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The Zermatt Summit: Two Days to Share Expertise and Insights on Creating More Effective Partnerships between Business and Civil Society

Submitted by: Zermatt Summit Foundation

Categories: Sustainability, Community Development

Posted: May 10, 2013 – 08:04 AM EST


LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 10 /CSRwire/ - On the 20 & 21 June 2013, the Zermatt Summit Foundation will welcome 200 participants from about 20 countries for its fourth edition. During two days, senior business executives, leaders from civil society and public personalities will engage in discussions on the theme: "Business and NGOs: Building partnerships of winners."

The program of the meeting will focus on issues and challenges where greater collaboration and synergy between civil society organizations and business would contribute to create a more inclusive globalization. Session topics will include climate change, healthcare, employability, as well as governance and business ethics. The role of social entrepreneurship, new areas for possible public private partnerships, and best practices in corporate social responsibility are also a core part of the two-day program.

"I look forward to welcoming an exceptional group of leaders and thinkers who, in their respective areas of expertise and in their actions, are defining new models for a more sustainable world," said Christopher Wasserman, Founder and CEO of the Zermatt Summit Foundation.

Recently confirmed speakers include:

Rob Cameron, Executive Director, Sustainability, UK

Simone Cipriani, Head, Ethical Fashion, International Trade Center, Switzerland

Robin Cornelius, Founder & President Switcher, Switzerland

Erin Ganju, Co-Founder and CEO, Room to Read, USA

Renat Heuberger, CEO South Pole Carbon Asset Management, Switzerland

Jean-Louis Homé, President, MDIN, France

Mark Foster, Chairman, International Business Leaders Forum, UK

Philippa Frankl, Executive Director, Street Kids International, UK

Christian Leitz, Head, Corporate Social Responsibility Management, UBS, Switzerland

Jan Noterdaeme, Senior Advisor, CSR Europe, Belgium

Stuart Orr, Head of WWF's Water Stewardship, WWF International, Switzerland

Marc Pfitzer, Managing Director, FSG, USA

Martin Rohner, CEO, Alternative Bank, Switzerland

Onno Schellekens, Managing Director, Investment Fund for Health in Africa, Netherlands

Karl Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President, Chopard, Switzerland

Marlyn Tadros, Founding President & Executive Director Virtual Activism, USA

Dougal Thomson, The Economist, Switzerland

Sebastian Winkler, Director for Europe, Global Footprint Network, Belgium

Soushiant Zanganehpour, Manager, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, University of Oxford, UK

Registration is now OPEN http://bit.ly/Z3HQQJ

Brochure http://bit.ly/11l4TEQ

Program http://bit.ly/10cuf7i

About the Zermatt Summit The Zermatt Summit was created in 2010 to promote a constructive, action-oriented dialogue between civil society and business. It is through this kind of dialogue and a better interaction between civil society, business and governments that we will be able to achieve a more inclusive globalization. www.zermattsummit.org

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