IMD supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 ambitious goals for 2030 that provide a blueprint for peace and prosperity for society and the planet. To achieve the SDGs, we need to break down the unhelpful silos that exist between government, business, and civil society. Companies that embrace systemic change and disruption to address the world’s urgent challenges will also create huge opportunities for innovation, investment, greater relevance and market share.

At IMD, we develop responsible leaders who contribute to society by including social and environmental impacts in their decision making. This is the kind of leadership the world needs now.

The youth have sounded the alarm. Climage change is destroying habitats and livelihoods. To secure a low-carbon economy, we need to harness the power of international collaboration and investment in innovative green technologies.

IMD Sustainability Partner and Researcher Natalia Olynec speaks about Climate Action

At IMD, we focus on preparing locally sourced healthy food and reducing food waste.

IMD Chef Arnaud François on Zero Hunger

Innovative technologies for healthcare can help reduce premature deaths. We can save millions of lives by focusing on providing more efficient funding of health systems and the eco-systems of research valleys in addition to basics such as improved sanitation and hygiene.

Professor Bettina Buchel on Good Health and Wellbeing

We need to ensure that kids all around the world, boys and girls, have equal opportunity for education. Access to inclusive education can help equip more people with the tools required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.

Martin Hilti Professor of Marketing & Change Management; MBA Program Dean Sean Meehan on Quality Education

Women and girls suffer discrimination and violence around the world. Women and girls need equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes to ensure sustainable economies and societies.

Professor Alyson Meister on Gender Equality

Poor water quality and sanitation hurt food security and educational opportunities for families. We need to invest in management of freshwater ecosystems and sanitation facilities in underdeveloped communities.

IMD MBA Candidate Kerry Hsiao on Clean Water and Sanitation

Public and private investment can help to transform the world’s energy systems through innovative business models.

Head of Customer Experience and Campus Services John Evans on Affordable and Clean Energy

To secure a sustainable future, we need to do more and better with less.

Professor Frederic Dalsace on Responsible Production and Consumption

For sustainable economic growth, people need quality jobs that stimulate the economy while not harming the environment. Increased commitments to trade, banking and agriculture infrastructure can help boost productivity and reduce unemployment levels in the world's poorest regions.

IMD World Competitiveness Center Director Arturo Bris on Decent Work and Economic Growth

Rapid urbanization is putting a strain on the ability to provide services such as transport, sanitation, housing and waste management. When managed well, cities can be a hub of innovation, culture and productivity.

Chief Economist, IMD World Competitiveness Center Christos Cabolis on Sustainable Cities and Communities

A flourishing life on land is the foundation for our life on this planet.
Biodiversity loss affects us all and preserving biodiversity is essential to our survival.

It’s time to safeguard what we still can in this more-than-human world.

Affiliate Professor Susan Goldsworthy on Life on Land

Pollution and overfishing are killing our oceans. We need to work together to manage and protect this vital resource.

IMD MBA Candidate Carl Huang on Life Below Water