This summer has again shown how our economies are intertwined with the natural boundaries our planet is providing us with. The heat waves and droughts, the energy nexus between drought, glacier melting and energy supply, as well as the resulting supply chain disruptions, made it clear to everybody: sustainability has become a strategic topic. In order to secure economic success, companies and political entities have to innovate and radically transform their business models, products and services.
At Basel Area Business & Innovation, we provide local businesses and entrepreneurs with stimuli, skills and networks to face this challenge as an opportunity rather than a threat. It is our mission to build an ecosystem, where entrepreneurs together with academia and corporations are working together in order to build the wealth of future generations, while staying within the planetary boundaries earth gives us. As a result, we have dedicated our networking event series to sustainability in business. Our speakers help startups and businesses on their journey to more sustainable business models.
This article introduces the Solar Impulse Foundation and summarizes the keynote held by Robin Henri on the 25th of August at Impact Hub Basel.