Sustainable Development, Sustainability in Municipalities, Render SDGs operational in municipalities, Sustainable Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Law, Environmental Taxes
Gerhard Schneider, PhD, Professor of Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility at the Business School at HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland at HEIG-VD Haute Ecole d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud at Yverdon-les-Bains. His research focus is on sustainable management in municipalities (integration of SDG into municipal management), corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility, sustainable development and sustainable entrepreneurship.
He is responsible of the Swiss further education programme in environmental law "Environmental law for practitioners" under the patronage of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and the Conference of the Cantons.
In 2019 he was one of the authors of the statement of Scientists for Future - "Statement of scientists and scholars concerning the protests for more climate protection -the concerns of the young protesters are justified" and got engaged in the discussion about pricing CO2.
With his background of natural sciences as well as economics he is working at the interface between economics and science, be it life cycle analyses, the impact of pricing CO2 or the link between sustainability management in municipalities and sustainability performance.
After an international education at UWC of the Atlantic in the UK he studied Chemistry, did a PhD in Botany and did research as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the INRA Versailles-Grignon. While working at Fribourg University he did a postgraduate course in business.