1 Biomimicry Europe Innovation and Finance Summit August 29 31, 2012 Zurich, Switzerland BIOMIMICRY THE BUSINESS LINK TO BIODIVERSITY The Foundation for Global Sustainability (FFGS) in cooperation with swisscleantech, San Diego Zoo, Zurich Zoo, Biomimicry 3.8, Wyss Institute Harvard and Ethical Markets, are pleased to announce the Biomimicry Europe Innovation and Finance Summit 2012 in Zurich/Switzerland. Biodiversity serves vital functions for our living planet and creates value to the economy. It provides important environmental services, such as pollination for agriculture, worth billions. In addition, Biodiversity provides the economy with highly valuable insights in design, structures and organizational systems. During 3.8 billion years of evolution, nature has developed effective strategies and lasting solutions to the very problems that confound modern society. Designs, products and systems inspired by nature s principles called Biomimicry - are poised to be industry leaders in innovation, energy efficiency, radical resources productivity and overall sustainability. There are numerous concrete eamples in the market today high speed train designs, photovoltaics, natural ventilation systems, architecture, urban planning, tetiles, new adhesives, and more. Whether it is understood as an approach to producing sustainable products or a complete transformation of the way that humans view and interact with nature, Biomimicry has the potential to be a key driver of economic growth and the transition into a more energy and resources efficient economy. To accelerate the concrete translation of bio-inspired technologies into commercial products and organizational change, appropriate financing models and metrics will have to be developed and implemented. Register Now on:
2 SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS The Biomimicry Europe Innovation and Finance Summit offers the opportunity to learn about Biomimicry, to consider solutions nature can provide, and to discuss the latest commercialization platforms and financing instruments that will accelerate the path to market for bio-inspired innovation. The Summit is organized by the not-for-profit Foundation FFGS, a Zurich-based Think & Do tank founded in The 3-day event is held in Zurich, according to many ratings, a city with a globally leading standard of living. It is held in the beautiful Zurich Zoo area, close to the lake and downtown area. Accommodation information is available for all foreign visitors. You should be there and eperience: A collaborative platform and lively knowhow echange among the world s thought leaders in Biomimicry 1,5-day Conference with focus on commercialization and financing of bio-inspired innovation 1-day Workshop offering latest insights in Biomimicry, by Biomimicry Institute, Biomimicry.CH and Biomimicry Iberia Table ehibition in conjunction with speakers and activities Access and networking opportunities with key Biomimicry stakeholders innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, and governmental representatives Special tour of Zurich Zoo and the Masoala Rainforest Hall, promoting Zoo s as natural hubs and drivers for Biomimicry The Summit is organized in cooperation with the San Diego Zoo s Biomimicry Conference. Since 2008, San Diego Zoo Global has convened industry leaders for its annual bioinspiration conference. San Diego Zoo Global is pleased to support the 2012 Innovation and Finance Summit in Zurich, to build international collaborations in the area of bioinspiration and increase the awareness of the financial opportunities in the area of novel technologies that are nature-inspired and environmentally friendly. In fall 2013 the San Diego Zoo Global Bioinspiration Conference «Bridging Nature and Design» will be held in San Diego, California.
