06 Jan 2021
13:30–14:30

Venue: Online

Organization: Geneva Environment Network

Wednesdays for the Planet is a series of online screenings and virtual presentations with experts highlighting the natural world and other environmental challenges our planet faces. The virtual screenings are for educational purposes, nonprofit and noncommercial.

Our Planet: Too Big to Fail

Our economy is fundamentally underpinned by the stability and the resilience of the natural world. But this stability is no longer guaranteed. Our Planet: Too Big to Fail is a 42-minute film that explores the risks of inaction, the impact of investing-as-usual, and the role the finance sector can play in powering a sustainable future. How can the financial industry help save the planet? The sector’s leading voices explore the crucial role of finance in turning the tide on climate change and nature loss.

Our Planet: Too Big to Fail is an important addition to the original eight-part award-winning docuseries Our Planet. It explores how the business sector can be a force for change to help restore nature and fix the relationship between our planet and our business.

Our Planet

Our Planet is a docuseries that explores the unique and precious wonders of our natural world. The docuseries combines stunning photography and technology with an unprecedented, never-before-filmed look at the planet’s remaining wilderness areas and their animal inhabitants. The ambitious four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with over 600 members of crew capturing more than 3,500 filming days, focusing on the breadth of diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, Our Planet is a groundbreaking collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films. It has also won two Emmy awards for Outstanding Documentary Series and Outstanding Narrator.

Film

Expert

Marco Tormen

Senior Advisor Sustainable Finance, WWF Switzerland

Marco Tormen joined WWF Switzerland in May 2019. He is responsible for the Swiss insurance stream and the Swiss retail banks. This includes projects to improve the environmental performance of mainly Swiss insurance companies as well as Swiss retail banks and the integration of sustainability within their core business. Before joining WWF, he worked for eight years as a fund analyst and selector at Generali Switzerland and nine years in various positions within a Raiffeisenbank, including customer advising. Marco holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. He is further certified as a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA / AZEK Swiss Training Centre for Investment Professionals) and holds a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Digital Finance (University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich).

Virtual Presentation

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