The Verbier Institute will be supported by academic partners bringing professors and knowledge to the Commune. The parent organisation of the Verbier Institute, Botza, has already conducted several research studies to analyse and understand society’s impact on Verbier’s environment.
The Institute will partner with various Universities from Switzerland, Europe and the world. It will build on this work and conduct more research on measuring and benchmarking impacts of various sectors, industries, and finance.
Verbier Institute will conduct research and offer educational programmes for corporates, governments and individuals. Examples:
- Global Impact Index of projects or sectors (e.g. Tourism)
- Local impact assessment (e.g. Transport)
- Global sustainability programme to improve sustainability in their organisations.
- Local classes on improving sustainability in the region, linked to the Innovation Forum and the Performance Center.