SMIA

2nd International Congress with Innovation Fair

Sustainable Management In Action

19-20 September 2005, University of Geneva, UNI MAIL


PROGRAMME

19 September 2005, morning

OPENING SESSION

ModeratorBeat Bürgenmeier, Director of the University Centre of Geneva for Human Ecology and Environmental Sciences (CUEH), Switzerland
9 h 15Introduction
9 h 20Welcome
Claudine Dayer Fournet, Delegate for Agenda 21, City of Geneva, Switzerland
9 h 30Instruments for Environmental Management
 Frits Schlingemann, Director UNEP-Europe (United Nations Environment Programme), Geneva, Switzerland
9 h 45Bionics, The Sustainable Interaction between technical Civilisation and Nature
 Georg Winter, Founder of INEM and B.A.U.M., Hamburg, Germany

10 h 00 - 10 h 30: Coffee break

PLENARY SESSION A

CONCEPTS

ModeratorRoland Perez, Professor emerit, University of Montpellier, France 
10 h 20IntroductionA1
10 h 35Benefits and actions of sustainable management achieved on national levelA2
 René Longet, President équiterre, Geneva, Switzerland 
10 h 55The Analysis of Ethics in Decision-Making of the Operational ManagerA3
 Jean-Jacques Nillès, Université de Savoie, Annecy, France 
11 h 15Management systems of EthicsA4
 Jean-Marc Bigler, Haute École de Gestion du canton de Vaud (HEG-Vd), Lausanne, Switzerland 
11 h 35Questions / answers 

PLENARY SESSION B

INSTRUMENTS 1

ModeratorMatthias Friebel, President of VNU (German Association of Environmental Professionals), Göttingen, Germany 
10 h 30IntroductionB1
10 h 35Sustainable Value – An Integrated Value-Based Approach to Measure Sustainable Performance B2
 Frank Figge, University of Leeds , Great Britain and Tobias Hahn, Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment, Berlin, Germany 
10 h 55Environmental Performance Evaluation through “EcoBlock label”B3
 Luciana Macedo, GASA/FCT, New University of Lisbon, Portugal 
11 h 15An Information Architecture to Enable Business SustainabilityB4
 Cristiano Hugo Cagnin, University of Manchester, Great Britain 
11 h 35Questions / answers 

19 September 2005, afternoon

PLENARY SESSION C

INSTRUMENTS 2

ModeratorJean-Luc Gérard, Independant Journalist, Wettswil, Switzerland 
14 h 00IntroductionC1
14 h 05Albatros : a system for decision making in favour of public infrastructure projects C2
 Flourentzos Flourentzou, Estia Ltd, Parc Scientifique EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland 
14 h 25Environmental performance of companies listed on the stock market : a quantitative assessmentC3
 Friot Damien, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland 
14 h 45Sustainable marketing C4
 Otto Belz, perSens AG, St. Gallen, Switzerland 
15 h 05Questions / answers 

PLEANARY SESSION D

SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT IN MUNICIPALITIES AND REGIONS

ModeratorRoderick Lawrence, University of Geneva, Switzerland 
13 h 40IntroductionD1
13 h 45Sustainable Economy – Co-operation between State and Economy“D2
 Ernst-Christoph Stolper, Ministry for Protection of Environment and Nature, (NRW), Düsseldorf, Germany 
14 h 05The Management by Quality of Municipal Sustainability D3
 Markus Pierk, agenda-transfer Agentur, Bonn, Germany 
14 h 25Assessing Regional Sustainability with the EPSILON ProjectD4
 Isabelle Blanc, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland 
14 h 45Energy policy and sustainable management in Lausanne 
 Eliane Rey, City Councillor of Lausanne, Switzerland 
15 h 05Questions / answers 

15 h 20 - 15 h 35: Coffee break

PLENARY SESSION E

INSTRUMENTS 3

ModeratorGeorg Winter, Founder of INEM and B.A.U.M., Hamburg, Germany 
15 h 40IntroductionE1
15 h 45Using the tool of Management Constellation for the management of Corporate SustainabilityE2
 Carl-Ulrich Gminder, IWOe-HSG – Institut für Wirtschaft und Ökologie, St. Gallen, Switzerland 
16 h 05Environmental decision making in sustainable consumption – assessment of key decisions, case studies and what companies can learn fromE3
 Josef Kaenzig, IWOe-HSG – Institut für Wirtschaft und Ökologie, St. Gallen, Switzerland 
16 h 25NGO-Experiences with ISO 14'000E4
 Eberhard K. Seiffert, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Wuppertal, Germany 
16 h 45Methodology for the Comparison of Risk Assessment Results from Different Energy SystemsE5
 Alessandra Colli, European Commission, DG-JRC, Institute for Energy, Petten, The Netherlands 
17 h 05Questions / answers 

