Where the future begins


Take this opportunity

  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Connect with the leaders of the Swiss economy
  • Participate at the second day of SEF.23
  • Get a guaranteed ticket for the SEF.24

Programme on 8 June

9.00 - 9.30 am Door Opening & Coffee
9.00 - 10.30 am Block 1
10.30 - 11.00 am Break
11.00 am - 12.30 pm Block 2
12.30 - 13.45 pm Lunch
13.45 - 15.30 pm Block 3
15.30 - 16.00 pm Break
16.00 - 17.30 pm Block 4
from 18.00 am SEF.Networking-Evening


Leading with Impact – How to Become a Societal/ Sustainable Leader
Profit, performance, and power – these are just some of the core manifestations surrounding our understanding of leadership. Yet, there is an increasing realization that this externalized focus on leadership is not sustainable – not for the planet, not for our societies, and not for ourselves. In fact, more and more studies find that feelings of emptiness, resignation, and frustration are increasing among workers and managers alike. Against this background, the time seems ripe for a new work culture and a new leadership style; one that prioritizes human resourcefulness and resilience and enables leaders to have a positive impact on their employees, society, and the environment.

We encourage you to participate in this year’s SEF Academy.
Julia Binder is leading you through this programme. She is the Director of the Center for Sustainable and Inclusive Business and Professor of Sustainable Innovation and Business Transformation at IMD. She specializes in teaching and researching the ways in which companies align social, environmental, and economic impact. Named in the 2022 Thinkers50 Radar List, she was previously Deputy to the Vice President for Innovation at EPFL and led the school’s sustainability initiative Tech4Impact.

Required profile

  • Between 28 and 40 years old
  • Management Experience and Budget responsibility
  • Company decision-makers (high potentials)
  • Committed to Switzerland’s entrepreneurial and sustainable future

The SEF makes the final decision on admission. The aim is to achieve a good mix of participants (age, gender, experience, regionality).


Date 8 June (SEF.Academy Workshopand SEF.Networking evening)
and 9 June 2023 (regular SEF. Participation)
Venue THE HEY HOTEL, Höheweg 7, 3800 Interlaken
Language English (no translation will be provided)
Costs CHF 1,980 (SEF.Academy incl. SEF ticket, excl. overnight stay at hotel)
Final registration date 16. April