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Professional Aspirations in Sustainability

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Room S11, Maison de la paix, Geneva & Online

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We invite you to join us for the hybrid Inspire Students: Professional Aspirations in Sustainability on Thursday, 23rd March 2023 at 12:30 - 13:30 Geneva time, either on webex or in room S11. This event is in collaboration with the Sustainability Week Initiative. 

Following the Roundtable, a networking coffee break will be offered until 14:00.

The panelists


Catherine Doe Adodoadji-Dogbe (MDEV ‘11) is a Programme Analyst whose work covers issues on natural resource management, waste management and promoting a circular economy. She holds a PhD in Financial and Management Studies from SOAS University of London. She is working for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), supporting the work of the Environment and Climate Change Cluster, to build public institutional capacities to reduce environmental degradation and to implement climate action in Ghana.

Taylor Clayton (MDEV ‘15) has extensive expertise across commodity supply chains and in the circular economy transition, particularly for the plastics sector. She currently works for the World Economic Forum and has acquired diverse professional experience with international organizations such as UNDP, UNEP and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. During her time at the Graduate Institute she was awarded Le Prix Christophe Pralong and was the co-founder of a grassroots development project in Nepal. In 2018, she was recognized by her other alma mater, Pepperdine University, as an Outstanding Alumni Abroad, illustrating her commitment to leadership and service internationally. 


Filippo De Gennaro (MIA ‘22) is a young professional with a keen interest in sustainable development and the environment. He has work experience both in the public and private sectors. He’s currently working as a Sustainability Engagement Intern at Richemont International, and will join the World Economic Forum‘s Centre for Nature and Climate in April 2023. Previously, he worked for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and participated in the organization of the 2022 UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development. At the Institute, he also co-founded the Contemporary East Asia Studies Initiative (CEAS)


Marie-Claire Graf is a Swiss based youth advocate, global changemaker and speaker for just sustainable development and ambitious climate action. She is the co-founder of local, national and international initiatives on climate change and sustainable development, among which the Sustainability Week International and the Youth Negotiators Academy. Through her work, she has been recognized with different awards and prizes such as the United Nations Youth Climate Champion of Switzerland.

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Do you have a question for the panel? Join us live or submit your questions ahead of time to alumni@graduateinstitute.ch

About the Inspire Students series: The Alumni Office, in collaboration with Career Services and the GISA Professional Development Committee, is organizing a series of thematic roundtables aimed at connecting current students and alumni of the Institute around shared interests and experiences