WORKSHOP 1

SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

ModeratorDidier Blanc, ProCert, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland 
15 h 40IntroductionW1.1
15 h 45Valais Excellence and the label Valais - Approaches and tools for certification in SME's, based on standards of sustainable development (an example for industrialised and developing countries)W1.2
 Yvan Aymon, Valais Tourisme, Sion, Switzerland 
16 h 05ecoBudget – an environmental management system for politically steered organisationsW1.3
 Torun Israelsson, Växjö Municipailty, Sweden 
16 h 25Upgraded environmental performance evaluation – a comparative study in Brazil and GermanyW1.4
 Anja Grothe-Senf, Berlin School of Economics, Germany 
16 h 45Sustainable development: how to validate a company's actions?W1.5
 Eric Bilard, Bureau Véritas Zurich, Switzerland 
17 h 05Questions / answers 

WORKSHOP 2

TOURISM & HOSPITALITY SUSTAINABILITY

ModeratorJames Holleran, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland 
15 h 40Introduction, Framework and Scope of Tourism & Hospitality SustainabiltyW2.1
 James Holleran, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland 
16 h 00“Green” Hotels SucceedW2.2
 Patricia Griffin, President "Green" Hotels Association, Houston, USA  
16 h 15Empirical studies on the environmental management of hotels in Japan: The differences between hotels that have and have not acquired ISO14001 certificationW2.3
 Jiro Usugami, Tokyo Metropolitan College, Japan 
16 h 30Sustainability in the Dutch recreation and tourism sector: actions, success factors and prospects for sustained improvements W2.4
 Valentina Dinica, Institute of Governance Studies, Twente of University, Enschede, The Netherlands 
16 h 45Integrated management systems and Excellence in environmental managementW2.5
 Alexandrou Christos, HISD, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland 
17 h 00Questions / answers 

Buffet

20 September 2005, morning

PLENARY SESSION F

TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS

ModeratorDaniel Zürcher, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape (SAEL), Bern, Switzerland 
8 h 45IntroductionF1
8 h 50Sustainable Innovations: A Survey of the United StatesF2
 David A. Schaller, US Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Denver, Colorado, USA 
9 h 10Sustainable Management in the Space - a Model for the Earth ? F3
 Fritz Gampe, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands 
9 h 30Entrepreneurial decision making for investments in sustainable technologiesF4
 Volker Hoffmann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 
9 h 50Towards the Eco-Design of a tilting train in Korea : Applying Life Cycle Assessment to design alternatives 
 Isabelle Blanc, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, SwitzerlandF5
10 h 10Questions / answers 

PLENARY SESSION G

SUSTAINABLE ENERGIES

ModeratorWilli Weber, CUEPE (University Center for Energy Problems), Geneva, Switzerland 
8 h 45IntroductionF1
8 h 50Behavioural Change – A Component of Sustainable Management at Harvard UniversityF2
 Antje Danielson, Harvard University, USA 
9 h 10Strategies for the Reduction of Energy Consumption and the Emission of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) and Ozone Depleting Substances in Sub-Arctic Regions of the United States and CanadaF3
 Erik Haas, HMH Consulting, Anchorage, USA 
9 h 30Research on the usage of seawater from subsurface currents as the natural cold resources for a city's regional air-conditioning systemsF4
 Jie Ma, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R.China 
9 h 50Green Certificates in Italy. Incentives for renewable energy in ItalyF5
 Carlo Maria Magni, Relight, Milano, Italy 
10 h 10Questions / answers 

