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 2017

United Nations Organizations in Bonn, Germany hosted WFEB President Rajita Kulkarni in a TV-style talk called ‘7 minutes of discussion’ at the “Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development”.

UN TV

2nd March 2017

watch interview…

 2014

Christoph Glaser über Nachhaltigkeit und sein Fußballherz 3 Januar 2015 read full article…

IAHV Sea of Love Magazine South East Asia December edition 2014 read full article… Bahrain News Agency “Shaikh Nasser to address World Summit on Ethics in Sports” 17.03.2014 – 08:25 PM read full article… Gulf Daily News “Shaikh Nasser to speak at Summit” 18.03.2014 read full article… New Europe Business as usual or a new basis for ethical leadership? by Jo Leinen Date: 11.02.2014 – 11:41 read full article… New Europe Restore human values & prevent violence against women by Bhanumathi Narasimhan Date: 19.01.2014 – 21:26 read full article… The Kathmandu Post Enterprises should earn trust: Regmi Date: 18.01.2014 read full article… The Himalayan Times Businesses need to follow ethics: Experts Date: 17.01.2014 read full article… Republica A wealthy life bySri Sri Ravi Shankar Published on 2014-01-18 08:56:56 read full article…

 2013

World Forum for Ethics in Business calls on private sector to take forward shared value practices read full article…

World Forum for Ethics in Business announces Ethics in Business Award Winners 2013 read full article… Internationaal Symposium over ethiek in bedrijfswereld strijkt neer in Brussel Date: 06 november 2013 read full article… Business and society bySri Sri Ravi Shankar Date: 10/11/2013 – 11:46am read full article… Towards Inspired Leadership By Rajita Kulkarni President World Forum for Ethics in Business Each of us is a leader. Whether it is at home, at work or in our communities. Each of us leads in some way… read full article… “El mundo está cambiando» – Interview with Mr Luis Moreno Ocampo at the International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business in Geneva” (in Spanish and German) Date: 02 July 2013 Von Xenia Keller und Marco Di Giano “Die Welt verändert sich”: International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business Ein neues Paradigma für die Wirtschaft Am 1. Juli 2013 fand in Genf, im “Palais des Nations” der Vereinten Nationen (UNO), ein internationales Symposium zum Thema “Ethik in Business” statt. Organisiert vom “Weltforum für Ethik in Business” (WFEB.org). Angesichts der globalen Wirtschaftskrise und sozialen sowie Umweltproblemen, man denke beispielsweise an den jüngsten Einsturz einer Textilfabrik in Bangladesch, werden die Rolle der Wirtschaft und ihr Paradigma des ständigen Wachstums und der rücksichtslosen Gewinnmaximierung zunehmend in Frage gestellt… read full article… “GOOD GOVERNANCE AND TRANSPARENCY THROUGH SHARED VALUES – Leella Rani. Dondapati” Date: 02 July 2013 International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business’ was conducted for the first time in United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, by World Forum in Ethics in Business on July 1, 2013… read full article… “Moramo se premakniti od vprašanja, kdo je večji in močnejši, k vprašanju, kaj in kako lahko storimo skupaj” Date: 02 July 2013 Svetovni forum za poslovno etiko (WFEB), ki je v partnerstvu s Fokusom 2031 pred časom na Bledu pripravil konferenco o etiki v poslovanju, me je tokrat povabil v Ženevo, kjer so pripravili simpozij na temo “dobro upravljanje in transparentnost prek skupnih vrednot”… read full article… “Foro mundial por la ética en los negocios” Foro mundial (en inglés) por la ética en los negocios el 01.07.13., en el Palacio de Naciones Unidas, GINEBRAS. Entre los oradores Luis Moreno Ocampo (Argentina), Procurador Corte Penal Internacional. Date: 01 July 2013 “Good governance and transparency through shared values” In recent years, the global economic crisis with major financial, social and environmental challenges … read full article… “What crisis?” Editorial from Mr Rutger Koopmans, recipient of the Ethics in Business Award in 2007. Date: 03 June 2013 Publication: New Europe newspaper Many people ask themselves: “When is this crisis over?”. “Which crisis?”, is my first response to this… read full article… “Ethical Leaders Can Save the Day” Editorial from Mr Shantanu Prakash, CEO & MD, Educomp Solutions Ltd, on the World Forum for Ethics in Business activities Date: 28 April 2013 Publication: New Europe newspaper Corruption charges such as that on Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, business scandals such as the Horsemeat scandal spread across Europe and the recent happenings in Cyprus have brought to the forefront once again issues that have been a concern for the world in general for a long time. What has been surprising is that despite global attention on the issue of ethics post the financial meltdown in 2008-09, these incidents keep coming up with increasing regularity… read full article… “The right time really is now” Editorial from Mr Alojz Peterle, MEP, on the World Forum for Ethics in Business Symposium in Slovenia Date: 14 April 2013 Publication: New Europe newspaper How to prevent future crisis? What can we learn from today’s situation? Important questions for Slovenian and also world economy. We were searching for the answers to those questions at the conference Ethics in Business and Leadership, “The Time is Right, Now!”, organized by World Forum for Ethics in Business in cooperation with Fokus 2031… read full article… President of the Republic attends conference Ethics in Business and Leadership – “The Time is Right, Now!” Title: President of the Republic attends conference Ethics in Business and Leadership – “The Time is Right, Now!” Publication: http://www.up-rs.si Date: Bled, 22. 3. 2013 | press release Source:http://www.up-rs.si The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, attended the conference Ethics in Business and Leadership – “The Time is Right, Now!” at the invitation of the World Forum for Ethics in Business and the think-tank Fokus 2031. The conference was organised by the IEDC – Bled School of Management; it originates from the International Symposium on Ethics in Business, an annual event which brings together prominent leaders from business, politics, academia, civil society and faith-based organisations at the European Parliament… read full article… Media Coverage from the National Symposium on Ethics in Business in Slovenia, March 2013 24 ur.com (biggest and most visited Slovenian website – news portal) National TV (Odmevi – one of the most important TV news shows) (at 16:55 minutes) Dnevnik (second biggest Slovenian newspaper) Slovenian Press Agency Information on the website of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia Website of Etika Company The New Europe issue from 17th February carries an editorial contribution from Dr. Sanjay Pradhan Title: Open Contracting: Towards a smarter way of doing business Publication: New Europe / The European Political Newspaper Date: 17 February 2013 Author: Dr. Sanjay Pradhan Open Contracting: Towards a smarter way of doing businessWe live in unsettling times, where the effects of a persistent global fi-nancial crisis and corporate and government scandals call into questi-on the viability of capitalism as we know it. read full article… A crisis of ethics Title:A crisis of ethics Publication: New Europe / The European Political Newspaper Date: 17 February 2013 Author:By Nirj Deva MEP Over the past five years we have played witness to an unfoldingeconomic crisis, the consequences of which have been felt, toone degree or another, by us all globally.Here in Europe vast bailouts and financial relief packages have become remarkably common as blocks of nation states teeter onthe verge of an economic and social abyss. read full article…

