Yohan Bräunling – CEO of RM Group AG recently attended the CEO4Climate conference held at Google office in Zurich. The event gathered around 60 CEOs of renowned major Swiss companies to exchange experience and ideas on the topic of Net zero as a driver innovation. A panel of experts, along with Urs Hölzle, the former Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google, delved into the inquiry of how setting ambitious climate goals can drive innovation.
In a referendum held in June this year, a little over 59% of voters endorsed a new legislation, which mandates Switzerland to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. This means that the country will need to offset or remove as much climate-altering pollution from the atmosphere as it produces. This referendum was partially initiated in response to the rapid melting of the country’s glaciers.