Home Foundation Founder Max Schmidheiny Milestones Board of Trustees Team Partnerships Activities Forum Foundation Professorship St.Gallen Endowment for Prosperity through Trade Max Schmidheiny Lectures Freedom Prize 1979–2003 Contact
Menu Home DE Share


The Max Schmidheiny Foundation currently places a special emphasis on the umbrella topic „Switzerland 2030 – The Future of Freedom“ throughout its activities. It supports academic research and debate on fundamental issues of a free economic and social order at the University of St.Gallen. Promoting dialogue at the interfaces between business, politics and society is a key tenet of its mission, as exemplified by the fora of the Max Schmidheiny Foundation held in Bad Ragaz. As an independent institution, the Foundation draws on a broad international network, and is grounded in the tradition of the Max Schmidheiny Freedom Prize (awarded from 1979 to 2003).

Focal topic “Switzerland 2030 – The Future of Freedom”

The focal topic “Switzerland 2030 – The Future of Freedom” will form a common thread of the activities of the Max Schmidheiny Foundation in the coming years. In light of a series of overlapping and mutually re-inforcing processes of fundamental change in the economic, political, and societal environment – global currents of re-ideologization, disruptive technological change, and a new geopolitical uncertainty, to name but the most salient tendencies – the Foundation aims at strengthening the foundations of a free social order.

to top