Responsible Business Initiative

As professors of development economics at various Swiss universities, we regularly deal with the importance of the economy for development in the poor countries of the world. Since the developmental effectiveness of the Responsible Business Initiative is increasingly becoming the focus of discussion, we would like to contribute our expertise to this discourse.  


Our statement is available below in German, French, Italian and English.


Signed by:

Prof. Julia Cajal Grossi, The Graduate Institute Geneva

Prof. Gilles Carbonnier, The Graduate Institute Geneva

Prof. Lorenzo Casaburi, Universität Zürich

Prof. Nicolas Depetris Chauvin, HEG Genève

Prof. Christelle Dumas, Université de Fribourg

Prof. Günther Fink, Universität Basel

Prof. Charles Gottlieb, Universität St. Gallen

Prof. Isabel Günther, ETH Zürich

Prof. Roland Hodler, Universität St. Gallen

Prof. Guilherme Lichand, Universität Zürich

Prof. Jérémy Lucchetti, Université de Genève

Prof. Katharina Michaelowa, Universität Zürich

Prof. Ugo Panizza, The Graduate Institute Geneva

Prof. Dina Pomeranz, Universität Zürich

Prof. Lore Vandewalle, The Graduate Institute Geneva



Konzernverantwortungsinitiative (Deutsch)
KoVI deutsch.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 89.0 KB
Initiative multinationales responsables (Francais)
KoVI francais.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 102.9 KB
Iniziativa multinazionali responsabili (Italiano)
KoVI italiano.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 85.6 KB
Responsible Business Initiative (English)
KoVI english.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 100.9 KB