EHL Sustainability Week 2022

Join the movement and raise awareness for social and environmental sustainability, from February 28th to March 4th.

Agenda
February 28
February 28
March 1
March 2
March 3
March 4
Kick-off
09:00 - 10:00 CET

Launch the Sustainability Week 2022 with us! Discover EHL Group’s new environmental & social Report, the week’s program and get involved with the Sustainability Team and Student Committee!

Join us online or onsite in Aula 1

 

Marketplace and Discovery in Lausanne
10:00 – 15:00 CET

A dedicated marketplace for our EHL community to get involved and support local environmental and sustainable businesses, to learn about environmental causes and sustainability products built on quality and design in support of the circular economy. Visit and discover the booths in the Work’N’Lounge. Make sure to get your card stamped to get Hopeys on Alaya!

Careers in Sustainability
18:00 – 19:00 CET
With sustainability becoming a more and more important aspect of any business‘ strategy and operations, there are increasing job opportunities in this field. We have invited professionals with different backgrounds to a discussion in which they will share their paths to a career in sustainability. What were some of the struggles they faced along the way? What motivated them? What tips do they have for students wishing to pursue a career in this field? The event aims to provide students with a better understanding of what a job in sustainability is, and how to get one.

Confirmed speakers:
  • Lisa Xie, UNESCO consultant and EHL Alumna
  • Tim Foetisch, Sustainability at Richemont and EHL Alumn
  • Tim Moerman, Sustainability & ESG Director Europe at ABinBEV
Yoga Practice
07:45 – 08:30 CET

This Yoga practice is offered by the Sports and Wellbeing department and is open to students and staff members.

You can register on Power Apps as of February 22nd

Marketplace and Discovery in Lausanne
10:00 – 15:00 CET

A dedicated marketplace for our EHL community to get involved and support local environmental and sustainable businesses, to learn about environmental causes and sustainability products built on quality and design in support of the circular economy. Visit and discover the booths in the Work’N’Lounge. Make sure to get your card stamped to get Hopeys on Alaya!

Marketplace and Discovery in Singapore
11:00 – 14:00 SGT

A dedicated marketplace for our EHL community to get involved and support local environmental and sustainable businesses, to learn about environmental causes and sustainability products built on quality and design in support of the circular economy.
Make sure to get your card stamped to get Hopeys on Alaya!

Event open to the Singapore Campus

 

 

 

Mindfulness Session with Caroline
12:00 – 12:30 CET

Take a break and enjoy a moment for yourself.


This 20-minute mindfulness meditation practice is open to all, from those who wish to discover to those who already practice. No equipment or preparation is necessary, just come as you are.

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that allows us to center ourselves, to calm our body and mind, to observe our body and to become aware of what is happening inside and outside.

Let's close our eyes, be together in the present moment and enjoy a quiet moment for ourselves. 

This session will take place on EHL Campus, on a first-come, first-served basis in room M_202.

Sustainability at EHL – Live Q&A on Instagram
12:30 – 13:00 CET

Ever wondered what EHL does with its waste? How much carbon is emitted throughout the year? Who are the main partners helping EHL be more sustainable?
Join this LIVE Q&A Session with Strategy and Sustainability Director Noémie Danthine on Instagram. Feel free to submit your questions anonymously beforehand to csr@ehl.ch

Diamonds in the rough – strategies for a shiny industry
18:00 – 19:00 CET

Join us for a special session on sustainability in luxury with a focus on diamonds. The precious stone has been criticized for its high environmental and social impact, much so that alternatives and solutions were set in place. Yet, it remains highly sought-after and is often represented in pop-culture.
We will welcome the following speakers for a round-table on their brand’s strategies with the precious stone and what sustainability means to them.

  • Pauline Evequoz, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Chopard
  • Mara Santos, Founder & CEO, CO2 Diamonds
  • Charlotte Daehn, Communication Director and Head of CSR for COURBET, Member of the Leadership Committee de l’IGDA (International Grown Diamond Association)
 
This event will be moderated by Dr. Florent Girardin, Assistant Professor of Marketing at EHL and member of the Swiss Center for Luxury Research.

You can join us online with the link below or onsite in Aula 1.
Diversity & Inclusion open-discussion
19:00 – 20:00 CET

Diversity as a catalyst for sustainability


Because Sustainability is not only about the environment or the economy, we have the pleasure to propose to you an event focusing on people. Presented by Dr. Hazbi Avdiji, in charge of the Diversity & Inclusion Elective at EHL and other Swiss institutions (EPFL, Business School of Lausanne), this one-hour live event on campus will explore:

  • what lies behind the words Diversity & Inclusion?
  • the overlooked yet crucial link between D&I and Sustainability
Held in an intimate setting and and spiced up by a vegan apero, this session will encourage discussion and exchange.
Participants will have the floor to share their experience, ask questions and identify together ways for a more inclusive learning environment and way ahead for some of society's greatest challenges.
We look forward to seeing you at the event and sharing different perspectives on this exciting topic.

