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November 2020

Thematic Event: The Responsible Business Initiative (Konzernverantwortungsinitiative) – A Gamechanger For Sustainable Development, or Not?

November 10, 18:00 - 21:30
Kulturpark, Pfingstweidstrasse 16
Zurich, 8005 Switzerland
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CHF25.00 - CHF85.00

This event will happen as a face to face event and we will strictly follow our Covid-19 Schutzkonzept. In addition, we will offer an online livestream for those who are joining remotely. On November 29th, 2020, the Responsible Business Initiative (Volksinitiative "Für verantwortungsvolle Unternehmen – zum Schutz von Mensch und Umwelt" or “Konzernverantwortungsinitiative”) will come to a vote in Switzerland. This popular initiative, first introduced on October 10th, 2016, aims to legally oblige international corporations headquartered in Switzerland to a…

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Workshop: Successful B2C – Communicate Sustainability to Your Consumers

November 25, 08:30 - 11:30
WWF, Hohlstrasse 110
Zürich, ZH 8010 Switzerland
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CHF48.75 - CHF195.00

Many companies are working on their sustainability strategies with renewed purpose. They are driving innovation and moving towards becoming carbon neutral, reducing packaging, delivering their ESG goals, investing in impact funds and participating in the circular economy. However to grow their business today they must communicate this effectively and simply to their consumers. More than ever consumers are demanding companies to be sustainable and money is flowing to ‘Green companies’ . At the same time consumers are increasingly aware and…

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Informal Drinks: Impact Washing – How to Spot and How to Avoid

November 25, 17:30 - 19:30
Houdini, Badenerstrasse 173
Zürich, 8004 Switzerland
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Free

Register below to join this free event! There has been a recent growth in the popularity of so-called “impact” investments, which aim to increase positive benefits to society and marry social or environmental outcomes with financial returns. However, the rise in demand of impact investments also comes with a risk: impact washing. As the attention and popularity of impact investing has grown, so has the ambiguity of the term and concerns about impact washing increased. The investment industry has to…

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December 2020

Thematic Event: Sustainable Buildings – Making Retrofitting the New New!

December 1, 18:00 - 21:30
WWF, Hohlstrasse 110
Zürich, ZH 8010 Switzerland
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CHF85.00

This event will happen as a face to face event and we will strictly follow our Covid-19 Schutzkonzept. In Switzerland, buildings account for 44% of final energy demand, with an equal share of CO₂ emissions. Decarbonizing the building sector is one of the key focuses of the Swiss Energy Strategy. Building energy codes set minimum energy performance requirements for new buildings and retrofits, with the latter less stringent. Yet in Switzerland 1.5 million (of 3.8 million) buildings are in need of…

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January 2021

Thematic New Year’s Event: Inspiration for Change

14th January 2021, 18:00 - 21:30
Central Zurich, Central Zurich
Zürich, 8010 Switzerland
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CHF85.00

Join us for our first thematic event of 2021! We are kicking off 2021 with a positive mindset and are delighted to invite you to our first event of the year focusing on the potential for powerful change when we act together and learn from each other. So, the theme of this thematic new year’s event will be ‘inspiration for change’. In our conversations with community members, some themes and challenges are recurring. For example “How can we convince our…

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April 2021

Thematic Event: Protecting Biodiversity – Why Conservation Should Be Made a Business Priority

22nd April 2021, 18:00 - 21:30
Central Zurich, Central Zurich
Zürich, 8010 Switzerland
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CHF85.00

This event will happen as a face to face event and we will strictly follow our Covid-19 Schutzkonzept. The current decline in nature and biodiversity is unprecedented. In order to preserve species and ecosystems, the time for action - on a global and local level - is now. In May 2021, the international community will meet at the fifteenth UN Convention on Biological Diversity summit (COP 15) in Kunming, China, to agree on actions for the next crucial decade. This…

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