Thomas Dyllick


Thomas Dyllick


Professor, University Delegate for Responsibility & Sustainability

University of St.Gallen


Details on main field of study / representative publications

Sustainability Management


Prof. Dr. Thomas Dyllick is Professor of Sustainability Management and Managing Director of the Institute for Economy and the Environment at University of St.Gallen. ( He has published widely in the field of sustainability management and responsible management education. He served as Dean of the Management Department (2001-03) and as University Vice-President for Teaching and Quality Development (2003-11). Since 2011 he serves as University Delegate for Responsibility & Sustainability. ( He directs a core area in Sustainability Management as part of the St.Gallen Master in Business Management and the Executive Diploma in Managing Sustainable Business, jointly offered with Business School Lausanne and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. ( He has been a founder and leading member of the 50+20 initiative ( and was directly involved in integrating Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability into the EQUIS Standards for business school accreditation. He serves on the managing board of the Sustainable Development at Universities Program in Switzerland.

Teaching material

  • Executive Diploma in Sustainable Business

    The Diploma in Sustainable Business is a joint degree by University of St. Gallen, Business School Lausanne and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. This innovative executive education program is designed for engaged future leaders in business and beyond - starting every fall.

  • SIMagination Challenge: Developing Responsible Global Leaders

    • International team initiatives: leaving a positive and lasting social impact. International effort and formal requirement. • Students are in charge of planning, initiating and successfully completing initiatives. • SIMagination teams choose from existing project portfolio. • Responsibility of the student teams to live up to course expectations. Minimum time investment: 120 hrs /student. • Accompanied initiatives enriched with expertise and supported financially (matching-grant policy).

  • Strategies for Sustainable Development

    A 12 week master level course from the University of St Gallen's Responsibility and Sustainability centre. The course provides for 30-50 students (plus invited stakeholders) working in 3 cohorts, on 3 sustainability issues at a regional level. Fully student directed learning process, professor acts as facilitator.

  • Unternehmerisches Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement

    The course Entrepreneurial Sustainability Management starts from the major sustainability challenges for economy and society and covers the consequences for business and management. It gives a broad introduction into the purpose of business and into the management challenges on a strategic and operational level. The course aims at clarifying the possibilities and impacts of a sustainable entrepreneurship. It is highly interactive to develop the students’ capacity for active engagement and reflectivity.

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