Rolf Wüstenhagen

Rolf Wüstenhagen

Rolf Wüstenhagen

Prof. Dr.
Full Professor of Management of Renewable Energies
Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 6/8
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses Management of Renewable Energies; Decision-Making of Energy Consumers and Investors under Uncertainty
Fields of research
  • Management of Renewable Energies
  • Decision-making of Energy Investors under Uncertainty
Further fields of research
  • Effectiveness of Energy Policies & the Price of Policy Risk
  • Affective Influences on Energy Investment Decisions
  • Social Acceptance
  • Path Dependence
  • Venture Capital
Professional Career

Visiting Scholar, Tel Aviv University

Visiting Scholar, National University Singapore

Visiting Professor, Copenhagen Business School

Visiting Professor, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada)

Visiting Lecturer, Helsinki University of Technology (Finland)

Energy Analyst / Investment Manager, SAM Sustainable Asset Management

Research Associate, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy


Advisory Board of the Swiss Federal Government’s Energy Strategy 2050 (2011-2015)  

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Lead Author Team Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (2008-2011)

Eidgenössische Energieforschungskommission (CORE) (2004-2010), Schweiz.

Kerngruppe Nachhaltige Energieversorgung der Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz (2007-2009).

Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division (ENT) and Organizations & the Natural Environment Division (ONE).

Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB), Kommission Umweltwirtschaft

CEMS Faculty Group "Business and the Environment".


CEMS Outstanding Contribution Award for the course CEMS Model UNFCCC (with R. Sarda, M.-O. Bettzüge, S. Pogutz, A. Zsoka, C. Spash, V. Asara, S. Kennedy, M. Cygler, Ö. Sjöberg, J. Bocklet, N. Dällenbach, 2019).

#thinklist: Recognized as one of the world’s 20 most influential faculty thinkers on issues of responsible business in social media (1Q2018).

Best Poster Award, Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER Mobility) Annual Conference 2017, ETH Zurich (with M. Kubli and M. Loock).

Runner Up, ONE NBS Research Impact on Practice Award, Academy of Management (with S. Heinzle) (2013)

Finalist, PRME Leaders+20 Competition, for the CEMS Climate Change Strategy Course and Role Play (2012)

Most Read Article (last 5 years) in Energy Policy: "Social Acceptance of Renewable Energy Innovation" (with M. Wolsink and M.-J. Bürer, 2011)

Finalist, Emerald Best International Symposium Award 2009, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, for the symposium “Innovation, Markets & Sustainable Energy” (with A. Russo et al.)

Winner of the Swiss Transdisciplinarity Award 2000, for the research project “Green Electricity – perspectives for sustainable use of hydropower” (with B. Truffer et al., EAWAG)

Winner, Orienteering Meeting Venezia (M45), 2018    

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