LafargeHolcim CEO Eric Olsen looks to tomorrow’s infrastructure at the Swiss Energy and Climate Summit

14 September 2016

The Swiss Energy and Climate Summit is Switzerland’s leading conference dedicated to examining energy and climate issues. LafargeHolcim CEO Eric Olsen is one of the conference’s keynote speakers and will explore how tomorrow’s infrastructure can address both the needs of our communities and our planet.


Every year, more than 800 decision-makers from industry, energy, finance, insurance, construction, government and NGOs gather at the Swiss Energy and Climate Summit (Swiss ECS) to discuss how to navigate towards a resource-efficient future. The theme of the 10th edition of the conference, held on September 13-14, is « Building Tomorrow ».


Bridging today’s and tomorrow’s infrastructure needs

As the world’s leading construction materials company, we want to be at the forefront of more sustainable building. That’s why LafargeHolcim CEO Eric Olsen is addressing how to meet the infrastructure needs of the world’s increasingly urban population in a way that limits the scale and effect of climate change.

At LafargeHolcim, we feel we can make a significant contribution. Here are just a few reasons:

  • We can draw on our expertise in a wide variety of infrastructure projects such as roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, oil and gas wells and wind turbines in 90 countries around the globe.
  • We have a clear sustainability strategy captured in the 2030 plan. This sets out a series of hard-edged commitments in areas where we can make a significant impact, such as CO2 emissions.
  • We offer the products and solutions that allow the world to build tomorrow’s infrastructure more sustainably, more durably, more cost effectively and more innovatively.

Eric Olsen: "I’m confident that, by working together across our value chain to drive innovation, and by shaping policy to drive incentives, we can serve the needs of a growing and more urban population while addressing the challenge of climate change."


Tomorrow’s infrastructure must play a vital role in improving the quality people’s lives… in a world where space and natural resources are ever more scarce and precious.

CEO Eric Olsen