Reflection of Strategic ESG Communication in Switzerland

Date & Time
November 10, 2020 at 6PM CET

We are Grownate. A platform where you can make a positive impact through the everyday purchases you make. We create a unique three-way partnership between individuals, the good causes they care about and the brands they love and buy from.

We have investigated trends in communication on sustainability across Switzerland including more than 20 companies. Please join us to learn about the insights we have gained. Thorsten Reiter will lead and engage us in a fruitful discussion to bring the sustainability of tomorrow into today. We as Grownate will also introduce our exciting new project that takes a novel perspective on the subject of corporate ESG and sustainability education.


Event Ended

RSVPs are no longer available.


  • 6:00PM TO 6:10PM

    Welcome Speech

    Sustainable Innovation 

    Thorsten Reiter 

  • 6:10PM TO 6:25PM

    Grownate presents

    A novel look at ESG accountability

    Lotta Relander 

  • 6:25PM TO 6:40PM

    Presentation of the Research

    Reflection of Strategic ESG Communication in Switzerland

     Vanessa Bereiter

  • 6:40PM TO 7:20PM

    Panel Discussion

    • 7:20PM TO 7:40PM


    The Panelists

    The Speakers 

    Dr. Thorsten Reiter is a German innovation expert. At the beginning of 2010 Reiter developed business models for disadvantaged population groups for the international NGO "Enactus". Later, he worked as a consultant and researcher at the Institute for Management & Strategy at the University of St. Gallen, focusing on strategy, innovation, start-ups, corporate entrepreneurship and negotiation management. Today, he works as an innovation strategist in the private sector. As a Serial Social Entrepreneur he helped them to help themselves economically and thus to achieve a self-determined integration into society.

    Charlotta Relander is in charge of business development at Grownate. Her previous work focused on the non-profit sector and start-ups, which she combines with her experience in ESG and impact investment advisory to give her a unique understanding on how to bridge the gap between the two sectors. She holds an MA in Africa Studies, Political Economy and Security from Stanford University.

    Vanessa Bereiter is in charge of Research and Communication at Grownate. With her experience in partnership and event management she supported startups through incubator programs but also directly with advice in content creation and business development. Working within the startup ecosystem she has developed a profound passion for entrepreneurship and technology, specifically in the area of social entrepreneurship. She holds a BA in Business Administration from the University St.Gallen.

    Further Information

    We want to warmly thank you for your engagement either in the study itself or for your valuable contribution to Grownate's journey. 

    Therefore we want to take the opportunity to celebrate this special day with you!

    Due to the current spread of the COVID-19, the event will take place  fully virtually. We will provide you with your personal registration-code ahead of the event. In case you have any questions feel free to contact