Sustainability @ IFM

IFM Business School has been established for more than 50 years combining tradition and innovation. IFM is committed to promoting values, developing ideas and providing inspiring learning opportunities for existing and future leaders. IFM drives excellence and innovation in business education, developing a positive impact on the future of work, business and society.

• We use renewable, Swiss and ecological energy.
• We contribute to the development of renewable energy and to local sustainable development projects in Switzerland.
• We contribute to the limiting of carbon footprints and saving forests, by replacing paper books with tablets and virtual libraries.
• Teaching takes place face-to-face on campus, simultaneously, virtually live. Students benefit from more flexibility and may limit traveling.
• We are located in the heart of the city and the university district, we encourage travel by public transport or using soft mobility. Bus stops are located 50m away and there are places for bicycles in front of the campus.

• We help students become aware of the challenges related to sustainability in companies, investments and business.

• IFM launched a Sustainable Business & Finance course at the BBA and MBA level which was an immediate success.

• IFM innovation week is the right place to exchange, develop innovative projects and new ideas.

• IFM successfully organises conferences / webinars on ethics and sustainability.

• We contribute to developing global knowledge through teaching, research and publications.
• IFM regularly trains its faculty and staff.

• The well-being of our students is essential. IFM students benefit from the services of coaches
(academic coach, career coach, life coach) .
• IFM was the 1st Business School in Switzerland to offer students a life coach service for coaching, discussion, listening, problem solving.
• Technological progress at the service of well-being.

• We manage the institution effectively in terms of organisation and resource allocation.
• IFM rebalances male-female parity in the teaching staff.
• We advocate equal opportunities and equal pay for men and women.