Planet Earth melting into water
13:00 - 20:00

Open your Horizon: Different Perspectives on Sustainability

Why is the path to a green economy so difficult? What does sustainable financing look like? What are the impacts of climate change on the mountain environment? We will explore these and many more questions at this event. All alumni/ae of Rochester-Bern and UniBern are invited. In addition to the exciting presentations by renowned lecturers and pioneers from the field, the event thus also offers exciting networking opportunities by bringing together the talents of UniBern with successful leaders from Rochester-Bern.

Program  | 13:00 - 20:00

Welcome Session with Prof. Dr. Petra Joerg, CEO Rochester-Bern Executive Programs and Prof. Dr. Christian Leumann, Principal of the University Bern.
Climate Change: The Biggest Market Failure in History
Prof. Dr. Karl Schmedders, Professor for Finances at IMD Switzerland and Rochester-Bern
The Role of the Financial Sector in Transformation – Taking Responsibility, Enabling Change
Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter, CEO and founder Forma Futura Invest AG
Ready for the Future – The Sustainability Strategy of the Coop Group
Salome Hofer, Head of Sustainability/Economic Policy at Coop
Seduction to the Good
Prof. Dr. Claude Messner, Director of the Department of Consumer Behavior at the University of Bern
Strategies for More Sustainable Cocoa and Coffee
Prof. Dr. Christoph Oberlack, Head of Sustainability Governance Impact Area, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
Climate Change on the Mountain Peaks
Dani Arnold, Extreme Mountaineer and Ambassador of Rochester-Bern
Visualization by Dana Rulf accompanied by closing words from Prof. Dr. Petra Joerg
Aperitif and exchange

Please note that all lectures are held in German. During the entire event, there will be stands of sustainable companies in the foyer, which can be visited at any time. There will also be the opportunity to talk to potential employees and employers.


University Bern, vonRoll Areal
Fabrikstrasse 6
3012 Bern

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