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Business & Economy

For an economy that cares about humanity 

Supporting business leaders in achieving social responsibility.

Over the past 30 years, weather and climate-related losses accounted for a total of EUR 419.1 billion. -  SDG 13 Climate Action

The Business & Economy Program (ICBE) believes business can play a key role in building a world in which communities and corporations will exist in harmony. In its own interest as in the interests of the communities it serves, business can in particular have a huge impact by living, demonstrating and promoting all facets of sustainability.

How the Business & Economy Program Works

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We support business professionals through the exchange of ideas and experiences.

ICBE provides safe spaces to explore the different implications of sustainability in business as well as in personal life.

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We encourage ethical aims and values-based leadership.

Reflection on the values and practices that enable healthy leadership, increases resilience and contributes to sustainability is a part of our approach.

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We inspire participants to take effective action.

Problems will not be solved just by discussing them, but hearing the experience of others can open new avenues for action. 


Active Groups


Business Leaders Involved


Countries Impacted

Read more about the work of the Business & Economy Program

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‘Growth with higher purpose is becoming critical. Companies can only be sustainable if there is a commitment to a higher purpose.’
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Bold innovation plays a vital role in developing sustainable businesses - but what about the risk?
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Today’s entrepreneurs are keen to keep a focus on sustainability and social responsibility across all aspects of business.
Upcoming Events
Rebuilding Gaza, a task full of Societal Development Opportunities
27 June 2024

It is time to think how to rebuild Gaza,and how to do it in the best way possible. A dialogue with Abdelmohsen Farahat.


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LEARN MORE ABOUT the Business & Economy Program

When motivated by ethics and focused on cooperation, not competition, business leaders can harness the power of the economy to make the world sustainable and equitable.

When people in business who care about humanity interact in free and deep dialogue, they produce a new energy and inspire the corporate world to engage with its stakeholders and actively contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

ICBE offers a platform to amplify voices carrying hope. Its regular global online dialogues tackle one key aspect of sustainability for businesses. These dialogues include open sharing of ideas and experiences between participants, usually centered around a keynote presentation. Each dialogue lasts 90 minutes, and is held in English.

We also encourage local groups of people involved in business to organize their own dialogues. The idea is to bring people together, in their own language, so that they can discuss situations in their local economy and take action. 

A Dialogue on the Meaning of Sustainability

This is a series of interactive international seminars exploring different implications of sustainability for business. Each seminar features keynote speakers, open debate, and opportunity for exchange in small groups. Participate in an informative exchange of ideas for the purpose of inspired action!

Initiatives of Change for Business

This is an organization headquartered in Panchgani, Maharashtra, India, which conducts several activities throughout the year in India and in other countries. An biannual international conference is held in Panchgani every even year. 

Antoine JaulmesGlobal Coordinator

Global Coordination Committee

Vivek Asrani

Peter Brew
United Kingdom and Ireland

Mounir Beltaifa 
France and Tunisia

Nick Foster
United Kingdom and Australia

Rishab Khanna
India and Sweden

Vanessa Kitič 
United States of America

Amit Mukherjee

Mercy Okalowe 
Canada and Nigeria

Karin Oszuszky 

Gordon Robinson 
United Kingdom

Véronique Sikora
Switzerland and Canada

Michael Smith 
United Kingdom



Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

ICBE is collaborating with the Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism. A common seminar is upcoming in Caux on 31-31 July.