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Presentation on theme: "Ethics in Business World Youth Forum A NEW DIMENSION TO LEADERSHIP INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ETHICS IN BUSINESS."— Presentation transcript:


2 Objectives The Ethics in Business World Youth Forum Ethics in Business - World Youth Forum (WYF) creates an open platform for the youth (aged 18 to 30) to voice their message to the world’s top decision makers in today’s global economic and political environment, and to the world community at large! An initiative of the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) Foundation, the WYF is part of the International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business, an annual event which brings together leaders from business, politics, academia, civil society and faith- based organizations to dialogue on new leadership styles that support inclusive and sustainable development and ensure profitability for businesses.

3 THE PILLARS OF WYF Align the global sustainable development objectives with the personal development of the youth.  Develop and strengthen the skills and capacities of the youth to take strong leadership in the world (through the workshop on A New Dimension to Leadership) Identify and discuss urgent challenges in the global scenario, and define possible solutions. Provide opportunities to learn through interactive sessions with top business and successful political leaders. Present "A Call of the Youth" at the Conference on Ethics in Business – at the European Parliament. Develop an international network between young leaders.

4 INTRODUCTION WORLD FORUM FOR ETHICS IN BUSINESS (WFEB) The WYF runs under the aegis of the World Forum for Ethics and Business (WFEB), a registered public interest foundation with the aim to pursue and establish the indispensable ethical foundations of business in a globalized world. The Forum has grown out of the initial International Business & Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business convened annually by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV). The 2010 WYF will be held in conjunction with the 7th Conference on Ethics in Business – 19th November 2010, European Parliament, Brussels The aim of the Symposium is strengthening human values and ethics in business, and highlight new leadership styles that are profitable, yet sustainable.

5 OBJECTIVES OF WFEB Provide a platform for the promotion and defense of ethical approaches to business enterprise and corporate governance. Facilitate global dialogue and foster cooperation among the private sector, the academic world, government agencies, international organizations, the media, spiritual as well as secular communities and all other stakeholders with the end in view of fostering decency, maximizing human values and building wider public trust in business. Recruit the broadest possible support for trends, initiatives and projects that would encourage or enhance ethical and/or spiritual motivations, practices, norms and goals in the business world. Assume responsibility for continuing the International Business & Leadership Symposium on “Ethics in Business - Corporate Culture and Spirituality Conference”.

6 FEW SPEAKERS WHO ATTENDED PREVIOUS CONFERENCES 2009: Sung-Joo Kim (Sungjoo Group); San Jay Pradhan (Vice President of the World Bank Institute); Grand Rabi Marc Raphael Guedj (Fondation Racines et Sources); Jan Muehlfeit (Chairman Europe of Microsoft) … 2008: Sali Berisha (Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania); Nirj Deva (British Member of European Parliament and Chair of the Conference Advisory Committee) … 2007: Prof. Ruud Lubbers (former Prime Minister of The Netherlands); Dr. Jacques Santer (former Prime Minister of Luxemburg and former President of the European Commission); Mr. Niels Christiansen (Vice-President of Nestlé) … 2006: Dr. Myron S. Scholes (Noble Prize Laureate in Economic Sciences); Ms. Erika Mann (Member of European Parliament, Committee of International Trade); Dr. Saad Al Barrak (Deputy Chairman & CEO, MTC Group, Kuwait) …

7 PREVIOUS WORLD YOUTH FORUMS More than 150 youth from various parts of Europe (Norway, UK, Bulgaria), Africa (Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia), Asia (India, Singapore) and North America (US) participated in the last World Youth Forums. Participants included world youth leaders such as Suhas Gopinath (CEO & President of Globals Inc. – the World's Youngest CEO) and Nathalie Dutoit (Paralympian, winner of numerous gold medals and the first amputee to qualify for Olympics). Practical and creative workshops allowed the youth to implement core practices and theories of the program. In four days the group of 2009 prepared and presented at the conference in the Parliament: - Video - Brochure - Speech – A Call of the Youth

8 TESTIMONIALS Pedro Roque Dos Santos (26) MBA student, ISCTE Business School '10, Lisbon, Portugal "The 2009 edition of the World Youth Forum was a fantastic opportunity for me. The week I spent with my friends from all over the World was so beautiful and productive that I can only describe it as one of the most enriching experiences I've ever had. Even now, months after, I still feel the benefits in my everyday life and often recall what I've learned in those few days. After coming back to Portugal, I lectured a Management course and shared with my students some of our views about ethics and the problem of corruption, and they loved it! We must now focus on doing even better in the 2010 edition, engage more youth, reach higher and change the world."

9 TESTIMONIALS Mr. Suhas Gopinath (23), CEO & President of Globals Inc. (World's Youngest CEO) “It was my pleasure to be a part of World Youth Forum it was an amazing learning platform for Youth from several nations to collaborate and learn from each other, and to understand the power of spirituality in our everyday life” Julia Gogoleva (19) Student - University of Zurich” “I am persuaded that the CCS Youth Forum definitely helped me to master my leadership skills; to build up an international business network; and the main point – to cooperate closely with top business leaders from all over the world. In the conditions of world crisis, global warming and globalization, it was important to indentify urgent challenges and issues, and find all the possible solutions in the name of the entire world community. That is why it was significant for me to get an insight from the business elite about their experience; facing and overcoming challenges on a day to day basis. It seems to me, that bringing together the top leaders and us, future generation, in Brussels was a perfect idea. Because the atmosphere of that city as “the capital of Europe” and the important international center is favourable for all the participants to make the only right decisions and succeed.”

10 IAHV LEADERSHIP TRAINING IAHV (The International Association for Human Values) partners with governments, educational institutions, other NGOs, corporations, businesses and individuals to develop and promote programmes for personal development and to encourage the practice of human values and ethics in every day life. APEX – Achieving Personal Excellence courses are taught in organizations such as the World Bank Institute, the United Nations, NASA, Citibank, HP, IBM,… The YES!+ (Youth Empowerment and Skills) Programme is held as part of the curriculum at leading universities such as USC, Stanford and Columbia,…

11 Our PARTNERS The World Bank Institute International Association for Human Values The Earth Charter Initiative

12 CONTACT US Ethics and Business World Youth Forum – Event Office Bad Antogast 1, 77728 Oppenau, Germany Fon +49 7804 973 966 Fax +49 780 491 09 24 E-Mail: Web Site:



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