TIGE Forum 2016


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5-10 July 2016

The Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) forum is about sharing best practices in building trust and integrity in business and economy.
While making connections with people from all sectors and from around the world, you will be inspired to change the way you work, making it meaningful for you, society and the planet.

Caux, Switzerland

Initiatives of Change International Conference Centre
TIGE is one of the Initiatives of Change summer conferences in Caux under the theme 'Exploring the Human Factor in Global Change'
Everyone who comes to the alpine village of Caux experiences its transformative magic. Maintained and nourished by the generosity and selfless service of generations of the Initiatives of Change international movement, Caux Conference Centre has something to offer to all.


Celebrating 10 years of TIGE
  • The conference named TIGE was first organised in Caux in 2006.
  • Today, we are exploring the impact of the past decade and connect with the network that has emerged.
  • Join us in our journey of exploration and discovery!    


  1. 1.Illuminate and connect initiatives and models of the new economy
  2. 2.Facilitate inquiries into the essential aspects of our economic future
  3. 3.Create a space for individuals to connect to their authentic self

  • TIGE is a network of individuals and institutions  practising trust and integrity in private, corporate and public life.
  • We enable economic stakeholders to explore a journey of personal, organisational and societal transformation, with an outcome of human and ecological well-being.
  • We connect and support the new economic and business models and foster relationships which enable such transformation.




New business and economic models
This inquiry group will dig deep and open for wide-lens understandings of the common good. We will combine dialogue, meditation, art and existential reflection while allowing for a co-created transformation of economy, business, society and self.
  • The depth will explore all of what we are, the angel as well as the devil inside in order to open for new awareness about ourselves, each other and/or society.
  • The width will add many perspectives of ourselves and our world, broadening the scope of compassion and inclusion so as to expand our sense of reality.
Welcome to explore new worlds between the devil and the deep blue sea!
Economy for the common good - the Care Economy
To explore a spiritual basis for economic transformation, we will be joined by Stefanie Ristig-Bresser, pioneer and expert from Economy for the Common Good, Enno Schmidt, film maker and proponent of Unconditional Basic Income, Dr. Katrien Hertog, author, researcher, practitioner and UK Director for the International Association for Human Values along with visionary and entrepreneur, Bela Hatvany, who will be leading the enquiry. Anyone seeking a better way for our species and the world we live in to co-exist is welcome to join us in this active enquiry.
Ethical leadership and governance
How do I walk my talk in ethical leadership?  How integral am I in my ethical leadership journey? In exploring our personal and professional experience of integrity, we will practice aligning ourselves, our social behaviour, with trust and openness. We will begin with stories, observations, listening to one another, sharing what is important. We will reflect on the joy, the power or the struggle of these moments, and what it is that made us sense these as such. What is the link between ethical leadership and my behaviour? What are my dilemmas? How have I worked through these? What can I learn from others? What would I like to see emerge now? How will this help me in my journey along an ethical leadership path when I leave Caux?
Sustainable consumption and production
The economy is like a caterpillar, consuming resources and growing rapidly. But like the caterpillar, we possess the capability to transform into something – the butterfly – which lives lightly on the Earth. We explore transformation - as in the cocoon, cells re-connect and find new ways to function – to how we can consume and produce in a sustainable way. Inquiry themes might include circular economy, the biomass municipality, the role of money, fiscal reform, value recovery, social footprint, public ownership, commons and rethinking work.
  • An inquiry is a group process designed to explore together and answer a particular question.
  • You will meet in the same group throughout the conference.
  • A facilitator will help you to explore the question step by step.
  • At the end of the conference you will present your findings and see how they connect to those of other inquiries.


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Lic. Jaime González Aguadé

President National Banking and Securities Commission of Mexico

As President of the National Banking and Securities Commission Aguadé has gained new responsibilities as being elected President for the period 2014-2016 in the meeting of the Securities Regulators of the Americas (COSRA) Council, which took place in Mexico City on May 8, 2014. He also chairs the Inter-American Regional Committee (IARC) of IOSCO from 2014-2016, as well as the Iberoamerican Institute of Securities Markets (IIMV) Council. Aguadé has a degree in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), and holds a Master degree in Public and Private Management with Specialization on Finance from Yale University. His public sector

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart

Vice-Chairman UN Global Compact

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart is vice chairman of the UN Global Compact, chairman of the Global Compact Foundation, a member of Accenture's board of directors, author of ‘Responsible Leadership: Lessons from the Front Line of Sustainability and Ethics’ and holds numerous ‘Honorary Fellow’ titles, for example for the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of Petroleum. In previous year s, Mark was chairman of; Anglo American plc (a global mining and natural resources company); the Royal Dutch/Shell Group and chairman of The "Shell" Transport & Trading Company, after having served six years as both managing director of Shell Transport and

Laurence Cockcroft

Co-founder Transparency International

Laurence Cockcroft from the UK, is a development economist who has an interest and commitment to development in Africa. Co-founder of Transparency International, Cockcroft drew on twenty years of experience in TI to write ‘Global Corruption’, his new book is due to be published in November under the title ‘Corruption in the West’. Laurence will be running a workshop on the stance against corruption at the conference .

