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Creating Shared Value: Redefining the Role of Business in Society?

The Baloise Group and Rochester-Bern cordially invite you to the Guest Lecture with Prof. Dr. Filip Caeldries. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the Baloise headquarters in Basel. After the lecture, there will be a short presentation about Rochester-Bern Executive Programs.




Five years ago, Porter (with co-author Kramer) published a landmark article in the Harvard Business Review: “Creating Shared Value”. The central premise of creating shared value (CSV) involves creating economic value for the firm in a way that also creates value for society by addressing its needs and challenges. CSV acknowledges that trade-offs exist between short-term profitability and societal objectives, but focuses on the opportunities for creating competitive advantage by building a social value proposition as an integral part into the firm’s business strategy.

In his guest lecture, Prof. Dr. Filip Caeldries will reflect on the origins of the CSV concept, the differences with other practices such as CSR as well as the implications for new (inclusive) business and organizational models.




17.30  Welcome by Baloise

17.45   Creating Shared Value: Redefining the Role of Business in Society?
Prof. Dr. Filip Caeldries, Professor of Strategy and Associate Dean Company-Specific Executive Programs, TiasNimbas Business School, Tilburg University, the Netherlands; Ph.D., Strategic Management, Purdue University 

18.45   A taste of Rochester-Bern Executive Programs
Prof. Dr. Petra Joerg, CEO, Rochester-Bern Executive Programs

19.00   Apéro riche and networking




Please be informed that the registration deadline was on April 3.

Our next Guest Lecture will be on September 15 in Bern.




Filip Caeldries obtained his Ph.D. in strategic management from Purdue University, USA (Krannert School of Management). In addition, he studied international comparative antitrust law at New York University Law School.


Filip Caeldries has extensive experience as a trainer and instructor in Strategic Management programs for various corporations in Europe and the US. He regularly facilitates strategy development workshops with executive boards and senior leadership teams. At Tilburg University, he was Associate Dean of the Company-specific Programs division (1997-2013). In this capacity, he held the academic responsibility for all company-specific executive development programs. He has directed and taught in executive development programs in 24 countries for clients such as ING, Bekaert, Barco, Canon, Capgemini, CSM, Elanco, Fresenius Medical Care, Gambro, Randstad, Rabobank, Royal Haskoning/DHV, Nestlé, Norske Skog, and Abbott.


Filip Caeldries’ research and teaching interests focus on strategic management (competitive strategy and strategic change), organization development, and competition in transition markets. His research has been published in Advances in Strategic Management, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and the Journal of Socio-Economics. He is a co-author of the book Financial Services Marketing.




Baloise Group
Konferenzsaal APA 029
Aeschengraben 21
4002 Basel


Sandra Albrecht
Event Organizer
+41 31 631 51 31

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