 2012

Volkswagen gewinnt internationalen Nachhaltigkeits-Preis Title: Volkswagen gewinnt internationalen Nachhaltigkeits-Preis Publication: www.volkswagen-media-services.com Auszeichnung des World Forum for Ethics in Business für verantwortungsvolles Handeln in den Bereichen Umwelt und Soziales Wolfsburg, 18. Dezember 2012 – Der Volkswagen Konzern ist für sein umfassendes Engagement auf dem Gebiet Nachhaltigkeit und Corporate Social Responsibility erneut ausgezeichnet worden. Das World Forum for Ethics in Business würdigte die Leistungen des Konzerns mit dem Ethics in Business Award 2012 in der Kategorie “Outstanding Corporation”… read full article…

Reviving human values in business Title: Reviving human values in business Publication: New Europe / The European Political Newspaper Date: 07 December 2012 Author: Cillan Donnelly The World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) held its international leadership symposium on business ethics in the European Parliament in Brussels on 30 November. The symposium, which was entitled Rethinking Capitalism, brought together top business leaders and political figures to discuss the strengthening of human values and ethics in the business world, and how to shift the debate from advocacy to action… read full article… International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business 2012: Brussels, 5thDecember 2012 – It was a fully packed plenary hall at the European Parliament when the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) convened for its 8thInternational Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business from 30thNovember – 1stDecember in Brussels. Held in cooperation with its strategic partners The World Bank Institute, International Association for Human Values and the Earth Charter, WFEB’s conference brought together stakeholders from across all sectors (business,politics, academics, institutions, media, inter-faith leaders) to debate on the burning topic of ‘Rethinking Capitalism’… read full article… Rethinking capitalism Title: Rethinking capitalism Publication: New Europe / The European Political Newspaper Date: 02 December 2012 Author: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Rethinking Capitalism is essential today. In these times of economic recession, people are losing faith in the economic system. It is an earnest need of our time to re-instill the faith in our current system otherwise it will lead to anarchy. To re-establish faith and trust in the economic system, we need a holistic moral and ethical revival including all the four essential pillars of society: the Government Institutions, Private and Civil Society Organizations, Faith Based Organizations and the Media. We need to foster a coordinated effort amongst these stakeholders. If any one of these pillars collapses, the others also become disabled… read full article… Personal ethics not enough to fight global corruption Title: Personal ethics not enough to fight global corruption Publication: New Europe / The European Political Newspaper Date: 03 December 2012 Author: New Europe Online Individual ethics are not enough to change the culture of global corruption, despite their obvious force for good in modern business, instead, business organisations have to provide a clear ethical context for companies to operate within, a leading legal personality has told New Europe… read full article… Rethinking capitalism The European Parliament will host the World Forum for Ethics in Business’ eight international Leadership Symposium with a much-awaited debate on a value-based approach to capitalism… read full article… Business and Ethics complementary or contradictory? – Final year business student, Arunachalam Venkatachalam shares his impressions The World Forum For Ethics in Business (WFEB), a platform for global business leaders to advance the agenda for responsible business-led growth, was held in Singapore on 2 April 2012 at the Shangri-La Hotel. Held in Asia for the first time, the theme focused on “Ethics in Business and Leadership, The Time is Right, Now!”… read full article…  Mr. Nirj Deva  Member of European Parliament United Kingdom “Society today is fast evolving, constantly shifting and daily growing more complex. The challenges that face us seem all the more opaque and simple or easy solutions are hard to come by. In recent years we have all played witness to the inevitable consequences of civilisation turning away from ‘outdated’ concepts like fairness or ethics. We have, instead, allowed ourselves to be seduced by greed; greed for money, greed for status; greed for power. We have constructed a system that too often rewards success at all costs with little or no consideration as to how it was achieved or who suffered for it. We must realise that this is not a financial crisis that we face or even a political one. It is a crisis of ethics… read full article…  Mrs. Rajita Kulkarni President, World Forum for Ethics in Business With renewed strength and commitment, we continue to bring together leaders from all sectors of society to dialogue on the pressing need to strengthen human values and ethics in the private and public sector. The conference is yet another milestone in this journey: our focus is the shift fromAdvocacy to Action. Since the last conference, we are delighted to have seen the success of satellite conferences in diverse parts of the world like Singapore, Argentina, Netherlands and more. We have also seen the setting up of Regional WFEB Chapters and partnerships, leading to collective action. The global impact is there to see!… read full article…  Satellite Conferences World Forum for Ethics in Business: the first Asia event The Inaugural event in Singapore, the first ever in Asia, was held on 2 April 2012 with the theme “Ethics in Business and Leadership, The Time is Right, Now!” The conference, organized by the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) in partnership with the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) welcomed more than 100 delegates from various sectors and backgrounds. It sought to examine whether business and ethics are complementary or contradictory, and explore new ways for business leaders to evolve leadership styles that are sustainable, yet profitable for their organizations. The conference also examined the need for a paradigm shift: from motivation through salary perks to inspiration through shared vision and common values. Netherlands: “Business Ethics in the 21st century: Time for a Paradigm Shift” More than 200 business leaders, CEOs, representatives from academia and other areas participated in “Business Ethics in the 21st century: Time for a Paradigm Shift” conference, held for the first time in the Netherlands. The seminar, organized by the Netherlands-India Chamber of Commerce and Trade in cooperation with the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) took place on 15th June 2012 at the Headquarters of the event host KPMG in Amstelveen. read full article…  Upcoming International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business  Date: 30th November – 1st December, European Parliament + Hotel Metropole,          Brussels. WFEB 2012: The system and its players! Rethinking capitalism and its agents: A Powerful Platform for Personal Learning and Leadership Action. The 2012 International Leadership Symposium of the World Forum for Ethics in Business explores the current global situation from a systemic perspective of multiple stakeholders. The Symposium will invite stakeholders from the public and private sector to challenge the status quo. The emphasis will be on identifying a roadmap that will take us forward on the path of sustainable growth… read full article…  Individual Memberships Get now more closely involved with the work of the WFEB and support its goal and vision. Join the efforts and enjoy a number of benefits & entitlements. The WFEB Contributing Membership Program is a unique opportunity to take an active role for every individual in driving the Forum’s activities. download Become a moderator of the lunch table discussions Engage actively in the debate and moderate one of the discussion sessions that will be held over lunch in an informal setting at the lunch table on November 30th. The moderation is open to any conference attendee who would like to lead a debate on a given topic and report back to the plenary during the reporting back session. Do you want to moderate a lunch table discussion? Please contact office@wfeb.orgfor further details. Special offer from our partner European Voice At European Voice, we know the EU inside-out. In print and online, we cross all policy areas, from finance to farming to foreign affairs, to keep our readers on top of the developments that matter. Our specialist editorial team understands and explains the complexities of the EU, providing clarity on the big issues through top-quality news reporting and in-depth analysis. To receive a trial subscription please visitwww.europeanvoice.com/12for12now and you?ll never miss out on our unique coverage.

