To buy or to lease? To buy products with recycled / recyclable content or not? What to do with the product when we do not need it anymore? Procurement functions wield enormous purchasing power and influences directly the supply chain. Leveraging this power by buying more sustainable products and services can help transform markets in sustainable ways, produce economic, social and environmental benefits.
This month, Impact Hub Basel, Good Brand Guru, ecos and Ziel Zukunft Biennale are uniting efforts to bring together innovators from the fashion industry seeking to change the way we see, buy, wear and care for fashion through circular business models.
At work or home, how can our every-day actions contribute to improving a building's overall energy usage? And why should we bother? Currently, the building industry accounts for 40% of global energy use, 30% of energy-related GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions, approximately 12% of water use, and nearly 40% of waste (source: United Nations Environment Program).
We can do better!
For the Climate KIC Summer Journey, we are co-organizing an event where we will welcome international startups, professionals and students to learn more about Circular Economy in Switzerland and how this framework could help them shape their businesses in a climate friendly way.
Circular Economy – How can we move from a resource intensive linear economy to a sustainable Circular Economy? Join us for an interactive evening, co-organized with the Joint Alumni Forum, with several speakers to discuss how and why we need to shift the way we do business
Startup Weekend is back in Geneva this June for a special Sustainable Revolution edition. This event is dedicated to ecology, ethic, social, circular and local economy in partnership with Impact Hub Geneva. You can come alone or with your friends; with or without an idea and participate to the creation of a new startup’s project.
Von einem der 100 Brunnen der Stadt Bern trinken? Kein Problem: Die meisten haben hier Trinkwasserqualität. Doch man muss nicht weit reisen, um zu wissen, dass das nicht selbstverständlich ist: Wir verdanken diesen Luxus sauberen Quellen und Aufbereitungsanlagen auf dem neuesten Stand. An diesem Circular Economy Event beleuchten wir zwei innovative Lösungen Rund ums Thema «Wasser» aus zwei ganz verschiedenen Blickwinkeln
Nous nous dirigeons vers une population mondiale de 9 milliards d'habitants et nos zones urbaines accueillent la plupart des habitants de la planète. La nécessité de faire preuve de créativité pour fournir une alimentation de qualité, produite de manière responsable est de plus en plus grande. La production des biens alimentaires a également un effet considérable sur les émissions mondiales de gaz à effet de serre et peuvent donc jouer un rôle important dans leur réduction.
Join us for the Spark! & CE discussion evening, where we will dig deeper into these questions with the help of our renowned experts from the field.
Don’t miss out this opportunity to meet inspiring entrepreneurs, to connect with important actors and experts working on circular economy and to celebrate the completion of the CET Incubator first edition with the Impact Hub team and our partners.
Join us on April 30th to get to know some of the most promising entrepreneurial solutions “made in Switzerland” contributing towards the Circular Economy Transition in Switzerland!
CET @ Criterion Festival in Zürich: "Circular Economy: Eine Wirtschaft, die sich selbst regeneriert"
We are happy to present the concept of the Circular Economy with a keynote at the Criterion Festival 2019 in Zürich.
System Reset is a feature-length documentary which explores this story of change in our economy.
Shot in London, Amsterdam and Barcelona, this film is a DIF 2018 exclusive. It features some of the leading thinkers in materials, economics, the commons movement, FabLabs, digital citizenship, urban planning and architecture. Don't miss your opportunity to see them collectively weave a picture of how our economy could operate.
What are the challenges of our current linear economic model? What new approaches and solutions are needed to transform our economic model in a more sustainable & future friendly one? How can AI and new technologies play a role in shifting our economic model?
During this evening we want to answer those questions with AI experts and initiatives from the field. We will learn how powerful technologies of data analysis (Artificial intelligence & Machine learning), can be in complementing people’s skills and allowing them to deal with better complexity and make better sense of abundant data.
CET is giving a workshop on Circular Economy in the context of the Zurich Maker Days 2019!
What is #ZeroWaste exactly about?
What are the limits of such a movement? What are the goals and the challenges? How does it contribute to the Circular Economy Transition?
These are questions we want to discuss together with our guests.