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MQ Academy | Donation Based

Beyond ESG at Long Night of Philosophy

What role do our values play in business – and how are these changing?

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Beyond ESG at Long Night of Philosophy
Beyond ESG at Long Night of Philosophy

Time & Location

Nov 16, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1

MQ Academy | Donation Based , Schaffhauserstrasse 78, Room 108, 8057 Zürich, Switzerland



ESG criteria are now on every progressive company´s agenda. Companies are expected to take responsibility for the environmental (E) and social (S) impacts of their business operations and to implement fair governance (G) practices.

But what justifies the higher ethical standards that are now demanded of companies? What are the underlying values?

In this workshop, we look at the historical development of ethical demands made on companies from CSR to ESG and shed light on their moral grounds. This brings us to the question of what role values play in business, and how these values are changing with the rise of „ESG“.

  • What values guide business as usual?
  • What values are needed for successful sustainable transformations?
  • And how do we adapt and live these values?

The workshop will involve two short keynotes, group work that allows participants to develop their own answers to fundamental ethical as well as practical business questions, and space for open discussion.

Limited Seats; reserve early.


Franziska Poprawe Is passionate about contributing to the sustainability transformation and making philosophy useful for corporate management. She is an ESG Strategy Consultant at Strategy& (part of the PwC Network). She previously held a research and teaching Post-Doc position at Zurich University and received her PhD in analytic philosophy from the University of Oxford. She studied business, philosophy, and economics in Mannheim, Bayreuth and Bordeaux.

Deepak Bansal Is a founder of Meaning Quotient – MQ, a learning organization that facilitates values-driven change in people and companies. He holds degrees in the fields of Technology (MTech – India), Business (MBA, HSG Switzerland), and Humanity (MA – Philosophy, California;) and has spent 15+ years in the corporate world in executive positions with companies like Zurich Insurance, Deutsch Post DHL, and Accenture. Currently, he is also an instructor of Digital Ethics at ZHAW.


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