Pedro Langre

CEO and Founder Institute for Centered Growth

Pedro E. Langre is a leading consultant, coach, and advisor to high-level politicians, public servants and top management of multinational companies. Pedro’s expertise combines professional training, consulting, and coaching with innovation & quality strategies for the public and private sectors. He has designed and delivered leadership, personal and organizational development programs to over 7,500 executives and public servants coming from 61 different nationalities.

He has delivered programs to top executives coming from companies and organizations such as Accival-Banamex-Citigroup, Almirall, BASF, Everis, Femsa, Ferrovial, Forsa, Herdes, INC Research, Kanoo Group, Kimberly Clark, Liverpool, L’Oréal, Mapfre, Grupo Martí, Monsanto, Novartis, Roxtec, Santander, Telefónica, Ternium and Turia. In the public sector, he has

Enno Schmidt

Artist and Filmmaker, Co-founder and Managing Director of the Enterprise Art and Economy - Expanded

Enno Schmidt, born 1958 in Osnabrück, studied painting at the „Städelschule“, Academy of Visual Arts in Frankfurt Main. 

He exhibited at home and abroad. His paintings are represented in prestigious collections.

In 1992 Schmidt founded the „Enterprise Art and Economy - expanded“ together with entrepreneurs and other artists. Schmidt was managing partner of the company.

At the Oxford Brookes University he has build up with others the program Social Sculpture and performed a tutorial on corporate perception and concept formation at the Institute of Entrepreneurship at the University of Karlsruhe. 

In Bochum, he was

Anita Hoffmann

CEO Executiva Ltd

Anita Hoffmann is the MD for Executiva Ltd, a boutique firm that helps companies and leaders ‘Develop Leadership Capabilities to Lead Companies Sustainably with Social and Financial Purpose’. Anita is also Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University School of Management’s Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility. Anita’s passion is to help executives re-craft their jobs and careers in ways that give them Purpose and helps them and their businesses contribute to solving societal issues. Clients are PE/VC firms, their portfolio companies and Corporates globally and Executiva helps them recruit, develop, retain and transition senior executives leaving their companies. In career transition coaching Executiva

Peter Brew

Former Director International Business Leaders Forum

Peter Brew, from Northern Ireland, worked with the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) from 1999 to 2011. Between 2002 and 2007 he led the IBLF team working on local enterprise development, business and human rights, governance, anti-corruption and conflict. He led IBLF’s in-country initiatives in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand. In 2008 he relocated to Hong Kong to set up IBLF’s Asia Pacific regional office. He is co-author of The Business of Enterprise, and The Human Rights Impact Assessment & Management Guide and has contributed to a number of publications on human rights and anti-corruption

Naomie Lucas

CEO Southern Wicked Beverages

Naomie serves as the Founder and CEO of Southern Wicked Beverages LLC, the parent company of the first female majority owned and minority owned moonshine distillery in the United States.  In addition to their line of all-natural, gluten-free, organically sweetened cocktails, Southern Wicked offers a line of non-alcoholic beverages for those striving to behave. Prior to the creation of Southern Wicked Lemonade, Naomie served as a brand marketing and business consultant to corporations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and faith-based community organizations nationally and internationally and was a former Global Marketing Director for Arthur Andersen LLP.  Previously, Naomie

Bela Hatvany

Visionary and inventor

Béla Hatvany is a pioneer in the automation of libraries and the information industry. Béla co-invented the touch screen, and was the first to publish CD Roms with information on them which revolutionised libraries around the world. He mentored the founders of JustGiving and was the key investor when they started up in 2001. Today they raise over £1 million a day for UK charities.   

Tessa Wernink

Communications Director Fairphone

Tessa Wernink co-founded Fairphone and has served as the Director of Communications for the social enterprise since January 2013. In her role, she works closely with her team, advisors, researchers and external stakeholders to share Fairphone’s story and mission and collaborate on initiatives that further their goal of a fairer economy. Fairphone is working to disrupt the mobile phone market by focusing on transparency and social values. They are producing a smartphone to reveal the complexity behind electronics production and influence the industry to look more closely at its business practices. After growing up in Hong Kong, Tessa spent much

Tony Bradley

Director of the SEED Centre (Social and Ethical Enterprise Development) at Liverpool Hope University Business School

Tony is an Anglican priest and serial entrepreneur, having run a range of businesses in TV/multi-media, training, education, Fair Trade and faith development. A former Producer/Director for Sky, he is committed to communication that is fun, friendly and effective. He seeks to follow the Gandhi dictum in all he does: ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world.’

