Carole Küng

Co-Director, SDSN Switzerland

I am interested in how we can accelerate urgently needed and science-based social change. The Swiss offshoot of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network initiative, SDSN Switzerland, is well positioned with Biovision as its co-host. We agree on the approach of using knowledge-based solutions for a sustainable future in Switzerland and beyond.”

Sustainability has long been a central concern for Carole, both professionally and personally. In 2008 she began working at the consultancy firm ecos, first in international climate protection in the Carbon Finance Capacity Building Program of the World Bank Institute and C40 Cities. Then she twas head of the NATURE Congress and deputy managing director of the NATURE Platform (later eco.ch), organizing trade fairs, festivals, galas, a CEO Forum and the Swiss Sustainability Prize award. She initiated and managed a wide range of sustainability projects in the fields of urban development, land use, biodiversity, sustainable consumption and circular economy. From 2014, she was executive director of the Swiss Malaria Group, a network initiated by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Swiss for businesses, academia and civil society. Carole studied biology at the University of Basel, graduated with a master’s degree in sustainable development and later trained in modern non-profit management at the University of Geneva. This makes her well equipped to lead the dynamic SDSN Switzerland network.

Her part-time position at Biovision meets her needs as a mother of three children She is happy to be able to combine motherhood with the important task of working for SDSN Switzerland. When she is not working in the garden in her free time, she likes to cook for friends or roam with her children in nature. Whenever there is a gap in her schedule, Carole prefers to be in climbing shoes, in hiking boots or on touring skis in the Jura or out in the mountains.

 

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