Recognized as one of the leading authorities in the area of Environmental Management, Ulrich Steger has held many senior positions in government, business and academe. He is Alcan Professor of Environmental Management at IMD, Switzerland, and Director of the IMD Forum for Corporate Sustainability Management (CSM) and Corporate Governance Research Initiative. He directs major Partnership Programs (e.g.with DaimlerChrysler and Allianz). He also holds an Honorary Professorship for International Management at the Technical University, Berlin.
Before he joined academia, Professor Steger was elected to the German Bundestag and was Minister of Economics and Technology of the Land of Hesse, Germany. As a member of the Managing Board of Volkswagen, he was responsible for the environmental strategy within the VW group worldwide.