IMD-Pictet Sustainability in Family Business Award
Forum & Ceremony

IMD-Pictet Sustainability in Family Business Award
Forum & Ceremony

IMD-Pictet Sustainability in Family Business Award
Forum & Ceremony

date
Date
December 5, 2019
Location
Location
IMD, Lausanne
Contact us
Contact
Family Business Center
Family Business: A Voice for Change in Sustainability

This exclusive, inaugural, one-day learning experience marks the first IMD-Pictet Sustainability in Family Business Award and celebrates the pioneering work of family businesses in the field of sustainability. 

We aim to create a unique forum for discussing challenges and opportunities, best practices, and the role of family businesses in advancing the sustainability agenda.

The event will be attended by owners of family businesses and the next generation of owners, award applicants, the jury of experts, IMD faculty and thought leaders in corporate sustainability.

The forum will feature interactive sessions, live cases, panels and keynote speeches, concluding with a celebratory dinner and award ceremony.

Program Overview

8:30 - Registration & welcome coffee at IMD

Welcome by Pictet & IMD 

Debate: Family Business Boards and Sustainability, Why and how? 
Prof. Sameh Abadir and Barbara Kux, Vice Chairman and member of the board at Firmenich, Henkel, Engie and Pargesa Holding & further guests from the boards of family businesses 

World café: Interactive discussions addressing key challenges in sustainability and family business
Moderated by Natalia Olynec, Sustainability Partner at IMD &
Matthew Crudgington, Associate Director at IMD Global Family Business Center


The Role of Family Firms in Sustainable Business
Sanjay Sharma, Dean and Professor at University of Vermont  &
Pramodita Sharma, Professor & Daniel Clark Sanders Chair in Family Business at University of Vermont, USA 

Award Winner and Finalists Announcement
Moderated by Sameh Abadir, Professor of Leadership and Negotiation at IMD, Marta Widz, Head of SIFBA Evaluation Committee at IMD &
Marie-Laure Schaufelberger, Group Stewardship Officer at Pictet Group

 

13:00-14:00 - Lunch at IMD Restaurant


Rethinking Sustainability: Where to Focus?
Prof. Vanina Farber, elea Foundation Chair Professor of Social Innovation, IMD


Family Business Panel: Advancing the Sustainability Agenda
Business views and learnings from their Sustainability Journey

Panel showcasing the work of family businesses in sustainability


Fireside Chat: Aligning investment, philanthropic and corporate interests in Family Firms
Panel animated by Marie-Laure Schaufelberger, Group Stewardship Officer at Pictet Group & Victoria Kemanian, Director Business Transformation Initiative at IMD
with special guests


Putting Purpose at the Core
Prof. Thomas Malnight, Professor of Strategy and Faculty Director, Business Transformation Initiative at IMD


17:45 - Closing Remarks
Jean-François Manzoni, President and Nestlé Chair Professor at IMD
Rémy Best, Managing Partner at Pictet Group


19:00 - 
Celebratory Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Hotel Royal Savoy

With
Sameh Abadir

Professor of Leadership and Negotiation
Vanina Farber

elea Professor of Social Innovation
Thomas Malnight

Professor of Strategy and General Management
Dita Sharma

Professor & Daniel Clark Sanders Chair, University of Vermont, USA
Sanjay Sharma

Dean and Professor, University of Vermont
Barbara Kux

Vice Chairman and a member of the board at Firmenich, Henkel, Engie and Pargesa Holding
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Rémy Best

Managing Partner, Pictet Group, Switzerland
Jean-François Manzoni

IMD President and Nestlé Chaired Professor
Marta Widz

Head of SIFBA Evaluation Commitee
Honoured to introduce the SIFBA Award Jury Members and Special Guests
Tim Brooks

Vice President, Environmental Responsibility, Lego, Denmark
John Elkington

Founder and Chief Pollinator, Volans, UK
Mary Johnstone-Louis

Senior Research Fellow and Programme Director, University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School
Iris Obermueller

Head of EHS, Biopharma Global Healthcare Operations, Ares Trading SA, Switzerland
Gail Whiteman

Director of the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business at Lancaster University, UK

Details

When

Thursday, December 5th from 9 am to 5.45 pm followed by a celebratory dinner from 7 pm at the Hotel Royal Savoy in Lausanne.

Where

IMD Campus, Zehnder auditorium, Nestlé building
Ch. de Bellerive 23
1001 Lausanne, Switzerland

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*This event is by invitation and free of charge, it includes lunch and dinner on December 5th. Participants are required to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Contact us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IMD Global Center for Family Business  

Email: [email protected]  

With sincere thanks to our sponsor   

with the contribution of:

Watch

by Jean-François Manzoni, President and Nestlé Chair Professor, IMD and Boris Collardi, Managing Partner at Pictet Group

Discover

The annual award rewards family-owned enterprises that stand out in their efforts, performance and progress in the field of sustainability.

Meet

From leading academics to respected principals. Who have we entrusted to select the winner?

Apply

Contact us to nominate or apply for the IMD-Pictet Sustainability in Family Business Award.