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Careers with purpose: Open online round table

The COVID crisis serves as a clear reminder of the inextricable links between nature, business and society. Previously taken-for-granted norms are radically changing, and new leadership styles and business practices are emerging. What does this mean for students that want to contribute to business solutions for a better world?

Join us on Tuesday, May 4, 12.15 – 13.15 on Zoom, on your journey towards becoming tomorrow’s leaders!


In this cross-sectoral online event, we will be joined by professionals from Lindt & Sprüngli, BMW, and the European Commission to discuss personal careers in the post-COVID world.

Our guest speakers will share their reasons for choosing their professional path, their challenges as well as the emerging sustainability-related opportunities. A highly interactive Q&A will follow. Get inspired and learn about what a purposeful career looks like and what it needs to get there.

Tilmann Morata Liebert 

Policy Officer – Sustainable Finance, European Commission Directorate General for Climate Action

Tilmann has joined the EU Commission in 2015 as part of the international carbon markets and aviation team, negotiating the sector’s regulation at UN-level and handling EU policies on aviation’s climate impacts. Previously, he provided policy advice and technical assistance on energy and climate to governments around the world with UN Environment’s Green Economy Initiative and the think tank IISD in Geneva. In 2011, he received his dual-M.A. degrees from the University of St. Gallen & Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Alexander Nick
Lead Climate Strategy and ESG Standards, BMW

Alex is a member of BMW Group’s Sustainability and Mobility Leadership Team, focusing on the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement, Circular Economy as well as environmental & social standards in the supply chain. Prior to joining BMW Group, he worked as a Director for SustainAbility   in London, and as a research associate for IMD Lausanne. Alex completed a PhD in strategic management and is a member of various sustainability organizations, including the German Association of the Club of Rome and the Responsible Leaders Network of the BMW Foundation.

Leonie Brühlmann
Head of Sustainability, Lindt & Sprüngli

Leonie has joined the sustainability team at Lindt & Sprüngli in 2017. Since August 2020, she is heading the sustainability department and Managing Director of the Lindt Cocoa Foundation. Prior to these positions, she worked in the areas of financial service advisory and insurance consulting. Leonie also volunteers in different organizations for environmental protection, homeless people, and the integration of refugees. She holds a Master in Business Management from the University of St.Gallen with a specific focus on sustainability and strategy.

Hanna Ebeling
CEO, Social Enterprise Financing Australia (Sefa)

Hanna Ebeling is CEO at Sefa in Sydney where she works closely with purpose-driven organisations on developing capital solutions and capability support to suit their needs. Prior to coming to Australia, she spent two years in the Philippines, managing a social enterprise accelerator program for LGT Lightrock and launching an affordable bamboo housing venture with United Nations and the Hilti Foundation. Before moving into impact investing, she spent six years in banking with HSBC globally, lastly working for the Chief Investment Officer of Group Private Banking. Hanna holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland, and is a CFA charterholder.

Author: Tabea Bereuther

Date: 19. April 2021