 2010

MEDIA ALERT: World Forum for Ethics in Business Award MEDIA ALERT: World Forum for Ethics in Business Award for outstanding public figure awarded to: HE Andris Piebalgs, The European Commissioner for Development… read full article…

In search for new leadership models The European Parliament, Brussels, will host the World Forum for Ethics in Business’ 7th Annual International Leadership Symposium Brussels, 7th November, 2010 – “Leadership in the 21st Century – Time for a Paradigm Shift?!” is the theme of the 7th International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business, being hosted at the European Parliament in Brussels and the Hilton Hotel, on November 18th and 19th, 2010… read full article… Ethics in Business – The time to change is now! Seven point plan proposed Brussels, 19th November, 2010 – 400 delegates, 25 ambassadors and MP’s from various countries, corporate heads, and businessmen gathered at the European Parliament on November 19, 2010 and in a live telecast appealed to citizens across the globe to rise against increasing corruption in the world… read full article… Für eine gerechtere Welt Source: Yoga Journal Date: 12.11.2010 Country, Language: Germany, German Mit der weltweiten Finanzkrise ist es einmal mehr deutlich geworden: In der Wirtschaft muss ein Umdenken geschehen. Es ist notwendig, dass ethische Grundsätze wieder einen höheren Stellenwert bekommen. Um diesem Ziel ein Stück näher zu kommen, findet zum siebten Mal das World Forum for Ethics in Business statt. Bei dem jährlichen Symposium im Europäischen Parlament in Brüssel treffen Persönlichkeiten aus Wirtschaft, Politik, Wissenschaft und religiösen Organisationen zusammen. Es werden neue Führungsstile besprochen, die nachhaltig und profitabel zugleich sein sollen. Dieses Jahr werden rund 400 internationale Teilnehmer erwartet… read full article… NEXT Publisher wins World Forum ethics award Source: 234Next, Nigerian News Service Date: 19.11. 2010/ 20:14 Country, Language: Nigeria, English The World Forum for Ethics and Business based in Belgium has awarded the publisher of Next, Dele Olojede, this year’s Ethics in Business Award in the outstanding individual category. The award is an annual prize conferred by the World Forum for Ethics… read full article… NEXT publisher honoured Source: Online Nigeria Country, Language: Nigeria, English The World Forum for Ethics and Business based in Belgium has awarded the publisher of NEXT, Dele Olojede, this year’s Ethics in Business Award in the outstanding individual category. read full article… Ravi Shankar enthrals European Parliament Source: Humsafar News Service Date: 23 November 2010, 7:47 am Country, Language: India, English “‘Art of Living’ founder takes global anti – corruption issue to world leaders” Brussels, November 21, 2010: 400 delegates, 25 ambassadors and MPs from various countries, corporate heads, and businessmen gathered at the European Parliament on Friday and in a live telecast appealed to citizens across the globe to rise against increasing corruption in the world. read full article… Forum mondial pour l’éthique dans les affaires à Bruxelles Source: Observateur Group Date: 24.11.2010 Country, Language: Republic of the Congo, French Culture d’entreprise : l’argent ne peut remplacer les valeurs… read full article… Sri Sri Ravi Shankar put a smile on faces at the EP Source: European Parliament Journal, Events & People, Edition 283 Date: 24.11.2010 Country, Language: Belgium, English The Art of Living at the Parliament: 300 million volunteers worldwide The trays of sandwiches awaiting us in front of meeting room A5E2 on 17.11 testified of the humane spirit reigning the event. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, an internationally known spiritual personality, founder of one of the largest NGO worldwide, turns out to be a delicately built Indian with a dark beard, radiating compassion and wisdom. read full article… NEXT Publisher wins World Forum ethics award Publication (source): ECR TV, European Parliament Date: 24.11.2010 Country, Language: Belgium, English

