General Management & Strategy

#REMforum 2019 - 10th St.Gallen Forum for Management of Renewable Energies

"Social Acceptance of Energy Solutions in a Polarized World"


Programme Description

The world is more polarized than ever before in recent history. While 2018 has seen extreme weather events at unprecedented levels, and hence many people appreciate the need to accelerate climate change mitigation, influential world leaders are pushing back against the transition to a low-carbon economy. While countries like Norway and China are seeing a fast diffusion of electric vehicles, governments and industry associations elsewhere seem to prefer slowing down change. While some investors are divesting from coal, others are reluctant to change. While young people in many countries see wind turbines as symbols of modern technology, others feel threatened by them. The rise of social media, once hailed as an enabler of democratization, appears to make consensus building in society and politics even more difficult.

How can we make progress towards decarbonization of our energy system in this environment? How and when does polarization translate into policy risk, and how can this be managed? What are the positive drivers of change, and how can they be leveraged for innovation? What is the outlook on energy-related customer preferences? And what can firms and other decision-makers do to secure continued social acceptance of the energy transition?

Thought leaders of tomorrow’s energy markets will discuss these questions at #REMforum 2019, the 10th St.Gallen Forum for Management of Renewable Energies. Managers, investors, entrepreneurs and other key stakeholders in the global energy transition will share their latest insights and discuss new business opportunities. #REMforum represents a great opportunity to celebrate what has been achieved over the last decade, as well as to explore what the next 10 years will bring.

This unique, annual event connects the community of the global energy transition featuring inspiring speakers, insightful debates, interactive workshops and extensive networking opportunities.

#REMforum is hosted by the Chair for Management of Renewable Energies at the University of St.Gallen.

See you at #REMforum May 23-24, 2019

Target Audience

This unique, annual event connects managers, investors and other key stakeholders in the global energy transition.


Start Dates
2 days
Application Deadline
Number of ECTS Credits
Level of Experience
Senior Manager
Functional Manager
Functional Specialist
High Potential
Programme Type
750 CHF
Special Discounts
Early Bird: 500 CHF (until March 31, 2019), HSG-Alumni 20%, 300 CHF off when working in Kanton St.Gallen
Individual Modules Bookable
Flexible Entry
Programme Language

Why HSG?

Executive education at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), one of Europe's leading business universities, provides you with an optimal preparation for the future. The University of St.Gallen is more than just an educational institution; it is a place of inspiration that stimulates you to think. You will acquire up-to-date knowledge that is of great practical relvance, and gain valuable insights. This will enable you to make an important contribution to social and economic progress and to your own personal development. "From insight to impact" is not just our message; it is a promise against which we can be measured. 

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