He was responsible for developing and executing all activities of the Holcim Foundation. He has edited almost 50 publications related to sustainable construction and together with the team of the Foundation conducted six cycles of regional and global Awards competitions including six international expert Forums and more than 50 prize hand-over ceremonies.
Edward Schwarz was a journalist and editor of a Swiss trade magazine for the construction industry before joining a daily newspaper covering the Zurich area. He was then appointed editor-in-chief of a private radio station in the same region.
From 1992, he was Head of Communications of a Swiss building materials holding company that was later integrated into the Holcim Group. He subsequently became Head of Corporate Communications for the united operations of Holcim in Switzerland.
From 1998 until 2003, Edward Schwarz was the global Head of Internal & Online Communications of the Holcim Group.