Research - 13.03.2013 - 00:00 

The "Energiewende" after Fukushima

The HSG video series “Little Green Bags” puts specialist topics in a nutshell. The third film in the series illuminates the backgrounds and perspectives of the energy turnaround after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima in 2011.<br/>


13 March 2013. HSG experts present in short animated films what sustainability, CSR and entrepreneurship are all about. In the wake of academic seminars with a lunch snack, the so-called “Brown Bag Lunches”, the video series “Little Green Bags” offers digital bites of knowledge.

The energy future after Fukushima
The third film in the series illuminates the perspectives and challenges of the energy turnaround to which Germany and Switzerland committed themselves after the nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011. Half the German nuclear power plants went off the grid within only a few weeks in 2011, the other half are intended to be switched off by 2022. Only a few months later, the Swiss parliament also committed itself to the energy turnaround and opted in favour of a nuclear phase-out by 2034.

Where do we stand now with regard to the issue of the energy future? The video film provides answers to this question. Rolf Wüstenhagen, Professor of the Management of Renewable Energies at the Institute for Economy and the Environment at the HSG, has compiled the facts for the film.

Digital bite of knowledge
The video series “Little Green Bags” invites people to learn more about entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. All three issues provide debating points in society, trade and industry, and politics, and therefore also constitute an important component of research and teaching at the University of St.Gallen.

The series was launched by the Institute for Business Ethics with the film about corporate social responsibility, “What is CSR?” The Institute of Technology Management illustrated the principle of effectuation and the ten myths of entrepreneurship. The films are produced in cooperation with the Zurich animation studio Zense and film director Andri Hinnen, himself a graduate of the University of St.Gallen.

The Academic Director of the animation film series is Prof. Dr. Thomas Beschorner, Director of the Institute for Business Ethics at the HSG.

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