• Humanistic Management Leadership Recognitions awarded

    Sandra Waddock, Galligan Chair of Strategic Management at Boston College and L. Hunter Lovins, CEO of NaturalCapitalism and Executive Member of the Club of Rome have received the 2015 Recognition for Leadership in Humanistic Management. The award was presented at the 2015 Academy of Management in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The Leadership in Humanistic Management Recognition awards preeminent academics, practitioners, and policy makers who contribute to a "life-conducive" economic system in thought and action.  Prior recipients include Henry Mintzberg, Roger Martin, Ed Freeman, Mary Gentile, Anil Gupta as well as organizations such as SEMCO, DM, OECD Better Life, and UN PRME. Read More
  • Collection of Short Impact Investing Scenario Cases

    We have compiled a paper containing a collection of eleven short Impact Investing scenario cases. The papers are researched and written by the participants of our Master's Level course on Impact Investing which took place in the Contextual Studies at the University of St. Gallen in the Spring Semester of 2015. Investments aiming to generate a positive social and / or environmental impact as well as some financial return have become known as impact investments over recent years and have gained substantial momentum in both the finance and social entrepreneurship community. In this course participants researched a suitable investment opportunity for an impact investor and then developed a structure for a fictitious investment. This investment structure was presented at length during the course and student teams also delivered short papers on their investment proposal which are compiled in this document. You can download the paper under this link Read More
  • Addressing Poverty and Inequality through Business

    This contribution to the magazine of London based Philanthropy Impact is focused on addressing poverty and inequality through business. It opens with one of the cornerstones in the debate on distributional justice, that the moral development of a society can be measured by how it treats its weakest members thus arguing that poverty and inequality are indeed defining challenges of humanity. On these grounds the article continues outlining the hallmarks of a human centered management paradigm embracing the positive power of business to address poverty and inequality. It concludes that it is an enormous privilege that we are given the opportunity to rid the world of extreme poverty and allow for everyone to live in dignity as a member of our global community. Let's make sure not to waste it. To read the article please follow this link Read More
  • Humanistic Management Book Series growing

    The Humanistic Management Network has been editing a book series on Humanism in Business for about 5 years. We have a total of 11 volumes out now: take a look: http://www.palgrave.com/series/humanism-in-business-series/HBS/ Read More
  • Experience the Organisational Awakening

    A group of organizations and most importantly, of curios people, decided to look for new ways of organizational arrangement to interact and collectively seek solutions to the challenges of sustainability that we are currently facing within them. It was an invitation to participants to explore together important questions through dialogical methodology of the World Café. It was an experience to live how organizations can invent new organizational cultures that are aligned with the level of human development that we are dreaming—and seeing in some humanisticly managed corporations, and also toencourage new ways of working within more powerful, touching and meaningful organizational scenarios.#despertandoorganizaciones Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Facebook Youtube

For December 2015 the Australia and New Zealand Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network together with the Leadership Lab of the University of Adelaide invite you to discuss and reflect on this year's events under the framing of high integrity organizations. This workshop will take place on the 10th of December 2015.

In this final discussion for the year our aim is to reveal what issues we believe are significant for organisations seeking to be more equitable, respectful and enriching. Well-being in the workplace need not be an elusive goal and the aim of this session is twofold; first to reflect on topics discussed this year and also to highlight topics for future sessions next year. Those topics will provide opportunities to explore the challenges and imperatives for responsible, sustainable and successful human-centric organisations.

FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (December 2015 HMN-ANZ Event .pdf)December 2015 HMN-ANZ Event .pdfInvitation to the December 2015 Humanistic Management Workshop of the Australia and New Zealand Chapter42 kB
Parent Category: Events
Category: Australia & New Zealand

The Lotte Group, one of Korea's major business conglomerates invited to this one-day conference organized jointly with ARCON (Arts and Community Network) in Seoul on November 4th 2015.

The conference looked at various aspects of the social impact global and Asian business generates and highlighted the example of Understand Avenue a community development program by Lotte's duty free retail business. Following a very warm welcome by Jin Sei So President, External Relations of the Lotte Group the conference saw a key note, five presentations and two panel discussions fabulously moderated by Sam Lee, CEO of InnoCSR. The Humanistic Management Center presented and particpated on a panel on Global Business and the Sustainability Transformation with a specific focus on Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) as one building block for businesses to enhance their positive impact generation.

You can view further information, a picture gallery and the presentation here


Parent Category: Events
Category: Switzerland

The Social Innovation Summit community is about identifying social and environmental challenges and collectively working on projects and business models to address them.

The 2015 Social Innovation Summit in Zurich, Switzerland took place on the 31st of October at Toni Areal home of the Zurich University of the Arts. Aiming at the advancement of social innovation and entrepreneurship in order to meet pressing social and environmental needs it is the Summit's mission to create awareness on social challenges and inspire people with diverse backgrounds to collaboratively drive innovative endeavors that benefit society in various ways.

The Humanistic Management Center was glad to contribute to this event by leading a session on impact investing.

You can visit the Social Innovation Summit website here

You can view our presentation and an event gallery here

Parent Category: Events
Category: Switzerland

This month the Australia and New Zealand Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network together with the Leadership Lab of the University of Adelaide invite you to discuss the idea of heedfulness, in juxtaposition to last months conversation about mindfulness.  This workshop will take place on the 12th of November 2015.

