Blockchain for sustainable supply chains

20th June 2019


Philipp Spaeti – IBM CTO, an IBM Distinguished Engineer. He has extensive experience in the IT business and is working for some of IBM’s largest clients, on topics including Internet of things, blockchain as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Micha Roon – Share and change, is a veteran software engineer who has contributed to many blockchain projects including applications in asset management, advertising, and document management.

Sabine Loetscher – WWF, Switzerland, Senior Head of Sustainable Markets & Deputy Head of Markets for WWF, and has 14 years of experience in the private sector, consultancies, and NGOs, and is interested in the potential of technology, business model innovation and corporate sustainability as drivers for a sustainable world.

Harold Rauter – Climate Kic, Senior innovation specialist.  Leading innovations at Climate KIC. Harald has a flair for innovation and bringing people together to deliver results that will speed climate related innovation. .

Future of Mobility

4th April 2019



Pascal Kienst – Collaborator at the SCCER, Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research. Pascal is a master at facilitating knowledge transfer and dissemination. He is providing specific start-up and corporate entrepreneurship support through his work at SCCER.

Stephan Parlow – University of Basel, Assistent / Doktorand (Fachbereich Nachhaltigkeitsforschung) Leading research into the positive impact of Cargo bikes to replace car journeys in cities.

Thomas Stoiber – Environmental expert mobility and transport bei Baudirektion Kanton Zürich, Responsible for issues related to transport and mobility in the environmental agency of the canton of Zurich.

Thomas Stoiber – University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Western Switzerland.  Researcher into sharing mobility as a key part of sustainable mobility, how it can fail and when it adds to public transport network.

Christina Spoerry -Leiterin Stab Verkehr und Stadtraum beim Tiefbauamt der Stadt Zürich. Discussed the present situation in Zurich, the challenges faced and the objectives that Zurich has set to reduce car traffic in Zurich by 10% in 10 years and how shared mobility can contribute to this goal.

Tabea Leibundgut – Business Development Manager at Mobility Cooperative, Developing new business models to extend the Mobility car sharing to Mobility scooters and so service the last mile of a journey.

Why Construction Materials Matter

2nd April 2019

Beat Ryhner – Head Shared Services & Headquarters at Economic Development, Canton of Zurich.


Dr. Holger Hendrichs – Head of Sales and Marketing at GreenTEG AG – Head of Sales and Marketing at GreenTEG AG. Thermal insulation measuring devices take the guess work out of thermal monitoring.

Alexander Eisenhauer – Head of Airium at LarFarge Holcim, Heads the business development and deployment of LafargeHolcim’s new sustainable insulation technology Airium™
Corporate Single Point of Contact for all new building segment offers in Middle East & Africa and in North America.

Christina Nakhle – Project manager Group for Sustainability and Technology at ETHZ, Sustainability in Business Lab ,
– Scouting for and the assessment of sustainable construction material
– Building energy perfomance regulations in Europe as part of the project for the developmentof the upcoming Swiss building energy code (MuKEn)
– Swiss climate policy and energy strategy.

Olivier Enger – Senior Innovation Manager, Technology Scouting at BASF   

Current Technology focuses Sensors and diagnostics, Emerging materials for the life science industry, advanced optics, Carbon technologies and energy management.

Supply Chains beyond Reputational risk 

12th March 2019

Dr Bastien Girod – Member of Parliament, Scientist & Lecturer at ETH Zurich, Corporate and Industry Consultant.

As member of parliament Bastien co-develops Environmental Policy. He lecturers at ETH on Technologies and Sustainability. He is president of the Swiss waste management association. At South Pole he supports selected companies on their sustainability journey.

Naomi Rosenthal – Deputy Director, Sustainable Supply Chains at South Pole. Leading a team to transform agricultural supply chains in Africa, Latin America and Asia, enabling long term sustainability.

Sarah Vowles – Senior Sustainability manager at IWC. Leading industry standard setting and compliance to avoid environmental degradation and ensure good working conditions are are upheld along the whole supply chain .

World Water Day

12th March 2019

Bella Roscher -Project Manager, Business and consumption, WWF.

Joanne Wong -Marine Ecologist, Independent environmental consultant.

Alexandra Frank -Senior Consultant at South Pole, Corporate water stewardship and supply chains. 

Advocating Climate Friendly Business Events

26th February 2019

Uta Kroll – Head of the Convention Bureau, Zurich Tourism.



Frank Marreaux – Head of MCI Switzerland.


Anders Tellefsen -Director, Procurement lead Marketing, Meetings and Travel at Takeda.

Innovation against Food Waste

31st January 2019

Thomas Vellacott – CEO WWF Switzerland.

Dr. Claudio Beretta – Research associate, ETHZ.  President, Food Waste Switzerland.

Dr Fanny Brun – Behavioural economist.


Naomi MacKenzie, Co-Founder Kitro.

Lucie Rien, Country Manager, Switzerland.  TooGoodToGo.

Lukas Bühler – ETH Week and Founder Zum guten Heinrich

Monica Cipelletti – Co-Founder and CEO ZüriChips