THE KLOSTERS FORUM
Susanne is Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Klosters Forum, an organization dedicated to bringing together a leading change makers working in the fields of entrepreneurship, science, industry and NGOs to foster interdisciplinary exchange and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
The Klosters Forum is a neutral platform that brings together disruptive and inspirational minds, giving participants the time and space for deep thinking and creating opportunities to share ideas and collaborate in a unique and intimate environment.
Forum Topic 2022 / 2023: Habitat Earth: Designing and Building for a Regenerative Future
Forum Topic: 2021 / 2020: Sustainable Food & Biodiversity Regeneration
Forum Topic: 2019 / 2018: Plastic pollution of our Oceans
We hold several events, talks and webinars throughout the year and share the insights in the TKF podcast.
vdb group AG
VDB Group is a private investment company owned by Reto and Susanne von der Becke.
We follow an entrepreneurial and long-term-oriented investment focus through the acquisition and development of promising companies in the German-speaking small- to mid-cap segment. We also selectively invest in private equity and private debt opportunities with experienced investment partners.
With all our portfolio companies, we strive to follow the business guidelines that are close to our hearts, both as an entrepreneurial family and as a long-term-focused investor. Our investment philosophy is rooted in a number of important values through which we aim to create positive economic, environmental and social impact.
Vulamasango (“Open Gates”) provides disadvantaged children with a new home and the chance for a brighter future.
Susanne and Reto von der Becke founded Förderverein Vulamasango Südafrika in 2019. Part of the funds are used to issue a yearly Grant to a selected group of extraordinarily gifted students in order for them to attend qualitatively better schools and receive university education.
Since 2009, Vulamasango, a Non-Profit Organization (NPO) situated in Cape Town, has been opening its doors to children whose parents either passed away, or, for various reasons, are no longer able to look after their children. In other words orphaned, neglected and abused children from the townships of Cape Town, and children who have been impoverished to such a severe degree, that survival without outside help has become impossible.