bitcoin Foundation
  • Melchior de Muralt, Managing Partner, Pury Pictet Turrettini & Cie / Vice-Chairman Blue Orchard Finance
  • Juan Pablo Cerda, Founding Partner, TECO Natural Resource Group Ltd
  • Theodore Roeesevelt Malloch, Member of the Board, Zermatt Summit / Chairman and CEO, Global Fiduciary Governance LLC / Research Professor, Yale University

With: Hubert de Boisredon, Jinyoung Lee Englund, Juan Pablo Cerda, Melchior De Muralt, Theodore R. Malloch

10:50 - 11:20Networking break_
11:20 - 13:00Blueprint for Better Business Workshop (Collaborative workshop, small groups)

The aim of this initiative is to rally business leaders to explore the business need for change and how the rediscovery of corporate purpose focusing on personal values might best be brought together to serve the Common Good.

  • Antonin Pujos, Secretary General at Fondation Ecophilos and Zermatt Summit Foundation
  • Charles Wookey, project leader for the Blueprint for Better Business
  • Loughlin Hickey, former Global Head of Tax of KPMG

With: Antonin Pujos, Charles Wookey, Loughlin Hickey

13:00 - 14:00Networking lunch_
14:00 - 15:40Dare to serve: political leadership to serve the Common Good

While political leaders are facing multiple and complex issues, the concept of the Common Good can help political leaders to address the inter-connected challenges of the 21st Century.

Roundtable/Q&A - SPEAKERS

  • Laurent Wauquiez, Mayor of Puy-en-Velay, France / Member of French Parliament / former Minister of State
  • Fredrik Galtung,Chief Executive, Integrity Action
  • Nicolas Michel, Member of the Board, Zermatt Summit / Professor on the Faculty of Law, University of Geneva / Former Under-Secretary-General for legal affairs of the UN

With: Fredrik Galtung, Laurent Wauquiez, Nicolas Michel

15:40 - 16:00Inspiring keynote: the courage to act for the Common Good
  • Talk by Pierre-Yves Gomez, Professor / Director of the French Corporate Governance Institute, EMLYON Business School.

With: Pierre-Yves Gomez

16:00 - 16:30Personal exercises, silent work

Participants are encouraged to do these exercises outside (in our beautiful nature)

16:30 - 17:15Networking break_
17:15 - 17:35Inspiring testimonies: the courage to challenge the impossible
  • Talk by Antonio Meloto, Founder Gawad Kalinga

With: Antonio Meloto

17:35 - 17:55Inspiring Keynote: the courage to redefine business purposes
  • Talk by Jochen Zeitz, Cofounder & co-chair, The B-Team / Director, Kering / Founder, Zeitz Foundation

With: Jochen Zeitz

17:55 - 18:10Q&A_
18:10 - 18:40Networking break_
18:40 - 19:30Piano Concert
  • Soloist: Elizabeth Sombart

With: Elizabeth Sombart

19:30 - 20:30Cocktail reception_
20:30 - 22:00Official dinner: the Courage to Dare

Keynote speaker:

  • Paul Rose, Explorer/ Broadcaster/ Vice President, Royal Geographical Society

With: Paul Rose

22:00 - 23:30Jazz & Piano at the Open Bar_

FRIDAY JUNE 27, 2014

08:30 - 08:50Dare to innovate: how does innovation accelerate human and social development?

How technology, innovative solutions, entrepreneurship or new ideas through creativity can help tackle global issues, solve our biggest challenges in our search for the Common Good and make the world a better place?

