Foresight and Sustainability Summit

Everyone is talking about it - but what is actually behind the big buzzword "Sustainability"? January 2020 kicked off what environmentalists are referring to as the "Decade of Action". In concrete terms, this means: Just ten more years to meet the goals set out in the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2030.

Against the backdrop of this development, prioritizing sustainable action is not only of ever-increasing importance, but at the same time creates new opportunities in the development of new markets and technologies.

For this reason, at this year's Foresight & Sustainability Summit we will not only address the current status quo, but at the same time take a look into the (possible) futures and talk about emerging trends and technologies that will significantly shape activities and the path to a greener future.

Hosted by ITONICS, RohrbeckHeger and the EDHEC Chair for Foresight, Innovation and Transformation, the Summit will be centered around emerging trends and technologies, as well as new action ethics that we will inevitably have to confront in the context of shaping a more sustainable future. Learn from industry best practices, get inspired by thought leaders, and connect & exchange ideas with industry peers.



Prof. Dr. René Rohrbeck

Professor of Strategy and director of the chair for Foresight, Innovation and Transformation at the EDHEC Business School

“I believe in the ability of humanity to save our climate. But, we need joint action, now!”

Dr. Michael Durst

Founder and Managing Director, ITONICS

“More and more consumers demand sustainable products - and they want to know the details. The pressure toward all industries will rise significantly.” 

Dr. Tobias Heger

Founder and Managing Partner, Rohrbeck Heger

“I see many organizations that seek to contribute to a sustainable economy. However, I believe the impact this will have on their business is often greatly understimated.”





EU Green Deal & ESG

Stephanie Hubold

Altor Equity Partner’s Head of ESG

“Altor is committed to ‘Building Better Businesses’, and ESG is an important lever to achieve that goal. I firmly believe that sustainability is key to long-term financial value creation.” 

Gianfranco Gianfrate 

Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School

“Sustainable finance is set to become the “new normal” of the financial world. Only firms that understand and proactively deal with this revolution will sustain their long-term competitive advantage”