About us

The Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

Established in 1946, the Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation organizes and coordinates international and local events, conferences and training and offers hospitality services to promote change, primarily in its Swiss centre for dialogue, the Caux Palace, bringing together a true diversity of people from all walks of life.

Caux Initiatives of Change is the Swiss national body and founding member of Initiatives of Change International, an NGO with special consultative status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and participatory status as an INGO at the Council of Europe.

Our Vision

Our vision is a just, peaceful and sustainable world in which people act from a sense of global interdependence and responsibility.

Our Foundation operates in line with its key approach of bringing global change through personal change and with its core values of absolute respect for human dignity, of truth, solidarity and care at every level of public or personal life.

Our Mission

Caux Initiatives of Change aims to inspire, equip and connect individuals, groups and organisations from around the globe in a safe space to engage effectively and innovatively in the promotion of trust, ethical leadership, sustainable living and human security.

Hospitality for Change

Hospitality for Change is a holistic concept which blends our excellence in hospitality with our expertise in trustbuilding, peacebuilding and ethical leadership. Caux Initiatives of Change provides a safe space, free from judgement and from the distractions of daily life, where people can speak openly and transformation can happen.

Overlooking the Leman, above the city of Montreux, just 1h20 from Geneva, the Caux Palace and Villa Maria offer an inspiring and extraordinary setting for your meetings and workshops, conferences, cultural events, and retreats.

*Discover our hospitality offers and our facilities

*Read more about the rich and inspirng history of the Caux Palace & Villa Maria.

*Learn more about our sustainablity efforts and partnerships for a sustainable future.

*Find out more about our pledge for gender equality

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