3 TABLE EXHIBITION The Summit will feature a table ehibition in conjunction with speakers and activities. The ehibition will take place during the Conference days (Thursday all day, Friday morning). All sponsors and selected other ehibitors can showcase their activities, including biomimicry-related products and services to attendees. Tables, displays and prototypes will be located at the Conference area. The ehibitor package (included in all sponsorship packages) offers: Epo table for 1,5 days (Thursday all day, Friday morning) to be located at the Conference Profile listing in the Conference program (handed to all Conference attendees) Recognition on the Summit website Conference registration for 1 participant (with all meals and materials included) The epo hours are: Thursday, August 30, 8:00 am - 6:30 pm (Set up at Conference location: 7:00 am) Friday, August 31, 8:00 am 12:30 pm (Close down: 12:30 pm)
4 CORE PARTNERS Biomimicry 3.8 is the global leader in biomimicry innovation consulting, professional training, and educational program and curricula development. Its mission is to train, equip, and connect scientists, engineers, architects, educators, and other innovators to sustainably emulate nature s 3.8 billion years of brilliant designs and strategies. Over the past 14 years, and operating as both a for-profit corporation and non-profit institute, the organization has helped more than 250 clients redesign carpets, furniture, manufacturing processes, airplanes, and even entire cities, all in nature s sustainable image. Co-founders Janine Benyus and Dr. Dayna Baumeister, in concert with staff and partners worldwide, have also reached millions through talks and trained hundreds who now practice biomimicry in their professions. The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University uses nature s design principles to develop bioinspired materials and devices that will transform medicine and create a more sustainable world. The Wyss Institute crosses disciplinary and institutional barriers to engage in high-risk research that leads to transformative technological breakthroughs. These technologies are translated into commercial products and therapies through collaboration with clinical investigators, corporate alliances, and new start-ups. wyss.harvard.edu Ethical Markets - With over 40 years of foresight, insight and integrity in our leadership, Ethical Markets Media works to reform markets and metrics to grow the green economy worldwide. We provide news and perspective with the Green Transition Scoreboard, the Transforming Finance initiative, research on Beyond GDP, finding strong support worldwide for ESG metrics in national accounting, and with reports, articles, newsletters and analysis by Hazel Henderson, our editor-in-chief, on EthicalMarkets.com. We focus on systems thinking and best practices to raise global standards. Ethicalmarkets.tv streams original Ethical Markets productions and video gathered from around the world. The Zurich Zoo is a cultural institution in Zurich, acting as the ambassador between human beings, animals and nature. The Zoo s mission is to engage and educate a wide range of visitors and stakeholders in order to protect natural habitats, support sustainability and biodiversity, according to the slogan knowing animals leads to protecting them. As one of the world s most respected Zoo s Zurich is building a global network to further drive its mission. One result in 2012 is the Biomimicry Innovation and Finance Summit held for the first time at the Zurich Zoo in Switzerland, as a partner event to the San Diego Zoo Biomimicry Conference. Founded in 1916, San Diego Zoo Global is a conservation, education, and recreation organization dedicated to the reproduction, protection, and ehibition of animals, plants, and their habitats. San Diego Zoo Global, which operates the world famous San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and Institute for Conservation Research, stewards a collection of over 7,000 animals representing more than 840 species and over 34,000 species of plants. Each year, we host more than 5 million visitors at our facilities, 19 million visitors to our website, and educate nearly 400,000 students. SDZ Global works actively with companies to help translate nature s adaptations to industry design challenges. swisscleantech is the leading swiss business association promoting a sustainable market economy. Its main targets are to position Switzerland as a cleantech leader and foster sustainable development on a global level. swisscleantech bundles the interests of 300+ member companies (startups, SME s, multinationals). In 2010 swisscleantech co-founded the Global Cleantech Cluster Assocation/GCCA, today representing 36 Cleantech clusters from Europe, North America and Asia. In 2011 swisscleantech had a major impact on the adaption of the Swiss CO2 Law as well as the country s decision to eit from nuclear. swisscleantech looks at Biomimicry as the business link to Biodiversity. Biomimicry.CH was initiated in 2012 to support and accelerate the development of biomimicry research, educational programs, funding mechanisms and commercialization frameworks in Switzerland.
5 Program Overview Wednesday August 29 Thursday August 30 Friday August 31 Swiss Backyard Workshop: Basics and latest insights in Biomimicry, by Biomimicry 3.8 Conference Session 1: Business Opportunities in Biomimicry Conference, Session 3: Latest Funding Instruments lunch Networking Networking afternoon Conference, Session 2: Applied Biomimicry Transfer, Case Studies morning evening Welcome Apéro and Dinner Table Ehibition Dinner Reception, Zoo Tour Masoala Rainforest
6 Workshop Program Wednesday, August Workshop Swiss Backyard Workshop -Basics and latest insights in Biomimicry Biomimicry 3.8 Facilitator: Dayna Baumeister, Theresa Millard, Jacques Chirazi 8:00 Registration 9:15 Welcome to Zurich and Swiss Biomimicry Workshop Nick Beglinger 9:25 Swiss Backyard Workshop, Part 1 Biomimicry 3.8, Dayna Baumeister, Theresa Millard, Jacques Chirazi 12:30 Networking Lunch 13:30 Swiss Backyard Workshop, Part 2 Biomimicry 3.8, Dayna Baumeister, Theresa Millard, Jacques Chirazi 17:00 Closing remarks Nick Beglinger 17:30 Welcome Apéro and Dinner Through classroom and small group work, you will be introduced to the rules and latest insights for well-adapted design as developed over the last 3.8 billion years called Life s Principles as well as the process for integrating biology into any design challenge.