8 h 45 - 10 h 25: POSTER SESSION

10 H 25 - 10 H 40: Coffee break

WORKSHOP 3

e-INNOVATION / INTERNET

ModeratorMichel Leonard, Director of the Information Systems Department, University of Geneva, Switzerland 
10 h 40IntroductionW3.1
10 h 45Information Technologies and Sustainable DevelopmentW3.2
 Peter Hopkinson, Sustain IT, Peterborough, Great Britain 
11 h 00EthicalQuote, an interactive corporate image perception measurement systemW3.3
 Antoine Mach, Covalence, Geneva, Switzerland 
11 h 15Green-e: An innovative tool for the analysis of environmental performances in companiesW3.4
 Yves Loerincik, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland 
11 h 30The electronic environmental management of residual hazardous waste W3.5
 Martin Clermont, Gedden Inc., Quebec, Canada 
11 h 45Questions / answers 

WORKSHOP 4

DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

ModeratorAndras November, Graduate Institute of Development Studies (IUED), Geneva, Switzerland 
10 h 40IntroductionW5.1
10 h 45Is there a role for large-scale Corporations in alleviating poverty in developing countries?W5.2
 Jahawir Adam, International Centre for Business Performance and Corporate Responsibility, University of Middlesex, London, Great Britain 
11 h 00"Efficiency of management on national development, total quality management as a model and quality analysis of Turkish firms winning European quality awards "W5.3
 Husniye Firat Simsek, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey 
11 h 15A comparative analysis between Madagascar and Namibia on decentralisation of governance and sustainable management of renewable natural resourcesW5.4
 Renaud Lapeyre, IRD-University Versailles-Saint Quentin, Paris, France 
11 h 30Meso Environment Economic Analyses in Arab Countries W5.5
 David Maradan, Fribourg and Geneva Universities, Geneva, Switzerland 
11 h 45Questions / answers 

20 September 2005, afternoon

PLENARY SESSION H

FUTUR PROSPECTS FOR SRI RESEARCH

ModeratorFrançois Perrin, SRI Analyst, Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland 
13 h 50IntroductionH1
13 h 50Internationally applied rating systems for the evaluation of CSR results of an explorative studyH2
 Henry Schäfer, Institute of Business Management, Corporate Finance, University of Stuttgart, Germany 
14 h 10Investment decision and sustainability issues, corporate perspective of SRI researchH3
 Nicolas Piau, Social Relations Department, SUEZ, Paris, France 
14 h 30Brokerage and SRI researchH4
 Valery Lucas Leclin, Head of SRI Research, CM CIC Securities, Paris, France 
14 h 50Investor expectations on SRI researchH5
 Jean Laville, Ethos Fund, Geneva, Switzerland 
15 h 10Young Managers Team (YMT), study on financial analysis and sustainability issuesH6
 Cécile Churet, YMT, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva, Switzerland 
15 h 30Questions / answers 

PLENARY SESSION I

SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT IN SME'S

ModeratorAline Yazgi, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, PME Magazine / BanqueAssurance, Geneva, Switzerland 
13 h 45IntroductionI1
13 h 50Les écocartes, outil visuel simple et pratique pour analyser et gérer l'environnement des petites PME et artisansI2
 Heinz-Werner Engel, Association Belge des Eco-conseillers et Conseillers en Environnement (ABECE), Bruxelles, Belgium 
14 h 10EcoEnterprise® Programme: a simple, result orientated, (self-)assessment and management tool for sustainable business I3
 Alain Guye, Association Ecoparc, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
14 h 30First Results of the Pilot Project: Guide for Sustainable Management in SME’sI4
 Alexandre Epalle, State of Geneva, Switzerland 
14 h 45"Check-up": A tool for identification of actions towards energy savingI5
 Charles Weinmann, Energy-Agency for the Economy, Echallens, Switzerland 
15 h 00Project „Energy-Check in small and middle sized craft companies“I6
 Maren Kornmann, B.&S.U., Cologne, Germany 
15 h 20Questions / answers 

15 h 45 - 16 h 00: Coffee break

WORKSHOP 5

SME'S: SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF MOBILITY

ModeratorBenoit Lambert, Chief publisher, l'Etat de la Planète Publication, Geneva, Switzerland 
16 h 00IntroductionW6.1
16 h 05Green Economy for companies: the mobility plan (benefits for companies)W6.2
 Philippe Gasser, Citec ingénieurs conseils SA, Geneva, Switzerland 
16 h 20Experience of mobility management by an SMEW6.3
 Roger Deneys, ImagineR Software, Geneva, Switzerland 
16 h 35Car-sharing: a solution for SME'sW6.4
 Bernard Ganty and Karl Heusi, Mobility Car-Sharing, Lucerne, Switzerland 
16 h 50Questions / answers 

