People, Companies & SocietyInclusive Growth Summit
June, 26th – 27th 2017
IPADE Business School
We have before us an exciting and challenging opportunity: for everybody to contribute to the economic growth of the country, bringing the person back at the center of business and society. It is not just an altruistic question, but a matter of including all the sectors of society in order to truly make them agents of growth in their own countries and not mere spectators or passive subjects.
It is an internationally proven fact that the way in which some of the wealthiest countries and companies have been doing business, in some cases, has not only neglected the development of peoples and countries, but on many occasions, rich countries have become rich precisely by impoverishing others. Scholars, business leaders and economists observe that the current economic growth could generate poverty instead of taking into account the development of nations. Mr. Carlos Llano, the founder of IPADE Business School, frequently asserted: “Richness has created poverty” 1 Many international institutions and their leaders have invited wealthy nations to take action on the matter. So, from Pope Francis complaining about the “throwaway culture” 2 to the World Economic Forum with its studies on “Inclusive Growth 3, we have been hearing public voices encouraging political, economic, and governmental institutions to change the way business is done.
IPADE Business School is no stranger to these issues. Because of its foundational values and spirit, IPADE has been addressing them. Precisely one of the pillars that IPADE’s essence is based upon is the dignity of the human being as a “center and end of all economic and social life” 4. In that sense, we believe that, rather than being the problem or the cause, managers are the solution. Business leaders, hand in hand with IPADE as a fundamental part of their executive education, are committed to working together in order to solve it. IPADE completely agrees with the WEF in its definition of Inclusive Growth as “output growth that is sustained over decades, is broad-based across economic sectors, creates productive employment opportunities for a great majority of the country’s working age population, and reduces poverty” 5. Mexico is no stranger to this reality Economic growth that takes into account social inclusion (Inclusive Growth) presents itself as an ambitious challenge. It is a duty for managers and IPADE to see this challenge not only as a philanthropic matter but also as a profitable and long-lasting one.
In the past few years, IPADE has built a relationship with the WEF. Together we have started to work on Inclusive Growth, especially for Mexico. Since the very beginning, we all understood that this topic would not be merely a research topic, but above all, something to solve, especially for companies. In that sense, IPADE wanted to join the WEF-Vatican work that started in Rome in 2015, in which the three main tracks were defined as individual transformations, organizational transformations, and cultural transformations6.
Taking advantage of the 50th Anniversary of IPADE’s foundation, we have organized the Person, Business Organization and Society: Inclusive Growth Summit, taking place on June 26th and 27th, 2017 at IPADE’s main campus in Mexico City. This Summit aims to be a moment of study, an exchange of experience and scientific knowledge, and above all, a commitment opportunity to face this issue. It is aimed at both top Mexican managers and academics.
Conceptual papers as well as empirical research, including case studies, are welcome. A collection of papers will be published in a special issue of the Empresa y Humanismo Review from the University of Navarra. The selection process will consider the academic quality of the paper and its proximity to the Summit’s general topic.
- cfr. Carlos Llano Cifuentes, ¿qué es lo superfluo?, Revista Istmo nº 194
- cfr. Papa Francisco, carta encíclica Laudato Sí, 2015, n.16.
- World Economic Forum, The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2015.
- cfr. IPADE Business School, Misión, visión y valores, www.ipade.mx
- World Economic Forum, The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2015, p. 1
- cfr. World Economic Forum, Meeting report: Towards a New Global Minset, 2015.
José Díez Deustua
Assistant Professor, Factor Humano, IPADE Business School
Juan Andrés Mercado
Full Professor, Philosophy Department, Pontificia , Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome.
Dn. Christian Mendoza
Assistant Professor, School of Church Communications at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.
Consejero de la Nunciatura Apostólica de la Santa Sede en México
Associate Professor Management Systems, Fordham University
Senior Community Manager, Latin America and Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum, Ginebra.
CEO of the Rwanda Development Board, Government of Rwanda, and President of Fox River Financial Resources.
Alejandro Armenta Pico
Full Professor. Director of Centro de Investigación de Filosofía y Empresa, IPADE Business School.
Co-Fouder of Transformational Business Network.
Fox River Partner Operations Director in Kenya, Malawi and Rwanda.
Practice Lead, Economic Growth and Social Inclusion Initiative, World Economic Forum, Ginebra.
