UZWIL, SWITZERLAND — The Bühler Group and Arosa Tourism partnered to host a two-day event to give 250 young leaders the opportunity to focus on sustainability and the planet’s future. 

On June 19-20, the One Young World Switzerland Caucus 2021 attendees came together to hear from industry speakers and discuss how to take action in creating a sustainable future. 

One Young World is a global forum that finds, promotes, and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible and more effective leadership. The annual One Young World Summit convenes young talent from every country and sector working to accelerate social impact. Delegates from more than 190 countries are counseled by leaders such as Dr. Jane Goodall, Paul Polman, and Professor Muhammad Yunus.

During this year’s event, attendees heard from Cornelia Gantner, the founder and chairwoman of the “Be that Girl” foundation, Sabrina Wuersch and Oudi Zhao, co-founders of Generation B, and Rafael Enzler, founder, partner, and managing director of gutundgut GmbH, who spoke about their personal journeys and the impact of their work on society.  

A panel discussion on building ecosystems for sustainable impact included Tom Crowther, professor at ETH Zürich, founder of the Crowther Lab and founder of Restor, Rosie Wardle, co-founder and partner at Synthesis Capital, Rasmus Nutzhorn Viemose, global vice president sustainability and future innovation at Ricola, and Jürg Schmid, president of Graubünden Ferien.

Participants joined in on discussions tackling different topics: building a sustainable company; shaping a company to be sustainable; and shaping an industry: sustainable tourism. 

Looking ahead, the One Young World Switzerland Caucus will review their commitments and see what they have achieved by leveraging this powerful ecosystem at Bühler Networking Days in 2022.

The Bühler Group has been collaborating with One Young World since 2016 by supporting and hosting local events in Switzerland and sending a delegation of its young leaders from its Generation B movement to summits. Bühler’s Generation B was launched in 2017 with the purpose of bringing its employees together to create the company people want to work for. 

“We are thrilled to be part of such an incredible community,” said Ian Roberts, chief technology officer for the Bühler Group. “Throughout the weekend we were joined by brilliant speakers and guests, who shared their inspiring stories, and we could feel the action-driven energy of the young generation and their commitment to creating a more sustainable and equitable society.”

Arosa Tourism, the co-host of the One Young World event, continues to build a path to sustainability with the goal of setting the standard for sustainable tourism.

“We received valuable input from young, impactful personalities,” said Pascal Jenny, president of Arosa Tourism. “The diversity of the group and the opportunity to work on ideas across countries and industries is enormously exciting. These learnings will also influence our projects in the future.”

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