AN INVITATION TO A CONFERENCE OF GREAT RELEVANCE
“From Financial Crisis To a New Economic Order” Application Form
The Need to Re-introduce Trust and Integrity as Common Business Practices
Asia Plateau, Panchgani, India 20-24 November, 2009
That we are in the midst of the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, is an established fact. What makes our present situation very much more disturbing is the fact that Globalisation has spread the crisis across the globe. So we are faced with a Great Global Recession.
What could be the genesis of the mess in which we find ourselves? Economists and Politicians have assigned many ‘technical’ reasons for our present problems. With a few exceptions they are afraid to admit to is that the main reason for our present predicament is the lowering of Values and Standards in our consumer, commercial and business dealings and the all-encompassing greed that seems to have become a way of life for so very many of us.
Trust and Integrity, which should have been the norms by which we assessed our political and commercial organisations were rationalized away in favour of so called economic growth. Today the Values are forgotten and growth has given way to melt-downs. When Corporations and Governments talk about Corporate Social Responsibility and governing for and in the interest of the people, are they putting in place a values-driven buisness practice, or is it just a case of masking self interest and accumulation of personal wealth?
Caux Initiatives of Business, a programme of Initiatives of Change, is organising its Annual Conference for 2009 in Panchgani, Maharashtra, India, between the 20-24 November 2009.
It will bring together Political leaders, members of the Government Civil Service, leaders from Business and Industry, representatives of the Workers, stalwarts of the Media, the foremost among Social Workers and the youth of our Nations to put their minds together to evolve long term solutions to overcome the present problems facing us.
Some of the key issues the Conference will address, will be:
- Economic Ecology: Lean Living – Gandhi’s Forgotten Legacy
- Finance – Its Role in Serving the New Economic Order
- Shareholder Value – Taking away the blinders, operating with all Stakeholders
- Marketing – Meeting Needs or Promoting Greed?
- Whole System Thinking – Why the Economy Should Serve the Environment
- The Role of the Media and Business Schools in Renewing the New Economic Order
- The Individual’s Role in Reviving the New Economic Order
On behalf of Caux Initiatives for Business we would like to request you to join us in Panchgani for this special Conference.
Your participation will add greatly to the success of the proceedings.
Sarosh J. Ghandy, Regional Director, Caux Initiatives for Business
Hironori Yano, Chairman, IofC (Japan)
The conference will be held in the beautiful and tranquil environment of Asia Plateau, the Initiatives of Change conference centre, in the hill station of Panchgani, in Maharashtra, Western Indian. Panchgani is approximately four hours drive from Mumbai. Participants at the conference will live as a community for the duration of the Conference.
The Delegate Fees are: (Includes accommodation, all meals, conference fees, materials and other resources)
Overseas Delegates US$ 400 Spouses US$200
Overseas Students US$ 200
Indian Delegates Rs 12,000 Spouses Rs 6,000
Students/NGOs Rs 4,000
Corporates (India) Rs 50,000 (5 delegates)
For more information please contact us here:
Address: CIB India, Asia Plateau, Panchgani, 412 805 Maharashtra, India
Tel: +91 2168 240241 and 2168 240242 Fax: +91 2168 240004