International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business 1st July 2013, United Nations Geneva, Palais des Nations
Impressions from the conference
Shared values: An inevitable approach of tackling society’s problems
Global leaders call for genuine ethical order at the International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business in the United Nations, Geneva
Geneva, 4 July ’13: Wider realization that we need to change the players if we are to change the game, was the major take-home of the ‘International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business’ held at the United Nations on Monday, that was organized by the International Association for Human Values, in partnership with the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB), the Global Partnerships Forum and the World Bank Institute.
More than 300 world leaders from politics, business, academics, faith based organizations and civil societies attended the conference in Geneva that saw registrations closed already 5 days ahead of the event due to an over demand on the available delegate places.
As a symbol to mark the 10th anniversary of the symposium, HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of the International Association for Human Values, Founder of the Art of Living, Co-Founder of the WFEB and HE Dr Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Former Secretary General of the United Nations, inaugurated the conference by watering a plant together under the motto of ‘Tree of Shared Values – Deeper Roots, Better Fruits!’
The Symposium was first launched in 2003 on inspiration of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in India and later on moved to the European Parliament as its annual host.