The idea of GreenBuzz started in March 2010 in Zurich, when Falko Paetzold invited around 15 sustainability professionals for a casual drink – he was looking to meet and learn from others working on sustainability topics in different industries. GreenBuzz was a success from day one. In 2013, an independent non-profit association was founded to drive sustainability, grow the momentum and build on the traction that GreenBuzz had been gaining since 2010. Since then, the GreenBuzz community has grown to more than 3,000 Buzzers only in Zurich. In late 2014, GreenBuzz Global was founded to address the demand from other cities, and new local chapters were founded in Berlin, Amsterdam, Geneva and Bern. Currently, we are working on expanding GreenBuzz Global to establish global reach and impact.
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We are a diverse, complementary and committed team of sustainability professionals who are deeply rooted in the sustainability scene. We share our expertise to keep the GreenBuzz association developing and the community buzzing.
EXECUTIVE BOARD – President
Stephen has a vast amount of knowledge and working experience in the technology and clean tech industry. As GreenBuzz Zurich’s president, he heads the executive board and works closely with the team towards achieving our vision.
EXECUTIVE BOARD – Vice President & Treasurer
Lim is passionate about innovating and collaborating through challenges. He makes sure that GreenBuzz stays up to date with current trends in the sustainability ecosystem.
EXECUTIVE BOARD – Community Building & Engagement
Patricia is a seasoned partnership specialist with a passion for innovative initiatives. At Greenbuzz she helps to diversify the community and give members access to sustainability projects.
EXECUTIVE BOARD – Communications & PR
Jean-Marc is passionate about people and global sustainability initiatives. He is fueling Greenbuzz with his expertise from over 15 years in live communication.
OPERATIONAL TEAM – Managing Director
Lena has an academic background with a focus on the effective communication of sustainability. Since December 2019, she is the managing director of GreenBuzz Zurich.
OPERATIONAL TEAM – Events Manager
As the events manager, Rachel brings her passion for connecting people and her entrepreneurial spirit to GreenBuzz. If you have ideas for future events, please get in touch with her.
OPERATIONAL TEAM – Partner Relations Manager
During her studies in Religion, Economics &Politics at the University of Zurich, Sabrina focused on business ethics. Now she is happy to support GreenBuzz with her experience and knowledge in fundraising, sponsorships and partner relations.
Lara Oliveira König
OPERATIONAL TEAM – Intern
Lara studied World Politics at the international Honours College of Leiden University and supports GreenBuzz in communications and event management.
OPERATIONAL TEAM – Intern
Noëmi Barz is part of the communications and event management team at GreenBuzz, where she puts her experience as a communications, media and literature studies student into practice.
VOLUNTEER TEAM – Impact Measurement
Robin studies political sciences at the University of Zurich. After being a part of the operational team in 2020, he now supports GreenBuzz with impact measurement and monitoring as a volunteer.
VOLUNTEER TEAM – Topic Lead Social Sustainability
Marie works in ESG Research at S&P Global, specialising in diversity and inclusion. At Greenbuzz, she focuses on social sustainability.
VOLUNTEER TEAM – Topic Lead Hospitality & Tourism
Alexie has over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry and a background in management and business development. In new projects, she always prioritizes positive impact and sustainability.
VOLUNTEER TEAM – Topic Lead Food & Agriculture
Mounia is a Strategy and Projects Manager at Chocolat Frey, on top of that she runs our events on food & agriculture.
VOLUNTEER TEAM – Topic Lead Building & Construction
Holger works at greenTEG, an ETH spin-off active in the field of building technology and energy harvesting. At GreenBuzz, he pushes our activities in the sustainable construction stream.
VOLUNTEER TEAM – Topic Lead Renewable Energy
Christina works at the Group for Sustainability and Technology at ETH, primarily on topics relating to energy and buildings. At Greenbuzz she focuses on our events related to energy.
VOLUNTEER TEAM – Topic Lead Plastics & Marine Stewardship
John works with WWF International coordinating their No Plastics in Nature Initiative. At GreenBuzz he leads events related to plastics and marine stewardship.
VOLUNTEER TEAM – Topic Lead Sustainable Finance I
Taeun Kwon is the Head of Wealth Manager Programs at the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth at the University of Zurich. At GreenBuzz she leads our sustainable finance topic stream.
VOLUNTEER TEAM – Topic Lead Sustainable Finance II
Emma is working on the newly established Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Sustainable Investing team within Credit Suisse Asset Management and supports GreenBuzz on events about the finance sector.
VOLUNTEER TEAM – Topic Lead Sustainable Finance III
Camilla work as an ESG analyst for Vontobel, she is passionate about sustainability, and business strategy. She supports GreenBuzz on events about the finance sector.
VOLUNTEER TEAM – Content Performance Manager
Liesbeth is product marketing manager at Climeworks. Her passion is to find improvements and have a positive impact. At GreenBuzz she is looking at the performance of the newsletter and website.
VOLUNTEER TEAM – Marketing & Communications
Marco is an experienced marketing communication expert with a passion for sustainability, business and transformation. He supports us with his strategic marketing and operational management skills.
Cristina Maria Nieddu
VOLUNTEER TEAM – Content Performance & Analytics
Cristina is an experienced online travel manager & hospitality expert with a passion for sustainability, business and strategy. She supports us with her analytical skills, mostly in content performance management.
VOLUNTEER TEAM – Social Media Content
Aisha is a communications expert in development and sustainability topics. She continuously develops our communications and networking strategy.
VOLUNTEER TEAM – Social Media Content
Carole is a marketing and communications professional with more than 5 years of experience in various fields of the hospitality sector currently writing her thesis on CSR in the hotel industry.
GreenBuzz Advisory Board
We consult experienced professionals who are passionate about sustainability and the development of GreenBuzz. Our advisory board contributes to success of GreenBuzz with a great mixture of their respective competences coming from different spheres of society and businesses.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE FINANCE AND PRIVATE WEALTH, UZH
Amanda Turner Ege
SENIOR ASSOCIATE, ELEA FOUNDATION FOR ETHICS IN GLOBALIZATION
HEAD OF CLIMATE FINANCE INITIATIVES, RESPONSABILITY INVESTMENTS AG
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, BLUE HORIZON CORPORATION
GLOBAL STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT, LAFARGEHOLCIM
PROJECT MANAGEMENT, SCIENCE & SUSTAINABILITY