Online Workshop Session: Nudging and voluntary agreements in the private sector
Part of a series of online workshops by SDSN Switzerland and NRP 73 ‘Sustainable economy'
30.06.2020 | 15:00 – 17:00 | online via ZOOM
The potentials of nudging and voluntary agreements to steer company behaviour
In this session we will explore the potential of nudging and voluntary agreements in the private sector for the transition towards a sustainable economy. The NRP 73 research project Nudging SMEs of Dr. Jan Schmitz uses behavioural experiments to study company decisions and to test whether and how nudging can be applied to steer company behaviour. The research project from Prof. Dr Thomas Bernauer Voluntary Corporate Environmental Initiatives investigates the interplay between voluntary business initiatives and state intervention from a public opinion perspective.
Objectives of the workshop
Presentation of research findings
Discussion of the implications for companies and policy making
Exploring the role of nudging and voluntary agreements in the private sector and the impact on the appropriate policy mix
Formulate three calls to action and address them to specific stakeholders
14:45 | Participants join the online workshop
15:00 | Introduction by the facilitator
15:05 | Breaking the ice
15:15 | Input by the session leaders to set the scene
15:45 | Discussion in breakout rooms. Participants are invited to formulate two calls to action based on the research findings.
16:30 | Fishbowl discussion with the session leaders, experts and participants to validate and prioritize the calls to action and discuss how stakeholders can implement them.
17:00 | End of the session
Session leaders & Experts
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bernauer, Professor of Political Science, Center for Comparative and International Studies / Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Policy, ETH Zurich
Dr. Jan Schmitz, Senior Researcher, Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich
Dennis Kolcava, PhD candidate, Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich
Patrick Jäger, Project leader, Ökokompass, City of Zurich