#MoveTheDate Switzerland is a movement that inspires and motivates people to take action and implement sustainable models. The overarching mission is to push back the Swiss “Overshoot Day”.
Nina Schaller, overall responsibility
Talk to me about: Circular concepts / circular economy, sustainable food concepts, sustainabilitycontact LinkedIn
Alternative Bank Switzerland
Alternative Bank Schweiz AG is committed to the common good, people and nature through its business activities. As a socially and ecologically oriented bank, it refrains from maximising profits “unlike others” and always places its ethical principles of action at the forefront. It invests customers’ money in social and ecological projects and companies over the long term. All loans are published to show what the money achieves. ABS is just as consistent in its investment business and working conditions. It is committed to gender equality and operates without a bonus system. Based on this ethical foundation, ABS offers the usual services of an everyday, investment, savings and credit bank throughout Switzerland.
Katrin Wohlwend, Responsible sustainability communication and ethics
Talk to me about: Sustainable (financial) economy, sustainable transformation, (economic) ethicscontact LinkedIn
Bananatex® is the world’s first durable, technical, biodegradable and plastic-free fabric made purely from the naturally grown Abacá banana plants. Cultivated in the Philippine mid- and highlands within a natural ecosystem of sustainable mixed agriculture and forestry, the plant is sturdy and self-sufficient, requiring no pesticides, fertilizer or extra water. These qualities have allowed it to contribute to reforestation in areas of former rainforest that were once cleared for logging, whilst enhancing biodiversity and the economic prosperity of local farmers. As an open source project Bananatex® offers a truly circular alternative to the synthetic fabrics that dominate the market today.
Stephanie Walter, Brand Development & Communications
Talk to me about: Sustainability, Innovation, Designcontact email
Circular Clothing Genossenschaft
The Circular Clothing project aims to help more and more Swiss textile companies venture into the circular economy.
Karen Rauschenbach, President
Talk to me about: Vision of a waste-free textile industry, achieving more impact thanks to collaboration, Cradle to Cradle® designcontact email
Our vision is a Switzerland that uses what is there instead of managing at the expense of the environment and society.
Olivia Menzi, Co-Founder & Project Leader
Talk to me about: Circular economy, food waste, food upcyclingcontact LinkedIn
FREITAG lab. ag
Since 1993, FREITAG has been driven by the principle of keeping used materials in circulation for as long as possible – and in the future to close its cycles as well.
Talk to me about: Circular economy, design, innovationcontact email
Swiss-based SaaS company, that equips green project developers with tools to connect their projects with institutional investors. We streamline the documentation, rating, underwriting, securitization, and post-investment monitoring (real-time) of private market deals.
Philip Berntsen, CEO
Talk to me about: Impact investors, renewable energy projects, and purpose driven investingcontact email
Gaia Tech AG
Peels, pulp, pomace, pits, shells, seeds and other food byprodcuts are often entirely discarded. Gaia Tech turns these sidestreams into useful ingredients for cosmetic, food and feed manufacturers.
Samuel Bühlmann, Co-Founder
Talk to me about: Innovation, Startups, Technologycontact LinkedIn
Together, we are changing global trade for the benefit of farming families, local economies and the environment. We want more sustainability, more equity and more quality at affordable prices. Therefore, we change the rules of the game: we trade differently, you buy differently.
Christophe Schmidt, CEO
Talk to me about: Food value chain, sustainability, Fairtradecontact email
We enable investors to successfully invest in forward-looking companies that solve global challenges and shape a positive future.
Peter Zollinger, Head of Impact Research
Talk to me about: How to deal with assets in a modern way. How boards of directors and company management recognise the essentials of global megatrends. What sustainable business models and strategies look like.contact LinkedIn
HestiaLabs wants to put user data at the service of social progress. In this way, they become the engine for innovation.
Paul-Olivier Dehaye, CEO
Talk to me about: Generative AI, data value, digital compliancecontact email
Making regenerative mosaic agriculture scalable.
