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Corporate ethical action for the common good

Plenary / Panel
in englischer Sprache

In this plenary, the initiative Ethics in Action presents the results of its meeting in Alpbach on the topic of corporate ethical responsibility: How can responsibility be strengthened among big international corporations? What actions are already being taken to that effect? Where do the problems lie?

Director, Global Ethic Institute, University of Tübingen
Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Rose Companies, New York
Professor of Economics; Leader in Sustainable Development; Senior UN Advisor; Bestselling Author; Syndicated Columnist, New York
Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University, New York
Chairman, Methodos S.p.A., Milan; Founder, Orvieto Academy for Communicative Leadership, Munich/Orvieto Chair


Director, Global Ethic Institute, University of Tübingen

1995 Master of Arts in Philosophy, Public Law and Systematic Theology, University of Hamburg
1997 PhD in Philosophy, University of Hamburg
Scientific Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, University of Jena
1997-1998 Research Assistant and Instructor, Institute for Public Law and Philosophy Law, University of Jena
1998 Scientific Fellow, interdisciplinary research project "Methoden richterlicher Rechtsfindung", Universities Jena and Hagen
1998-2002 Assistant Professor for Practical Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, University of Jena
2001-2002 Visiting Professor and Research Fellow in Spain, Uruguay and Argentina based on a research grant awarded by the "Goerres-Gesellschaft"
2002 Dr. habil. (PD) in Philosophy, University of Jena
2002-2011 Associate Professor, Stonehill College, Easton/Boston
2008-2009 Replacement, Full Professorship, University of Regensburg
2011-2012 Full Professor, Stonehill College, Easton/Boston
since 2012 Director, Global Ethic Institute, University of Tübingen
since 2016 Full Professor for Globalisation and Economic Ethics and Director of the Global Ethic Institute, University of Tübingen

Jonathan F.P. ROSE

Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Rose Companies, New York

1974 BA in Psychology and Philosophy, Yale University, New Haven
1976-1989 Project Developer, Rose Associates
1979 Founder, Gramavision Records and Founder, American Thread Building
1980 Masters in Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
since 1989 Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Rose Companies, New York

Dr. Jeffrey D. SACHS

Professor of Economics; Leader in Sustainable Development; Senior UN Advisor; Bestselling Author; Syndicated Columnist, New York

1973 Staff Assistant to the Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopolies, Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate
1974 Staff Assistant to United States Senator Phillip A. Hart
1977 Student Intern at Federal Research Board, Washington, DC
1978 Visiting Scholar, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm
1978-1980 Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, Cambridge, MA
1979-1980 Research Associate, Falk Institute of Economic Research, Jerusalem, Israel, Collaboration with Michael Bruno
1981 Visiting Research Associate, London School of Economics
1982 Consultant, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC
1983 Consultant, OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and Visiting Professor, Ecole des Haute Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
1984-2002 Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade, Harvard University (Assistant Professor, 1980-1982, Associate Professor, 1982-1983, Full Professor 1984-2002)
1984-1986 Visiting Professor, Institute of World Economics, Kiel
1986-1987 Visiting Scholar, Bank of Japan and Japan Ministry of Finance, Tokyo
1990-1992 Visiting Professor of Macroeconomic Policy, WIDER - World Institute of Development Economics,Research, United Nations University, Helsinki
1994-1996 Founder and Chair, Executive Committee, Institute of Economic Analysis, Moscow
1995-1999 Director, Harvard Institute for International Development, Cambridge, MA
1998-2002 Director, Center for International Development, Harvard University
1999-2000 Member, International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission appointed by U.S. Congress
2000-2001 Chair, Commission on Macroeconomics and Health for the World Health Organization, Geneva
2002-2006 Special Advisor to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan on Millennium Development Goals; Director, United Nations Millennium Project
2002-2016 Director, The Earth Institute and Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Colombia University, New York
2007-2016 Special Advisor to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Millenium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals
2010-2015 Member, UN Secretary General's MDG Advocacy Group
 Current functions:
 Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York
 Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres
 University Professor, Columbia University, New York
 Director, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
 Distinguished Fellow, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
 Co-Founder and Director, Millennium Promise
 Founder and Chair, SDG USA
 Economic Advisor to governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia
 Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA
 Member, Brookings Panel of Economists, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
 Co-Chair, Asian Economic Panel of Economists

Prof. Zephyr TEACHOUT

Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University, New York

1993 Bachelor of Arts, Yale University
1999 JD and Master of Arts in Political Science, Duke University
  Clerk, Chief Judge Edward R. Becker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  Staff Attorney, Center for Death Penalty Litigation
2001 Co-Founding Executive Director, The Fair Trial Initiative
2004 Director of Internet Organizing, Dean for America, Howard Dean's Presidential Campaign
2005 Non-resident Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
2005-2006 Lecturer, University of Vermont
2006 National Director, Sunlight Foundation
2014 New York Gubernatorial Campaign
2016 Candidate, New York's 19th Congressional District


Chairman, Methodos S.p.A., Milan; Founder, Orvieto Academy for Communicative Leadership, Munich/Orvieto

 Studied Political Sciences in Würzburg and Rome
1980-1985 Communcation functions in public service, Rome
1985-1992 Journalist for FORTUNE, Wirtschaftswoche, L'Independente, Italia Oggi, Il Giornale, Finanz und Wirtschaft, The European
since 1996 Author and Scholar, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
since 2000 European School of Management and Technology, Berlin
1992-2015 Head of Group Communications, Allianz SE, Munich
since 2015 Chairman of Methodos, S.p.A., Milan
  Executive coach and mentor, Entrepreneurship Center, Munich
since 2017 Founder, Orvieto Academy for Communicative Leadership, Orvieto

Health Symposium

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15:00 - 15:45OpeningPlenary
16:00 - 17:30Health threats near and farPlenary
18:00 - 20:00Evening ReceptionSocial


06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Talk Reproductive RightsBreakout
07:00 - 08:30Affordable access to innovative medicinesPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Communication of knowledge in healthcare: between interests and needsPlenary
12:00 - 12:15A new culture of leadership and cooperation in the healthcare sectorBreakout
12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 01: Children’s hospiceBreakout
12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 02: Clinical pharmacistsBreakout
12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 03: Primary Care Center EnnsBreakout
12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 04: TeamTherapieBreakout
12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 05: CornerstoneBreakout
12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 06: BuurtzorgBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Reception on the HillSocial
18:00 - 19:30The responsibility of religion(s) for sustainable developmentPlenary


02:30 - 06:00Sunrise Hike to Gratlspitz with David LamaSocial
07:00 - 08:30Integrating health care structures in interdisciplinary teamsPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Migration and healthPlenary
10:30 - 12:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:00 - 13:30Partner Session 01: Good health information – the goal of health policy and area of conflict?Partner
12:00 - 13:30Partner Session 02: Geriatrics 2.0 – multiprofessional geriatric medicine and digitisationPartner
12:00 - 13:30Partner Session 03: The digital supplier as contributor to a healthy householdPartner
12:00 - 13:30Partner Session 04: Seamless Care: Quality of life through connected healthcarePartner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 05: Sports clubs as impetuses for healthPartner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 06: Caring CommunitiesPartner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 07: Leadership for health – supporting transformational change for population health managementPartner
18:00 - 19:30Corporate ethical action for the common goodPlenary