Scroll through some examples of recent GreenBuzz Zurich events 

Blockchain for Sustainable Supply Chains

June 20th, 2019

Blockchain event

Around 100 buzzers attended this thematic evening on the topic of the blockchain technology and how it can be used for sustainable supply chains. Inspiring inputs were given by Micha Roon, a senior blockchain technology expert and advisor from the Share&Charge Foundation, Philipp Spaeti, CTO of IBM Switzerland, Sabine Loetscher, Senior Manager of Sustainable Markets at WWF Switzerland and Harald Rauter, Senior Innovation Specialist at Climate-KIC. The audience was highly engaged in the topic and participated in motivated discussions and networking at the Apéro following the presentations. Issues and challenges regarding transparency, traceability and trust in connection with blockchain applications were raised. At the same time, the chances and opportunities of the blockchain technology were highlighted.

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Drinks at WWF Switzerland offices

May 14th, 2019

Informal Drinks with GreenBuzz Zurich is always a great opportunity to meet new people and exchange ideas. We like to curate the networking to ensure people meet as many people with shared interests as possible. During this week’s event for example, we had a one-minute rotating introduction session around the ‘globe’ at WWF’s head offices.

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Mobility – Die Zukunft der Städtischen Mobilität

April 4th, 2019

There is a trend to reduce car ownership in Swiss cities, yet an increasing number of people are being transported between urban centers, agglomerations and rural regions. A breakfast hosted by GreenBuzz Zurich and SCCR CREST highlighted the tension between new means of transport (such as shared electric scooters) and public transport. More work needs to be done, but it is part of GreenBuzz’s mission to bring together parties to find solutions. 

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Construction Materials Matter
April 2nd, 2019

We had over 60 people Buzzing about sustainable construction materials. With 40% of CO2 emissions coming from constructing and running buildings, this is a vital discussion that we are continuing to facilitate.

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Climate-Friendly Business Events
February 26th, 2019

On Tuesday, 26th of February we had a very inspiring breakfast about climate-friendly business events at the Kulturpark. We addressed this topic from different perspectives with guest speakers Uta Kroll, Head of the convention bureau of Zürich TourismFrank Marreau, Managing Director of MCI Switzerland. and Anders Tellefsen, Director, Procurement Lead Marketing Meetings Travel EUCAN at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. We learned a lot about the challenges the different stakeholders of the business event industry are facing and had a very interactive discussion about how they could be approached.

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GreenBuzz Informal Drinks
February 7th, 2019

Our growing GreenBuzz community met at Amboss Rampe to network and exchange ideas over a few drinks. We had a short pitch from Yova and it was an opportunity for others to present their ideas and services. The atmosphere was buzzing and the discussions were flowing. Thanks to everyone who came and contributed to our informal event. Look forward to the next one on May 14th.

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GreenBuzz Apéro: Innovation against Food Waste – from farm to table
January 31st, 2019

Our Food Waste Apero was inspiring, very informative and as always buzzing. We learned about the challenges around food waste and brought impact to several innovative start up’s in this area. At the Apero, we provided overproduced food from John Baker, Soyana and Zum Guten Heinrich, allowing us to have a direct impact on Food Waste. We would like to thank Thomas Vellacott and Claudio Beretta for highlighting what is currently being done and where the big opportunities lie within fighting this field, as well as Fanny Brun, for her talk around the question “What is behind date labels?”. Additionally, we would like to thank Kitro, Toogoodtogo and Zurichips , three very innovative startups, for sharing how they are tackling food waste.

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Meat the Future: The Path to Sustainable Plates
November 6th, 2018


What place does meat have in a sustainable food system? Can sustainable practices help reduce meat production’s footprint? How can we drive more sustainable consumption patterns? How can innovation and technology help towards a more sustainable protein supply chain? These questions and more were discussed at the event, with inputs from Manuel Klarmann (Eaternity), Thomas Rippel (former economist turned organic farmer), Bühler Group, and Blue Horizon. Food was prepared by celebrity vegan chef Lauren Wildbolz, and snacks and beverages were also offered by HiltlBeyond MeatUMAMINew Roots, ChariTea and Delinat

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Addressing Your Climate Risks and Opportunities
November 7th, 2018

60 professionals met for a half day workshop hosted by South Pole. In response to the Paris Agreement, two initiatives around climate risks and opportunities are gaining traction: The Framework for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and Science Based Targets (SBT). Who is pushing for these initiatives? What are the implications for pension funds or corporations? And how do they interrelate? South Pole and GreenBuzz organised an exclusive meeting to discuss these questions and to outline a roadmap for organisations. The event was moderated by Bastien Girod(South Pole), and inputs were offered by Renat Heuberger (CEO, South Pole), Andreas Spiegel, Amandine Favier (Head of Sustainable Finance, WWF Schweiz), Franziska Sinner (Finance expert South Pole), Charlie Henderson (South Pole), Damian Oettli (WWF), and Heinz Hänni, (McDonald’s).

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Impact Investing: Beyond the Hype
October 7th, 2018

60 professionals met over breakfast at RobecoSAM to hear inputs from James Gifford, head of impact investing at UBS and Taeun Kwon, University of Zurich, and Jacob Messina, Head of Sustainability investing research at RobecoSAM . The event was hosted by Falko Paetzold, founder of GreenBuzz and Managing Director of  Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) at University of Zurich. Inputs were followed by interactive discussions with the individual speakers.

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Sustainability Measures into Compensation
September 27th, 2018

14 participants met at Bally Callebaut for an evening workshop led by Claudia Wuerstle to discuss incorporating and incentivizing ESG performance through compensation, explore current market practice, and exchange on different ways to reflect ESG criteria in “variable pay”, the portion of employee compensation that is based on performance.

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