7 ConFerence Program Thursday, August Session 1 Business Opportunities in Biomimicry Session 2 Applied Biomimicry Transfer: Case Studies and Nature Conservation Host: Nick Beglinger Co-Moderator: Jacques Chirazi Co-Moderators: Christian Häuselmann, Alain Schilli 8:00 Registration 9:15 Welcome to Zurich and Biomimicry Europe Innovation and Finance Summit 2012 Nick Beglinger and all Core Partners 9:30 Keynote: Biomimetics & Biodiversity: tapping the treasure trove of nature Thomas Speck, Director Botanic Garden Freiburg, Chairman BIOKON 10:00 Keynote: What else could nature teach us? Growing the net generation of sustainability leaders Dayna Baumeister, Biomimicry 3.8, Co-founder 10:30 Break 10:50 Keynote: The Wyss Institute at Harvard - a new model for bio- inspired innovation, collaboration and technology translation Mary Tolikas, Wyss Institute Harvard, Director of Operations 11:20 Roundtable 1: The evolution of the financial sector Barbara Krumsiek (tbc), Lynn Reaser, Simon Tribelhorn (tbc), Daniel Kusio, Christian Häuselmann (moderator) 12:45 Networking Lunch Epo TED-Talk: How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? Michael Pawlyn, Eploration Architecture 3000, Director 14:15 Keynote: The role of conservation organizations in the field of bio-inspired innovation Paula Brock, Helen Cheng, San Diego Zoo 14:45 Keynote: Organizational Biomimicry - what conflict and change managers learn from nature Samuel Furrer, Curator Zurich Zoo 15:15 Break 15:45 Roundtable 2: Translation of discovery - models & platforms Walter Steinlin, Andre Studart, EPFL (tbc), Chris Allen, Alain Schilli (moderator) Break, Transfer to Zurich Zoo 18:00 Dinner Reception, with Zoo Tour Masoala Rainforest
8 ConFerence Program Friday, August Session 3 Latest Biomimicry Funding Instruments Co-Moderators: Nick Beglinger, Jacques Chirazi 7:30 Breakfast, Roundtables 8:30 Welcome back and opening remarks Nick Beglinger 8:40 Keynote: A new world order - sustainable consequences for our economy, technology and policy Burkhard Varnholt, Bank Sarasin, Chief Investment Officer 9:10 Keynote: Launching the first Principles for Ethical Biomimicry Finance ; Green Transition Scoreboard(R)reports; Transforming Finance Initiative Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets, Founder 9:30 Keynote: NYSERDA s Biomimicry program, collaboration potentials (NYSERDA/New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) Chris Garvin, Terrapin Bright Green 10:00 Break 10:15 Working Groups 6-8 parallel working groups Discuss challenges, benefit on sustainability, and latest solutions for Biomimicry funding instruments Moderated by Core Partners 11:20 Plenary closing session Short presentations of group results, closing inputs for the Conference 12:00 Closing remarks, preview Biomimicry Conference 2013, San Diego 12:15 Farewell Apéro
9 Keynote-speakers Chris Allen Biomimicry 3.8, Missoula/Montana, CEO and Co-Founder Chris is Co-Founder and CEO of Biomimicry 3.8. With nearly twenty five years of eperience innovation in sustainable development, he was among the fifteen graduates of the first cohort of the Biomimicry Institutes two-year professional program. Trained in International Business at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Teas (1985), Chris eperience includes strategy, development and management services to private sector clients as well as the US Department of Energy, the National Center for Appropriate Technology, the Northwest Area Foundation, and the United Nations Man and Biosphere Program. His international eperience includes work and studies in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Meico and he serves on the Board of Directors of A World Institute for Sustainable Humanity. Dayna Baumeister Biomimicry 3.8, Missoula/Montana, Co-founder With a background in biology, a devotion to applied natural history, and a passion for sharing the wonders of nature with others, Dayna has worked in the field of biomimicry with Janine Benyus since 1998 as a business catalyst, educator, researcher, and design consultant. Together they founded the Biomimicry Guild, The Biomimicry Institute, and Biomimicry 3.8, collectively fertilizing the movement of biomimicry as an innovative practice and philosophy to meet the world s sustainability challenges. Dayna designed and teaches the world s first Biomimicry Professional Certification Program and compiled over a decade of eperience in biomimicry into the Biomimicry Resource Handbook: