Organizational principles


SDSN Switzerland has a governance structure that is lean, transparent, facilitates collaboration with members, partners, networks and government structures, and mobilizes know-how and resources for sustainable development solutions.


Become a member


Members can include universities, universities of applied sciences, research centres, civil society organizations and other knowledge centres, such as think tanks and social entreprises that are engaged in sustainable development.

Partners can include foundations, associations, business organizations, government agencies and international organizations.

Become a partner






Biovision – Foundation for Ecological Development

Business School Lausanne

Centre for Development and Cooperation, SUPSI

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern

Collaboratio Helvetica

Drawdown Switzerland


Eco-Social Science

Fondation pour le développement durable des régions de montagne (FDDM)

foraus - Forum Aussenpolitik

Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) Foundation

Hamasil Foundation

Impact Hub Geneva Lausanne

Institute of Management and Social Policy, ZHAW

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

International Risk Governance Council (IRGC)

Laboratory for Human-Environment Relations in Urban Systems (HERUS), EPFL

Mountain Research Initiative MRI

myclimate Foundation - the Climate Protection Partnerschip

NADEL - Center for Development and  Cooperation, ETH

oikos St. Gallen


Social Research and Methodology, University of Basel


OstSinn - Plattform für Nachhaltigkeit in der Ostschweiz

STRIDE - unSchool for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology (SAGUF)

Swiss Parks Network

Tech4Impact, EPFL

The Geneva Consensus Foundation

The Gold Standard Foundation

Universal Rights Group

University of St.Gallen

University of Zurich

Swiss Association of Student Organisations for Sustainability

World Resources Forum

Women's World Summit Foundation

WWF Switzerland



About SDSN

SDSN Switzerland  brings together Universities, research centers, civil society organizations and innovative business to jointly develop transformative solutions for a sustainable development in Switzerland and beyond. © 2020 SDSN Switzerland

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