Here are some examples of recent GreenBuzz events:


GreenBuzz 7th Annual Christmas on the Uetliberg

December 5th, 2018

We headed up the Uetliberg with our members and supporters, and dined on vegetarian and vegan meals. We breathed in the festive mood and gave space to informal discussions about the green happenings of the past year and share buzzing ideas for the next one.

See full photo album here.


Meat the Future: the path to sustainable plates

November 6th, 2018

Our western diet is highly reliant on meat and dairy products, and developing countries are increasingly hungry for the same. The current meat production system is however extremely inefficient and resource intensive. Livestock is the world’s largest user of land resources. 80% of agricultural land is used for grazing and feed production. The same goes for most of the world’s fresh water. At the same time, meat and dairy also have a significant impact on the environment. Livestock accounts for 15% of total greenhouse gas emissions, and feed production is a major driver of biodiversity loss and soil degradation. What place does meat have in a sustainable food system? Can sustainable practices help reduce meat production’s footprint? How can we drive more sustainable consumption patterns? How can innovation and technology help towards a more sustainable protein supply chain? These questions and more were discussed at the event, with inputs from Manuel Klarmann (Eaternity), Thomas Rippel (former economist turned organic farmer), Bühler Group, and Blue Horizon. Food was prepared by celebrity vegan chef Lauren Wildbolz, and snacks and beverages were also offered by HiltlBeyond MeatUMAMINew Roots, ChariTea and Delinat

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Addressing Your Climate Risks and Opportunities

November 7th, 2018

60 professionals met for a half day workshop hosted by South Pole. In response to the Paris Agreement, two initiatives around climate risks and opportunities are gaining traction: The Framework for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and Science Based Targets (SBT). Who is pushing for these initiatives? What are the implications for pension funds or corporations? And how do they interrelate? South Pole and GreenBuzz organised an exclusive meeting to discuss these questions and to outline a roadmap for organisations. The event was moderated by Bastien Girod(South Pole), and inputs were offered by Renat Heuberger (CEO, South Pole), Andreas Spiegel, Amandine Favier (Head of Sustainable Finance, WWF Schweiz), Franziska Sinner (Finance expert South Pole), Charlie Henderson (South Pole), Damian Oettli (WWF), and Heinz Hänni, (McDonald’s).

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Impact Investing: Beyond the Hype

October 7th, 2018

60 professionals met over breakfast at RobecoSAM to hear inputs from James Gifford, head of impact investing at UBS and Taeun Kwon, University of Zurich, and Jacob Messina, Head of Sustainability investing research at RobecoSAM . The event was hosted by Falko Paetzold, founder of GreenBuzz and Managing Director of  Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) at University of Zurich. Inputs were followed by interactive discussions with the individual speakers.

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See photo album here.


Integrating Sustainability Measures into Compensation

September 27th, 2018


14 participants met at Bally Callebaut for an evening workshop led by Claudia Wuerstle to discuss incorporating and incentivizing ESG performance through compensation, explore current market practice, and exchange on different ways to reflect ESG criteria in “variable pay”, the portion of employee compensation that is based on performance.


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