2021 Student Engagement - University of St. Gallen - Switzerland

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2021 Student Engagement - University of St. Gallen - Switzerland

Student Impact: Walk the climate action talk - together: Towards a net zero strategy jointly developed by students, faculty, and staff

Transformative action in the face of complex global challenges like climate change can only succeed through a collaborative approach among the broadest possible set of stakeholders – with this in mind, Student Impact offered to support the University of St. Gallen on its difficult path towards reaching net zero by 2030.

As a student-led consultancy experienced in working with sustainable, mission-driven organizations on business-related challenges, we were keen to effectuate the positive impact – which we already carry on our name – in our immediate campus environment and to further our vision of making sustainability integral to the economy.

Together with faculty, staff, and other students, we embarked on a collective learning journey to develop an overarching strategy as well as specific action items that would serve to harness and unleash the immense creative potential inherent in the effective and proactive cooperation between students, faculty and staff in support of the university’s drive towards decarbonisation.

Top 3 learnings:

  1. Collaboration is key if you want to generate truly sustainable impact.
  2. Students must not underestimate the significant influence they can have on their university’s strategic direction.
  3. Bring every stakeholder on board, even if it is hard and tedious – especially in decentralized organizations.