Become a project collaborator at ESM!

ESM (the German acronym stands for development fund for rare metals) is a Swiss Foundation in the domain of rare metals. Our projects in Switzerland and abroad deal with supply security and a more sustainable management of critical raw materials. ESM operates in a broad scientific, industrial and political environment in Switzerland and Europe. As project collaborator, you will work closely together with the Foundation’s management. You will manage subtasks, write texts, support with project proposals, reporting and finance, and communicate with project partners worldwide. You will also be responsible for website and social media presence. Your main tasks will be: Responsibility for the planning, execution and evaluation of an […]

Short Course on Resources Management

On 22 October, EIT Raw Materials and the International Raw Materials Observatory will co-organise an “Executive Short Course on Resources Management using the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources”. This one-day course on the UNFC is designed for senior policymakers and industry leaders from the public and private sector and will be held at the Centre International de Conferences (CICG) in Geneva, Switzerland. It will provide the know-how and insights required to work towards better management and governance of oil, gas, mineral and anthropogenic resources and contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. At the end of the course, the participants will be able […]

The next TecDays

The TecDay is a special occasion on which Swiss high school students can get in touch with experts in various scientific areas, have fun and hopefully also get interested in starting a career in science. They can choose among a multitude of modules in which experts will present a scientific topic in a way students can relate with, counteracting the belief that science is dry or something without everyday relevance. The next TecDays will take place in Sursee, Glarus, Neuchâtel and Locarno. The modul presented by ESM Foundation at the TecDay in Sursee will be “Rare Metals: Resources for the Future”, where students will learn about the importance of Critical […]

World Resources Forum 2019

Towards an integrated sustainable resource management The session at the WRF 2019 on October 23, 2019, organized by ESM Foundation, UNECE and EIT Raw Materials will center around the problem of supplying sufficient raw materials for a circular economy. The circular economy – necessary for attaining the Sustainable Development Goals and fulfilling the promises given in the Paris agreement – will require increasing amounts of raw materials, amongst others technological metals, to meet basic global needs such as clean energy, mobility and free access to information. A secure raw materials supply base is thus one of the basic conditions for sustainable development. At the same time, these raw materials have […]

Apply now for an internship at ESM Foundation!

ESM Foundation is looking for an intern in Resource Management for 2-3 months’ time.  ESM Foundation is dealing with critical resources and manages various projects on both national and international levels (such as mining, product design, recycling etc.). As our intern, you will get a thorough understanding of the foundation’s work, project management, critical resources and their significance for a sustainable future.  The workload will be 32-40 hours a week.  Requirements Fluent German and English, good communication and IT skills and interest for the topic of critical materials. Not necessary, but helpful is pre-existing knowledge in the area of raw materials. Starting date:  August 5, 2019 Remuneration: 2’000 Swiss francs per […]