EHL Sustainability Week 2021

Watch the recordings of our events to raise awareness and contribute to social and environmental change, on and off campus.
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Sustainability Week Kick-Off

Kick-Off of the Sustainability Week 2021! Overview of the exciting events organized on all of EHL's campuses: Lausanne, Passugg and Singapore. 

Sustainability Lecture Series: Will The Hotel Industry Ever Truly Embrace Sustainability?

Mr. Teng, former President and CEO of The Leading Hotels of the World discusses with Pr. Martin-Rios the hospitality industry’s approach to sustainability. In his talk, Mr. Teng answers the two most pressing questions for our industry:

What are the structural obstacles which have prevented the hotel industry in taking a lead in sustainability, and what can the next generation leaders do differently?

Student Council – Time to Talk

Impact Investment

In the first episode of this podcast series, we are welcoming Shaan Madhavji and Carola Meijs. They will talk us through what impact investment exactly means for us today and for the future.

The student council holds multiple podcasts during sustainability week, in an endeavor to familiarize and raise awareness amongst individuals to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. These podcasts will cover various topics related to sustainable finance, education, sociology, and hospitality.

Women In Leadership: Elevate Panel, by Women & for Women

Currently, women account for 60 percent of our student body. Yet, among our 25,000+ alumni, only 17 percent of the executive roles are occupied by women. This modest number mirrors the situation in the hospitality industry as a recent study showed that only 12 percent of top hospitality positions such as MD, President, Partner, Principal, and CEO roles are held by women. Worldwide, less than 5 percent of the top leadership functions across business and politics are occupied by women. So what is happening? Why is there such a leakage in the female talent pipeline?

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Sustainability at EHL Group

Food Transparency: Beelong

Created on EHL’s campus in 2008, @beelong_ecoscore has for goal to help people choose eco-friendly food products. Beelong now works with many restaurants and distributors across Switzerland, helping with transparency in the food system! ♻️🍕

EHL Alumni: Circular economy in the Luxury and Tourism Industry
EHL Alumni is happy to present a panel with passionate alumni working in Sustainability. Each of them, with their own expertise, will touch on different topics explain how EHL brought them where they are today.
Student Council – Time to Talk

Educational & Sociological aspect of sustainability.

Leonardo Adelima and Kim Oettli will elaborate on the education and sociology of sustainability and what it means to be sustainable in our generation.

The student council holds multiple podcasts during sustainability week, in an endeavor to familiarize and raise awareness amongst individuals to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. These podcasts will cover various topics related to sustainable finance, education, sociology, and hospitality.

SIHMUN: Covid-19 and its impact on the SDGs
The coronavirus pandemic has transformed the way we live. Governments are doing everything in their power to contain the crisis, and as the virus overwhelms our economies, the 2030 agenda of the United Nations is facing one of its biggest challenges. The UNDP estimates global human development could fall this year for the first time since 1990, when measurements began. This pandemic will undoubtedly have an impact on The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ms Sydney Alfonso partnership Analyst for the SDG Lab at the United Nations office Geneva will be our first host and will help us understanding the COVID-19 response program. On the other hand, a sustainable expert from CocaCola will explain how the programs of private companies are compromised and how these companies adapt to help governments and support the world in achieving these goals?
KIC & Sustainability Committees: Closet Confessions

A discussion about fast fashion led by three key speakers from the sustainable fashion industry. Among them, we will welcome two EHL students who have built their own thrift shop and resale online shopping Instagram platform @Deshabillez_nous, as well as the founder of ethical fashion label Apesigned – Jeanne von Segesser, and the founder of a slow fashion Instagram store of second-hand and upcycled clothing - @Sopo.loz. They will discuss the benefits of ethical clothing, link it to consumer behaviour and responsibility. Finally, the speakers will also share their views on corporate sustainability and transparent communication on social media. How can you communicate your sustainable values and actions to the rest of the community?

Is slow fashion just a trend or should it become the new normal?