Petrissa Eckle, Co-Founder
Talk to me about: Robotics in agriculture, no-code tools, quantification of biodiversity/ecosystem quality
Fostering entrepreneurship solutions to today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Starting locally.
Tommaso Tabet, Co-Founder, CEO
Talk to me about: Innovative finance; Strategic philanthropy; Impact driven entrepreneurship.Contact LinkedIn
Loopia helps retailers and brands to see the circular economy as part of their business model. With our solution, yout get your own resale platform in a short time.
Cristiana Grossenbacher, Co-Founder
Talk to me about: Circular economy, consumption, sustainable business modelscontact LinkedIn
We believe in sustainability as a lever for future-proof innovation. We rethink products impartially from material to function and offer credible solutions for all those who want to buy sustainable clothing without compromising on quality, comfort and style.
Dario Grünenfelder & Dario Pirovino, Co-Founder
Talk to me about: Circular product developments, circular business models, textiles / clothingcontact LinkedIn
Mycrobez wants to revolutionise the mass markets of various industries in a circular economy. This with a natural foam that has the same material properties as petroleum-based foam and insulation materials, but is made of a fungal root systems (mycorrhizae) and can be composted without residue within a few weeks.
Moritz Schiller, Founder, CMO & Board of Directors
Talk to me about: Bio-economy, Communication, Fundraisingcontact email
One Planet Lab Schweiz
We support pioneers and projects which are shaping sustainable solutions for our future.
Patricia Matzdorf & Ingrid Fumasoli, Co-Leads Planet Lab Switzerland (German-speaking and French-speaking Switzerland)
Talk to me about: Resource-light strategies for society and businesses at large – specifically sufficiency, circularity, new economic models / Resource-saving projects / Support for your project or organizationcontact email
OOMNIUM is a digital investment platform for crowd-based growth financing for Swiss start-ups and SMEs.
As a subsidiary of wemakeit, OOMNIUM has more than a decade of experience in crowdfunding and campaigning, from which the companies on the platform benefit.
Private individuals can invest in companies they believe in and whose products they love with just a few clicks and from small budgets.
In this way, OOMNIUM promotes a sustainable and fair economy and is committed to a change towards responsible investment.
Leandro Davies, Managing Partner
Talk to me about: Crowdinvesting, Growth Financing, Digital Sharescontact email
We want to radically change the way meat is perceived, produced and consumed and bring about a shift from the consumption of animal proteins to the consumption of plant proteins so that meat eaters can make sustainable, healthy and tasty choices in their everyday lives.
Pascal Bieri, Co-Founder
Talk to me about: alternative proteins // sustainable food production // StartUpContact email Vicky Kummer
The goal of Purpose Schweiz is to establish Steward-Ownership in Switzerland and show that a value-based fiduciary format is a functioning and forward-looking corporate form.
Lukas Hotz, Co-Founder
Talk to me about: Steward-Ownership, Alternative Financing, Grandchild-friendly Economy and Societycontact email
Our mission is to reduce future carbon emissions. We do this by connecting the climate conscious consumers with the investments that reduce future carbon emissions. Climate conscious consumers do not have the direct access they need to see how their money is being used to make a difference on the planet. Pyrpose empowers the climate conscious by presenting them direct investments. What’s more these investments not only connect the consumer with reducing future carbon emissions, which provide a return, but also how this makes a difference to the people impacted the most by climate crisis. Doing good for the planet while making a return is the model to solve for the climate crisis.
Kevin Kyer, CEO
Talk to me about: Climate innovation. Fintech. Entrepreneurshipcontact LinkedIn
RepRisk provides transparency on business conduct risks to help drive accountability and responsible behavior of companies, thus creating positive change.
Talk to me about: Sustainable Finance, Due Diligence, Business Conduct Riskscontact LinkedIn
Creating a world where every action positively impacts nature. Restor is an open, geospatial platform that offers nature stewards access to the latest ecological science for impact storytelling. With more than 140,000 project sites, Restor is the largest network of community led restoration and conservation sites across the globe. Through Restor, governments, companies, impact funders, and financial institutions can connect and contribute to the regenerative use of the land we all depend on.
