VERBIER SUMMIT 2023

MARCH 31-APRIL 1, 2023 - IMPACT AT SPEED & SCALE

ABOUT

VERBIER SUMMIT is the global sustainability festival in the Swiss Alps focused on finance, business, tech, and lifestyle. We aim to solve some of the largest global problems such as climate change, nature loss, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We aim to bring executives and experts together in the most beautiful and best mountain ski resort in the world, VERBIER, for impact at speed and scale.

LE GREEN PLAN

VERBIER'S SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

PLEASE ANSWER THIS 2mins SURVEY AND CONTRIBUTE TO VERBIER'S SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.

Although Verbier has been voted the "Best ski resort in the world" by Ski Awards in 2021, our aim is to also make Verbier the "Greenest mountain resort" in the world! The purpose of this short survey is to understand what locals, businesses, and tourists think about Verbier's sustainability, and what we should do to make Verbier more sustainable. So please help us by answering this short survey! (You will then receive a link to all the presentations of the Verbier Summit)

LATEST NEWS

PRE-REGISTER NOW FOR 2023!

JOIN MORE THAN 400-500 COMPANIES IN 2023!

Here are some of the companies that attended the 2022 edition

BBC, Lombard Odier, KPMG, Credit Suisse, Patagonia, Deloitte, Impact US Partners, Harvard University, Sustainable Structuring, Sustainable Mountain Alliance, Max Burgers, Allied Crowds, Shell, Star CB, Universal Music Group, Montreux Jazz Ventures, World Climate Foundation, Project Drawdown, Target Aid, Viridios Capital, Anthropocene Institute, Vegan Fund, Infinitude, JTI, CONINCO Explorers in finance SA, Asteria Investment Managers, Barclays, Brainforest, Swiss Sustainability Consulting GmbH, International Emissions Trading Association, Faction, Freeride World Tour, Wild Yak Luxury, Climate Neutral Commodity, Gunvor, CLIPOP, GAIA Family Office, Blue Ark, Mafic, Summit Foundation, Noah Advisors, Impact Amplified, Socar Trading, Norsia, Energy Base, Arcane Crypto, Swiss Small Hydro, and many more.

SPEAKERS FROM 2022

Business, finance and tech leaders in sustainability from the Verbier Summit 2022

WHY NOW?

The world is burning, our oceans are heating up unsustainably, and the new UN IPCC science report says that we only have 4 years left to peak our global climate emissions. According to the Paris Agreement we need to get to Net-Zero emissions by 2050 to reach our 1.5c target. With more than $9tn per year needed to reach that goal, and $130 trillion committed to this transition at the recent COP26, we are entering a New Sustainable Future. But how will we do this? We aim to leverage the collective and creative power of business, finance, and tech to make this happen.

A NEW SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

THEMES 2022

This year's themes are:

  • Food & Climate: Food to catalyse and solve climate change w/Max Burgers
  • Sports & Lifestyles: Sports and lifestyles for sustainability w/Sustainable Mountain Alliance
  • Tech & Nature: Leveraging tech for nature and climate w/Noah Advisors
  • Sustainability & Finance: Unlocking finance to meet the Paris Agreement and SDGs 

  • Commodities & Markets: The future of commodities and carbon markets. w/Climate Neutral Commodity
  • Music: special sustainability talk with Montreux Jazz Ventures and Universal Music Group
  • Verbier: special table about sustainability in Verbier.

PROGRAMME 2022

  • 11.00-11.30: Pick up gondola ticket & depart from Médran Télécabines (10mins up)
  • 11.30-12.00: Welcome drinks & networking
  • 12.00-13.00: Lunch
  • 12.30-12.45 Food & Climate Talk
    Food sustainability and Climate Positive
      • Kaj Torok, Max Burgers, Chief Sustainability Officer
      • Ashley Farber, CLIPOP, Development Director
  • 12.45-13.00: Nature & Finance Talk
    The Capital Power of Rainforests
      • Kevin Conrad, Executive Director, Coalition for Rainforest Nations
  • 13.00-13.40: Sports & Lifestyle Panel
    Using sports to motivate sustainable lifestyles
      • Moderator: Ingrid Beutler, Co-Founder, Sustainable Mountain Alliance
      • Alicia Cenci, Freeride World Tour, Sustainability Manager
      • Andrea Sherpa-Zimmerman, Wild Yak Luxury, Director
  • 13.40-14.20: Nature & Tech Panel
    Leveraging tech for nature and climate
      • Marco Rodzynek, Noah Advisors, CEO
      • Leo Caprez, Brainforest, CEO
      • Eva Lawrence, Arcane Crypto, COO
  • 14.20-14.30: Coffee Break
  • 14.30-15.15: Commodities & Carbon Markets Panel
    The future of commodities and carbon markets
      • Moderator: Olena Isaieva, KPMG, Commodity Sector Solutions Lead
      • Paul Sébastien, Climate Neutral Commodity, Co-Founder
      • Natalia Gorina, Louis Dreyfus, Global Carbon Commercial Director
      • Olena Isaieva, KPMG, Commodity Sector Solutions Lead
      • Elsa Pernot, Gunvor, Director
  • 15.15-15.45: Sustainability & Finance Panel
    Unlocking sustainable finance
      • Moderator: Krisztina Grütter, Swiss Sustainability Consulting, Founder
      • Olivier Ferrari, CONINCO Explorers in Finance SA, CEO 
      • Natacha Guerdat, Asteria Investment Managers, Managing Director
  • 15.45-16.15: Drinks, Networking outside
  • 16.15-16.30: Departure from Les Ruinettes-Médran Gondola

AUDIENCE

The Verbier Summit is aimed at C-level suites, business, finance, and tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, and experts connected to sustainability, impact, ESG, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), climate, biodiversity, and nature.


In particular, in sectors such as commodities, food, agriculture, consumer goods, energy, transportation, buildings, materials, and lifestyle.

SPEAKERS LIST 2022

VERBIER is the best ski resort in the world. 


The Verbier Summit will take place at Le Mouton Noir. An exclusive restaurant at 2,200m by the Ruinettes lift to awaken your senses with an unforgettable taste experience. With its extraordinary panoramas, the largest terrace bar in Verbier serves rosé magnums and beers while the DJ plays the best tunes to light up your après-ski session. Get ready to party at high altitude!

VENUE & LOCATION 2022

SPONSORS 2022

PARTNERS

FOUNDER

MICHAEL MATHRES

20-year veteran in finding and developing business and finance solutions to our climate and nature crisis. Currently Director of Fund Nature www.fund-nature.com. Focused on bridging the carbon, and capital markets trillion-dollar gap. Most recently Founding Team of Mootral www.mootral.com initiated and developed a new multi-million carbon credit market for livestock methane emissions. Co-Founder of the World Climate Summit www.wclimate.com. The largest business and finance conference of the UNFCCC COP since 2010. In 2007, created the world's largest investor network for climate and carbon projects. Certified Impact Investment Analyst, Certified Investment Manager (University of Geneva), Master Certificate in Renewable Energy Management & Finance, Certified Green Bonds expert, and Certified Vegan Health Coach. BA in Economics from Hamilton College. Cambodian and Ukrainian heritage.