Systemic change I Towards a new sustainable economy

Sustainability has, until today, too often be treated as a side topic. We talk about it in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility – often the small department of bigger organizations), sustainability reports, university research departments, the green party etc., but very rarely as an essential aspect, present in every dimension of our system. However, if we are to achieve the sustainable development goals and stay below the 1,5°C – that we know today is absolutely necessary if we aspire to any future for humanity – we need a new radical approach: Systemic Change – now!

What is systemic change and what are the key levers for a sustainable transition? How can a circular & collaborative economy contribute to this transition? What does it need to transform our societal model? What are examples of startups & organizations that are leading the way to an effective systemic transformation?

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.


18:00 – Welcome Climate-KIC I ETH I Impact Hub
18:15 – Keynote: How Circular Economy provides a deeper systems change – Dr. Nicola Blum, Senior Circular Economy Researcher, ETH
18:30 – Keynote: Concrete example of systemic change through circular economy, example of China – Prof. John Mathews, Author of “Progress towards a Circular Economy”
18:45 – An inspiring start-up presentation from the field: Sharealook – Co-Founder Pia-Maria Laux
19:00 – Moderated panel discussion: What are the key levers to transform our economy into a sustainable circular & collaborative economy? – with Dr. Nicola Blum, Irmi Seidl, Pia-Maria Laux, and Prof. John Mathews
19:30 – Clothing swap with Sharealook & Apéro

For those who want to participate in the Clothing Swap at 7pm:

  1. Check out your wardrobe and choose up to 5 items that you do not wear anymore, but someone else could really enjoy wearing them
  2. Bring those 5 itmes with you to the event
  3. After the podium sharealook with have prepared a swapping area where you may take up to 5 items home again

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Systemic change I Towards a new sustainable economy

Mon 20. May 2019 , 18:00 - 21:00

Location: Viadukt