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  • 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
  • Transforming Capitalism

    Capitalism has long had a bad reputation, and not only in the former communistic countries. The public discourse on continents such as Latin America and Africa has long been very critical of Anglo-Saxon style business. What is novel, however, is that with the new millennium, the discontent with capitalism seems to have become global. Even in Anglo-Saxon cultures, the former bastions of private property, free entrepreneurship and deregulated markets, shareholder capitalism has sparked widespread protests that unite such ideological foes as the tea party or the Occupy Wall Street movements. Read More
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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 Workshop in this event series on September 10th 2015.

Managing a business or workplace is challenging enough in the normal course of events but when things go badly how can we manage shared grief in the workplace.  Some professionals have to deal with trauma and confronting issues on a daily basis (e.g. social services) while others are suddenly faced with challenges to work and worker well-being which shatters their world (e.g. mass layoffs, company failure).  In all cases these types of scenarios create situations where grief comes into the workplace and is consequently shared, shouldered and felt vicariously by those and others close to those struggling to manage.  How can we, as leaders, managers and co-workers, support our peers and people through these situations but manage to avoid being drawn into the grief cycle without forsaking our empathy? 

In September our resident management psychologist, Dr Chris Smith will help us understand the challenges in these events for those and others in the workplace and give us ideas for mitigating and managing vicarious grief in the workplace.  

You can find the full invitation here.

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

A very worthy cause we thought at the Humanistic Management Center in Switzerland and are happy to contribute to the summit with a session on Impact Investing. You can find out more about the event and how to register under http://socialinnovationsummit.ch

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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: Humanistic Management Leadership Recognitions awarded

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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 Workshop in this event series on August 13th 2015.

Business in the 21st century is not all straight lines! We can create amazing possibilities for change at work if we consider the ideas, imaginings and a unique perspectives we all have.  The challenge for us is to discover how we can cultivate and access our creativity and inspiration in that space.  In a world of immediacy, transience and constant progress it makes sense for work to adopt a flexible and dynamic attitude.  Art can help us to be open to novel, usual and alternative look at the world.  To help you explore this challenge and enlighten your view to an inspired working reality, our inimitable Lisa Philip-Harbutt will share her insights on creativity and dynamic organisations with us in August to discuss, What's Art Got To Do With It.

You can find the full invitation here.

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This video interview was conducted by Klaus Schuler of Triple Leader.

It enquires, among other questions, on the power of business to make the world a better place, the purpose and role of business in society and the importance of stakeholder engagement for long lasting business success.

You view the video under this link

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The Australia and New Zealand Chapter (ANZ) of the Humanistic Management Network held our July 2015 workshop co-hosted with the Leadership Lab at the University of Adelaide in South Australia on the 1st of July 2015.

How can we improve our working lives by enhancing our social spaces?  The idea of the 'third place' has caught the imagination of numerous commentators, researchers and managers over the last few decades.  The concept emerged in 1982 when the importance of stress free spaces was realised as providing a valuable place for relief from the pressures of work and home (the two other places).  Social spaces, away from the dominant life paradigms (work and home), can provide a convivial environment which can enhance social relations, create a supportive community and help build personal resilience as tensions at work and home wax and wane.

We welcomed our guest for July, Dr Peter Sandiford from the University of Adelaide Business School who will shared his research, perspectives and musings about the Third Space and its potential contribution to enriching organisational well-being.  Peter has extensively researched the use and value of social space in community and society from a number of perspectives and you can download the workshop summary below.

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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

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Category: Switzerland

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

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If your area of research or practice touches the emerging field of social ventures that leverage unconventional types of leadership, governance, and ownership, we are cordially inviting you to join your fellow academics and practitioners for this online social lab experience.

Governance Lab is a virtual social lab experience for academics and practitioners interested in mapping and navigating the emerging field of social ventures that leverage unconventional types of leadership, governance, and ownership. The purpose of this lab is to identify important research questions and generate valuable insights for practitioners, as well as to ignite new scholar-practitioner collaborations.

The insights that emerge from this social lab experience will seed an in-person professional development workshop (PDW) in Vancouver on August 9th as part of the annual conference of the Academy of Management (AOM) - world's largest and most reputable association of management scholars.

Participants in the PDW will prototype actionable projects to advance scholar-practitioner collaboration and make tangible impact on both theory and practice in the related fields. It is expected that many people will participate in both the virtual Governance Lab and the PDW, although it is fine for people to only join one or the other.

More information and registration details can be found here.

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