Kofi Annan in Caux: ‘One is never too young to become a leader.’

Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and founder of the Kofi Annan Foundation, closed 19 July the ‘Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy’ conference. His intervention, often humorous, was followed by a 45 minute session of animated Q&A.

‘West is not best – we do not dominate the world!’

On the morning of 18 July there took place in Caux above Montreux the Caux public lecture on ‘Initiatives for a new global economy’ by Peter Brew, from the UK (non-executive chairman of the Trans4M, Center for Integral Development, Switzerland). He was introduced by Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer (founders of Trans4M) who later conducted the interactive session of the conference.

What is the heart of effective leadership?

Cristina Vizir

Cristina Vizir recently took part in a five-day Heart of Effective Leadership (HEL) training course delivered by a group of senior business executives from India. It was held during a conference on Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy in Caux, Switzerland, 13 to 19 July 2013.

Recipe for success in today’s business world

What does it take to be a successful leader in today’s world? This was the question addressed by Joe Garner, former Head of HSBC UK retail bank, during his very appreciated and interactive keynote, opening the 2013 Trust and integrity in the global economy conference in Caux, on 13 July.

Four steps needed to change the culture of the City

James Featherby presenting his latest book in the Initiatives of Change London headquarters on 26 March

Following the financial crisis of 2008 many people blamed bankers' greed for the calamitous state of the economy. But James Featherby, author of the book Of Markets and Men, argues that ‘The greed narrative allows us all off the hook too quickly. It's all about the practices we have built as a society: greed played a part in the financial collapse, but greed wasn't the only reason for it.’

Tiger creates a stir in Liverpool

Audience at TIGERoadshow, SEED Centre, Liverpool Hope University

After the successes of annual events organized in the idyllic setting of Caux, Switzerland, it was fitting that the Initiatives of Change programme exported itself to new horizons with its TIGERoadshow. The emphasis of the roadshow, held on 19 March, was on Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy. And where more suited to start than Liverpool?

Exploring the art of the wise leader

The workshop the Arts of the Wise Leader

Grace, dignity and humility are just three of the qualities with which the Australian historian of ideas and TEDx lecturer, Dr Mark Strom, provided a three-day exploration of wisdom and leadership to a group of 19 gathered in the idyllic setting of the Villa Maria in Caux, Switzerland.

Register now to take part in the TIGERoadshow


After five annual summer conference on Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) held at IofC’s conference centre in Caux, Switzerland, we have decided to take TIGE on the road! Our first stop is Liverpool where we will partner with Tony Bradley, the Director of the SEED centre (Social and Ethical Enterprise Development Centre) at Liverpool Hope University Business School, to run our first event on 19 March.

What gives the courage to whistleblow? One woman’s story

Genevieve  Boast

Genevieve Boast shares what she has learned about the true meaning of ‘real love’. Early on in her career she was faced with a decision whether she was able to love herself enough to keep her integrity as a leader.

Employee ownership leads to happiness and business success, says Chairman of John Lewis Partnership

Charlie Mayfield

Emphasizing that the ownership structure of companies ‘really, really matters’, Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership retail chain, which includes the Waitrose grocery chain, said that there is far too much pressure to sell join stock or privately owned companies for profit. One businessman had recently told him: ‘We actually start preparing for the sale of the company from the first day of ownership.’