Due to numerous business scandals in the last years, the corporate 'license to operate' - the freedom of business - has come increasingly under scrutiny. At the same time, calls for more economic responsibility abound: The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the United Nations, and the OECD are demanding economic policies and business strategies no longer only directed to wealth accumulation but also promoting higher levels of human wellbeing. The conference wants to contribute to this renegotiation of the relationship between economic freedom and responsibility.
Speakers included Honorary Key Note Lecturer: Jeffrey D. Sachs. Speakers: Claus Dierksmeier, Christian Felber, Ernst von Kimakowitz, Chris Laszlo, Hunter Lovins, Michael Pirson, Jürgen Volkert, Andrew Winston. In addition the Humanistic Management Network held a preparatory academic paper development workshop on October 12th for selected papers.
The Humanistic Management Center contributed a presentation relating Foreign Direct Investments to the qualitative notion of freedom as proposed by Claus Dierksmeier, Director of the Global Ethic Institute and Academic Director of the HMC, in his new book.
You can find our presentation, the conference program, the flyer for Jefrey Sachs' Key Note as well as a gallery of the event under the links below.You can download the presentation of the HMC here: Presentation: FDI and Qualitative Freedom