  • Hisham el Sherif, Chairman, IT Investments Group / Founder, Nile Online

With: Hisham El-Sherif

08:50 - 10:30_SPEAKERS
  • Hannah Chung, Chief Creative Officer, Sproutel
  • Nicolas Célier, Partner, Alven Capital / Co-founder Investir&+
  • Declan Conway, CEO, OpenSparkz lp (Portugal)
  • Pamela Hartigan, Executive Director Skoll Center, Said Business School, Oxford / Cofounder, Volans Ventures
  • Joanne Sawicki, CEO of Cerescom Ltd, award winning writer, director and producer

With: Declan Conway, Hannah Chung, Nicolas Celier, Pamela Hartigan

10:30 - 11:00Networking Break_
11:00 - 11:20Dare to engage: empowering leaders for global change

In today’s world, leaders are particularly influential on matters of societal development while being responsible for the emergence of new models and practices in their respective fields of activity. Accordingly, they are responsible for what happens in the world and how the world is changing.

A servant leader accepts to assist others in striving towards a shared objective which is more important than the satisfaction of one’s own immediate individual interests. This dynamic might be referred to as the search of the Common Good.

  • Naftali Brawer, CEO, Spiritual Capital Foundation

With: Naftali Brawer

11:20 - 13:00_SPEAKERS
  • Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui, Member of the Economic Commission to reform the Holy See / External Relations & Communication, Ernst & Young
  • Manuel Leuthold, Deputy CEO, Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild SA
  • Kate Robertson, Co-Founder, One Young World / Co-Global President, Havas Worldwide
  • Robert Rubinstein, CEO & Founder, TBLI Group
  • Henri-Claude de Bettignies, Emeritus Distinguished Professor, CEIBS / Aviva Chair Emeritus Professor of Leadership and Responsibility, INSEAD

With: Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui, Fredrik Galtung, Henri-Claude de Bettignies, Kate Robertson, Manuel Leuthold, Robert Rubinstein

13:00 - 14:00Luncheon_
14:00 - 14:30Inspiring keynote: the courage to develop the world
  • Talk by Marcela Escobari, Executive Director, Harvard University's Center for International Development
  • Q&A

    With: Marcela Escobari

14:30 - 16:00Sparknews Workshop – Impact Zermatt Day (Collaborative workshop, small groups)

Sparknews is known for having put together the “2013 Impact Journalism Day” that engaged 22 world’s leading newspapers from 20 countries to share stories of hope, change and innovation with their 50 million readers.

  • Christian de Boisredon, writer, social entrepreneur and producer. Founder of Sparknews, Cofounder of Reporters of Hope (Reporters d’Espoirs) and Cofounder/producer of the Yunus Movie Project

With: Christian de Boisredon

16:00 - 16:40Networking Break_
16:40 - 18:10Social & Business Co-Creation – European Competition Awards Ceremony

With Ashoka, Fondation Guilé, DPD and Boehringer Ingelheim.

An online collaborative competition to source, highlight and catalyze the most innovative co-creation projects in Europe led by social-mission organizations and traditional businesses. These projects will illustrate new forms of interaction between civil society and business to create shared social and economic value for the Common Good.

Nominate a project or enter the competition HERE

Judges :
  • Christopher Wasserman
  • Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat
  • Doris Rochat-Monnier
  • Tobias Clemens
  • Matthias Fuchs

With: Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat, Christopher Wasserman, Doris Rochat-Monnier, Matthias Fuchs, Tobias Clemens

18:10 - 18:30Conclusion Keynote

What do we take home? Key highlights and conclusions from the Summit

  • Christopher Wasserman, Founder and Chairman, The Zermatt Summit
  • Father Nicolas Buttet, Member of the Board, the Zermatt Summit Foundation / Founder, Eucharistein Fraternity

With: Christopher Wasserman, Father Nicolas Buttet

19:10 - 23:00Swiss Night : dinner in the mountain (Sunegga Restaurant 2’288m)

A social evening to relax and develop new relationships created during the Summit

dress code: business/casual
19:00 Meeting point : In front of Mt Cervin Hotel
19:15 Departure from hotel to cable car



08:00 - 11:00Matterhorn Excursion

08:00 Meeting point in front of Mt Cervin

Please note that registration is obligatory and the walk is full. for safety reasons, if you were not able to register online then please do not attend.