A Seed Bank of Knowledge and Best Practices (2011). Paula Brock San Diego Zoo Global, San Diego/California, CFO Ms. Brock joined San Diego Zoo Global in June As Chief Financial Officer, she oversees the financial management of SDZ Global, and has been instrumental in implementing numerous financial reporting and strategic planning concepts and systems. Prior to joining SDZ Global, Ms. Brock was the founding partner in Brock, Tibbitts & Snell, An Accountancy Corporation, specializing in due diligence and securities work. She served as Senior Vice President and Senior Financial Officer at ITT Residential Capital Corporation with assets of $700 million and a mortgage-servicing portfolio of over $2 billion. She was also Senior Audit Manager with KPMG. Ms. Brock received her Bachelor of Science degree with honors from San Diego State University. She sits on the Board of Trustees of San Diego State University Research Foundation, is treasurer of the board of The International Species Information System (ISIS), the world s largest zoological service organization, and the Financial Advisory Board of the West Coast Augustinians. Helen Cheng San Diego Zoo Global, San Diego/California, Conservation Program Officer Helen S. Cheng is a Conservation Program Officer at San Diego Zoo Global, developing new ways to support and epand the Zoo s worldwide conservation programs, including bioinspired innovation and technology transfer. Under her guidance, San Diego Zoo Global has run bioinspiration workshops for a number of Fortune 500 companies, including Procter & Gamble, Nike, Boeing and WD-40. She also helped create a regional collaboration to promote innovation inspired by nature, which includes the City of San Diego, CONNECT, UC San Diego, San Diego State University, Uni-
10 Keynote-speakers versity of San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene University. Ms. Cheng holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and is an active member of the California Bar and San Diego County Bar Association. She received her B.A. from the University of Kansas, Phi Beta Kappa and with highest distinction. Prior to joining the non-profit sector, Ms. Cheng co-founded a web-based company and practiced international corporate ta law at Baker & McKenzie in China and California. Samuel Furrer Zurich Zoo, Curator and Sustainability. He is currently developing an ehibit on Biomimicry and the Built Environment: Lessons Learned from Nature. Chris received a Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors from Carnegie Mellon University, and spent a year at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale in Lausanne/ Switzerland. He became a Licensed Architect in 1998, and has professional licenses in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and North Carolina. Scott E. Harder Environmental Financial Group, Inc. President & CEO Since 1999 Samuel Furrer is curator for reptiles, amphibians and fish at the Zoo Zurich, and also teaches seminars to deal with snake and spider phobias. Since 2009 he developed and realizes bionic seminars together with psychologist André Angstmann, for eample in conflict and change managmenet. Samuel Furrer holds a PhD from the University of Zurich. Chris Garvin Terrapin Bright Green, New York, Partner Chris is a Partner at Terrapin since 2008, and Senior Associate at Cook+Fo Architects. His interests include high-performance design (building and community scale), zero energy communities, biomimicry, and water conservation. He lectures on sustainable design and has taught at the Pratt Institute s Center for Professional Practice since He advises organizations on sustainability issues, including the National Building Museum and the New York Academy of Sciences. He serves on the Board of Directors for the US Green Building Council, New York Chapter and on the Advisory Board for Mayor Michael Bloomberg s Office of Long-Term Planning Thirty-one years of global eperience as an advisor, investment banker and engineer developing and financing clean energy, clean water and low-carbon solutions. Scott advises companies seeking to gain competitive advantages through low-carbon products and activities, works with capital-intensive utilities to develop and eecute sustainable financial strategies, and devises business plans for bio-economy technology companies. He is currently focused on issues related to sustainable infrastructure and new financial products to mitigate water supply risks.