 2009

MCM’s Sung-Joo Kim collects major ethics award – 09/11/09 Source: ©The Moodie Report By Mary Jane Pittilla, Brands Editor read full article…

Brigitte Mohn erhält den “Ethics in Business Award” Brüssel/Gütersloh, 09.11.2009 read full article… Businesses to rethink values Bertelsmann, dynamic, Economy & Finance, Mohn, Verheugen – By Richard Stahl on Monday, November 16, 2009 – 04:21 One year after the financial crisis swept through the global economy, business, political and religious leaders gathered at the European Parliament to discuss the pivotal role of ethics and human values in business… read full article… Global conference on ethics and business Posted On Monday, November 09, 2009 at 06:35:01 PM I proved it is possible to do business ethically, without bribing, says Sung-Joo-Kim who is voted by Asiaweek as one of the seven most powerful women in Asia… read full article… 6th conference on ‘ethics in business’ 7 Nov 2009, 0959 hrs IST International Association for Human Values founded by spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar held the 6th conference on Ethics in Business in Brussels. The focus of the meet attended by young professionals from across the world was Corporate Culture & Spirituality… read full article… A spiritual conference on ethics in business Posted On Friday, November 06, 2009 at 01:03:19 PM Prominent leaders of business, politics, civil society and religious heads will gather in the European Parliament in Brussels, on November 5 and 6, for the 6th Conference on Ethics in Business… read full article…

 2008

You are what you are, not what you have Title: Sein statt Haben Publication: Sonntag Aktuell Date: 30 November 2008 Country, Language: Germany, German Author: Uwe Roth Hans Martin Schempp, an entrepreneur from Ostfildern, is happy about the financial crisis. It forces people to re-think things. At least this is what he hopes. Every year, he meets people in high positions who agree with him: managers do not need new rules but new ethics. read full article…

The Big Grab is Over Respect is a vital necessity in business life Newspaper: SP!TS Date: 18th November 2008 Country, Language: The Netherlands, Dutch BRUSSELS– We are at a crucial point in history; banking systems are collapsing, the environment is at the brink of exhaustion and there is vast poverty. If we wish to keep making unlimited profit, without regard for our fellowmen and environment, we are heading straight for destruction… read full article… ‘Transparency and case to case regulation needed’, Times of India, 17 November 2008 BRUSSELS:Even as the G-20 meeting in Washington DC seeks to thrash out solutions to looming problems of recession, simple but creative ideas to deal with the current global financial crises were shared by business, banking and market experts at a meeting in the European Union parliament in Brussels… read full article… Premier Berisha: Financial world is in need of a new Martin Luther in financial sector 13 November 2008 Prime Minister Sali Berisha, on a visit to Brussels, attended today as guest of honor the proceedings of the International Business and Leadership symposium. In his speech delivered to this panel, Premier Berisha appreciated the efforts of the developed countries and their commitment for resolving the financial crisis and referred to the G-20 and G-8 efforts in particular… read full article… Youth Leadership Award for Natalie’ SouthAfrica.info, 17 November 2008 South African Olympian and ParalympianNatalie du Toitjoined a select group of international leaders honoured for their contribution to ethics and human values at the European Parliament in Brussels on Friday… read full article… Natalie Wins International Youth Leadership Award’ South Africa The Good News, 17 November 2008 South African Olympian and ParalympianNatalie Du Toitwas honored for her contribution to ethics and human values at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on Friday… read full article… Natalie du Toit Wins International Award, Swimming World Magazine, 18 November 2008 BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 18.SOUTH African Olympian and Paralympian Natalie du Toit won the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) Youth Leadership Award 2008 at the European Parliament in Brussels. The award recognizes young leaders with an astonishing track record of performance and/or social responsibility… read full article…

 2007

‘Durf te dromen en toon meer respect’, Het Parool, The Netherlands, 11 December 2007 DARING TO DREAM LEADS TO RESPECT Mike Van Damme LAST WEEK he was still in India on a trade mission in the company of, among others, five Dutch Deputy Mayors, including Lodewijk Asscher of Amsterdam. Then Rutger Koopmans, the ING head of medium-sized business and chairman of the Dutch – India Chamber of Commerce, received a telephone call from Brussels. “I was invited to a congress to give a speech on ethics, but they also asked if I would be able to attend a dinner, in order to receive an award…” read full article…

Normen en warden in de bancaire sector, Het Financieele Dagblad, The Netherlands, 3 December 2007 English Translation: Normen en waarden in de bancaire sector Newspaper: Het Financieele Dagblad, The Netherlands Date: 3 December 2007 Norms and Values in the Banking Sector 3 December 2007, Het Financieele Dagblad, The Netherlands Brussels – Rutger Koopmans, a board member of ING Wholesale Banking and chairman of the Netherlands – India Chamber of Commerce, was presented with the Ethics in Business Award in Brussels. The award is given by the International Association for Human Values, Europe… read full article… T R Doongaji, MD, Tata Services, wins Corporate Culture and Spirituality —2006 Ethics in Business Award, Tata Media Room, India, November 2006 Corus in handen van Indiase weldoener, Het Financieele Dagblad, The Netherlands, 11 November 2006 English Translation: Corus in handen van Indiase weldoener Newspaper: Het Financieele Dagblad, The Netherlands Date: 11 November 2006 CORUS IN THE HANDS OF AN INDIAN BENEFACTOR The Indian Tata Group, which is about to take over the British–Dutch company Corus, is praised for its business ethics. By HENDRIK JAN VAN OOSTRUM Brussels – According to Mr. Doongaji, the managing director of Tata Services, ethical business practices constitute a part of the Tata Group’s heritage. read full article…
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 2017

