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We were very happy to hear the news today that ebbf member Luigi Matrone has just been nominated to lead the Geneva Global Shapers initiative: “We are proud to announce our new amazing curators Luigi Matrone and Giulia Zanzi Congrats & best of luck! #shapetheworld”
This is one of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Shapers” hubs described as “a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.”
We wish Luigi a great experience and impact!
#ebbfvalues #Service: How can service to society become the central purpose of every business undertaking?
#Service is one of seven foundational principles of ebbf, which it defines as: “The highest station is service to all humanity and to the common good, a principle that applies equally to the individual, to government and to private enterprise. Service is principles put into action.”
Service is something we regularly live in our lives. During the dedicated video conference held on the 2nd of April we explored “How can service to society become the central purpose of every business undertaking?” with ebbf board member Paul Hughes.
He introduced the discussion telling of his experience in hotels in India. “I was struck by the quality of the service; service was a honour. The service industry in America, aimed at getting tips, is very different from India”.
Some other highlights from the 90 minute online event was that for organizations service is a value, of course, and it can be declined in different ways: service to the customers and serving each other. Service is a state of mind, recalling a quote from Abdul’Baha: “Service to the friends is service to the Kingdom of God”. Service put in action means also creating a collaborative culture even if you are working in a competition based culture. We should also remember the relationship between service and generosity. A good explanation of the value of service in the workplace can be found in this quote from Abdu’l-Bahá: “Work done in the spirit of service is the highest form of worship“.
If you are interested to join one of these online video explorations of values and their application in our workplaces and economic systems click here to view the next online google hangout that you can join searching for the hashtag #ebbfvalues .
During the last #ebbfvalues online video conversation about the role of #GenderEquality in our workplaces and economic systems, a very diverse group of individuals with a common passion for the application of this value, explored the answer to a number of questions such as “why are women-led companies more successful?” “are current company structures enabling Gender Equality?” “what success stories show companies that are doing Gender Equality right?”.
Click to this short article to find a few of the answers that were given.
You are invited to enjoy and enrich the next #ebbfvalues online video conference taking place next Wednesday 15th of April exploring the value and application of #Unity .
The Justice conference, a Baha’i inspired forum for the exploration of (international) law, global governance, justice and ethics, joyously celebrated 20 years of existence with a spiritually empowering gathering where over 100 participants reflected on the future of justice. The conference themed Advancing Justice: Spiritual foundations & Practical Application covered an array of topics and attracted many professionals beyond lawyers.