WORKSHOP 6

TOOLS FOR SME's

ModeratorRolf Zimmermann, Director Marktpraxis, Rheinfelden, Switzerland 
16 h 00IntroductionW7.1
16 h 05Co-operation between SME’s via InternetW7.2
 Christine Ax, Research Institute for sustainable products, Hamburg, Germany 
16 h 25Financing of Research and Innovation in SME's by the 6th EU-ProgrammeW7.3
 Alex Waehry, EURESEARCH, Geneva, Switzerland 
16 h 45PME-vital, Health-Promotion in SME’sW7.4
 Katharina Lehmann, Institute for Social- and Preventive Medicine ISPM, Zurich, Switzerland and Ralph Thomas, RT-Consult, Biel, Switzerland 
17 h 05Questions / answers 

20 September 2005, evening

PLENARY SESSION K

FIRST TUESDAY:"MOBILITY & HEALTH: SAME EFFORT"
Organised in co-operation with the Mobility Department, Geneva and Rezonance.ch, Geneva, Switzerland
For participants of First Tuesday and SMIA05

ModeratorGeneviève Morand, Rezonance.ch, Geneva, Switzerland 
17 h 30IntroductionJ1
17 h 35Towards a sustainable mobilityJ2
 Christiano Ferrazino, Head of Town planning and development including constructions and roads Department, State of Geneva, Switzerland 
17 h 45Mobility strategy in Geneva and outlookJ3
 Jean Luc Demierre, Cantonal office for transport and traffic, State of Geneva, Switzerland 
17 h 55Mobility plans: Economic and social benefits for companiesJ4
 Philippe Gasser, Citec ingénieurs conseils SA, Geneva, Switzerland 
18 h 10Health benefits via personal mobility: scientific aspectsJ5
 Mikael Rabaeus, Director of the Hospital of Genolier, Geneva, Switzerland 
18 h 25Practical examples 
 Mobility plans for hospital centres, example of the University Hospital of Geneva, SwitzerlandJ6
 The mobility plan of Texas InstrumentsJ7
 David Balme, Director of Optimum Ltd, Geneva, Switzerland 
18 h 50Networking: examples of partnerships in companies and administrationsJ8
 Questions / answers 
 With the participation of: 
 Rémy Burri, Head of marketing, sales & communication, TPG, Geneva, Switzerland 
 Karl Heusi and Bernard Ganty, Mobility CarSharing Switzerland, Geneva and Lucerne 
 Laurent Drême, Director Public Works & Planifications, Fondation des Parkings, Geneva, Switzerland 
 Elina Salo, Director of Genève Roule, Geneva, Switzerland 
 Michel Alder, Viceprésident, Quality Alliance Eco-Drive®, Geneva, Switzerland 
 Sandra Piriz, Town of Geneva, www.covoiturage.ch, Switzerland 
19 h 30End of First Tuesday 

19 h 30 - 20 h 00: Reception

CONFERENCE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

State of our Planet

Presentation of pictures of global environmental changes, taken and evaluated by means of teledetection technologies. They are based on images taken by satellites, featuring in the atlas "One Planet, Many People" of the Environmental Program of the United Nations.

This presentation shows illustrations of environmental changes due to natural processes and to human activity.

20h00Challenges for our Earth, Nicolas Hulot (video presentation)
20h15State of the Planet: slides, pictures taken by satellites from 1970 to 2000
 Pascal Peduzzi, Head of environmental warning unit at the Environmental Program of the United Nations (UNEP), Geneva, Switzerland
20h45Roundtable: "How to act on local level?"
 With the participation of:
 Christiano Ferrazino, Head of Town planning and development including constructions and roads Department, State of Geneva, Switzerland
 Pascal Peduzzi, Head of environmental warning unit at the Environmental Program of the United Nations (UNEP), Geneva, Switzerland
 Cyria Emélianoff, Department of Geography, University of Maine (to be confirmed)
 Alexandre Epalle, Head of Department for Sustainable Development, State of Geneva, Switzerland