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Dear reader,

In the midst of the global economic crisis, there have been many public calls for greater leadership responsibility. But what is responsible leadership?

IMD will be addressing this topic during the upcoming Responsible Leadership Summit, which will be held February 1 to 3, 2009 in Lausanne. Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Victor Fung, Chairman of Li & Fung and Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce, and Peter Bakker, CEO of TNT, will be among the guest speakers joining a team of IMD Faculty for the summit.

IMD has a strong tradition of developing responsible leaders. We strive to have a positive impact on business and society by embracing responsible leadership. Since January 12, CNBC has been running a new 30-second commercial spot in which IMD President Dr John R. Wells describes the emphasis IMD places on responsible leadership. You can watch the commercial and learn more about the Responsible Leadership Summit at www.imd.ch/summit.

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