Benoit Greindl talks to Tabi Jayne about bringing nature, and the connection to nature, back into business.
Benoit talks about how his personal journey impacted the way he set up and ran his latest business venture – Montagne Alternative. He also shares the importance of connecting to nature – both as an individual and then bringing this into an organisation.
Benoit Greindl is an entrepreneur who believes that business can be a force for good when driven by innovation and the idea to create value for society in general.
Benoit started his latest venture 10 years ago in the village of Commeire in the Swiss Alps. Montagne Alternative is a unique mountain retreat. It was developed following the business model of integrating all the stakeholders into the business equation, and was the first B Corporation in Switzerland.
Montagne Alternative has followed these principles through the renovation of the buildings, the development of garden (used for creating learning experiences as well as producing food) and the experience given to the guests.
Benoit previously established businesses in real estate and hospitality, in both Europe and Asia.
Benoit is Chairman of the Board of Libramont Exhibition and Congress and of B Lab (Switzerland). He is also a Board member of The Resilience Institute.
If you liked this episode then take a look at episode 45 where Sophia de Mayer have brought nature into the centre of her business.
We are living in a really amazing period of history. We are going through a real paradigm shift… what is missing is nature. Benoit Greindl