Darja Piciga

Environment Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment, Slovenia

Dr. Darja Piciga is an analyst, policy maker and manager in state administration, and expert on developing knowledge-based society, recently also integral sustainable economy and society, with a Ph.D. in Cognitive Developmental and Educational Psychology. Major research areas of her work in the period 1980 – 2000 were Cognitive Development, Learning and Teaching, Mathematics and Science Education, Information Literacy, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Higher Education, Comparative and Evaluation Studies in Education, Research and Development Policy. She is author of more than 100 scientific and professional publications and author or co-author of reports to international audience on education and

Alexander Schieffer

Co-Founder Trans4m Center for Integral Development

Born in Germany, Alexander Schieffer studied economics, business and social sciences at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. His doctoral thesis, also at St. Gallen, addressed new styles of individual and organizational leadership (“Führungspersönlichkeit”). He initially worked as an executive in International Investment Banking, and then in Media and Communication with the media giant Bertelsmann. He then moved to Singapore where he founded and built up First Asia Publishing into a leading special-interest publishing house, which he sold in 2002 to a Chinese media conglomerate.   From this point onwards, Schieffer pursued his passion of bringing about transformation in the economic,

Ronnie Lessem

Co-founder Trans4m Center for Integral Development

Born in Zimbabwe of Central European parentage, Ronnie Lessem studied economics, and business studies at the University of Zimbabwe (BSc Econ in Economic Principles), the London School of Economics (MSc in Economics of Industry), Harvard Business School (MBA in Corporate Planning) and City University in London (PhD focused on action learning and enterprise development). He initially worked as a Corporate Planner and subsequently as Managing Director of a chain of supermarkets, both in South Africa, before becoming a business academic based in the UK, Switzerland, South Africa and Zimbabwe, as well as an international management consultant. His

Ingrid Franzon

Founder EnvirohealthMatters

Ingrid Franzon MSc is the author of many motivational books in Swedish on environmental health issues, webmaster and motivational speaker with a degree in clinical nutrition. Her clinical work raised her awareness, concern and consequent action regarding the effects of environmental contaminants on health, inspiring the websites www.kanariefaglarna.com and www.yellow-canaries.com and subsequently starting the not-for-profit organization EnvirohealthMatters.

Vanessa Jane Smith

Visual Innovator

Vanessa Smith is a Visual Innovator who combines Visual Facilitation, Interviewing, and Coaching to support Human Potential evolution individually and in organisations. Her work and big picture approach, simplifies the complex, inspires conversations, and amplifies ownership, possibilities, creativity and engagement.

By deeply listening to others first, by holding a space for them to tell their stories, a new creative space opens up. In that space unthought-of solutions are discovered and evolve. It all starts with awareness of what you bring to any given situation. Her company is craftingconnection.com she lives in The Netherlands and works globally in English and Spanish.

Stephen Hinton

Co-founder Transition Sweden

Since leaving Ericsson in 2002, Stephen has been working on developing ways for organisations to take the lead in sustainable development.  Starting with addressing resource shortages as limits to growth, he went on to work with envisioning techniques to develop ideas for sustainability and then to practical implementation of a range of instruments, from city walking maps to flexible pollutant fees. Stephen was one of the founders of the Transition movement in Sweden, an original member of the Humanitarian Water and Food management team, and the co-founder of the Swedish Eco-village, Änggärdet. Stephen believes we are in times of great

Kabir Arora

Indian Youth Climate Network

Kabir Arora: Kabir is a passionate geographer. Having lived in eight different cities of India, he is trying to make sense of prevailing urbanity. To earn his livelihood, Kabir coordinates Alliance of Indian Wastepickers– an informal network of organizations, cooperatives, and companies working on waste management with the help of wastepickers and is currently based in Bangalore. Kabir graduated with B.A. (Hons.) in Geography from Jamia Millia Islamia (National Muslim University), New Delhi.  Post his graduation; he had a brief stint in primary education as a part of Gandhi Fellow profile. He worked in both rural –

Marie Ann Östlund

Entrepreneur, Facilitator

Marie Ann Östlund is a business owner in electronics, as well as a facilitator with special focus on communication and co-creative dialogue processes. She has a prominent role in many NGO networks, such as IofC Sweden, and has also many years of experience of inter-religious dialogue.

