The second ‘Unpacking Participation’ plenary of the ‘Children as Actors for Transforming Society’ (CATS) conference took place on July 25th and was chaired by Patricia Young, director of the Child-to-Child Trust. It allowed the audience to gain an overview of the legal frameworks for child participation and offered an example on how to implement it.

Sarosh J. Ghandy, Executive Director for more than 20 years of TELCO (now Tata Motors) and later on Managing Director of TELCON, has a strong people orientation value and co-founded the IofC Centre for Training in Ethical Leadership. During the ‘Trust and integrity in the global economy’ conference, he gave us his point of view on ethical leadership and how it can be practised.

On July 22nd the Caux Scholars Programme 2013 ended with the graduation ceremony for the 24 students who had come to Caux from 19 different countries to participate in the programme. Carl Stauffer, Academic Director of the Caux Scholars Programme (CSP), used the opportunity to address some very personal words of recognition to each scholar when handing them over the certificates.

During the conference ‘Trust and integrity in the global economy’, Lawrence Bloom, Executive Chairman of Be Energy, President of Pathway International and former Executive Committee Member of the InterContinental Hotels Group, gave us an interview. He told us more about his personal path of life and about a very successful innovation, both ecological and economical, that we all know!

Radio Chablais and Swiss newspaper 24 heures have reported on Kofi Annan’s intervention during the ‘Trust and integrity in the global economy’ conference on July 19th in Caux.

Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and founder of the Kofi Annan Foundation, closed on 19th July the ‘Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy’ conference. His intervention, often humorous, was followed by a forty-five minute session of animated Q&A.

Lawrence Bloom was Friday’s, 19th July, orator during the 6th and final TIGE-Talk at the ‘Trust and Integrity in a global economy’ TIGE conference. The session was chaired by Mohan Bhagwandas, International Coordinator of the ‘Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy’ conference.

On July 18th the TIGE Talk focused on global and conceptual issues, as the moderator Don de Silva, Head of Programmes of IofC UK, stated. With Rudolf Ramsauer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Communications Director of Nestlé, as keynote speaker, the session was specifically dedicated to the topic of corporate social responsibility.

On the morning of July 18th there took place in Caux above Montreux the Caux public lecture on ‘Initiatives for a new global economy’ by Peter Brew, from the UK (non-executive chairman of the Trans4M, Center for Integral Development, Switzerland). He was introduced by Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer (founders of Trans4M) who later conducted the interactive session of the conference.

Twenty years ago the Healing the Heart of America conference in Richmond, VA, featured the city's first walk through its racial history and launched a national movement for honest conversation on race, reconciliation, and responsibility. This year in Caux, Switzerland, people from more than 30 countries gathered to address the need for Healing History, Overcoming Racism, Seeking Equity, Building Community.