For its seventh edition, the G21 Swisstainability Forum – the flagship event for sustainable economy in Switzerland – is going to take place again at the SwissTech Convention Center of EPFL, Lausanne. About a hundred speakers are expected in order to inspire the economic players to start the ecological transition of Switzerland.
How to create real impact in the transition? What are the exciting new models born to build a sustainable Switzerland by 2050? How can we make our cities alive and sustainable? How to develop a new imaginary for humanity? These are the questions which are going to be answered by the speakers of the G21 Swisstainability Forum in Lausanne, 29th to 30th June. The G21 is organized by the NiceFuture association in collaboration with the Federal Office for the Environment in the context of the “Go for Impact” reflection program and with the support of the EPFL.
During these two days, around 700 entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, international and Swiss experts meet around conferences, debates and workshops. The event is primarily directed to leaders and senior executives who wish to discover the most innovative strategies in terms of sustainability, understand the issues ahead and meet the thinkers and builders of tomorrow’s Swiss economy.
Go for impact (1st day)
The first day of the Leadership Forum is organized for the first time in collaboration with the Swiss Confederation as part of the Go for impact reflection program launched in 2015. It is going to be devoted to issues related to the construction of a sustainable economy for the Switzerland of tomorrow. During the day, various workshops (called labs) and conferences will be offered to the participants in the form of dynamic and interactive exchanges with renowned experts. Various subjects are going to be discussed: innovation, industrial ecology and circular economy, sustainable finance, donation economy, new business models and a view at the energy transition. These include Jacqueline de Quattro (Head of the Department of Territory and Environment, Canton de Vaud), Marc Chardonnens (Director of the FOEN), Jean-François Noubel (Researcher and trainer in global collective intelligence), and Patrick Viveret (Philosopher and essayist). Valérie Pache, fashion designer, is going to talk about the role of art in the transition and present her magnificent creations.
Living the transition together (2nd day)
The second day of the Leadership Forum will be devoted to living together. Again, exciting exchanges are on the program, with debates and workshops on a wide range of topics: permaculture, revitalization of cities, liberalized corporate governance, housing co-operatives, advocacy, creative pedagogy or the construction of a society based on intuition. During this day, many well-known speakers will be present to enrich the various debates. It will include Jean-Claude Mensch (Mayor of Ungersheim, village in transition), Valérie Cabanes (Lawyer in international law and human rights), Anne-Sophie Novel (journalist and blogger specializing in ecology, innovation Social and collaborative economics) or Maxime de Rostolan (Director of the association Fermes d’Avenir). There is an entrance fee for the Leadership Forum.
In addition to the Leadership Forum, the Business Forum will be held during the lunch breaks. The latter is aimed at executives and project managers of SMEs, large companies or other organizations wishing to make a sustainable commitment. This year, topics such as the environmental performance of SMEs, water-related risks and sustainable public procurement will be addressed. The entrance fee is free on registration.
This year, the G21 is very proud and happy to welcome Cyril Dion, director of the film “Tomorrow” and actor of the transition. He is going to be present during the two days of the forum, in order to share his experience with the participants and to discuss the current events of the transition movement.
NiceForest and NiceTransition
As part of the continuation of the NiceForest project, participants have the opportunity to sponsor the planting of a tree in the Amazon while purchasing their ticket. On the other hand, participants will be introduced to the evolution of the NiceTransition platform, an online database of technological and social initiatives from around the world promoting the ecological transition towards strong sustainability, inspiring new models applicable to Green economy in Switzerland.
Program, information and registration:
Barbara Steudler Nour El Mesbahi
Directrice de NiceFuture Responsable communication NiceFuture