Executive Director, Fundación Paraguaya.
Roberto Martínez Yllescas
Director of the OECD center in Mexico for Latin America.
Full Professor, Philosophy Department, and Former Dean of the University of the Holy Cross, Rome.
Full Professor, International Economics Department, and Head of the International Development Center of the University of Navarra.
Full Professor, Organizational Behavior Department, Carlos Llano UP-IPADE Chair Director, IPADE Business School.
Panel of LATAM Business School Deans
Jose Paulo Carelli -ISE – Brasil.
José Garrido-Lecca – PAD – Perú.
Alejandro Ribadeneira – IDE – Ecuador.
Fausto García – IAE – Argentina.
José Miguel Simian – ESE – Chile.
Rafael Gómez Nava – IPADE – México.
* Subject to modifications.
|Monday, June 26th 2017|
José Diéz Deustua, Director of the Inclusive Growth Summit
Message from Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Prefect of the Peace and Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, Holy See.(15 min)
|Inclusive Growth in the World|
|Plenary Session 1
Humanistic Management: protecting dignity and promoting well Being (30 min)
Towards a humanistic future (30 min)
A group of Businessmen who change their country (30 min)
|Plenary Session 2
The human condition of the director. (30 min).
Inclusive Growth as a success issue for Business (30 min)
Inclusive Development for the Global South. (30 min).
|Inclusive Growth in Latin America (Mexico)|
|Plenary Session 3
The Inclusive Growth Index (30 min)
Social Entrepreneurship (30 min)
Perspectives of Inclusive Growth in Latin America
|Plenary Session 4
Panel of LATAM Business School Deans
|Tuesday,June 27th 2017
Inclusive Growth in the Academia
|Plenary Session 5
Humanisim versus Utilitarism. Key Cultural Factors of our socioeconomic situation (30 min)
Inclusive Growth: a global perspective (30 min)
The reach of Inclusive Development in the Thought of Carlos Llano (30 min)
|Closing ceremony of the Summit|
*To be Confirmed. Schedule subject to change.
Tracks and Tentative Topics
- Inclusive Growth: human dignity as its core and purpose.
Human Dignity at the foundations of Inclusive Growth – Talent development and meaning at work – productive employment opportunities – humanism and management – Situations of conflict and employee engagement and sense of belonging.
- Inclusive Growth: Organizational Transformations
Vision and mission of the firm – Sustainability and the need for change – Design of more human organizations – Congruency between organizational structure and strategy- Creating a sense of common purpose across the organization .
- Inclusive Growth: Cultural Transformation and institutional strengthening
and institutional strengthening International standards and global initiatives – Building relational and social capital – Embedding ethical values across organizations – Family and Company: fundamental institutions – Leadership and corporate culture – Integrity and trust in governance – The role of the Board in an inclusive culture – Managing organizational learning and organizational change
- Inclusive Growth and new Business Models
Sustainability, CSR and the redefinition of business models – Innovation for sustainability – Opportunities for doing well by doing good – Shared value strategies – Social entrepreneurship – Hybrid organizations – Business and the common good – Businesses as social change agents.
- Inclusive Growth and good company governance
Aligning shareholders’ and stakeholders’ interests – The role of the CEO in designing an Inclusive organization – Organizational effectiveness and sustainability – Ethics in management control and organizational structure – Congruency between organizational structure and strategy
March 10th, 2017
Submission of paper proposals of about 1,000 words explaining the aim, methodology, possible findings, and relevant references.
March 20th, 2017
Authors are informed if their paper proposal has been accepted.
June 10th, 2017
Deadline for receiving full papers. An abstract of about 250 words should be included. The suggested length for papers is about 7,000 words. Authors interested in submitting their paper for the special issue of the Empresa y Humanismo Review should make this clear on the cover page.
September 27th, 2017
Authors are informed if their paper has been accepted for the review process for publication in the special issue of the Empresa y Humanismo Review
The official languages of the Symposium are both English and Spanish
Please send proposals using the Paper Submission Form.
We suggest using Times New Roman 12 point font and a line spacing of 1.5 lines. Do not include lines between paragraphs. Title pages are not necessary. Use endnotes, insert page numbers in the lower right-hand corner and use the style guidelines of the Empresa y Humanismo Review for paper style and references.