The forum will include a number of working sessions over the two days, open to Workgroup members and selected invitees only, combined with a public forum.
The public forum will examine the theme "Equal in an Unequal World." It is scheduled for Thursday, 27 June from 13:00 – 18:00 in the Plenary Hall at the Ecumenical Centre, 150 route de Ferney, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Geneva.
The Working Sessions will provide an opportunity for the Workgroup moderators and available Workgroup members to meet face-to-face and to discuss their progress and deliverables (articles, guides, tools).
They will work together with the Globethics.net regional programme directors and staff to plan the participation and roles of each respective Workgroup and Globethics.net regional programmes at the Global Ethics Forum 2014. Participants in the Working Sessions will explore synergies between Globethics.net regional programmes and the Workgroups
They will also:
• identify projects and initiatives linked to the Global Ethics Forum 2014 conference,
• plan participation of the regions in the 2014 conference,
• agree on a coordinated and strategic business ethics approach in the represented regions leading up to the 2014 conference.
The regional programme directors will attend a Globethics.net regional meeting immediately after the Global Ethics Forum 2013, on 29 and 30 June.
Global Ethics Forum 2014 will take place from 3 to 5 January 2014 in Bangalore, India.
Global Ethics Forum 2014 preparations are gaining speed under the leadership of the international Steering Committee and Co-chairs. The conference’s main purpose will be to convene a dynamic cross-continental debate with strong involvement of Globethics.net networks and prominent experts and practitioners from Asia and Africa, focused on dealing with issues of inequality as part of the transformation of business and society towards sustainability.
This will be the first edition of the Global Ethics Forum taking place outside Geneva, and the first conference that will use social media more fully as a platform for broader engagement with the Globethics.net membership globally as part of the 2014 event preparation and during the conference. More details concerning the Global Ethics Forum 2014 registration process and programme content will follow in the next months.