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Responsibility & Sustainability

at the University of St.Gallen

The University of St.Gallen is committed to contributing to a socially and environmentally sustainable economy and society.

We aim to deeply embed sustainability in the HSG culture and all our core activities including research, teaching, and our campus.

Happening now

Sustainable Leaders Conference

2. December 2020, 13 – 19 pm, virtual space

SAMBA presents the Sustainable Leaders Conference

Supported by IWÖ-HSG and others

Sponsored by EY

Author: Tabea Bereuther

Date: 18. November 2020

Heroic leaders drive transition to ‘business beyond usual’

Prof. Judith Walls and her Co-authors Ashley Salaiz and Shih-Chi Chiu published an article in Strategic Organization on sustainable leadership in October 2020:

Wanted: Heroic leaders to drive the transition to ‘Business beyond Usual’. They find that ‘heroic’ leaders are needed to transform their companies into business beyond usual. They discuss how to identify, develop, and empower leaders with transformational potential so that we can proactively create heroic leaders rather than wait for them to magically appear.

Author: Tabea Bereuther

Date: 13. November 2020

PRIDE Month at HSG

Diversity and inclusion have been implemented at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) for a long time. From 5 to 23 October 2020, the HSG will now celebrate a Pride Month for the first time. A student initiative in close cooperation with numerous HSG bodies will promote visibility, sensitisation to LGBT+ issues, and free self-realisation.

Find out more

Author: Tabea Bereuther

Date: 13. November 2020

Research on Community Solar

Alexander Stauch and Dr. Karolin Gamma publish their latest research on community solar: Cash vs. solar power: An experimental investigation of  the remuneration-related design of community solar offerings.

Author: Tabea Bereuther

Date: 25. August 2020

Space and Time in Sustainability

How to overcome the problems of time (short-termism) and space (global/local)? Prof. Judith Walls leads an interactive breakout session during the HSG Alumni Conference on space and time in corporate environmental sustainability.

Together with distinguished panelists, Prof. Judith Walls discusses the challenges related to time and space in sustainability: Magali Anderson, Chief Sustainability Officer LafargeHolcim; Prof. Pratima (Tima) Bansal, Professor & Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability Executive Director, Network for Business Sustainability Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario; Cédric Egger, Water Stewardship Manager, Department of Sustainability and Dr. Ion Karagounis Lead, New Economic Models Innovation & Socio-economic Change, WWF Switzerland.

Author: Tabea Bereuther

Date: 25. August 2020

Green Work

What does “Green Work” mean and how will it change our personal daily lives and careers in the future?

Dr. Judith Walls, Professor and Chair for Sustainability Management at the Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St.Gallen (HSG) talks about the meaning and impact of green work with Nadine Leemann. Read the full interview here.

Author: Tabea Bereuther

Date: 25. August 2020


#REMforum, the St. Gallen Forum for Management of Renewable Energies, taking place on September 10/11, 2020.

Businesses, investors, and academia all play important roles in addressing climate change. A unique platform for change makers to meet and discuss climate solutions is #REMforum, the St. Gallen Forum for Management of Renewable Energies, taking place on September 10/11, 2020.

Author: Tabea Bereuther

Date: 25. August 2019

Key facts

Our engagement and activites

Our contribution to the SDGs

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed upon in 2015 by the United Nations provide an overarching framework for addressing the world’s sustainability challenges. Find out more about the University of St. Gallen contribution to achieving the SGDs goals through our activities.

How students are shaping sustainability at HSG

Student engagement has always been a central part to campus life at the University of St.Gallen. There are several student associations that focus on sustainability and help shape the university’s sustainability activities.

Student Initiatives