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September 2019

Unconference for Sustainability Professionals

September 18, 17:00 - 21:30
WWF Schweiz, 110 Hohlstrasse
Zurich, ZH 8010 Switzerland
CHF95.00

Companies can differentiate themselves to their investors and customers by setting ambitious sustainability goals. Yet, sustainability professionals within organisations often face frustrating barriers to implementing sustainability initiatives within their organisations. This workshop will take place in the proven format of an ‘Unconference’. The specific discussion topics will be determined by the participants at the beginning of the meeting, based on real cases and experiences. Relevant questions may include such topics as: How can upper management be convinced to integrate sustainability…

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Innovation Breakfast: How to Communicate Sustainability to Your Stakeholders

September 26, 07:45 - 10:30
RobecoSAM, Josefstrasse 218
Zurich, 8005 Switzerland
CHF95.00

The climate change movement has given us all a powerful awareness of the crisis facing humanity, but good communication is necessary to mobilize people to act.   For a variety of reasons, people and organisations want to know about the impact of their personal and business activities, and would like to make informed choices. There is also a huge amount of scientific research about what good choices look like, but corporate communications strategies often do not integrate the latest data…

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October 2019

Innovation Breakfast: Moving Around – How Mobility and Spatial Planning Can Influence Our Lives

October 2, 08:00 - 10:00
Kultur Park, 1 Technoparkstrasse
Zürich, ZH 8005 Switzerland
CHF60.00

The way we live, work, move around, and use city spaces is intertwined and constantly evolving. Populations globally are moving towards increased urbanisation. People want access to the benefits of the urban environment, but at the same time would like to be able to easily travel in and out of cities to have more living space or to engage in recreation. How do we plan for the future of transport when the way we work and interact with each other…

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Thematic Evening: Addressing the Energy Transition – Filling the Gap

October 29, 18:00 - 21:30
WWF Schweiz, 110 Hohlstrasse
Zurich, ZH 8010 Switzerland
CHF60.00

In order to meet targets set out in the Paris agreement, we need to make a global transition to low carbon energy systems. Many countries are facing the same challenges: capping or reducing energy demand, while decarbonizing their energy systems. European countries including Switzerland are phasing out nuclear energy, which will eliminate a significant source of low carbon electricity and result in a power capacity deficit. How can this energy gap be filled? Models suggest that the only viable possibilities…

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November 2019

Thematic Evening: Agriculture and Technology – Greener Together?

November 14, 18:00 - 21:30
CHF95.00

Recently, there has been growing interest in green farming technologies and their potential to make agriculture more sustainable. Technology is often perceived to conflict with sustainable agriculture. It is associated with intensive farming practices, pesticide and fertilizer use, genetically modified seeds, etc. which are widely seen to be detrimental to the environment, biodiversity and animal welfare. Recently however, there has been growing interest in green farming technologies and their potential to make agriculture more sustainable. Precision farming, data sensors, robotics,…

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January 2020

Thematic Evening: Closing the Loop – Towards a Circular Plastic Economy

23rd January 2020, 18:00 - 21:30
WWF Schweiz, 110 Hohlstrasse
Zurich, ZH 8010 Switzerland
CHF95.00

Plastic has become an inescapable part of our daily lives. Its unique combination of functionality, durability and low cost has made plastic the material of choice in the 21st century, for everything from airplanes to earbuds. However, despite its many advantages, linear plastic value chains represent a growing environmental challenge as they are heavily reliant on fossil feedstocks and responsible for over 8 million tonnes of plastic waste, which leaks into our oceans at an estimated annual cost of $2.5tr…

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