Author: ZermattSummit

15 Nov Introducing the Club of 100

As announced during the 7th Zermatt Summit, we are very happy and proud to officially launch the “Club of 100” initiative, which is a way for individuals or corporate organizations to financially support the Zermatt Summit Foundation and its activities, as well as to benefit...

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12 Nov Save the date

The Zermatt Summit Foundation has the honour to share with you that the 8th edition of the Zermatt Summit will take place September 12th until September 14th 2019 in Zermatt, Switzerland...

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30 Jul ‘I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE’ or we are who we are thanks to the relation to others, with Dr. Mamphela Aletta Ramphele

When asked what business innovation the world needs the most on the way to justice for all people and sustainability for the planet, Mamphela Ramphele responds quickly: “The most important innovation is a changed mindset.” We are speaking over a Skype line connecting California with Cape Town in South Africa. “Future success will be determined by a mindset that does not assume that the future is a continuation of the past.”
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04 Jul ‘LONG LIVE PLASTIC!’ with Catia Bastioli

In recent months—inspired by Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II—the widespread problem of plastic pollution has suddenly prompted some bold action. The story of the first supermarket with a “plastic free isle” in the Netherlands went viral and inspired consumers across the globe to demand similar initiatives in their countries. In the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth in a high-profile decision banned plastic straws and bottles from all royal estates. Then a group of 40 major British companies—including Nestlé and Coca-Cola—pledged in the “UK Plastics Pact” to eradicate single-use plastics from their packaging by 2025 and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi went even further promising a ban on single-use plastics in his whole country in 2022.
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04 Jun ‘THE ZERMATT SUMMIT: HARNESSING THE POWER OF BUSINESS FOR THE COMMON GOOD’ with Christopher Wasserman

Size matters to Christopher Wasserman. In a world where bigger is supposed to be better and where billionaires rule, Wasserman, a Swiss entrepreneur, is building an intimate platform where business leaders can meet to jointly find answers to the challenges of our times. Since 2010 the Zermatt Summit has hosted an annual conference and ongoing conversations with the mission to bring people back in the economy. The credo of the Zermatt Summit is that, ultimately, people change the world—not money. “After the financial crisis of 2008, everyone seemed to think that finance was at the center of the economy and that human beings were basically objects”, Wasserman says, “we want to make sure that we adjust the focus of the economic paradigm from growth and ‘objects’ to well-being and ‘people’.”
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04 Jun ‘HOW 3D FARMING CREATES JOBS, INCOME AND FEEDS THE WORLD’ with Gunter Pauli

“We don’t ask the earth to produce more. We do more with what the earth already produces”. Gunter Pauli’s opening statement puts the conventional model of food and energy production on its head. We live in a reality wherein we ship butter, sugar, palm oil, eggs, milk and dried fruits around the globe to bake cookies that are also shipped around the world so that we can have cookies whenever and wherever we desire, at whatever cost. That oversimplified approach to production in ever-higher volumes has led to a world of hunger and pollution amidst plenty.
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