Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship
HSG is not only about studies but it is also about gaining new experiences and meeting new people. Therefore, I ceased the opportunity and went to Zurich on Tuesday in order to attend the fourth Green Drinks event. Green Drinks is a great initiative of one MBA-HSG alumnus, Patzold Falko, and it takes place in Zurich every two months. It is actually a gathering of sustainability professionals from the finance industry, NGOs, research and academia. Although this initiative began less than a year ago, it already has 110 people in its mailing list!
Tuesday’s event took place at “The Hub” Zurich’s stunning premises at Hardbrucke. “The Hub” is one more great initiative of social entrepreneurs, and its goal is to facilitate sustainability related solutions by creating a global network of collaborative spaces where entrepreneurs and social innovators come together to realize their ideas for a sustainable society. It all started in London 5 years ago and “The Hub” is now present in more than 20 cities. In addition there are more than 60 “new” Hubs that are being developed at the moment. Therefore, “The Hub” will soon reach 100 cities globally promoting a social and sustainable model of growth and entrepreneurship. In my view the dynamics of this idea is great; this is what happens when “corporate hippies” take action!
During this event, we also had the chance to know a few more things about the new Diploma of Advanced Studies in Renewable Energy Management (REM-HSG) offered by the University of St. Gallen. Moritz Look, the program manager of REM-HSG, presented this new diploma to us. It starts in January 2011 and it has 8 modules, one week each every two months. However, MBA-HSG is not falling behind this new world. We already have 4 new elective modules on Sustainability and Renewable Energy, and this way all of us interested in this industry can have the chance to acquire a deep understanding of it.
Here are the links of both “The Hub Zurich” and REM-HSG for all of you interested:
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