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Confucian Enrepreneur Discourse at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou

Participation and Moderator role at the Confucian Enrepreneur Discourse 2016 on November 12-13th at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou. Confucian entrepreneurs are business leaders who care for the world and serve it according to the Confucian Way by prioritizing morality over money. Within the realm most deeply influenced by Confucian thought called “Cultural China,” and in East […]

Klaus Leisinger is invited to join the Core Steering Group of ETHICS IN ACTION

Klaus Leisinger is invited to join the core steering group of the new initiative of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Ethics in Action, aimed at promoting integral human and sustainable development, in response to Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’. The first two workshops took place Ocober 31st / 1 – 2 November, 2016. Rome, July 20, 2016     […]

How to make the Sustainable Development Goals Europe’s Business – A Multi- Stakeholder Approach

Participation in the to high-level meeting “How to make the Sustainable Development Goals Europe’s Business – A Multi- Stakeholder Approach.“ The meeting as co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the SDG Charter, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). First Vice President of the EU Commission […]

Corporate Responsibility and the Role of Faith in Times of Globalization

Guido Vergauwen, Rektor, Universität Fribourg, Klaus Leisinger, Miroslav Volf, Yale University Key Lecture and Panel discussion on „Corporate Responsibility and the Role of Faith in Times of Globalization“. Study days on theological and societal renewal „Faith & Globalization“ at the University of Fribourg. Faith & Globalization (PDF, DE)

Workshop Title 2015: Faith and Globalization

Klaus Leisinger is speaker at the Workshop 2015 of the Study Center for Faith and Society, 10-12 June 2015, at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). The processes of social change and the phenomena of globalization affect all areas of life, and also interact with the faith of the people. Humanity must address the resulting theological […]

Human rights “without borders“: Risks and challenges for Swiss companies

Klaus Leisinger moderierte die gemeinsame Veranstaltung der Fondation Guilé und des Graduate Institute Geneva zum Thema Human rights “without borders“: Risks and challenges for Swiss companies (zum Film-Interview) Hauptredner war John Ruggie, Prof in Human RIghts and International Affairs an der Harvard University und ehemaliger „UN Secretary-General Special Representative on Business and Human Right” Mehr… Genf, 26. […]

Big Questions

Big Questions is a television program that explores new ideas and projects that are changing the way the world works. We have gathered stories from our backyard in the United States, to faraway places around the globe, each focused on innovative solutions and inspiring people. Poverty as a System with Klaus M. Leisinger Go to […]

Global values for global development

Klaus Leisinger is Founder and President of the Global Values Alliance, Special Adviser on the post-2015 Development and Business Ethics to the UN Global Compact and member of the Consortium Board of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).     The following blog is based on a longer Working Paper prepared for the […]

Working Paper, Global Values for Global Development

This paper has been prepared to contribute to the conferences of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and of the UN Global Compact LEAD Initiative in September 2014 to introduce a values dimension to a discourse that usually centers on economic, social and ecological issues. It has been amended to include the results of the […]

UN Broadband Commission Meeting

The United Nations Broadband Commission promotes modern information and communication technology in public health, education, good governance and economic development to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Klaus Leisinger is member of the Commission and collaborates closely with Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and Dr. Irina Bukova, Secretary General of the UNESCO. This snapshot was taken at the Commission´s Meeting on 21st September 2014. Klaus Leisinger […]