Top­ic:  Inter­gen­er­a­tional Jus­tice as a mod­el for Businesses

Ques­tions 2003/2004:

The fol­low­ing ques­tions were addressed:

  1. In how far is inter­gen­er­a­tional jus­tice a busi­ness­es’ duty?
  2. Which instru­ments and mod­els exist to help imple­ment inter­gen­er­a­tional jus­tice in busi­ness­es? (e.g. ini­tia­tives in busi­ness­es and the econ­o­my, tax­a­tion by the state, the influ­ence of oth­er actors)
  3. In how far have these stood the test of time?
  4. Which alter­na­tives would you suggest?


Win­ners 2003/2004

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the fol­low­ing prize-winners:

1st Place (€5,000):
Jan-Marek Pfau

2nd Place (€3,000):
Frauke David, Oliv­er Fal­ck, Stephan Heblich und Christopf Kneiding


Symposium 2004

Sym­po­sium 2004: 10–12 Sep­tem­ber, Arnoldshain

Inter­gen­er­a­tional jus­tice as the mis­sion state­ment of businesses


In asso­ci­a­tion with 

  • Gesellschaft Evan­ge­lis­che Akademie in Hes­sen und Nassau
  • Yois, Deutsch­land

Finan­cial sup­port grate­ful­ly received from

  • Jacobs Foun­da­tion
  • Haniel Stiftung
  • Hes­sis­ches Sozialministerium



Pen­sions, the lack of appren­tice train­ing posi­tions, youth unem­ploy­ment and the roll­back of sol­i­dar­i­ty in the com­mu­ni­ty are issues which the media con­fronts us with on a dai­ly basis. In these cir­cum­stances the term “Inter­gen­er­a­tional jus­tice” is becom­ing more mean­ing­ful. This makes it all the more aston­ish­ing that inter­gen­er­a­tional jus­tice in busi­ness poli­cies has stayed in the back­ground, despite the fact that transna­tion­al com­pa­nies are becom­ing increas­ing­ly impor­tant actors thanks to glob­al­i­sa­tion. The FRFG organ­ised this sym­po­sium in order to help make up this deficit, under the mot­to that even the longest jour­ney begins with a sin­gle step.


About 80 renowned rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the fields of sci­ence, eco­nom­ics, pol­i­tics, and soci­ety dis­cussed, for exam­ple, how Inter­gen­er­a­tional­ly just busi­ness­es can com­pete in the mar­ket place. The agreed goal of the organ­is­ers was to cre­ate a dis­cus­sion focussing on the respon­si­bil­i­ties of the busi­ness­es in this area. Apart from inter­est­ing pre­sen­ta­tions and all kinds of dis­cus­sions, the sym­po­sium was also the ide­al set­ting in which to present the sec­ond inter­gen­er­a­tional jus­tice award.

A very hap­py 1st Prize win­ner, Jan-Marek Pfau

The best essays are pub­lished in the book “The inter­gen­er­a­tional­ly just approach to run­ning a busi­ness” .