Academy of Management, Boston, 9th August 2019

Since the Great Depression of 2008 interest has grown in inclusive organizations that share ownership, participation and profits such as worker cooperatives, employee stock ownership plans (ESOP’s), perpetual trusts, and employee-owned collectives. All such organizations fall under Paul Adler’s (2016) definition of alternative economic futures. Some countries such as the United States and United Kingdom have passed legislation to encourage the development of such enterprises. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) emphasizing ESOP and cooperative associations have been established or have become more visible in multiple countries. The United Nations declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives. On July 28, 2017, the China Daily reported that employee-owned firms were growing rapidly in China. Furthermore, it attributed the resurgence of the Chinese stock market and investor confidence to the growth in shared ownership. Despite the interest and application of alternate economic forms, there is little coverage of them in both the academic (Thompson, 2014) and popular press (Alperovitz, 2017). Consequently, understanding how to develop such enterprises is not well disseminated. Thus, the purpose of this workshop was to bring together some of the leaders in this area to present some ideas and for all the participants in the workshop to work collaboratively to examine and generate additional ideas on how to disseminate knowledge about growing inclusive organizations that share ownership, participation and profits.

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Paper and power point presentation titled “ Living Wage and Sustainable Development Goal # 8” by Raymond Saner and Lichia Yiu, CSEND, Geneva given during the “6th Conference of the Regulating for Decent Work Network” (RDW) at the International Labour Office Geneva, Switzerland, 8-10 July 2019

A session at WSIS Forum 2019, Geneva

Monday, April 8 2019, from 4:30pm to 6:15pm, Room M, ITU

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have extraordinary potential to help with the response to the demands of a major demographic shift, including meeting the challenges of a shrinking workforce and improving healthcare and caregiving for older persons. Yet key challenges exist that need to be addressed, including accessibility of these technologies and digital skills for older persons. This panel will explore how older persons are using ICTs to ensure positive change for themselves and others, manage age-related challenges, and overcome risks, barriers and stereotypes. It will include speakers from a variety of stakeholder groups.

The lnternational Labour Organization (ILO) was created in 1919 at the end of World War 1. lts establishment was part of the Treaty of Versailles. The initial ILO statutes pointed out that lasting peace depends on social justice. To stay relevant, the ILO must now rise to huge challenges and contribute to solve the socio-economic problems humanity is facing today.

09 /12 /2018 - by Raymond Saner, CSEND-D+C

UN Library Talk: Roundtable on “How to Ensure Ageing with Dignity?” – A Contribution to the Implementation of SDG3 of the “2030 Sustainable Development Goals”

The First China (Sichuan) Senior Welfare and Wellness Industry Development Summit Programme, Chengdu, 26th October 2017

Presentation given by Raymond Saner titled “Silver Tsunami or Silver Opportunities? Platforms for Engagement”

 

All Academy Symposium on "INTERRELATIONSHIP OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC GOODS" AoM Annual Conference, Atlanta, August 2017

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A Colloquium on “Is A Living Wage Bad for The Economy?” A contribution to the implementation of SDG 8 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Greening the World Trade Organisation is an imperative to accompany the implementation of the Paris Agreement adopted during the COP 21 in December 2015.

“Yet, there is no place for complacency. Time is running out, and unless decisive steps are taken to speedily walk the talk and translate ambitious global commitments into concrete actions at global, regional, national and local levels, the Paris Agreement will fail to deliver and sufficiently reduce climate change” (ECPDM editorial, May/June 2016).

A UN Library Talks Geneva event organised by the United Nations Office Geneva in collaboration with CSEND on Wednesday 15 June 2017. This Library event aims to debate the philosophical, economic, social, and pedagogical aspect of education in the context of achieving SDG Goal 4, “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.

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