„Sustainability includes social, environmental and financial perspectives. It is not necessary to separate the charitable and profit-seeking sides of your brain. It is possible to both make money and help the planet.”
Student Impact is a student management consultancy from the University of St.Gallen, which started in summer 2012 with a vision. From the beginning, it was our intention to make a social and ecological contribution to society. Today, we live this vision by advancing sustainable start-ups and SMEs in business areas on a non-profit basis and at the same time sensitizing our members and fellow students to sustainability issues.Our members work 20% -50% on a voluntary basis, because they are convinced that they can make a real contribution to a more sustainable environment , because they want to learn a lot from Student Impact and to benefit from the broad offer for their future.
For us creating social value is crucial. We do our work in two ways:
- On the one hand, our members place their business expertise at the service of a sustainable cause and create a bridge between the idea and realization. We focus on supporting social and ecological business ideas, which otherwise would not have access to professional advice.
- On the other hand, our members get the opportunity to turn the theory learned in class into practice. While consulting sustainable start-ups and SMEs, the members get in touch with sustainability as practiced in businesseses and carry out this perspective into their future professional lives. The acquired professional experience gives them new perspectives and facilitates the career advancement.