September 16, 2021: Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai in partnership with leading sustainability hub, BuzzOnEarth, has announced the launch of an exclusive series – “Switzerland for Sustainability” featuring some of the leading Swiss Companies in India and their sustainability endeavours starting September till December 2021. The hub has specially curated their Cloud Chats under the Swiss It! campaign of the official Swiss network in India to bring the best of sustainability Switzerland has to offer for India Inc. Participating companies include industry leaders from ABB, Holcim, Nestle, Swiss Re as well as the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

The Swiss expertise around water governance, water use efficiency, treatment of wastewater, energy efficiency through renewables, food security can benefit Indian companies to drive sustainability across their value chain. The series will help Indian industries draw insights from Swiss expertise in areas such as circular economy, resource efficiency expertise, building sustainable urban space, processing food systems, restoring ecology, and promoting social progress amongst communities.

Switzerland is known for its global leadership in sustainability and has accelerated its efforts to fulfil targets as per the 2030 Agenda. As prime partners in Asia, India and Switzerland have numerous bilateral treaties across key sectors. Consul General Othmar Hardegger discusses the long-standing partnership between the two countries and their commitment towards sustainable development. “Switzerland is deeply committed to contributing actively towards India’s sustainability with a focus on climate compatible development, climate change adaptation, and mitigation. The more than 300 Swiss companies currently operating in India play a central role in the partnership between the two countries and contribute with their commitment to the fulfilment of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

Through their Cloud Chats with BuzzOnEarth under the Swiss It! campaign the Consulate General is providing a platform for Indian businesses to meaningfully engage with Swiss businesses and their leaders across key sectors. “The partnership with a sustainability-focused hub BuzzOnEarth helps us reach the target audience. The Consulate General looks forward to showcasing Switzerland and its companies as drivers of sustainable development and a responsible and ethical business community,” states Consul General Hardegger.

Discussing the unique series and the hub’s signature Cloud Chats that have featured some illustrious guests in the past, Founder Gayatri Chauhan of BuzzOnEarth states, “As a leading sustainability hub of Indian origin, we are extremely delighted to have partnered with the Consulate General of Switzerland to discuss and deliberate with industry experts from globally renowned Swiss companies. Our specially curated Cloud Chats are well-positioned to facilitate sustainability and climate change-specific learning and showcase impact through one-on-one dialogue on different realms of Sustainability. This kind of series provides deeper learning about sector-specific opportunities present within sustainability landscape in line with some of the best industry practices in Switzerland.”

The pilot of the series is set to launch on Friday, 17th September, and will feature Mr. Sanjeev Sharma, CEO, and MD of ABB India. Tune in at 6 PM (IST) onwards for the first session on Switzerland for Sustainability. India Inc. let us Swiss It!

Attendees can register at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_L4GvnbVHTPa6AAdNPKlTMg

About Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai:
Having a long-standing presence in Mumbai, Switzerland opened its first Consulate a century ago, in 1915 for India’s important financial and commercial centre. The Consulate General represents all aspects of Swiss interests and promotes exchange in areas such as trade and investment, tourism, science, education, and culture between Switzerland and Western- and Central India. These activities are performed in cooperation with a well-established Swiss network including the Embassy in New Delhi and the Consulate General in Bengaluru with its annex for science and education (swissnex).
Visit at: Swiss Embassy New Delhi Consulate General of Switzerland Mumbai
Swiss Business Hub India swissnex in India

About BuzzOnEarth:
BuzzOnEarth is the leading sustainability hub dedicated to mainstreaming ecological sustainability, wellness, and co-existence. The hub serves as a one-stop-shop for sustainability stories, innovations, thought-leadership, eco-friendly brands, and sustainability education. Leveraging the power of media through multidimensional storytelling to mainstream sustainability, BuzzOnEarth is paving the way in the contemporary media space to influence positive behaviourial change. Since its inception in March 2018, BuzzOnEarth today has its audiences in 190+ countries and 9,000+ cities around the world. The hub is known to feature some of the prolific leaders and experts from the United Nations, IGOs, leading Philanthropists, and sustainability veterans from industry and academia globally.
Visit at: www.buzzonearth.com

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kaizin@buzzonearth.com

+91 9833422351

Ms. Maitreyee Shirolkar

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