United Nations Organizations in Bonn, Germany hosted WFEB President Rajita Kulkarni in a TV-style talk called ‘7 minutes of discussion’ at the “Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development”.

watch interview…


 2014

Christoph Glaser über Nachhaltigkeit und sein Fußballherz
3 Januar 2015

read full article…

IAHV Sea of Love Magazine South East Asia
December edition 2014

read full article…

Bahrain News Agency
“Shaikh Nasser to address World Summit on Ethics in Sports”
17.03.2014 – 08:25 PM

read full article…

Gulf Daily News
“Shaikh Nasser to speak at Summit”
18.03.2014

read full article…

New Europe
Business as usual or a new basis for ethical leadership?
by Jo Leinen
Date: 11.02.2014 – 11:41

read full article…

New Europe
Restore human values & prevent violence against women
by Bhanumathi Narasimhan
Date: 19.01.2014 – 21:26

read full article…

The Kathmandu Post
Enterprises should earn trust: Regmi
Date: 18.01.2014

read full article…

The Himalayan Times
Businesses need to follow ethics: Experts
Date: 17.01.2014

read full article…

Republica
A wealthy life
bySri Sri Ravi Shankar
Published on 2014-01-18 08:56:56

read full article…

 2013

World Forum for Ethics in Business calls on private sector to take
forward shared value practices

read full article…

World Forum for Ethics in Business announces Ethics in
Business Award Winners 2013

read full article…

Internationaal Symposium over ethiek in bedrijfswereld strijkt neer in Brussel
Date: 06 november 2013

read full article…

Business and society
bySri Sri Ravi Shankar
Date: 10/11/2013 – 11:46am

read full article…

Towards Inspired Leadership
By Rajita Kulkarni
President World Forum for Ethics in Business
Each of us is a leader. Whether it is at home, at work or in our communities. Each of us leads in some way…

read full article…

“El mundo está cambiando» – Interview with Mr Luis Moreno Ocampo at the International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business in Geneva” (in Spanish and German)

Date: 02 July 2013
Von Xenia Keller und Marco Di Giano
“Die Welt verändert sich”:
International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business Ein neues Paradigma für die Wirtschaft

Am 1. Juli 2013 fand in Genf, im “Palais des Nations” der Vereinten Nationen (UNO), ein internationales Symposium zum Thema “Ethik in Business” statt. Organisiert vom “Weltforum für Ethik in Business” (WFEB.org). Angesichts der globalen Wirtschaftskrise und sozialen sowie Umweltproblemen, man denke beispielsweise an den jüngsten Einsturz einer Textilfabrik in Bangladesch, werden die Rolle der Wirtschaft und ihr Paradigma des ständigen Wachstums und der rücksichtslosen Gewinnmaximierung zunehmend in Frage gestellt…

read full article…

“GOOD GOVERNANCE AND TRANSPARENCY THROUGH SHARED VALUES – Leella Rani. Dondapati”
Date: 02 July 2013

International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business’ was conducted for the first time in United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, by World Forum in Ethics in Business on July 1, 2013…

read full article…

“Moramo se premakniti od vprašanja, kdo je večji in močnejši, k vprašanju, kaj in kako lahko storimo skupaj”
Date: 02 July 2013

Svetovni forum za poslovno etiko (WFEB), ki je v partnerstvu s Fokusom 2031 pred časom na Bledu pripravil konferenco o etiki v poslovanju, me je tokrat povabil v Ženevo, kjer so pripravili simpozij na temo “dobro upravljanje in transparentnost prek skupnih vrednot”…

read full article…

“Foro mundial por la ética en los negocios”

Foro mundial (en inglés) por la ética en los negocios el 01.07.13., en el Palacio de Naciones Unidas, GINEBRAS. Entre los oradores Luis Moreno Ocampo (Argentina), Procurador Corte Penal Internacional.
Date: 01 July 2013
“Good governance and transparency through shared values”

In recent years, the global economic crisis with major financial, social and environmental challenges …

read full article…

“What crisis?”
Editorial from Mr Rutger Koopmans, recipient of the Ethics in Business Award in 2007.
Date: 03 June 2013
Publication: New Europe newspaper

Many people ask themselves: “When is this crisis over?”. “Which crisis?”, is my first response to this…

read full article…

“Ethical Leaders Can Save the Day”

Editorial from Mr Shantanu Prakash, CEO & MD, Educomp Solutions Ltd, on the World Forum for Ethics in Business activities
Date: 28 April 2013
Publication: New Europe newspaper

Corruption charges such as that on Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, business scandals such as the Horsemeat scandal spread across Europe and the recent happenings in Cyprus have brought to the forefront once again issues that have been a concern for the world in general for a long time. What has been surprising is that despite global attention on the issue of ethics post the financial meltdown in 2008-09, these incidents keep coming up with increasing regularity…

read full article…

“The right time really is now”
Editorial from Mr Alojz Peterle, MEP, on the World Forum for Ethics in Business Symposium in Slovenia
Date: 14 April 2013
Publication: New Europe newspaper

How to prevent future crisis? What can we learn from today’s situation? Important questions for Slovenian and also world economy. We were searching for the answers to those questions at the conference Ethics in Business and Leadership, “The Time is Right, Now!”, organized by World Forum for Ethics in Business in cooperation with Fokus 2031…

read full article…

President of the Republic attends conference Ethics in Business and Leadership – “The Time is Right, Now!”
Title: President of the Republic attends conference Ethics in Business and Leadership – “The Time is Right, Now!”
Publication: http://www.up-rs.si
Date: Bled, 22. 3. 2013 | press release
Source:http://www.up-rs.si

