Are you concerned about ethics in connection with business? I bet you are, so let’s talk about it. Tomorrow Friday and on Saturday selected speakers and presenters will lecture about and lead workshops on business, ethics and sustainability.
These are our speakers:
- Claude Hauser, former Migros chairman of the Board
- Dr Gerhard Praetorius, Corporate Social Responsibility VW
- Joachim Straehle, CEO Bank Sarasin
Claude Hauser, also known as “Monsieur Migros” started his incredible career at Migros as a trainee in 1967! He recently stepped down from his position as chairman. He has lived the Migros philosophy and always supported its social and cultural activity.
On Friday morning, from 09.15 to 10.15 he will lecture about “Sustainability and ethics at Migros”.
Dr Gerhard Prätorius, Head Corporate Social Responsibility Volkswagen, is also a part-time assistant professor for the economics of mobility and transport policy at the Technical University Braunschweig in Germany. He began his career at Volkswagen in the early 90s as a specialist for environment and mobility after his PhD on the “Prometheus Project – Technics as a social process”.
I am looking forward to his keynote speech on Friday afternoon (16.30 – 17.30) on “The bad image of the car industry, which is not the image of the VW Group.”
Joachim H. Straehle has been CEO of Bank Sarasin & Co. Ltd since 1 September 2006. During his career he worked among others for Bank Julius Baer in New York and for the Credit Suisse Group in Switzerland and abroad, where he was later appointed CEO of the Credit Suisse Trust Group and eventually Regional Head of Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Russia and a Member of the Private Banking Management Committee.
On Saturday Morning, from 09.15 to 10.15, Mr. Straehle will speak about the “Effects of the intensification of state rules on private banking.”
I am looking forward to seeing you!
Unser erster Gastreferent, Dr. Konrad Hummler, zog verständlicherweise das Interesse der Medien auf sich. Die Hauptausgabe der Tagesschau des Schweizer Fernsehens sandte am Freitag Abend, 24.2., diesen Beitrag:
last Friday and Saturday we hosted the 4th Zurich Business Forum, our 2-day-event with a focus on marketing and finance. Of the two keynote speakers we invited, Uli Veigel (marketing) and Dr. Konrad Hummler (finance), especially K. Hummlers lecture was looked forward to with great expectations also due to recent occurences.
I would like to quickly summarize the key points of his speech.
In a remarkable opening he stated that the financial system grew too big and has to shrink. This, he added, would help the so called real economy to gain. He considered the current crisis as more than only a financial crisis but a crisis of collateral and urged that the definition of property rights is crucial for the economy.
An important question, of course, was the question whether there could be a domino effect further to the ‘Greece’-problem which he denied. Talking about finance and states he also analyzed the development of the growth relation between the real economy and both states and the financial industry. In this matter he sees a clear decoupling of the corporates which is definitely positive.
He concluded his lecture with a few remarks on how to invest and spoke clearly for the real assets (equities) and not the nominal assets.
I would like to repeat my sincere thank to Konrad Hummler for his participation, but I also yield the mentioned Uli Veigel and all the other speakers thanks.
in my early days I was teaching at IMD – way back in the 70s. I can’t remember each and every student, but some of them literally took off and made a storybook career. The one I am talking about is Thomas Schmidheiny, board member of Holcim.
Mr. Schmidheiny was one of our keynote speakers at the 3rd Zurich Business Forum (2./3. September) at our Business School in Horgen. Further to this event Mr. Schmidheiny was interviewed by the Zurich Sunday Paper “Sonntagszeitung”.
I would like to share with you this most interesting interview. Download it (pdf) by clicking on the thumbnail.
in a few weeks, on September 2/3, our 3rd Zurich Business Forum will take place. I am looking forward to an event full of innovation – as innovation is our main topic. Join us for two exciting days with cutting-edge lectures and hands-on workshops.
Our guest speaker will be Thomas Schmidheiny, Board Member of Holcim. I am looking forward to his lecture!
And I am looking forward to see and listening to all the members of our faculty and some truly exciting presentations! I hope to see you all there, at the 3RD ZURICH BUSINESS FORUM.