We are a centre of excellence for innovative, future-oriented business solutions, for the private and public sector.
As facilitators of collaboration and stakeholder engagement, we develop solutions for today’s global challenges through partnership development, co-creation, knowledge-building and strategic advice.
Our Team and Partners
Founder & Managing Director
Barbara has been passionate about sustainability for more than 30 years and has gained longstanding, international experience and expertise in the industry, public and non-profit sector.
She sits on the board of several organizations including Holzheizkraftwerk Aubrugg, Pusch, Swiss Peace, Swisscleantech, and the council for sustainable investments at the Alternative Bank Switzerland.
Her business experience includes many years as Senior Vice President responsible for sustainable development coordination at LafargeHolcim (former Holcim) in various countries in the world, a secondment to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) as Director Communication and Advocacy as well as working as environmental economist for the Federal Office of Environment in Switzerland.
Barbara holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Zurich and a PhD from the University of St. Gallen on ‘Managing environmental communication in multinational companies’.
As a student of the MSc Circular Innovation & Sustainability, Janine is particularly interested in circular economy and sustainable designs.
As a certified strategic planner with an MSc in Political Science from SOAS, Laura is particularly passionate about global development and international relations.
Laura received her International Baccalaureate Diploma from the International School of Lusaka, was awarded First Class Honours for her BA in Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and completed a training in Media and Digital Literacy at the American University of Beirut. As a global citizen, Laura cares deeply about ensuring equal opportunities and reducing inequality and is involved with the Nayamba School charity in Zambia as a volunteer.
As a graduate in International Business Management, Coralie is particularly interested in sustainable projects both in Switzerland and abroad.
With an MSc in Sustainable Development and Economics, Katharina is particularly interested in the development and innovation of sustainability in organizations.
With a BSc in Geography, she investigated climate change mitigation and adaptation plans in India for the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. For her MSc in Sustainable Development and Economics she studied at the University of Basel and the University of St. Gallen and analyzed sustainability communication within the tea-sector. Besides her work at engageability she is research associate at the Institute for Financial Management at ZHAW and is convinced that organizations play an essential role in global sustainable development. Less
As a master’s graduate in Natural Resources Management, Vanessa is particularly interested in transforming unsustainable systems.
She holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Environmental Sciences from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna and speaks German, English, and Czech.”
With an MBA in Sustainability and experience in corporate portfolio management, Eva is passionate about developing and measuring sustainable solutions.
Katrin is our partner since 2017, closely co-creating and driving joint projects. She is founder and director of The Institute for Business Sustainability.