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"The world urgently needs to improve the way it produces and consumes food. In the coming decades, agriculture – which employs two billion people today – must provide enough food for a growing population and be an engine of inclusive economic and social development. However, the environmental impacts of agriculture are large and growing, creating risks for future food production."
Andrew Steer, President, World Resources Institute
Crop growing, food production, consumption, waste, distribution & sharing, community based agriculture and more… What are the options and solutions and what is the real impact? What does the science say about the current trends in agriculture and food production?
Who is it for and what is in it for you
We bring together the GreenBuzz and the Impact Hub communities for a casual apéro to share inspiration, new ideas and experiences in a vibrant space of the Impact Hub at Viadukt.
Join us for an evening of discussions and finding new and more sustainable ways we could and should produce, eat and treat our food.
Invite your colleagues and friends from outside of the sustainability bubble and departments. They too can be sustainability champions!
18:30-19:00: Getting together & Drinks / Snacks
19:00-20:15: Welcome & Inputs by experts and entrepreneuers
- Setting the scene - Michelle Grant, Executive Director, World Food System Center ETH
- Climate change and food - Katherine Foster, Business Develpoment Lead, Climate-KIC
- Can organic farming save us? - Shruti Patel, Programme Officer, Biovision Foundation
- Cropping, resilience and cocoa breeding - David Imbert, Sustainability Analyst and Controller, Barry Callebaut
- Food waste and what solutions are out there - Lukas Bühler, Co-founder, Zum guten Heinrich
- Water distribution, micro-sharing as new consumption model - Marco Righetti, Paolo de Ponte, Co-Founders, Project Aqua
- Cook with what you have - Scoodit & Food Powder - FoPo
from 20:15 onwards: Break out sessions style networking and further informal networking with likeminded Buzzers & HUBers over a glass of water or beer: Sharing ideas, experience and knowledge.
About the speakers and organisations
Michelle Grant took on the role of Executive Director of the World Food System Center at the ETH Zurich in 2011. The Center coordinates a network of 39 research groups from 7 different departments who work together on a portfolio of interdisciplinary research, education and outreach initiatives together with a range of partners from different sectors.
Katherine Foster is Development Lead for Climate-KIC, Europe’s official PPP on Climate Innovation and Europe’s largest Clean Tech Accelerator. She also serves as an advisor and coach to start-ups leading many to key awards and investments.
Shruti Patel manages Biovision’s Farmer Communication Programme and is responsible for communication aspects of ‘Push-Pull’ – a sustainable method of farming that improves yields, as well as soil fertility.
Lukas Bühler is a founding member of Zum guten Heinrich. He studied Climate Science at ETH Zürich and is currently at a civil service with myclimate. Lukas recommends to read an report published by WWF to get practical ideas and solutions plan for food waste - HERE.
David Imbert is Sustainability Analyst and Controlller at Barry Callebaut. Prior to that he was engaged with OnValues, an investment strategy and research consulting firm, and was a Project Officer at the UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Alliance in Basel.
Marco Righetti gained experience in international project and customer relationship management, focus Latin America, at Credit Suisse (ZH) and was involved in the business development of a Fintech start-up in Paris. Paolo del Ponte was engaged in international project management at Credit Suisse (ZH) and founded and managed two start-ups in the advertisement and sustainable fashion sectors.
See you on 18 October!
GreenBuzz & Impact Hub Teams
When & Where
GreenBuzz is driven largely by volunteers that work on sustainability topics in their daily work. We are a non-profit association on the move and always happy and grateful for every helping hand (event organisation, accounting, project management, reporters, etc.).