Key Notes speeches
February 27, 2020
In the SDG Decade-of-Action, the time is ripe for start-ups and business to co-create innovative solutions to our burning societal issues. But how? My speech provides a conceptual framework and practical insights.
November 26, 2019
Keynote at the RobeccaSAM annual sustainable investment summit in Geneva
Framing the challenge for investors and business in a fast changing world and how to assess the risks and opportunities of societal challenges including the SDGs.
September 24, 2019
Keynote at the International Conference for Sustainable Development during the SDG Summit in New York
Introducing the pragmatic business strategy tool www.SDGx.org serving as support on how business can contribute to society and help resolve the SDGs.
August 20, 2018
Keynote - Biannual Swiss Ambassadors Conference
Framing the SDGs as a key shift from previous development work - inspiring a new role for Swiss embassies in the context of the Agenda 2030.
July 19, 2017
Keynote at the Global Forum of United Nations Principles for Responsible Management (PRME)
Translating the SDGs into national and business relevance. Keynote at the Global Forum of United Nations Principles for Responsible Management (PRME). New York (USA)
July 19, 2014
Keynote at the Polytechnical University Hong Kong
50+20 Agenda – Renewing Business Education in Asia. Keynote at the Polytechnical University Hong Kong. Hong Kong (CN)
October 24, 2019
Moderator of a multi-stakeholder dialogue around reducing the CO2 footprint
Creating a powerful and safe space for experts and concerned stakeholders to share insights, view and best practices in order to create joint new approaches and a shared agenda on how to reduce the CO2 footprint in the local Swiss milk production at the farm level.
September 02, 2019
Facilition of a week-long strategic leadership retreat of the Findhorn Foundation stewardship circle
Designed the three-level development process (at the individual, team and larger purpose levels) for the leadership team and held the space for the transformational strategic work to happen while building trust and cohesion.
November 19, 2018
Moderator for the multi-stakeholder dialogue in the Science & Practice Conference on Green Economy Financing
Moderation of an expert dialogue on Sustainable Finance organized by the Swiss and German governments and hosted by Swiss Re.
February 15, 2018
Facilitator & Moderator - SDSN Switzerland Launch
The conference, attended by representatives from the scientific and research communities, think-tanks, politicians and government officials, civil society, industry as well as international organizations worked around the theme ‘Where Society, Science and Politics create solutions’.
October 30, 2017
Chair and Moderator of CEO-panel in plenary at the Swiss Green Economy Symposium.
Overcoming organizational and societal barriers starts by overcoming personal barriers. Organization and Chair of Plenary CEO-panel at Swiss Green Economy Symposium. Winterthur (CH)
January 22, 2020
Together with Andrew Jack of the Financial Times and Toby Heaps of Corporate Knights, we discussed the launch of the Positive Impact Rating and how rankings can contribute to create the change in business schools we need.
October 16, 2019
Discussing various pragmatic approaches and tools for business to embrace the SDGs (www.SDGx.org, www.CARL2030.org, www.gapframe.org, www.truebusinesssustainability.org). Auf Deutsch.
September 04, 2018
Panelist at the Swiss Green Economy Symposium 2018
Introducing a SDG and Gapframe based Impact Measure for new business models and corporate projects.
November 15-16, 2017
Panelist on “Partnerships for better education and learning in the SDGs era”. Academy for Business in Society (ABIS)
Transformation of Business School Lausanne: how the MBA curriculum changed and new forms of learning to advance future business leaders in their understanding of SDG issues. Panelist on “Partnerships for better education and learning in the SDGs era”. Academy for Business in Society (ABIS). 16h Annual Colloquium. Bruxelles (BE)
July 19, 2017
Panelist at the annual High Level Political Forum (HLPF) at the United Nations Headquarters
Making Global Goals Local Business: Bringing the Sustainable Development Goals to Every Classroom. Panelist at the annual High Level Political Forum (HLPF) at the United Nations Headquarters. New York, USA
August 08, 2016
Panelist at All Academy Session of the Academy of Management.
Paradigm Shift in Management Education for a Better World. Panelist at All Academy Session of the Academy of Management. Los Angeles (USA)