Learning Journeys

 

Join us to learn about the inspiring work of our ABS clients and see more about Switzerland's beautiful landscape.

Learning Journeys

1 Elim / Freie Gemeinschaftsbank

1 Elim / Freie Gemeinschaftsbank

Stadtarbeit ELIM

Basel / stadtarbeitelim.ch

Join us on this learning journey to an oasis in the middle of Kleinbasel. The Diakonische Stadtarbeit Elim provides an oasis in the centre of Kleinbasel for socially disadvantaged people. This project supports men and women experiencing life difficulties. During this learning journey you will find out more about the services provided by this organisation including supervised dormitories, advisory street work and a small café.

The centre also makes an important contribution to the integration of migrant women and men. Come along to learn more about this inspiring place.




Freie Gemeinschaftsbank

Basel / gemeinschaftsbank.ch

Join us on this learning journey to the Freie Gemeinschaftsbank, a bank which places the mutual trust of all investors, beneficiaries and employees as essential basis. The bank grants loans to people and projects committed to sustainability and social change. It supports people in their efforts to make informed choices with money under their own responsibility.

During this insightful learning journey, you will find out more about the "pay-what-you-want"-service fee, direct loans between projects and depositors and cooperative shares which do not yield interest and cannot be paid back. Come along to learn much more about this inspiring place.

2 Green Offices / Younergy Solar

2 Green Offices / Younergy Solar

Green Offices

Givisiez / greenoffices.ch

Join us on this learning journey where we visit the Green Offices by Lutz Architects, and see an example of a sustainable office in action.

The Green Offices were built in 2007 to put the principles of sustainable development into practice in their daily work. The building that houses the offices was designed entirely in line with sustainable construction principles. It is the first administrative building to achieve the Swiss Minergie-P-Eco label. It has been optimised to consume 90% less energy than a standard office building for lighting, heating and construction. This learning journey will give an insight into how Lutz reduced the environmental impact of their business. Join to find out more about this sustainable architecture frontrunner.


02 Green Offices / Younergy Solar

Younergy Solar SA

Lausanne + Zürich / younergy.ch

The learning journey continues with a visit by Pedro Miranda, founder of solar energy start-up Younergy Solar. He will talk about how they help their customers go solar. Younergy Solar designs and implements solar systems for the residential and business market. The company takes care of the entire planning and installation process, from building permit to installation, maintenance and all the paperwork with local electricity suppliers. The learning journey will inspire you as you learn how they work towards their mission to help Switzerland go solar.

3 Jenni Energietechnik + Liegenschaften

3 Jenni Energietechnik + Liegenschaften

Jenni Energietechnik + Liegenschaften

Oberburg bei Burgdorf / jenni.ch

On this learning journey, you will visit one of Europe's market leaders in solar heating - Jenni Energietechnik AG. Founder Josef Jenni is one of Europe’s most successful solar energy pioneers and the company are well known for their specially developed solar storage tanks with integrated boilers. During this learning journey you will have the opportunity to discover why ABS has been working with this innovative company for over 20 years. We look forward to taking you on this fascinating learning journey.

4 Andermatt Group

4 Andermatt Group

Andermatt Group

Grossdietwil / andermatt-holding.ch

During this learning journey you will find out more about the Andermatt Group and their quest to contribute to healthy food and a healthy environment. The Andermatt Group have been developing biological crop protection solutions for more than 30 years. This learning journey will give you the opportunity to see how the Andermatt Group respond to the need for environmentally friendly food production and stay true to the practice of making alternatives to chemical-synthetic plant protection. They distribute a range of > 200 products including more than 60 products they manufacture themselves. We look forward to welcoming you on this stimulating learning journey.

5 reCIRCLE / CHOBA CHOBA

5 reCIRCLE / CHOBA CHOBA

reCIRCLE AG

Bern / recircle.ch

On this learning journey you will first visit Recircle, a company producing high-quality reusable packaging for takeaway food. Recircle’s mission is to reduce waste and switch from single use to reuse systems. Discover how they have built up a network of restaurants that serve their food in reusable crockery as an alternative to disposable dishes.


02 Green Offices / Younergy Solar

CHOBA CHOBA AG

Bern / chobachoba.com

The learning journey will then take you on a chocolate revolution. Choba Choba is a company for chocolate lovers. They combine exclusivity with meaningfulness. This start-up has a strong social attitude. The cocoa farmers from Peru are co-owners of the company and engage in each decision-making process. The innovation fund supported the project with a loan of 100,000 CHF. Come and discover more on this delicious learning journey.

6 Sinn & Gewinn Hotels / Urban Connect

6 Sinn & Gewinn Hotels / Urban Connect

Sinn & Gewinn Hotels

Zürich / hotelmarta.ch

On this learning journey, you will visit the Sinn & Gewinn Hotels, an integration initiative for women. Founded by a groupe of women, Sinn & Gewinn Hotels operates two hotels and a guesthouse in Zurich. It offers jobs in the hotels for women with psychological issues and/or learning difficulties and unemployed school leavers. While the hotels are open for the public, the guesthouse is for women only, including social welfare recipients. Come and join us on this positive learning journey.


02 Green Offices / Younergy Solar

Urban Connect

Zürich / urban-connect.ch

You will then continue your learning journey, getting an insight of Urban Connect, an electric mobility company based in Zurich. Urban Connect are passionate about reducing traffic congestion in urban areas. They provide a complete e-bike and e-scooter fleet solution in an all-in-one package for corporate clients. Large companies such as Google, Avaloq and Hilti rely on Urban Connect to help their employees change the way they commute to work. During this learning journey, you will find out more about their platform-based and intelligent mobility solutions. So, join us on a two-wheeled learning journey.

7 Alternative Bank Switzerland / Algrano

7 Alternative Bank Switzerland / Algrano

Alternative Bank Switzerland

Olten / abs.ch

Visit your Annual Meeting host, Alternative Bank Switzerland, the leading Swiss provider of ethical banking services and a pioneer in sustainable finance. During this learning journey you get to see the ABS headquarters in Olten and meet staff and to talk about the Swiss banking context and pressing issues.





Algrano

Zurich / algrano.com

For the second part of this pioneering learning journey, you will then be joined by Algrano. Algrano is a trading platform for green coffee, connecting growers and roasters to enable transparent selling and buying. It allows producers and cooperatives to connect directly to roasters in an online network of over 1,000 users in more than 75 countries. Join us on a stimulating learning journey that demonstrates the value of innovative technology solutions.

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