Philipp Aerni

DirectorCenter for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS)

Dr. Philipp Aerni is the Director of the Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS) at the University of Zurich. He is an interdisciplinary social scientist with a Masters Degree in Geography and a Ph.D in Agricultural Economics. During his postdoctoral research in public policy, he focused on the role of science, technology, and innovation for sustainable development with a particular interest in institutional framework conditions that enable effective public-private partnerships to become drivers of sustainable change.
Prior to his position at CCRS, Dr. Aerni worked at Harvard University, ETH Zurich, the University of Berne, as well as the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). He currently teaches at ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich and the University of Basel. His team at CCRS closely works with partners in academia, government, civil society and business worldwide on practice-oriented and interdisciplinary research projects related to sustainable change in business and society.