People - 30.08.2018 - 00:00 

Peter Gomez awarded the Freedom Prize

The Bonny Foundation awarded Prof. em. Dr. Peter Gomez the prize to honour his services in teaching, research and practice in networked thinking and his management and leadership approach based on freedom and responsibility.
Source: HSG Newsroom

31 August 2018. The award ceremony took place on 30 August 2018 in Bern before around 600 invited guests from the worlds of politics, business and culture. In his speech, Dr. Beat Brechbühl, Vice President of the Bonny Foundation, praised Prof. em. Dr. Peter Gomez’s work: "He is a wanderer between worlds: between science and business, between theory and practice, between the market and the common good. He set trends in management theory and was championing stakeholder value and the common good approach long before they became mainstream. As a logical continuation of this approach, in 2010 he initiated – and in this regard he is also a pioneer – Switzerland’s Public Value Atlas, which systematically examines the societal benefit of companies." During his six-year term as president of the University of St.Gallen, he shaped the HSG’s systems approach and was one of the first to introduce the Bologna reform.

Bonny Foundation for Freedom

Every year, the politically non-partisan foundation honours a personality or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the preservation of freedom. The Freedom Prize, which has been awarded each year since 2013, comes with prize money of CHF 100,000. The Berne-based foundation supports projects that promote the liberal social order and free market economy. Its Board of Trustees comprises Jean-Pierre Bonny (Chairman), Dr. Beat Brechbühl (Vice Chairman), Gerold Bührer and Etienne Jornod.