Author: ZermattSummit

04 Jun THE ZERMATT SUMMIT: HARNESSING THE POWER OF BUSINESS FOR THE COMMON GOOD

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

“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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04 Jun FORGET FRACKING, SUSTAIN SEAWEED

Gas is the future. That may sound counterintuitive in an emerging world of renewable energy where new solar power records are set on a monthly basis. However, for Joost Wouters, Dutch engineer and entrepreneur at Inrada Group, there’s no doubt: in the future, we will continue to use gas-fired stoves to cook our meals and warm our homes with gas-burning heating systems. Gas? Yes, biogas from seaweed.
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28 Feb Partnership with the OPTIC network

(Français ci-dessous) The Zermatt Summit Foundation is pleased to announce its commitment to the OPTIC network and its contribution to the reflection work this network has been undertaking. OPTIC is an international network of multi-disciplinary research initiatives created in 2012 that urges for using new technologies in full respect of the human person. Dedicated to the ethical impact of disruptive technologies, it bases its work on an explicit Christian point of view on anthropology.
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12 Jun G21 Swisstainability Forum – 29 et 30 juin 2017

Deux jours pour accélérer la transition de l’économie suisse vers la durabilité!

Pour sa septième édition, le G21 Swisstainability Forum - rendez-vous phare de l’économie durable en Suisse - aura lieu à nouveau au SwissTech Convention Center de l’EPFL. Une centaine de conférenciers sont attendus afin d’inspirer les acteurs de l’économie afin d’amorcer la transition écologique de la Suisse.
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08 Sep G21 Swisstainability Forum / Nice Future

1-2 July 2015, Lausanne The Zermatt Summit supported its fifth edition, which took place on 1 and 2 July, the G21 Swisstainability Forum – where the President, Christopher Wasserman gave a keynote speech on: The Links between Economy and Spirituality, an approach to the transition?
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