The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, attended the conference Ethics in Business and Leadership – “The Time is Right, Now!” at the invitation of the World Forum for Ethics in Business and the think-tank Fokus 2031. The conference was organised by the IEDC – Bled School of Management; it originates from the International Symposium on Ethics in Business, an annual event which brings together prominent leaders from business, politics, academia, civil society and faith-based organisations at the European Parliament…

read full article…

Media Coverage from the National Symposium on Ethics in Business in Slovenia, March 2013
24 ur.com (biggest and most visited Slovenian website – news portal)

National TV (Odmevi – one of the most important TV news shows)
(at 16:55 minutes)

Dnevnik (second biggest Slovenian newspaper)

Slovenian Press Agency

Information on the website of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia

Website of Etika Company

The New Europe issue from 17th February carries an editorial contribution from Dr. Sanjay Pradhan
Title: Open Contracting: Towards a smarter way of doing business
Publication: New Europe / The European Political Newspaper
Date: 17 February 2013
Author: Dr. Sanjay Pradhan

Open Contracting: Towards a smarter way of doing businessWe live in unsettling times, where the effects of a persistent global fi-nancial crisis and corporate and government scandals call into questi-on the viability of capitalism as we know it.

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A crisis of ethics
Title:A crisis of ethics
Publication: New Europe / The European Political Newspaper
Date: 17 February 2013
Author:By Nirj Deva MEP

Over the past five years we have played witness to an unfoldingeconomic crisis, the consequences of which have been felt, toone degree or another, by us all globally.Here in Europe vast bailouts and financial relief packages have become remarkably common as blocks of nation states teeter onthe verge of an economic and social abyss.

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 2012

Volkswagen gewinnt internationalen Nachhaltigkeits-Preis
Title: Volkswagen gewinnt internationalen Nachhaltigkeits-Preis
Publication: www.volkswagen-media-services.com

Auszeichnung des World Forum for Ethics in Business für verantwortungsvolles Handeln in den Bereichen Umwelt und Soziales

Wolfsburg, 18. Dezember 2012 – Der Volkswagen Konzern ist für sein umfassendes Engagement auf dem Gebiet Nachhaltigkeit und Corporate Social Responsibility erneut ausgezeichnet worden. Das World Forum for Ethics in Business würdigte die Leistungen des Konzerns mit dem Ethics in Business Award 2012 in der Kategorie “Outstanding Corporation”…

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Reviving human values in business
Title: Reviving human values in business
Publication: New Europe / The European Political Newspaper
Date: 07 December 2012
Author: Cillan Donnelly

The World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) held its international leadership symposium on business ethics in the European Parliament in Brussels on 30 November. The symposium, which was entitled Rethinking Capitalism, brought together top business leaders and political figures to discuss the strengthening of human values and ethics in the business world, and how to shift the debate from advocacy to action…

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International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business 2012:

Brussels, 5thDecember 2012 – It was a fully packed plenary hall at the European Parliament when the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) convened for its 8thInternational Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business from 30thNovember – 1stDecember in Brussels.

Held in cooperation with its strategic partners The World Bank Institute, International Association for Human Values and the Earth Charter, WFEB’s conference brought together stakeholders from across all sectors (business,politics, academics, institutions, media, inter-faith leaders) to debate on the burning topic of ‘Rethinking Capitalism’…

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Rethinking capitalism
Title: Rethinking capitalism
Publication: New Europe / The European Political Newspaper
Date: 02 December 2012
Author: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Rethinking Capitalism is essential today. In these times of economic recession, people are losing faith in the economic system. It is an earnest need of our time to re-instill the faith in our current system otherwise it will lead to anarchy. To re-establish faith and trust in the economic system, we need a holistic moral and ethical revival including all the four essential pillars of society: the Government Institutions, Private and Civil Society Organizations, Faith Based Organizations and the Media. We need to foster a coordinated effort amongst these stakeholders. If any one of these pillars collapses, the others also become disabled…

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Personal ethics not enough to fight global corruption
Title: Personal ethics not enough to fight global corruption
Publication: New Europe / The European Political Newspaper
Date: 03 December 2012
Author: New Europe Online

Individual ethics are not enough to change the culture of global corruption, despite their obvious force for good in modern business, instead, business organisations have to provide a clear ethical context for companies to operate within, a leading legal personality has told New Europe…

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Rethinking capitalism

The European Parliament will host the World Forum for Ethics in Business’ eight international Leadership Symposium with a much-awaited debate on a value-based approach to capitalism…

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Business and Ethics complementary or contradictory? – Final year business student, Arunachalam Venkatachalam shares his impressions

The World Forum For Ethics in Business (WFEB), a platform for global business leaders to advance the agenda for responsible business-led growth, was held in Singapore on 2 April 2012 at the Shangri-La Hotel. Held in Asia for the first time, the theme focused on “Ethics in Business and Leadership, The Time is Right, Now!”…

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 Mr. Nirj Deva

 Member of European Parliament United Kingdom

“Society today is fast evolving, constantly shifting and daily growing more complex. The challenges that face us seem all the more opaque and simple or easy solutions are hard to come by.

In recent years we have all played witness to the inevitable consequences of civilisation turning away from ‘outdated’ concepts like fairness or ethics. We have, instead, allowed ourselves to be seduced by greed; greed for money, greed for status; greed for power. We have constructed a system that too often rewards success at all costs with little or no consideration as to how it was achieved or who suffered for it. We must realise that this is not a financial crisis that we face or even a political one. It is a crisis of ethics…

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 Mrs. Rajita Kulkarni

President, World Forum for Ethics in Business

With renewed strength and commitment, we continue to bring together leaders from all sectors of society to dialogue on the pressing need to strengthen human values and ethics in the private and public sector. The conference is yet another milestone in this journey: our focus is the shift fromAdvocacy to Action.

