FACTORY 17: THE PIONEERS OF TODAY,
SHAPING THE WORLD OF TOMORROW
An evening with inspiring leaders working towards a sustainable and regenerative financial system
Wed. 1 December 2021, 19h30–21h00
Forum Genève, Auditorium Galata
This is a story of our changing planet,
and what we can do to help it thrive…
– David Attenborough
Factory 17 is a unique event that brings together the top Accelerate2030 entrepreneurs from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe alongside Geneva’s visionaries, financial leaders, disruptors and change makers who have all responded to their own call to adventure.
Through an evening of powerful storytelling during the Building Bridges Week, our innovators will share their inspiring personal stories of how they undertook their journey towards creating a new, sustainable and regenerative financial system.
By gathering leading voices from our global network of change-makers, we want to explore together the different ways to move towards a society that recognises the inherent interconnectedness between humans and nature and the need to repair and revitalize our environment.
By denying our interconnection with nature, we got trapped in a structurally violent system of our own making and it is time for a substantial change.
To bring the natural system into balance, a new economy that respects the limits of natural resources and the functions of ecosystems is fundamental and understands our interdependence with our environment. This requires a transformative shift in how we value our natural environment, use and dispose of resources, creating a circular system, as in nature.
Solutions that combine ecology and economy, and innovative business and financial models that create value based on a regenerative system and the potential of circular ideas are key for restoring the balance.
Factory17 is powered by Impact Hub Geneva and Accelerate2030.
Accelerate2030 is a global program initiated in Geneva with the mission to scale the impact of entrepreneurial solutions for the SDGs. Bourn out of it, Factory17 offers concrete opportunities for engaging directly with the bright minds shaping tomorrow.
These stories of adventure will explore sustainable finance, intrapreneurship and innovation, circular economy, regenerative economy… amongst other topics that parallel the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Intrapreneurship & innovation
Nature & Biodiversity
19h00 - 19h30 Doors opening and drinks
19h30 - 19h45 Welcoming words & framing
19h45 - 20h50 Our relationship with Nature
20h50 - 21h00 Closing ceremony
21h00 - 22h30 Networking over music and drinks
The list of speakers :
André Hoffmann, Vice Chairman of Roche Holding AG, President of the MAVA Foundation
Nicole Schwab, Co-Director, Platform to Accelerate Nature-Based Solutions, World Economic Forum
Guillaume Taylor, Founder of Quadia
Fabienne Fisher, State Councilor, State of Geneva
Marie-Laure Schaufelberger, Head of ESG & Stewardship for the Pictet Group
Kamila Ciok, CEO and founder of Alimuradova Organisation, Forbes 25under25
Miklos Veszpremi, Climate change consultant and Activist at Swiss Youth for Climate
Gorjan Jovanovski, CEO and founder of AirCare
Mariola Urgellés, Founder of Sunspectra
Vice Chairman of Roche Holding AG, President of the MAVA Foundation
Co-Director, Platform to Accelerate Nature-Based Solutions, World Economic Forum
Founder of Quadia
State Councilor, State of Geneva
Head of ESG & Stewardship for the Pictet Group
Social activist and peacebuilder,
Forbes 25 under 25
Climate change consultant and Activist at Swiss Youth for Climate
CEO and founder of AirCare, Accelerate2030 entrepreneur
Founder of Sunspectra, Accelerate2030 entrepreneur
WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS A REALITY BY 2030.
An evening with inspiring leaders working towards a regenerative finance system
Forum Genève – Galata
Rue de Lausanne 11-19,
1201 Genève, CH
on 1st December
from 19h30 to 21h00