RECOL Forum 2016



The Details

When:   8. September 2016

Where: Swisscom Business Campus, Zurich

What:    Responsible Leadership in corporations does not just happen; it is the effect of efforts of individuals who model and foster engagement with a variety of specific measures. What works best and under what conditions? What is the state of thinking and action in companies today?  Where is “Responsible Leadership” going?

The RECOL Forum 2016 shared our recent work on “Engaging Leaders for Sustainability” based on conversations with almost 40 business decision makers and “thought leaders” summarized in a report supported by Helvetia, Post, SV Group, Swisscom, Zurich and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy.

The Forum welcomed representatives from the interviewed companies, senior executives, Heads of Corporate Responsibility/ Sustainability and HR, as well as selected Thought Leaders.

To receive more information, please email us indicating your background and interest.


The Agenda

We were happy to welcome two speakers sharing with us selected aspects of Responsible Leadership:

How to create an environment for “Responsible Leadership”  to flourish – the Board of Directors perspective

Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter, President of the Board of Directors, Berner Kantonalbank

Findings from our research on “Engaging Leaders for Sustainability” 

Joanna Hafenmeyer, initiator of RECOL, Founder of MyImpact

Good practice sessions 

Led by representatives from the companies involved in the “Engaging Leaders for Sustainability” research.

Prototyping sessions

“The future of Responsible Leadership”


Our Speakers

Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter

Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter is CEO and founding partner of Forma Futura Invest AG, an independent asset management company for private and institutional clients with a focus on investments that are both financially solid and foster sustainable life quality.

Since May 2015, Ms Hunziker-Ebneter has also been Chairwoman of the Berner Kantonalbank AG (BEKB).

She has gained more than 30 years of financial and risk management experience, for instance as Head of the Swiss Stock Exchange and as a member of the Executive Committee at Bank Julius Bär & Co.

In addition, Antoinette is a co-founder of the charitable waterkiosk foundation, whose projects enable access to clean drinking water in underdeveloped countries.

Joanna Hafenmayer

Joanna Hafenmayer is an author, entrepreneur and leadership coach.

As the Managing Director of ‘MyImpact’ and her vision is to create a space in authentic leadership development, where exceptional people see careers through new eyes – improving quality of life for all.

Joanna is also a First Mover Fellow of the Aspen Institute, for which she was selected as an exceptional business innovator and author of “The Future Makers – A Journey to People who are Changing the World – and what we can learn from them”.

She worked for several years within public and private organisations, most recently as Sustainability Lead on Microsoft Switzerland’s executive board, where she founded the Responsible Corporate Leadership Forum (RECOL), a  collaboration platform to drive  responsible leadership development.