Since the last conference, we are delighted to have seen the success of satellite conferences in diverse parts of the world like Singapore, Argentina, Netherlands and more. We have also seen the setting up of Regional WFEB Chapters and partnerships, leading to collective action. The global impact is there to see!…

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 Satellite Conferences

World Forum for Ethics in Business: the first Asia event

The Inaugural event in Singapore, the first ever in Asia, was held on 2 April 2012 with the theme “Ethics in Business and Leadership, The Time is Right, Now!” The conference, organized by the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) in partnership with the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) welcomed more than 100 delegates from various sectors and backgrounds. It sought to examine whether business and ethics are complementary or contradictory, and explore new ways for business leaders to evolve leadership styles that are sustainable, yet profitable for their organizations. The conference also examined the need for a paradigm shift: from motivation through salary perks to inspiration through shared vision and common values.

Netherlands: “Business Ethics in the 21st century: Time for a Paradigm Shift”

More than 200 business leaders, CEOs, representatives from academia and other areas participated in “Business Ethics in the 21st century: Time for a Paradigm Shift” conference, held for the first time in the Netherlands. The seminar, organized by the Netherlands-India Chamber of Commerce and Trade in cooperation with the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) took place on 15th June 2012 at the Headquarters of the event host KPMG in Amstelveen.

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 Upcoming International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business

 Date: 30th November – 1st December,
European Parliament + Hotel Metropole,          Brussels.

WFEB 2012: The system and its players! Rethinking capitalism and its agents: A Powerful Platform for Personal Learning and Leadership Action.

The 2012 International Leadership Symposium of the World Forum for Ethics in Business explores the current global situation from a systemic perspective of multiple stakeholders. The Symposium will invite stakeholders from the public and private sector to challenge the status quo. The emphasis will be on identifying a roadmap that will take us forward on the path of sustainable growth…

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 Individual Memberships

Get now more closely involved with the work of the WFEB and support its goal and vision. Join the efforts and enjoy a number of benefits & entitlements. The WFEB Contributing Membership Program is a unique opportunity to take an active role for every individual in driving the Forum’s activities.

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Become a moderator of the lunch table discussions

Engage actively in the debate and moderate one of the discussion sessions that will be held over lunch in an informal setting at the lunch table on November 30th. The moderation is open to any conference attendee who would like to lead a debate on a given topic and report back to the plenary during the reporting back session.

Do you want to moderate a lunch table discussion? Please contact

office@wfeb.orgfor further details.

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 2010

MEDIA ALERT: World Forum for Ethics in Business Award

MEDIA ALERT: World Forum for Ethics in Business Award for outstanding public figure awarded to: HE Andris Piebalgs, The European Commissioner for Development…

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In search for new leadership models

The European Parliament, Brussels, will host the World Forum for Ethics in Business’ 7th Annual International Leadership Symposium

Brussels, 7th November, 2010 – “Leadership in the 21st Century – Time for a Paradigm Shift?!” is the theme of the 7th International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business, being hosted at the European Parliament in Brussels and the Hilton Hotel, on November 18th and 19th, 2010…

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Ethics in Business – The time to change is now!
Seven point plan proposed

Brussels, 19th November, 2010 – 400 delegates, 25 ambassadors and MP’s from various countries, corporate heads, and businessmen gathered at the European Parliament on November 19, 2010 and in a live telecast appealed to citizens across the globe to rise against increasing corruption in the world…

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Für eine gerechtere Welt
Source: Yoga Journal
Date: 12.11.2010
Country, Language: Germany, German

Mit der weltweiten Finanzkrise ist es einmal mehr deutlich geworden: In der Wirtschaft muss ein Umdenken geschehen. Es ist notwendig, dass ethische Grundsätze wieder einen höheren Stellenwert bekommen. Um diesem Ziel ein Stück näher zu kommen, findet zum siebten Mal das World Forum for Ethics in Business statt. Bei dem jährlichen Symposium im Europäischen Parlament in Brüssel treffen Persönlichkeiten aus Wirtschaft, Politik, Wissenschaft und religiösen Organisationen zusammen. Es werden neue Führungsstile besprochen, die nachhaltig und profitabel zugleich sein sollen. Dieses Jahr werden rund 400 internationale Teilnehmer erwartet…

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NEXT Publisher wins World Forum ethics award
Source: 234Next, Nigerian News Service
Date: 19.11. 2010/ 20:14
Country, Language: Nigeria, English

The World Forum for Ethics and Business based in Belgium has awarded the publisher of Next, Dele Olojede, this year’s Ethics in Business Award in the outstanding individual category. The award is an annual prize conferred by the World Forum for Ethics…

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NEXT publisher honoured
Source: Online Nigeria
Country, Language: Nigeria, English

The World Forum for Ethics and Business based in Belgium has awarded the publisher of NEXT, Dele Olojede, this year’s Ethics in Business Award in the outstanding individual category.

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Ravi Shankar enthrals European Parliament

Source: Humsafar News Service
Date: 23 November 2010, 7:47 am
Country, Language: India, English

“‘Art of Living’ founder takes global anti – corruption issue to world leaders” Brussels, November 21, 2010: 400 delegates, 25 ambassadors and MPs from various countries, corporate heads, and businessmen gathered at the European Parliament on Friday and in a live telecast appealed to citizens across the globe to rise against increasing corruption in the world.

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Forum mondial pour l’éthique dans les affaires à Bruxelles

Source: Observateur Group
Date: 24.11.2010
Country, Language: Republic of the Congo, French

Culture d’entreprise : l’argent ne peut remplacer les valeurs…

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar put a smile on faces at the EP

Source: European Parliament Journal, Events & People, Edition 283
Date: 24.11.2010
Country, Language: Belgium, English

The Art of Living at the Parliament: 300 million volunteers worldwide

The trays of sandwiches awaiting us in front of meeting room A5E2 on 17.11 testified of the humane spirit reigning the event. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, an internationally known spiritual personality, founder of one of the largest NGO worldwide, turns out to be a delicately built Indian with a dark beard, radiating compassion and wisdom.

