Can Corporate Sustainability & Economic Growth Coexist?
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Submitted by: Zermatt Summit Foundation
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
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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