Category Archives: Past events

Our presence at the European Energy transition conference – January 30, 2018

Mr. Dramé and two collaborators went to the round table on “L’écoparc industriel, par la Fondation pour les Terrains Industriels” on the booth of the House of Industrial Ecology. This presentation, followed by a discussion between the guests and the speaker, led to interesting exchanges around the theme of industrial ecoparks and the energy transition. The public came from different professional backgrounds which could give an interaction focused on questions, contributions as well as concerns related to the issues of these different environments. An artist depicted with small drawings BD types the main guidelines of exchanges.

Gold is yellow, could it be green : challenges and perspectives on the finance of a sustainable production

Find the Round table photos and the video on our page Media.

Tuesday 16 May 2017 / 18:30 – 20:00
University of Geneva : UniMail, room M1150 (first floor)

Public conference, free entry

You are invited to an aperitif that is held in a suite.

The International Institute of Industrial Ecology and Green Economy, under the direction of Dr. Alpha Dramé, is pleased to invite you to its Round Table on May 16, 2017, at the University of Geneva. It will be moderated by Dr. Catherine Ferrier, responsible for the Corporate Social Responsability certificate of the University of Geneva.

This roundtable is part of a series of conferences related to its “Finding Sustainable Solutions for Gold Production and Commercialization” program. For this purpose, a master thesis entitled “The gold market, sustainable development as a common vision? Was made at the University of Geneva


Summary of the Round table 

From the mine to the bullion and the watch, the gold market involves a large number of players including miners, refiners, banks and jewelers. Faced with the challenges of the gold market, new international standards are emerging causing the evolution of the practices of the players in the gold sector towards a more “sustainable” / responsible production, respectful of principles such as those of transparency, human rights and the environment. If sustainability is the shared vision in the gold market, to what degree is coordination? This two-hour public lecture will expose the current state of the gold market, its issues, solutions and perspectives. Starting from the extraction phase at the mining level, the presentation will focus successively on the stages of processing by refineries and jewelers, and that of investment and sustainable finance. For each step, an intervenor will share his / her point of view on the issues and the associated solutions. A short discussion will close the Round Table.



Location : University of Geneva, Boulevard du Pont-d’Arve 40, 1204 Geneva, UniMail room M1150 (first floor)

Date : Tuesday 16 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:00

G21 Swisstainability Forum – 29 June 2017



Thursday 29 June 2017 / 11:10 – 12:15

SwissTech Convention Center, route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens, Switzerland

Public debate, entrance fee

Event organized by NiceFuture.

“Session LAB A2 – Ecologie industrielle et économie circulaire, quel potentiel ?”

Summary of the debate 

Industrial ecology and the circular economy are today posing solutions for the efficient use of resources, while respecting the regenerative capacity of the planet. Their implementation is however not easy in the current economic context. The purpose of this debate is to show concrete examples of the implementation of circular economy and industrial ecology in Switzerland and Europe, and to discuss the benefits and scope for ecological transition. (source: G21 website)


René Longet, vice-president of Industrial Services of Geneva (SIG), expert in sustainability


Jérôme Perez, director of Sustainability at Nespresso


Bertrand Girod, director of Serbeco, pioneering company in the field of waste collection, sorting, recycling and recovery


Guibert del Marmol, advisor, author and speaker, regenerative economist, co-founder of the Lunt Foundation


Alpha Dramé, co-founder and director of the International Institute of Industrial Ecology and the Green Economy


Cédric Egger, Director of Water Resources at Nestlé Waters




Location : SwissTech Convention Center, route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens, Switzerland

Date : Thursday 29 May 2017, 11:10 – 12:15