Since more than twenty years sustainable development has been a key issue for Dr. Barbara Dubach.
Already at the University of Zurich environmental economics and development policy were of great interest to Barbara Dubach. She started her professional career as environmental economist at the Federal Office for the Environment in Switzerland.
During the mid 90′s, environmental and sustainable development communication was in its infancy in many companies. There fore, she decided to do a PhD on “Managing Environmental Communication in Multinational Companies” at the University of St. Gallen.
More than 14 years of industry experience
In 1997, Barbara Dubach started working for Holcim and worked during 13 years in different functions in Switzerland and abroad. The first two years, she worked in the marketing and communication area of Geocycle, a waste pre-treatment facility of the Group in Belgium. Another assignment has taken her as environment communication mangager to Holcim Spain. During the time of the World Summit for Sustainable Development in 2002 Barbara Dubach has been on secondment from Holcim to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) as Advocacy and Communications Director. Between 2003 and 2010, Barbara Dubach was Senior Vice President at Holcim and led the Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Coordination Team of the Holcim Group.
End of 2010, Barbara Dubach founded engageability, providing advice to profit and non-profit organizations in the area of sustainable development and stakeholder Engagement.