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NEXT Publisher wins World Forum ethics award

Publication (source): ECR TV, European Parliament
Date: 24.11.2010
Country, Language: Belgium, English

 2009

MCM’s Sung-Joo Kim collects major ethics award – 09/11/09
Source: ©The Moodie Report
By Mary Jane Pittilla, Brands Editor

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Brigitte Mohn erhält den “Ethics in Business Award”
Brüssel/Gütersloh, 09.11.2009

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Businesses to rethink values

Bertelsmann, dynamic, Economy & Finance, Mohn, Verheugen –
By Richard Stahl on Monday, November 16, 2009 – 04:21

One year after the financial crisis swept through the global economy, business, political and religious leaders gathered at the European Parliament to discuss the pivotal role of ethics and human values in business…

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Global conference on ethics and business
Posted On Monday, November 09, 2009 at 06:35:01 PM

I proved it is possible to do business ethically, without bribing, says Sung-Joo-Kim who is voted by Asiaweek as one of the seven most powerful women in Asia…

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6th conference on ‘ethics in business’
7 Nov 2009, 0959 hrs IST

International Association for Human Values founded by spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar held the 6th conference on Ethics in Business in Brussels. The focus of the meet attended by young professionals from across the world was Corporate Culture & Spirituality…

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A spiritual conference on ethics in business
Posted On Friday, November 06, 2009 at 01:03:19 PM

Prominent leaders of business, politics, civil society and religious heads will gather in the European Parliament in Brussels, on November 5 and 6, for the 6th Conference on Ethics in Business…

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 2008

You are what you are, not what you have

Title: Sein statt Haben
Publication: Sonntag Aktuell
Date: 30 November 2008
Country, Language: Germany, German
Author: Uwe Roth

Hans Martin Schempp, an entrepreneur from Ostfildern, is happy about the financial crisis. It forces people to re-think things. At least this is what he hopes. Every year, he meets people in high positions who agree with him: managers do not need new rules but new ethics.

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The Big Grab is Over

Respect is a vital necessity in business life
Newspaper: SP!TS
Date: 18th November 2008
Country, Language: The Netherlands, Dutch

BRUSSELS– We are at a crucial point in history; banking systems are collapsing, the environment is at the brink of exhaustion and there is vast poverty. If we wish to keep making unlimited profit, without regard for our fellowmen and environment, we are heading straight for destruction…

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‘Transparency and case to case regulation needed’,
Times of India, 17 November 2008

BRUSSELS:Even as the G-20 meeting in Washington DC seeks to thrash out solutions to looming problems of recession, simple but creative ideas to deal with the current global financial crises were shared by business, banking and market experts at a meeting in the European Union parliament in Brussels…

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Premier Berisha: Financial world is in need of a new Martin Luther in financial sector
13 November 2008

Prime Minister Sali Berisha, on a visit to Brussels, attended today as guest of honor the proceedings of the International Business and Leadership symposium.

In his speech delivered to this panel, Premier Berisha appreciated the efforts of the developed countries and their commitment for resolving the financial crisis and referred to the G-20 and G-8 efforts in particular…

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Youth Leadership Award for Natalie’
SouthAfrica.info, 17 November 2008

South African Olympian and ParalympianNatalie du Toitjoined a select group of international leaders honoured for their contribution to ethics and human values at the European Parliament in Brussels on Friday…

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Natalie Wins International Youth Leadership Award’
South Africa The Good News,
17 November 2008

South African Olympian and ParalympianNatalie Du Toitwas honored for her contribution to ethics and human values at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on Friday…

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Natalie du Toit Wins International Award,
Swimming World Magazine,
18 November 2008

BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 18.SOUTH African Olympian and Paralympian Natalie du Toit won the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) Youth Leadership Award 2008 at the European Parliament in Brussels. The award recognizes young leaders with an astonishing track record of performance and/or social responsibility…

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 2007

‘Durf te dromen en toon meer respect’, Het Parool, The Netherlands,
11 December 2007

DARING TO DREAM LEADS TO RESPECT
Mike Van Damme

LAST WEEK he was still in India on a trade mission in the company of, among others, five Dutch Deputy Mayors, including Lodewijk Asscher of Amsterdam. Then Rutger Koopmans, the ING head of medium-sized business and chairman of the Dutch – India Chamber of Commerce, received a telephone call from Brussels. “I was invited to a congress to give a speech on ethics, but they also asked if I would be able to attend a dinner, in order to receive an award…”

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Normen en warden in de bancaire sector, Het Financieele Dagblad,
The Netherlands,
3 December 2007

English Translation: Normen en waarden in de bancaire sector
Newspaper: Het Financieele Dagblad, The Netherlands
Date: 3 December 2007

Norms and Values in the Banking Sector
3 December 2007, Het Financieele Dagblad, The Netherlands

Brussels – Rutger Koopmans, a board member of ING Wholesale Banking and chairman of the Netherlands – India Chamber of Commerce, was presented with the Ethics in Business Award in Brussels. The award is given by the International Association for Human Values, Europe…

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T R Doongaji, MD, Tata Services, wins Corporate Culture and Spirituality —2006 Ethics in Business Award, Tata Media Room, India,
November 2006

Corus in handen van Indiase weldoener, Het Financieele Dagblad,
The Netherlands,
11 November 2006

English Translation: Corus in handen van Indiase weldoener
Newspaper: Het Financieele Dagblad, The Netherlands
Date: 11 November 2006

CORUS IN THE HANDS OF AN INDIAN BENEFACTOR
The Indian Tata Group, which is about to take over the British–Dutch company Corus, is praised for its business ethics.

By HENDRIK JAN VAN OOSTRUM

Brussels – According to Mr. Doongaji, the managing director of Tata Services, ethical business practices constitute a part of the Tata Group’s heritage.

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