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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.
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
by Jean-François Manzoni, President and Nestlé Chair Professor, IMD and Boris Collardi, Managing Partner at Pictet Group
The annual award rewards family-owned enterprises that stand out in their efforts, performance and progress in the field of sustainability.
From leading academics to respected principals. Who have we entrusted to select the winner?
Contact us to nominate or apply for the IMD-Pictet Sustainability in Family Business Award.