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January 2020

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

January 23, 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…

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February 2020

Innovation Breakfast: Blended Finance – Mobilizing Private Capital for Impact

February 6, 07:45 - 10:30
responsAbility, Josefstrasse 59
Zürich, 8005
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CHF95.00

  What is blended finance and why is it such a hot topic? This question will be answered at this innovation breakfast. While there is no dispute over the fact that there is a financing gap to reach the SDGs, there is not enough talk on how to actually close it. Public capital is not enough and private capital is not willing given the risk-return profile of investments in emerging and frontier markets. And somewhere along the line of discussing…

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March 2020

Thematic Evening: Food Production and Technology – Greener Together?

March 17, 18:00 - 21:30
WWF, 110 Hohlstrasse
Zürich, ZH 8010 Switzerland
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,…

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