Coller School of Management of Tel Aviv University will be hosting the
2017 ANNUAL EUROPEAN SPES CONFERENCE
in September 4-6, 2017 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Collaborative partners are the European Spirituality in Economics and Society Institute (SPES) and the Business Ethics Center of the Corvinus University of Budapest.
- Can there be a new way to build organizations that will be caring, sustainable and ethical?
- Can we build new measures for success that will take these issues into account?
- Can we borrow experience and wisdom from spiritual traditions that will help us create such organizations?
These questions are asked by many people around the world. People who want to promote a new way of being and doing that is more than maximizing profits. A way that fits the new economy and the millennials culture.
We invite you to join us, and more than 30 speakers, from 13 countries, representing diverse disciplines in both academia and practice. All trying to bring care and wisdom into our world.
This conference addresses spirituality and faith traditions as they fertilize business and entrepreneurs for creating models to deal with pressing social problems. Problems like unemployment, poverty, conflict, environmental degradation and climate change. We need to develop a new ethos of entrepreneurship in which caring for fellow human beings, future generations and nature play a fundamental role.
The practical wisdom of Jewish and other faith traditions suggests that enterprises with a spiritual value orientation serving the interests of business and the wider community will flourish more than conventional enterprises that follow the narrow financial bottom line.
Come with an open mind and heart, and join us in this challenging effort to introduce a new paradigm based on our own spiritual traditions. One that says you can do well by doing good; that you can make an impact.
A few words about the structure;
- The first 2 days are dedicated to lectures by the speakers.
- The last half day presents projects in Israel that exemplify the issues discussed