Anna Rosengren

Initiator and Co-creator, GNH Sweden

Anna Rosengren is a theologian, an ethics consultant and a social entrepreneur with a global view. She has initiated many networks, such as GNH Sweden, connected to transformative holistic change. Apart from the interest in new decision models, Anna also has deep experience of meditation and buddhist philosophy. 

Alexandra Berg

Founder Caring Group

Alexandra Berg (Sweden) has an MSc from Stockholm School of Economics and management consulting background. In 2010 she resigned from a management position at Stockholm Airport, to follow her purpose and live her values fully. Today she helps people and organizations connect with their “why” and transform that into action. Her experience ranges from working with unemployed youth in socially deprived areas, through NGO’s (like IofC and Scouts & Guides) and public companies (like BT and Sandvik), to the Swedish Kings foundation “Young Leadership”. Her passion is to create connection and trust between people, through personal values,

Véronique Sikora

Founder at Weaving Social Fabric, Associate Professor Business School Lausanne

Véronique loves to:

• Create connexions between like-minded people to grow meaningful networks 

• Co-create, design and deliver knowledge sharing workshops, round tables, world cafés 

• Build awareness and relationships in teamwork through interactive activities

• Facilitate meaningful dialogues and conversations

Having lived in a farming community in Canada, worked for Canada Customs, Véronique journeyed to Switzerland through tourism. Her travels brought her to the Lemania Group of Schools, having taught there for over 20 years. Along the way she became a mum, obtained an MBA and a Diploma in Sustainable Business

Gautier Velissaris

Singer, song-writer, musician

Gautier is a French-Greek singer and songwriter based in Athens. He released his first album Babylon in digital format in April 2013. Creativity and rich melodies unveil in 10 songs in Gautier's unique music style.

The song Home won the Jumping Fish contest (spring 2013) and enjoyed extensive airplay on major radio stations. Live appearances and interviews followed on Rock FM, En Lefko, Melodia. He also appeared on prime time TV show Radio Arvila.

His second album, entitled Pink Cinnamon, has just been released (Dec 2015) and features 9 new songs, in an electrified style, blended with folk and rock elements. Gautier's signature songwriting is characterised by his expressive voice

Merel Rumping

Social Entrepreneur, Singer, Dancer

Merel Rumping holds a master’s degree in International Relations with a focus on business ethics from the Rijksuniversiteit in the Netherlands and studied ‘Sciences Politiques’ at ‘l’Institute d’Études Polituques’ in France.

With the combination of her academic background, language skills, her profound interest in other cultures and her experience at the Dutch Embassy in Morocco, it seemed that she was heading towards a diplomatic career.

However, her experiences at a Micro Finance Institute in Colombia, combined with the knowledge she acquired during her master’s shifted her aspirations. She then discovered the potential of social entrepreneurship




Human Potential training is a unique opportunity for passionate, human-centric OD Professionals and coaches to become certified in the Human Potential Assessment Tool and Methodology for organizational change.  This initiative is a collaboration between BEING at Full Potential and Initiatives of Change Switzerland. This training will run parallel and in conjunction with TIGE.  More information and registration.  


    “The mark of [our] ignorance is the depth of [our] belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.” - Richard Bach
  • The butterfly is a symbol of transformation. If we ask ourselves how to transform our economy, it is the caterpillar asking how to become the butterfly...
  • Although we cannot see the answers from where we stand, and we might be pessimistic, the caterpillar knows deep inside that the cocoon is the right path towards an extraordinary transformation.
  • We ARE the new economy, and we transform it by starting with ourselves. When we know who we truly are and how we can develop our integrity, we start building relationships of trust.

Day 1: The egg

The egg contains the imaginings of the future butterfly. It already has the information about what the pattern on its wings will look like, but it is a long journey before it manifests. Today we imagine the future. What does an economy of well-being look like?  

Day 2: The caterpillar

The caterpillar needs a lot of nourishment. Today we are hungry for information, ideas, and insights.  

Day 3: The cocoon

In the cocoon, everything is dissolved. The food that the caterpillar consumed will allow the initial patterns of the butterfly to come into being. Today we reflect deeply on all we know about ourselves and our vision, and share with one more person or in a small group.  

Day 4: The butterfly

We manifest our true selves through being and acting in this world. Today we open up to ourselves and others, commit to the next steps and seek collaboration with others.


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LOCATIONLooking out over Lake Geneva from an altitude of 1000 metres, the Caux centre can accommodate up to 400 people. Formerly the Caux-Palace Hotel, in 1946 it became an international meeting place, thanks to the generous contributions in time, talent and money of many volunteers.

Rue du Panorama 2 CH-1824 Caux Tel.: +41 (0)21 962 91 11 Fax: + 41 (0)21 962 93 55 http://www.caux.ch/ tige@iofc.org

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