PRESS RELEASES

Belgian economist Bernard Lietaer calls for a missing link between money and sustainability and British business author Mark Goyder sees stewardship as key to long-term sustainability.

Describing himself as a 'can do' person, Robert MacGregor, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, told the Caux TIGE conference last night how he had been instrumental in launching the Caux Round Table Principles for Business 20 years ago.

What roles do integrity and trust in the economy play in our daily lives? This was the question discussed at the morning of the plenary session of the Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) conference at Caux, Switzerland.

Guya Merkle, a speaker at this year’s Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) conference in Caux, Switzerland, shares her remarkable story of working to inspire the gold industry to be ethical.

At the TIGE conference 'there is no prescription, it will be more of a discovery'

Whistleblowing is not for the faint-hearted. A riveted Greencoat Forum audience listened to two courageous whistleblowers prepared to speak out against their organisations. Their stories illustrate the challenges whistleblowers face when trying to do the right thing. The problem is that the law can only take you so far. So what recourse of action and support is there for victims brave enough to blow the whistle?

Folker Mittag, who has been part of the Caux Initiatives for Business (CIB) since 2005, and his wife Monica, were the key speakers at a Pit Stop Event in Augsburg/Germany on 8 and 9 May.

Promoting trust, ethics and integrity in the workplace was a major theme of a TIGERoadshow in Edinburgh, on Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy, held on 7 May. It was hosted by Tods Murray LLP’s Women in Business network and The3rdiMagazine. The roadshow was invited to Edinburgh by the magazine’s editor, Karen Birch. This was the third event in a series of one-day conferences organised by Initiatives of Change UK’s Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) programme.

Under the headline 'Firms must pay attention to ethics not just profits', Scotland on Sunday, Edinburgh, reports, 4 May, the forthcoming TIGERoadshow on Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy, to be held in Edinburgh on Wednesday 7 May, hosted by Initiatives of Change UK’s Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) programme. Scott Reid writes in the paper's business section:

John Mackey, the founder and joint CEO of America’s largest whole foods chain, called appropriately enough Whole Foods Market, sounds for all the world like an unrepentant diehard capitalist who came to believe that ‘business and capitalism, while not perfect, were both fundamentally good and ethical,’ as he told an interviewer last year.

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Caux Initiatives for Business (CIB) encourages business leaders, young professionals, NGO representatives, trade unionists, experts and decision makers to work together to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of values - in personal conduct and in economic life.

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