„That intrinsic motivation gives us credibility and jives with the motivation of all Buzzers – we want to drive sustainability ahead.”
We are a diverse, complementary and committed team of sustainability professionals who are deeply rooted in the sustainability scene. We share our expertise to keep GreenBuzz association (“Verein“) developing and the community buzzing.
Natija is a communications and strategy specialist. At GreenBuzz she cares about development of new programmes and our brand.
Lim loves innovating and collaborating through challenges. He makes sure that GreenBuzz stays up to date with current trends in the sustainability ecosystem.
Heather has a scientific and entrepreneurial background, and gets excited about building partnerships. She leads the team and operations of GreenBuzz Zurich.
Rachel brings her passion for connecting people and her entrepreneurial spirit to GreenBuzz. If you have ideas for future events, please get in touch with her.
Rahel Bertschinger has a background in sustainable tourism and international development. She supports GreenBuzz in event management, fundraising, and communications.
FOUNDER & TOPIC LEAD SUSTAINABLE FINANCE
Falko initiated the Centre for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth at the University of Zurich. He also founded GreenBuzz in 2010 and focuses on our events related to finance.
TOPIC LEAD WATER
Naomi works at South Pole Group where she develops water management topics. At GreenBuzz she actively promotes water stewardship too.
Francesca C. Bruno
Francesca is a passionate photographer and runs her own start-up World Climaps. She is the author of all our awesome imagery.
TOPIC LEAD BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
Holger works at greenTEG, an ETH spin-off active in the field of building technology and energy harvesting. At GreenBuzz, he pushes our activities in the sustainable construction stream.
Aisha is a communications expert in development and sustainability topics. She continuously develops our communications an networking strategy.
TOPIC LEAD FOOD & AGRICULTURE
Mounia is a Manager Strategy and Projects at Chocolat Frey, on top of that she runs our events on food & agriculture.
GreenBuzz Advisory Board
We consult experienced professionals who are passionate about sustainability and the development of GreenBuzz. Our advisory board contributes to success of GreenBuzz with a great mixture of their respective competences coming from different spheres of society and businesses.
Amanda Turner Ege
SENIOR ASSOCIATE, ELEA FOUNDATION FOR ETHICS IN GLOBALIZATION
HEAD OF ENERGY DEBT FINANCING, RESPONSABILITY INVESTMENTS AG
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, UBS SOCIAL INNOVATORS
DEPUTY HEAD BUSINESS AND CONSUMPTION, WWF SWITZERLAND
The idea of GreenBuzz started in March 2010 in Zurich, when Falko Paetzold invited around 15 sustainability professionals for a casual drink – he was looking to meet and learn from others working on sustainability topics in different industries. GreenBuzz was a success from day one. In 2013, an independent non-profit association was founded to grow the momentum and build on the traction that GreenBuzz had been gaining since 2010.
Since then, the GreenBuzz community has grown to more than 2,000 Buzzers only in Zurich. In late 2014, GreenBuzz Global was founded to address the demand from other cities, and new local chapters were founded in Berlin, Amsterdam, Geneva, Bern… and more to come.