Welcome to the Social Business Club!

The Social Business Club at the University of St.Gallen provides students with knowledge about Impact Investment, Inclusive Business & Informal Markets and prepares them for successful careers in the context of Emerging Markets.

What is Social Business?

The Social Business Club conceives social business as any structure that is fostering the social progress of the affected community in a sustainable way by using the methodology of economy. We believe that the future of business will be an international one. The largest opportunities in business are located in Emerging Markets. In order to be able to succeed in the context of poverty, informal markets & lack of infrastructure, managers and economists need to learn new approaches of doing business. Approaches of Social Business.

What We Do

The Social Business Club shares knowledge about doing Social Business in Emerging Markets, presents career opportunities in this field to the students & supports concrete initiatives in Social Business.

Our Mission

We are preparing the students of the University of St. Gallen for successful careers in emerging markets in the environment of poverty, informal markets & lack of infrastructure. Therefore we provide the students with knowledge about economic approaches that are fostering the social progress of communities, which are necessary for successfully doing business in these environments. Further we are showing students career opportunities in this field. And we are supporting concrete initiatives that lead to the strengthening of social business.

Social Business Night

The Social Business Night offers club members as well as other intrested students and professors the possibility to increase their knowledge about a philanthropic economy. Every event we coorganize together with an external professional partner in order to gain insights into the challenges social business can bring, take an active part in a case solving workshop or discussion. The events take place in an comfortable environment and encourage you to get in touch with like-minded people, driven personalities and engaged students.   For the upcoming event, check our calender!

Workshops & Panel Discussions

We provide a high quality workshop, a panel discussion or a combination of both adressing a relevant and actual issue. Therefore we collaborate with other student organizations, one of our partners or a external expert. Our main topics include impact investment, doing business in informal markets, challenges and opportunities in our field and purpose driven businesses.

Network & Career

"We believe in collaboration, not in competition." Following this approach we want to strengthen the global movement towards to a philanthropic economy by providing a network function between young talented students and social impact orientated organizations. Offering job opportunities on our website falls in this activity aswell as supporting promising projects.

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Open Positions

Executive Board

Rachel Gubser

Rachel Gubser

President

Jeffrey Michel

Jeffrey Michel

Head of Partners

Filippo Marconi Archinto

Filippo Marconi Archinto

Vice President

Rahel Kessler

Rahel Kessler

Head of Marketing

Agnes Schillhuber

Agnes Schillhuber

Head of Events

Nicolas van Laer

Head of Finance

Advisory Board

Nikki Böhler

Nikki Böhler

Co-Founder

Florian Wieser

Florian Wieser

Co-Founder

Get in touch!

Convincing the young talents means convincing the leaders of tomorrow.

I think that, too many times, business has been seen as acting in its narrow self-interest rather than, essentially, contributing more broadly to society. I think a lot of that is unintentional; I don't think that many managers are deliberately trying to be unethical or are not trying to be sensitive to social needs.

Michael E. Porter

Once poverty is gone, we'll need to build museums to display its horrors to future generations. They'll wonder why poverty continued so long in human society - how a few people could live in luxury while billions dwelt in misery, deprivation and despair. Muhammad Yunus

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Not enough time to be an active member but still interested? No membership fee, but full access to all events and services. To sign up, just use the Contact Form to your left.