11 Keynote-speakers Hazel Henderson Ethical Markets, St. Augustine/Florida, Founder Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is a futurist, evolutionary economist and author of nine books including the Aiom and Nautilus award-winning book Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006). The founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC, and creator of its TV series, her editorials are syndicated by InterPress Service, with articles appearing in journals such as Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and many international ones. She leads the Transforming Finance initiative, created the Green Transition Scoreboard, co-developed the GDP alternative the Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators and co-organized the Beyond GDP conference for the European Commission, funding two Beyond GDP surveys, finding strong support worldwide for ESG metrics in national accounting, now tracked by the OECD. She is an Honorary Member of the Club of Rome and shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Nobelist A. Perez Esquivel of Argentina. Daniel Kusio BV Partners AG, Founder and Managing Director Daniel Kusio is an entrepreneur and venture capital and private equity investor. He is the owner and Managing Director of BV Partners AG, an equity investment and consulting company he founded in Daniel is also founder and Chairman of F&D Partners AG, a real estate investment company. He is a private investor and board member of CAScination AG, a Swiss medtec startup, and board member of Social Impact AG, a social entrepreneur fund. Since 2002 Daniel is a board member and currently vice-chairman of the Ypsomed Innovation Foundation, a technology transfer fund. From 2001 to 2011, Daniel Kusio was the CEO of BV Holding AG (BVgroup), a publicly listed Swiss private equity fund active in succession and growth financing. Daniel graduated from the University of Berne, Switzerland, with a Master in Business Administration and Information Technology. Michael Pawlyn Eploration Architecture, London/UK, Director Michael Pawlyn established Eploration in 2007 to focus eclusively on biomimicry. In 2008 the company was short-listed for the Young Architect of the Year Award and the internationally renowned Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Prior to setting up the company Michael Pawlyn worked with Grimshaw for ten years and was central to the team that radically re-invented horticultural architecture for the Eden Project. He was responsible for leading the design of the Warm Temperate and Humid Tropics Biomes and the subsequent phases that included proposals for a third Biome for plants from dry tropical regions. He has lectured widely on the subject of sustainable design in the UK and abroad and in May 2005 delivered a talk at the Royal Society of Arts with Ray Anderson, CEO of Interface. In 2007 Michael Pawlyn delivered a talk at Google s annual Zeitgeist conference and, in 2011, became one of only a small handful of architects to have a talk posted on TED.com. In the same year, his book Biomimicry in Architecture was published by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
12 Keynote-speakers Lynn Reaser Chief Economist, Fermanian Business & Economic Institute/FBEI, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego/California The Fermanian Business & Economic Institute engages in economic analysis, modeling, and forecasting with practical and actionable recommendations for corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Dr. Reaser currently serves as Council Member of Economic Advisors for CA State Controller John Chiang and is active in many professional organizations, including serving as past President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), an association comprising 2300 of the nation s leading economists in business, academia, and government. In 2010 she published the economic impact study Global Biomimicry Efforts: An Economic Game Changer, commissioned by the San Diego Zoo Global. Dr. Reaser has etensive eperience in the financial services sector, serving from 1999 to 2009 as the Chief Economist for the Bank of America Investment Strategies Group. As Chief Economist she provided the global and U.S. economic framework for investment strategy for high net-worth, institutional, and brokerage clients, encompassing over $500 billion under management. She also previously served as Chief Economist for Barnett Bank and First Interstate Bank (Wells Fargo Corporation). Ale Rübel a Member of the Steering Committee, Conservation Breeding Specialist Groups IUCN, and on the editorial committee of Gajah, the IUCN elephant specialist group he completed a postgraduate eecutive development course at the IMD Lausanne he was the leading assistant at the clinic for zoo, home and wild animals at the University of Zurich, and deputy zoo veterinary at the Zurich Zoo. Thomas Speck Botanic Garden Freiburg/Germany, Director, and BIOKON, Chairman Thomas Speck studied biology at the University of Freiburg/Germany, and received 1996 after his habilitation the venia legendi for botany & biophysics. After a visiting professorship at the University of Vienna, he received offers for professorships at the Humboldt-University in Berlin and at the University of Freiburg. From 2002 until 2006 he was associate professor for Botany at the University of Freiburg, and director of the Botanic Garden. Since 2006 he also holds the chair for Botany: Functional Morphology and Biomimetics. He is speaker of the state-wide Competence Network Biomimetics, chairman of the federal Bionics Competence Network BIOKON e.v., vice-president of BIOKON international - The Biomimetics Association, vice-chair of the Society for Technical Biology and Bionics, and board member of the Biomechanics Group of the Society for Eperimental Biology, U.K. Thomas Speck is member of the Materials Research Centre Freiburg and of the Centre for Applied Biological Sciences. Zurich Zoo, Director Since 1991 Ale Rübel is Director at the Zurich Zoo he was President of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. He also was a council member at the EAZA, Chairman Membership and Ethics Committee, Co-Editor of the International Zoo Yearbook, London, For his research in the fields of biomimetics and biomechanics, and his activities for Botanic Gardens he received several scientific awards. Thomas Speck is (co-)editor of scientific books and journals and has published more than 400 articles in the fields of functional morphology, biomechanics, biomimetics, evolutionay biology and palaeobotany.
