Generic filters
Exact matches only
Filter by content type

HSG Sustainability Strategy

Our Sustainability Strategy in Detail


HSG Strategic Plan 2025

The HSG Strategic Plan 2025 deeply integrates sustainability in a broad sense and across environmental, social, and economic dimensions. This is reflected in the following three focal areas of the Strategic Plan, each with defined strategic goals, initiatives, and success criteria: Responsibility & Sustainability; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; and International and Regional Engagement. At the same time, these three focal areas also serve as overarching areas (cf. figure below).

As an integrative business school, we therefore do not treat sustainability issues as stand-alone issues, but rather integrate them into all our performance areas (Teaching, Research, Executive Education) as well as functional areas (Services and Resources), and incorporate them as an integral part of our aspired community culture.


HSG Sustainability Strategy

The HSG sustainability strategy builds on the HSG Strategy 2025 to develop and implement an integrated environmental, social, and economic sustainability approach grounded in scientific frameworks. We understand sustainability as the goal of balancing our social and economic systems within the limits of the planetary boundaries, particularly climate change and biodiversity loss.

The complexity and interdependency of environmental, social, and economic sustainability challenges require an integrative approach, which is the core principle of HSG’s sustainability strategy. To remain a thought and impact leader, HSG has set three overarching goals and defined specific measures for the four key activities teaching, research, societal engagement, and campus/operations:

Action Pathways

Based on both the HSG sustainability strategy and the selection of strategic SDGs, we defined three action pathways where we are convinced that HSG can make particularly impactful contributions to sustainable development. These action pathways integrate and encompass the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability while cutting across all core activities (teaching, research, societal engagement, campus & operations).

As an integral part of the strategy, the action pathways fulfil two purposes. They provide orientation and a compelling narrative around sustainability for HSG as a whole. At the same time, they bridge the Integrated Sustainability Strategy with SDGs, emphasising those SDGs where we have a particularly high leverage through our activities as HSG.