Limited number of seats, so please register here:
Sustainability Strategy and Concrete solutions at Coca-Cola, Ginox & Leosolis
14:00 – 15:00 CET
Our three panelists from the corporate world will share their experiences about main challenges and concrete solutions concerning sustainability.
  • Mr. Jean Hardt, CEO at Ginox
  • Mr. Martin Kathriner, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director at Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Switzerland
  • Ms. Amélie Horner, Hospitality & Philanthropy Manager at Leosolis

Join us to hear about the tangible actions one can take in the private sector.
Mixology Competition: Beyond the Rainbow
17:00 – 18:00 SGT
With the aim of promoting equal representation and opportunities within our EHL community, the mixology competition showcasing a range of extraordinary, crafted beverages in a multitude of colors will be launched amongst selected groups of Bachelor students to banner our support for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I).
Event open to the Singapore Campus members
Make your own
17:30 – 19:00 CET
During this limited-seat workshop, you’ll learn how to make your own toothpaste, deodorant and multi-use cleaner. Brought to you by Les Paillettes Vertes, who will present their zero-waste philosophy in the marketplace.
Sign up below and make sure to bring your own containers: 2 small 50g jars and 1 clean and empty pump bottle.
Movie Night: Don’t Look Up
18:00 – 20:30 CET
Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.

Brought to you by KIC, Aula 1 transforms itself into a movie theater. Popcorn will be provided! Don’t miss the later discussion on the movie’s insights.

This movie is available and will be streamed from Netflix, according to the platform’s educational screening policy.
Mindfulness Session with Caroline
12:00 – 12:30 CET

Take a break and enjoy a moment for yourself.

This 20-minute mindfulness meditation practice is open to all, from those who wish to discover to those who already practice. No preparation is necessary. All you need is a comfortable chair to sit in and a quiet place.

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that allows us to center ourselves, to calm our body and mind, to observe our body and to become aware of what is happening inside and outside.

Let's close our eyes, be together in the present moment and enjoy a quiet moment for ourselves.

Discover Freya & ID Watches
12:00 – 13:00 CET

Two former EHL students will be present to talk about sustainability in the luxury industry. Respectively founders of the brands ID GENEVE (watches) and FREYA (jewelry) they will answer your questions about emerging brands in the industry but also about their entrepreneurial projects during an informal discussion.

Join us in M_206

#EHLConscious Style Swap
12:00 – 15:00 SGT
After the EHL Campus (Singapore)’s first edition in March 2021, the #EHLConscious Style Swap is back again in a bid to reduce the trend of fast fashion and inspire our EHL community to think secondhand first. Guests who donated pieces of clothing to the event would be able to swap them out or purchase “new clothes” and be part of the treasure hunting!
Event open to the Singapore Campus members
Plant-powered night by LikeEat
19:00 – 20:00 CET
Plant-powered night is a vegan fast-food pop-up dinner concept organized by Like Eat (on the evening of 3rd March from 7pm onwards in the Aula.) The menu is a 3-course meal focused on finger food and sustainability. A total of 50 guests will be welcome for a night with music, tombola, and other surprises. The meal will be accompanied by beers from Baz’Art brewery, which reuses EHL’s leftover bread.
#EHLConscious Style Swap
12:00 – 15:00 SGT
After the EHL Campus (Singapore)’s first edition in March 2021, the #EHLConscious Style Swap is back again in a bid to reduce the trend of fast fashion and inspire our EHL community to think secondhand first. Guests who donated pieces of clothing to the event would be able to swap them out or purchase “new clothes” and be part of the treasure hunting!
Event open to the Singapore Campus members
Panel Discussion: The Present & Future of CSR
13:00 – 14:00 SGT
Corporate social responsibility today reflects a global mindset with businesses providing value to all stakeholders and the future certainly hold exciting prospects! Today's CSR trends and innovations suggest that CSR will play an increasingly important role in how companies approach business and engage communities. Let’s hear about them from:


Event open to the Singapore Campus members

- Extra activities -

Alaya Challenges

08:00 - 22:00 CET

All week and until the 31st of March, challenge yourself to sustainable living and win cool prizes on the Alaya platform, where you can simply log in with your ehl email.

Find out more on www.alaya.world and sign-in with your EHL email address.

Escape Game - Promoting sustainability though game

08:00 - 22:00 CET

All week on the Lausanne Campus, book a slot for a team of max. 5 participants to get out of the room by finding clues on various sustainability topics.

rESCue is a mobile escape game focusing on green transition and aiming at providing players with the keys to act and make a change.
Housed in a tent, rESCue immerses participants in a dark but plausible reality, not too far from our reality.

Players will need to actively collaborate to find solutions to escape from this dark reality and, most importantly, figure out how to create a more sustainable one.
Riddles address various themes such as digital technology, food and clothing, themes on which participants can really act in their daily life.

The game has been endorsed by experts in climatology, pedagogy and behavioral psychology and has won the 2021 Geneva's Canton Sustainable Development Grant.

Ready to play?