Climate Leaders Forum Zurich, April 2020

Climate Leaders Forum Zurich 2020

Date & Time: Wednesday, 30 April 2020 | 9:30am – 13:00pm
Location: Technoparkstrasse 1, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland

Climate Leaders Forum, Zurich

Tackling the plastic crisis

Plastic waste, especially in oceans, is rising up the scale of global environmental concerns.

How can you and your organisation fight the plastics crisis and actively improve the plastic footprint?

South Pole is ambitious to turn the global plastic crisis into an opportunity to save millions of dollars, safeguard fragile ecosystems, and unleash innovation benefits along the corporate value chain. Currently, South Pole is investing in research and initiatives to find the best possible ways to implement smart, market-based solutions that can help effectively address plastic waste.

We look forward to interesting presentations and to discussing plastics-related topics from different perspectives with renowned speakers and participants from industry, science and NGOs.

Note: We are aware of the current situation regarding corona virus and are carefully tracking it. Should it not be possible to hold the Climate Leaders Forum in Zurich as usual, we will offer an online alternative.


09:00 – 09:30
Welcome coffee & brunch

Start of the event

Short break

Corporate plastic challenges confirmed speakers from Coca Cola and The Dow Chemical Company (more to follow)

Coffee break

Break out sessions to discuss corporate challenges

Follow up in plenary

Networking, discussions and snacks

End of the event

Confirmed Speakers
John Duncan

John Duncan

Initiative Lead: No Plastics in Nature, WWF

Find more about the host’s background here »

Steve Hardman

Steve Hardman

Chairman, Plastic Collective

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Bastien Girod

Bastien Girod

Regional Director, South Pole

Find more about the host’s background here »

René Mettler

René Mettler

Sustainability Advisor, South Pole

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Patrick Bürgi

Patrick Bürgi

Co-founder, Director Funds & Platforms, South Pole

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About Climate Leaders Forums

The Climate Leaders Forum is a global events series that connects a network of pioneering business leaders who are driving meaningful action to address climate change. Speakers and participants share experiences and expertise with their peers and collaborators to develop new approaches to tackle the climate, or sustainability-related challenges their organisations face. From intimate and informal to large and cross-sectoral, events vary in topic and size to ensure business leaders get the most from the platform.

Register today to secure your place.