Inviting a panel of academics, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and experts in their fields, Studio Sessions’ live discussions ignite debate on current trends. A closing Q&A gives opportunity to ask questions directly to guest speakers.

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Past events

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November 2021 Mapping Cities Featuring Swiss-French photographer Hélène Binet herself, one of the leading architectural photographers in the world most known for her work with architects Daniel Libeskind, Peter Zumthor and Zaha Hadid; James Cheshire, Professor of Geographic Information and Cartography at University College London, co-author of the books London: The Information Capital, Where the Animals Go and Atlas of the Invisible; and Zsolt Kohalmi, Global Head of Real Estate and Co-CEO of Pictet Alternative Advisors, who has invested an excess of USD20 billion into all real estate asset classes in more than 20 European countries. Listen
October 2021 Africa’s Youth & the Green Economy Featuring Dr Samuel Godfrey, UNICEF water and sanitation advisor, Lisa Banda, climate activist from Malawi, member of the National Youth Network on Climate Change and the Malawi Scotland Partnership, and finally, Mary Therese Barton, Head of Emerging Market Debt at Pictet Asset Management. Christine Sandstrom, Director of the Pictet Foundation, moderates this discussion. Listen
September 2021 Longer Lifespans Today’s episode features Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at the London Business School and fellow of the World Economic Forum, and Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics at London Business School and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University who previously taught at Harvard and London School of Economics. Together, Lynda and Andrew are the authors of the book The New Long Life: A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World. We also welcome Alice de Lamaze, Senior Investment Manager at Pictet Asset Management, who focuses on our human strategy, and Derick Bader, Head of Marketing at Pictet Asset Management and Equity Partner of the Pictet Group, who moderates this conversation. Listen
July 2021 AI: An Existential Threat? Oxford University Prof. Marcus du Sautoy, Berkeley University Prof. Stuart Russell, Founder of the Centre for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence and PWM’s Head of Investment Specialists (Middle East & Africa), Mathias Gonzalez. Listen
May 2021 Emerging Markets & Climate Change Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, Cameron Hepburn, Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford and Laurent Ramsey, Partner at Pictet. Listen
April 2021 Pandemic Trauma Melissa Monte, mindset mentor and host of Mind Love podcast, ranked #1 on Forbes’ Podcasts for Your Life and Career, Professor Andrea Danese, clinical scientist expert in childhood trauma at Kings College Research Facilities, and Zahra Sheikh, Head of D&I at Pictet Asset Management. Listen
March 2021 Women in Times of Change BBC journalist, former Independent columnist and Assistant Editor of The Times, Mary Ann Sieghart, Dr. Pippa Malmgrem, award-winning author of two leadership business books, a start-up entrepreneur, former White House economist and a World Economic Forum fellow, and Elif Aktug, Equity Partner of the Pictet Group and co-founder of the Pictet Women’s Network. Listen
February 2021 On Photography & Sustainability Award-winning and world-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky, and Renaud de Planta, Senior Partner of the Pictet Group. Listen