There is currently a strong ground-swell of interest in and research about mindfulness – so what, then, is the value of looking at the synonymous ‘heedful’ and ‘heedfulness’? The principal driver behind the adoption of the word and concept of heedfulness is a shift from looking inward and situating oneself very much and mindfully in the immediate context of being ‘where you are’ and ‘in the world’ to investing that same level of paying attention on purpose to others, what they are doing, and how you and they are inter-related. Research literature, (predominantly located in sense-making) tends to focus on the concept of ‘heedful inter-relating’ and the necessity of bringing a conscious awareness to intersecting relationships and constructive connections at work and so presents a topic worthy of discussion in considering well-being in the workplace.

Dr Cate Jerram revisits the world of sense-making (from her PhD) to build on the concepts presented last month by Dr Olga Muzychenko, developing our awareness ourselves being 'alive and awake' with mindfulness to heedful inter-relating.

Click here for the November 12th invitation.
Click here to view an introduction to both events on Well-Being at Work.

Parent Category: Events
Category: Australia & New Zealand

IGNITE is a student initiative embracing the positive power of business to make impact towards a more equitable and sustainable world. Aiming to inspire and learn from best practices a first conference will be held November 17th - 18th 2015 in St. Gallen Switzerland. The Humansitic Management Network is proud to be a Vision Partner of IGNITE.

The three pillars IGNITE is founded on are Company Culture, Leadership Values and Reinforcing Society through Business. With these three pillars  the initiative aims to inspire and provide learning opportunities for businesses and students alike on creating value and making positive impact on a wide swath of stakeholders. Learning about and learning from outstanding companies that are purpose driven and achieve the dual objective of generating a positive impact on the communities they operate in as well as earning healthy profits stands at the heart of IGNITE.

Please visit http://www.ignite-conf.ch for further information and to register.

Parent Category: Events
Category: Switzerland

The Australia and New Zealand Chapter (ANZ) of the Humanistic Management Network and the Leadership Lab at the University of Adelaide in South Australia invite you to the next Workshops in this event series on October 15th and November 12th 2015.

In October and November we have an exciting ‘www’ two-part series which explores Wearing (where in?) Well-being in the Workplace (‘www’) through the concepts of Mindfulness (October 15) and Heedfulness (November 12)

The series seeks to provoke discussion and share information about how and where we should focus our attention to ensure the well-being and enrichment of ourselves and others in the workplace.  The sessions will raise questions and explore ideas about what do we need to do and what support, guidance, opportunities and challenges do we face in achieving a balanced and appropriate focus between what keeps us engaged at work and happy and what or peers need to feel valued and considered. 

Click here for the October 15th invitation.

Click here to view an introduction to both events on Well-Being at Work.

FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (Oct summary_Alive and Awake_2015.pdf)Oct summary_Alive and Awake_2015.pdfDownload of the October Event Summary470 kB
Parent Category: Events
Category: Australia & New Zealand

What is the meaning of values for senior executives and how can values be communicated in a business organization? These are two of the questions addressed in this interview in the CSR Magazin, a leading publication for corporate responsibility practitioners.

Senior executives often live by strong values in their personal lives while the pressures under which they perform on the job can at times create conflict between personal values and managerial decision making. In this interview Jan Thomas Otte, who publishes the online magazine Karriere Einsichten, asked the Humanistic Management Center on the importance of values for senior executives and ways to communicate them.

You can download the interview under this link

Parent Category: Events
Category: Switzerland

Researchers of the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St. Gallen are engaged in the academic and public discourse on business ethics for close to three decades.

It has always been and continues to be a significant characteristic of the St. Gallen Institute for Business Ethics to inquire in depth into underlying paradigms. Terms like justice, responsibility, sustainability, and an integrative notion of economic rationality are considered sincerely and seriously.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Institute this book has been brought out with unusually discursive elements providing a lively and interesting debate. What are the demands placed on business ethics as a research field and how can business ethicists contribute constructively to addressing the challenges we face today are the guiding questions of this volume.

Follow this link for more information on this book

Parent Category: Events
Category: Switzerland

October the 31st we have a meeting with the Dutch chapter of the Humanistic Management Network. The purpose of the meeting is first of all to invite people who are interested in Humanistic Management and get acquainted with each other.  During the meeting we have the opportunity to share each others background and interest in Humanistic Management.

The programme is as follows:


  • Introduction of the Dutch chapter and its members;
  • The Humanistic Management Network and current global developments;
  • Short presentation of the research agenda by prof. dr. Rob Blomme;
  • Introduction round by all the attendants;
  • How to introduce Humanistic Management in the Netherlands;
  • sharing ideas....

The meeting is from 11.00 hrs – 14.00hrs at Nyenrode Business University.

We will serve lunch and some nice wholesome snacks.

You can join the meeting by sending a mail to workwise@telfort.nl

Looking forward meeting you.
Kind regards,
The Dutch chapter


Parent Category: Events
Category: Netherlands

Page 1 of 7

Introduction to Humanistic Management




30.5%United States United States
10.7%Colombia Colombia
4.8%Germany Germany
4.8%India India
4.1%Mexico Mexico
3.4%Switzerland Switzerland
3.4%United Kingdom United Kingdom
3.4%Brazil Brazil
3.1%Spain Spain
3.1%Australia Australia