Migros, VW and Bank Sarasin at the Zurich Business Forum.

Dear reader Are you concerned about ethics in connection with business? I bet you are, so let’

Dear reader

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, Migros Chariman am Lorange Institute of BusinessClaude 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”.


Gerhard Prätorius, CSR Volkswagen VW spricht am Lorange Institute of BusinessDr 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 Straehle, CEO Bank Sarasin, spricht am Lorange Institute of BusinessJoachim 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!
Peter Lorange