13 Keynote-speakers Walter Steinlin President of the Swiss Confederation s Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI), Berne/Switzerland Walter Steinlin works part time for Swisscom, managing Institutional Relations, and part time as President of CTI, the Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency. He graduated as Electronics Engineer from ETH Zürich in 1977 and is an alumnus of the INSEAD Eecutive Education Program. He worked at Hasler Research (now Ascom), and in different positions with Swisscom, heading Swisscom Innovations for twelve years. Walter was active in international telecommunications standardization (ITU, ETSI) until From he was President of EIRMA (European Industrial Research Management Institute). He participates on the boards of several organisations, such as the Committee on Research and Education of economiesuisse, the Advisory Board of I&C School at EPFL, on the founders board of IDIAP and EURECOM and as President of the Board of iimt (International Institute of Management in Technology) in Fribourg. André Studart Professor for Comple Materials, ETH-Zurich Born in Brasilia/Brazil, André R. Studart received his Bachelor degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil. He carried out his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Victor C. Pandolfelli in the same university, investigating novel methods for processing of refractory castables and near-net-shape advanced ceramics. From 2002 until mid 2007 he worked and gave lectures at ETH-Zurich as a member of Prof. Ludwig J. Gauckler s group. During this first period in Zurich, he studied the mechanical properties of dental materials and ceramics processed through colloidal routes. In 2007/2008 he was researcher at Harvard University in the group of Prof. David A. Weitz in the area of inorganic materials obtained using microfluidic techniques. Since February 2009 he is Assistant Professor for Comple Materials in the Department of Materials at ETH-Zurich. He was awarded by Alcoa Co., Thermo Haake Co., Brookfield Co, Magnesita and the Brazilian Ceramic Society. He is co-author of an undergraduate tetbook on ceramic processing, holds three patents and has published about 50 scientific papers in international peerreviewed journals. Mary Tolikas The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard/Boston, Director of Operations Mary Tolikas is responsible for the implementation and management of the research and program development operations of the Wyss Institute. Mary brings eperience in start-up operations, product development, strategic planning and business development in a number of technology markets and applications, including software, electromechanical devices, biological and electromagnetic modeling. As an engineer, she has designed and built products for a number of diverse customers, such as the U.S. Navy, Carrier Corp. and General Motors. She is the Co-Chair of the Women in Medicine Committee at Children s Hospital Boston and a member of the Hospital s Circle of Care. In addition she is a Fellow of the Emerging Leaders Program 2005 at the Center for Collaborative Leadership, University of Massachusetts.
14 Keynote-speakers Burkhard Varnholt Bank Sarasin, Basel/Switzerland, Head of the Asset Management, Products & Sales Division, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Prior to joining Bank Sarasin, Burkhard Varnholt spent 10 years with Credit Suisse where he was a member of the Global Eecutive Council. He previously held various investment banking positions with Morgan Stanley in London. Varnholt, who continues to lecture regularly at the Eecutive MBA Program at the University of St. Gallen, also had a distinguished academic career, teaching at the University of St Gallen, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Stern School of Business at New York University. Beginning with charitable initiatives in 1999, in 2004 he established the charity «Kids of Africa - The Swiss African Orphanage» (www. kids-of-africa.com). In 2006 he was awarded the Swiss Re Milizpreis/Civilian Service Prize in recognition of his achievements.(international Institute of Management in Technology) in Fribourg.
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