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Past Events

Online Stamm with Manuel Rotzinger, Public Affairs leader at IKEA Switzerland

May 10, 2021, at 19:30

During the fourth HASC online get-together, we discussed IKEA Switzerland’s sustainability efforts. Manuel Rotzinger joined us for an input speech, followed by a discussion. In addition to the company's sustainability efforts, we discussed how and why IKEA engages in corporate activism, as for example IKEA's involvement in the public discourse revolving around the vote on the CO2 law coming up on June 13th.

The event was made possible by our advisory board member and IKEA’s Public Affairs Leader Sustainability & People Lorenz Isler, who will also join the discussion. 

We were very pleased to see so many interested HASC members joining the event. In case you missed the session, a recording is available here https://hsgalumni.ch/de/veranstaltungen/online-sessions/

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A look back

February 9, 2021


It has already been two years since the foundation of the HASC. Today, we have more than 200 members, 10 events, and countless inspiring conversations and ideas to look back on. We've compiled a short overview of what we've accomplished so far and what you can look forward to in the future.

Online Stamm with Input Speech from HSG alumna Nina Damaso, sales manager and data analyst at Too Good To Go

December 3, 2020 at 20:15 

Our third online Stamm featured Nina Damaso, HSG Alumna, and sales manager&data analyst at Too Good To Go Switzerland. At the beginning of the event, Nina held an input speech talking about the business model of Too Good To Go. The company's mission is to inspire and empower everyone to take action against food waste by enabling buyers to get food at a very attractive price that would otherwise end up wasted. After the speech, participants had the chance to ask questions about the company and to talk with other HSG Alumni Sustainability Club members in small discussion rounds.

Thank you, Nina, for being our guest in this third round of online Stamms!

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Online Stamm with Input Speech from HSG alumnus Michaël Tuil, co-founder of Direct Coffee

July 16, 2020 at 20:15 

For our second online get-together, we invited  HSG Alumnus Michaël Tuil to provide his input speech on how to achieve a CO2 neutral day. Michaël is the co-founder of Direct Coffee, a social startup that imports specialty coffee directly from smallholder farmers in Ethiopia. We started by reviewing where the greatest CO2 emissions for coffee are hidden across the supply chain and then Michaël explained what Direct Coffe does in order to tackle them and reduce the emission to less than one fifth compared to the conventional product.

We would like to thank Michaël for his time and for sharing his insights with us!

Make sure to check out Direct Coffee's sustainable and fair products here.


Online Stamm with Input Speech from Prof. Dr. Judith Walls

April 29, 2020

Adapting to current circumstances during the COVID-19 outbreak, we held an online get-together & discussion round. During the input speech, Prof. Dr. Judith Walls, Chair for Sustainability Management HSG-IWÖ, presented the Wheel of Corporate Purpose. The Wheel describes what businesses can do in order to help people in times of crisis, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. After her introductory speech, our 22 participants were randomly assigned to different breakout sessions in order to discuss two follow-up questions regarding the Wheel of Corporate Purpose and exchange their own experiences.

We thank Prof. Dr. Judith Walls for her valuable time. You can find her opinion piece on the Wheel of Corporate Purpose here.

Screening at WWF - Our Planet: Our Business

November 13, 2019

In collaboration with WWF Switzerland we hosted a  screening of the film “Our Planet: Our Business” inspired by the award-winning Netflix original documentary series Our Planet.

After the screening we discussed our questions with Nico Frey, member of our Advisory Board, former Corporate Account Director at WWF Switzerland and currently Sustainable Investment Analyst at J. Safra Sarasin. 

We thank WWF for the very inspiring and interesting evening.

HSG Alumni Sustainability Club Stamm

September 26, 2019

On the 26th of September around twenty of our members came together and enjoyed great food at the HSG Alumni Sustainability Club Stamm.

We listened to a short presentation and had a tasting with the start-up planted, which produces plant-based “meat”: sustainable, healthy and cruelty-free. 


It was a pleasant evening with a lot of interesting conversations! 

First ever St. Gallen unconference on sustainability

On August 29th and 30th, 2019, more than 20 sustainability advocates from all over Europe came together at University of St. Gallen for the first St. Gallen Unconference on sustainability.

Organized by the oikos International Alumni network together with the HSG Alumni Sustainability Club, participants met in St. Gallen to learn, teach and exchange knowledge about the shared vision of a sustainable future.

With more than 15 workshops organized by the participants themselves, there was plenty of opportunity to dive into various topics related to sustainability. Sustainable consumption, measuring value or new ways of working were just a few of the highly relevant topics.

After the success of the St. Gallen unconference, it is planned that it will take place on a regular basis in the upcoming years.

Below you’ll find a few impressions from the Unconference.

Company visit at Umami

June 20, 2019

Guided tour through the production area of Umami, a start-up from Zurich producing microgreens in a circular ecosystem. The event featured a guided tour at Umami, a product tasting & samples from Umami to take home as well as a drink at the end with the opportunity to network with other attendees.


Learn about Umami here.



HSG Alumni Sustainability Club Stamm

May 22 2019

On the 22th of May around twenty of our members came together and enjoyed great food at the HSG Alumni Sustainability Club Stamm. It was a pleasant evening with a lot of interesting conversations! 


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Kick-off event

March 21, 2019

It was a pleasure to meet so many of you at our Kick-off event! We would like to thank all the participants for joining us and the lively discussions. Everyone provided us with valuable input which will help us develop our club further. Please find some impressions from the event below.