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Discover Southpole: an EHL Sustainability partner

The emissions that are reduced at EHL can be compared to 706 flights around the world thanks to @southpoleglobal. ✈️

Singapore Campus - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Achievable Ideals > Buzzwords
Diversity, equity and inclusion - Buzzwords that are heard frequently in the workplace and cited repeatedly in the press, but rarely with genuine intent and impact. What exactly are these ideals, why they matter (why you should care!), and how can they be achieved at the workplace? Join us in passionate discourse with Christine Amour-Levar, Founder of HER Planet Earth and Co-Founder of Women on a Mission as we explore this crucial topic. This discussion is part of EHL Group's March 2021 Sustainability Week.
Student Council – Time to Talk

Sustainability in the bar and spirits world

On the third episode of time to talk with student council we have Nans Petit and Lucas Magaud who will introduce us to a subject that we do not hear enough about - sustainability in the bar and spirits world. They will provide examples of how bars can have a sustainable impact on their local economy.

The student council holds multiple podcasts during sustainability week, in an endeavor to familiarize and raise awareness amongst individuals to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. These podcasts will cover various topics related to sustainable finance, education, sociology, and hospitality.

Football Committee: Football4Climate
Our webinar addresses the theme of sustainability within the soccer industry by presenting « Football4Climate » presented by Mr. Hendriks. « Football4Climate is a programme from Sport and Sustainability International (SandSi). It seeks to leverage the power of football to drive climate awarness and action amongst the wider football industry. » (https://www.football4climate.org/)
Cookalong with Chef Tosca & Chef Gobet
Join Chef Tosca and Chef Gobet to cook a special, easy plant-based recipe together. The ingredients will be posted soon so you can do your own grocery shopping before this session.
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Alaya: an EHL Sustainability Partner

Alaya has implemented a comprehensive volunteering platform allowing our EHL Community to engage, give back and lead their own initiatives. 🌱💪🏼

Sustainability 'must be at the core of teaching'. A panel with students and faculty
A team of students in the BOSC6 elective "CSR and Sustainability Innovation" is ready to share with our EHL community how leading universities are embedding the core set of sustainability topics across different academic disciplines (including management, marketing, accounting, economics, and finance). The panel will present their preliminary results and discuss them with EHL faculty representative of each discipline. This panel's objective is to have a fruitful conversation between students and faculty about ways to place sustainability at the core of EHL education.
Student Council – Time to Talk

Food Waste

Having heard about the finance, education, and sociological side of sustainability, Caroline Caillet, Sabrina Mundell, and Sara Benito, three committed girls from the Sustainability committee at EHL will share their thoughts and opinions about food waste.

The student council holds multiple podcasts during sustainability week, in an endeavor to familiarize and raise awareness amongst individuals to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. These podcasts will cover various topics related to sustainable finance, education, sociology, and hospitality.

EHL Alliance Panel - Competitive market and transition, a major challenge

The EHL Alliance brings together an exceptional panel of experts to discuss issues related to sustainability and the companies that face it, as part of EHL Sustainability Week.

Discovering Ibex Fairstay, a sustainable label for the hospitality industry

Ibex Fairstay is a unique award for sustainability in the hospitality sector. It is aimed at businesses with high demands on their quality and sustainability management. The methodology combines the internationally recognized standards of ISO 9001 and 14001 with further criteria and has been specially adapted to the needs of accommodation businesses, clinics and homes.

 

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Student Council – Time to Talk

How to be sustainable at EHL

For our last episode, we are happy to welcome Chloe Favre and Tim Vulic, who will give us precious insights on how EHL students can be sustainable on and off-campus while studying at EHL.

The student council holds multiple podcasts during sustainability week, in an endeavor to familiarize and raise awareness amongst individuals to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. These podcasts will cover various topics related to sustainable finance, education, sociology, and hospitality.

Sustainability Week – Closing Ceremony
A fun recap of the Sustainability Week, a presentation of what’s to come, and get a chance to receive additional Hopeys for the Alaya Challenge!
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Climeworks: an EHL Sustainability partner

Céline Olesen, commercial impact manager at Climeworks, shared with us how Climeworks could reduce climate change by permanently removing CO2 from the air! 🙏🏻🌱