Panel discussion

Sustainable University Day 2016
April 21, 2016 | University of Lausanne


Key questions
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What contributions to sustainable development do societal actors expect of universities? Which arguments do they need to more sustainably deal with the earth’ carrying capacity? How can the momentum of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals boost the transition to more sustainable lifestyles?


Andrea Ries

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
Andrea Ries holds an MSc in Mathematics and Sociology from the University of Zürich. She worked at WWF Switzerland focusing on sustainable markets and at establishing sustainable commodity standards. Since 2003 she worked in development policy at the World Bank and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. She was engaged in the Rio+20 and the Post 2015 process and is currently working for in the implementation of the Agenda 2030 of Switzerland.

Anne-Catherine Lyon

Head of Department of Education and Youth Development, Vaud State Government
After pursuing her studies at University of Lausanne, Anne-Catherine Lyon obtained her master's degree in law in 1985. She successfully worked as legal adviser and lawyer with a focus on European law, among others, before she was appointed secretary general for two State departments. In 1999, she was elected to the Constituent Assembly of the Canton of Vaud and joined the socialist party.
Since 2002, Anne-Catherine Lyon has been a member of the Vaud State government, where she is in charge of the Department of Education and Youth Development.
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Myriam Ait-Yahia

President, Swiss Federation of Student Organisations for Sustainable Development (VSN FDD FSS)
Myriam Ait-Yahia replaces Oriana Schällibaum, who had to cancel her participation on short notice for health reasons.


Jean-Paul Paddack

International Business Development Director, WWF International
Jean-Paul Paddack holds an MA in International Economics and African Studies from the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.Sc. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He has worked for the World Bank, USAID and AlphaMundi Groupe Ltd. Currently he is Director in charge of the WWF Programme Office Management (Asia/Pacific & Europe) at WWF International, since 2014 Board Member of WWF-France and, since 2013 Co-Chairman of WWF-Korea.

Pier Gribaudi

Head of Environmental Sustainability, LafargeHolcim Ltd.
Pier Mario Gribaudi holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Politecnico of Turin (Italy), and an MBA from Insead. He started his career in the consumer goods industry, where he covered different roles in the operations domain, and he joined Holcim in 2007 as Manager Operations Strategy. In 2011, he took over responsibilities within Sustainable Development (SD), leading the company’s engagement in energy and climate change. Since January 2016, he is Head of Environmental Sustainability at LafargeHolcim.

Philippe Moreillon

Vice Rector Research and International Relations, University of Lausanne
Following his doctorate in medicine at university of Lausanne in 1987, Philippe Moreillon pursued his post-doctoral studies at Rockefeller University in New York, where he obtained his PhD in 1993. He worked then at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and became Professor and Director of the Institute of Microbiology in 2002. Vice-dean of the Faculty of Biology and Medecin from 2002 to 2006, he was nominated vice-rector in 2006, Since 2011, he is in charge of Research and International Relations.
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