Fri, May 13|
Impact Hub Colab, Community Salon
Beyond ESG: Role of Values in Business at PhilExpo 2022
ESG criteria are now on every progressive company´s agenda. But what justifies the higher ethical standards that are now demanded of companies? What are the underlying values?
Time & Location
May 13, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM GMT+2
Impact Hub Colab, Community Salon, Sihlquai 131, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
Beyond ESG: Do we know the role our values play in everyday business? What is there to know? What should we know?
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.
- Do we know what the values are that guide business as usual?
- Do we know what values are needed to successfully transition to ESG-driven business?
- And how do we adapt and live these values?
Here, we discuss the opportunities of participatory processes involving diverse stakeholder groups.
The workshop is part of Philexpo 2022, a philosophy festival in Zurich. It will involve two short keynotes, group work that allows participants to develop their own answers to fundamental ethical as well as practical business questions, a panel discussion, and space for informal exchanges and networking.
18:30 - 18:40 : Mindful Arrivals
18:40 - 19:20 : Keynotes by Franziska and Deepak, 20 mins each
19:20 - 19:30 : Networking Break
19:30 - 20:00 : Group Work
20:00 - 20:30: Group Work & Closing
Franziska 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) and local co-coordinator of the Economy for the Common Good in Zurich. She previously held a research and teaching 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 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.
For any queries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Admission (Free)
The workshop is part of Philexpo 2022 and is open to everyone free of charge.