Synopsis:

Sustainability can affect almost every aspect of modern life and business. In business and administration, many companies are taking voluntary measures to act more sustainably in everyday life. In this way, we can benefit from each other and learn from best practices that can be implemented in our everyday work and have been perfected over the years. Every day, new ideas are born and visions can be shared.

 

The main objectives of the first event are therefore to convey and exchange information around:

- implement sustainability in a business environment

- incentivise and adapt behaviour

- take small steps that can lead to big achievements

- get the whole workforce of your company on track

- commercial benefits and cost savings when observing sustainability issues

 

The topic will be discussed by the following experts:  Sheena Flannery, Simon Binder, Zoe Sibala, and Erwan Vilfeu, moderated by Thomas Schroeder. 



Synopsis:

Sustainability can affect almost every aspect of tourism, hospitality, and business. As a part of this series we aim to explore why an ambitious sustainability vision and practice is key for the future of hospitality and tourism.

The main objectives of this webinar are to convey and exchange information around:

- Sustainable business models and innovation

- Challenges and opportunities for hospitality and tourism

- Metrics

- Accountability and action

- ESG and social sustainability, beyond environmental solutions

 

The topic will be discussed by the following experts: Ann Yu, John Timson, Jurg Tschanz, Katherine Desbaillets, Simon Lloyd, and Tara Hammond, moderated by Carlos Martin-Rios and Luciano Lopez, and a special address from Sara Roloff.

This time we will dive deep into the world of plastics!

Although this material is an integral part of our daily lives, the wide-scale use of plastic did not begin until around 1950, after the Second World War. Plastics have found their way into most areas of our daily lives. The largest market, however, is the packaging industry, where these materials are designed for immediate disposal. 

As customers, we expect plastics to be disposed of in a way that allows them to be recycled. However, they are often not disposed of or recycled correctly and end up in the oceans or in nature, where they damage the ecosystem. Even if they are disposed of in the trash and separated, we don't know what happens to them. The impact of microplastics on our health is widely known, yet we see few countermeasures. We will ask our panelists how they deal with and address this issue.

That's why we want to dedicate the 3rd episode of the SwissCham APAC sustainability series to this material and explore alternative materials ad measures taken by multinational companies to use less or alternative materials for packaging their products. This episode will also feature speakers who will show how collecting plastic that has ended up in the oceans and recycling it can be a viable business model for social enterprises.