Here are the partners of the launch event of the Verbier Institute:
Carbon Trust – www.carbontrust.com
The Carbon Trust is a world-leading organisation helping businesses, governments and the public sector to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy through carbon reduction, energy-saving strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.
Our mission is to tackle climate change by accelerating the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy that delivers jobs and wealth. We can help organisations put sustainability at the heart of their business strategy and gain a competitive advantage in the market.
By stimulating low carbon action we contribute to green goals, including the lowering of carbon emissions, the development of low carbon businesses, increased energy security and job creation. Our experts, drawn from a range of backgrounds and nationalities, can help your organisation contribute to the battle against climate change by reducing your carbon emissions and costs as well as identifying growth and revenue opportunities.
Trillion Fund – www.trillionfund.com
Trillion Fund is a crowd financing platform for renewable energy projects.
We are a group of developers, asset managers, energy boffins, tech geeks, journalists and campaigners who are all motivated by two things: helping people to do something important (but still profitable) with their money and generating more clean energy for us to use.
We’re called Trillion Fund because this name represents the scale of funding needed worldwide to prevent climate change reaching damaging levels. It’s a huge number, but crowdfunding renewable energy projects is one answer.
Volans – www.volans.com
Volans is a think-tank and consultancy focused on future-proofing companies by helping them to drive breakthrough, disruptive solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. Based in London, Volans was founded in 2008 by John Elkington (Executive Chairman of Volans, and co-founder of Environmental Data Services and SustainAbility), Geoff Lye (Non-Executive Director of SustainAbility) and Pamela Hartigan (Executive Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford’s Said Business School).
W Verbier – www.wverbier.com
Cross the Line: W Hotels’ First alpine escape, W Verbier brings cutting edge lifestyle to the heart of the Swiss Alps. Perched at 1,531 meters, W Verbier is perfectly situated 50 meters from the main gondola, offering immediate access to over 400 kilometers of ski, biking and hiking terrain.
Centered around Place Blanche, the new pulsating heart of Verbier, W Verbier features 123 stylish guest rooms and suites with private balconies, creating an intimate escape after an exhilarating day outside. Action packed days mirror energy fuelled nights. Live it up at W Verbier where we’ve thought of everything, from Chef Sergi Arola’s modern, locally inspired menus in RESTAURANT AROLA and EAT-HOLA TAPAS BAR, to a vibrant bar experience. Sip a Swiss inspired cocktail in the W LIVING ROOM, feel the heat at the Beach @Place Blanche with a glass of bubbly from ‘W OFF PISTE’, to the pulsating beats from the Resident DJ. After an exhilarating day outdoors, wind down in AWAY® SPA. Detox and refuel. Treat yourself to a signature treatment and take a dip in our indoor/outdoor WET® pool. Whatever you need, just ask. Our Whatever/ Whenever team is here to make it happen.
Botza – www.botza.org
BOTZA is an Association established in Verbier, to support and promote projects, studies and activities that bring about positive impacts for the environment and sustainable development, particularly in the Commune of Bagnes.
Verbier Promotions – www.verbier.ch
The holiday resort Verbier/Val de Bagnes – La Tzoumaz is an attractive summer and winter destination offering mountain and snow sports, cultural activities, great hiking trails, the famous raclette cheese, and many other pleasures to be discovered in this region.
Situated on a sunny plateau above the Bagnes valley, Verbier has become a premium holiday destination for increasing numbers of international visitors, being especially famous for its offer in the area of winter sports. With its modern chalets built in a traditional style, the resort has preserved the atmosphere of a charming mountain village.
Sports enthusiasts will find everything their hearts desire in this region: in summer, hikers can choose their favorite from among 950 km of marked trails which range from easy to more difficult. Bikers can pedal on a total of 826 km of marked routes – 500 km cross-country, 2 tours to the Mont-Fort, 21 new enduro routes, and 7 downhill runs. In winter, one of the largest and most famous skiing regions of Europe awaits beginners as well as freeride pros with its enormous range of possibilities for every level of experience. Never to be missed: the breathtaking view from the summit of the Mont-Fort at an altitude of 3330 meters and the 10 km long sledge run to La Tzoumaz, always great fun for families.
Another asset of this region is its famous local gastronomy, spiced up with some flavors from far away. The numerous top-class restaurants will satisfy even the most demanding gourmets who have the choice of more than one award-winning place in Verbier. Those who appreciate the authentic local specialities can also enjoy them in one of the excellent mountain restaurants high above the village.