Stephanie Feeney, Chief Growth Officer
Talk to me about: nature, biodiversity, communitiesContact email
We buy and sell used electrical appliances in top condition to ensure the conseration of our environment’s resources.
Aurel Greiner, CEO and Founder
Talk to me about: Sustainability, Circular Economy, Refurbishedcontact email
As a national platform, SENS represents and promotes impact-oriented companies in Switzerland. Together with them, they create reach and attention and network across sectors as well as with the European environment.
Beni Rohrbach, Research and strategic development
Talk to me about: Monitoring Social Entrepreneurship, Impact reporting, Linking business and impact modelscontact email
With its crowd-based information platform, Sparkable wants to convey more security in dealing with media and content, counteract social polarisation and promote information that leads to more mutual understanding.
Vardon Hamdiu, Co-Lead
Talk to me about: PeaceTech, Nonprofit business models, Product designcontact LinkedIn
Timber Finance Initiative
The Timber Finance Initiative wants to make better use of the potential that forests offer for climate protection. To this end, it is developing sustainable investment opportunities for the forest and timber industry. With a specially developed timber index and financial products based on it, the project develops new, sustainable investment models, advises the timber and construction industry and develops a CO2 certification methodology for timber construction.
Frank Vasek, Head of department and responsible for corporate finance
Talk to me about: Sustainable business strategies and innovative business models; carbon markets and dynamics nationally and internationally; scaling low-carbon technologies that ‘decarbonise’ existing industries; Sports Sciencecontact LinkedIn
TransCap Initiative (TCI)
TransCap Initiative (TCI) is a collaborative multi-stakeholder initiative that develops the conceptual underpinnings of systemic investing, tests these in real-world settings, and builds a community of practice. TCI is dedicated to bringing systems thinking to the world of sustainable finance and impact investing. Hence, TCI’s mission is to build the field of systemic investing so that we become more effective at funding systems transformation.
Magdalena J. Schneider, Prototype Lead
Talk to me about: Funding Systems Transformation, Multi-Stakeholder Alliances, Holistic Wellbeingcontact email
VaLoo makes Swiss wastewater management fit for the future and paves the way for cycle-oriented technologies.
Gina Marti, Communication specialist
Talk to me about: Resource efficiency, sustainable living, environmental protectioncontact email
Verein zur Förderung der Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie Schweiz
We strive for an economy and society that is orientated towards ethical values in order to enable a good life for all on a healthy planet. The economy serves the common good.
Ralf Nacke, Spokesman and speaker
Priska Sennhauser, Chairwoman
Talk to me about: New economic models, in particular the Economy for the Common Good, Sustainability reports, in particular the Common Good Balance Sheet – www.gemeinwohl-bilanz.ch, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) – www.bildung-fuer-morgen.chContact email
YARN-TO-YARN by Rheiazymes AG
Keeping the high value polymers of the fashion industry in a YARN-TO-YARN® cycle with molecular bio-recycling.
Sandra Grimmer, Co-Founder & CEO
Talk to me about: Circular economy, textile industry, solutions for the global plastic problemcontact LinkedIn
We are the specialist planning office for circular construction. We continue to build on existing structures, design with ReUse, and add new things so that the components can be reused in the future.
Andreas Oefner, Managing Director
Talk to me about: Circular economy, digitalisation, construction industrycontact email
- #MoveTheDate Switzerland
- Alternative Bank Schweiz
- Bananatex AG
- Circular Clothing Genossenschaft
- FREITAG lab. ag
- Gaia Tech AG
- Impact Club
- Mycrobez AG
- One Planet Lab Schweiz
- OOMNIUM AG
- Purpose Schweiz
- RepRisk AG
- Revendo AG
- Timber Finance Initiative
- TransCap Initiative (TCI)
- Verein zur Förderung der Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie Schweiz
- Vögeli AG
- YARN-TO-YARN by Rheiazymes AG
- Zirkular GmbH