Over 30 years of expertise in DE&I

The Competence Centre for Diversity & Inclusion (CCDI) is part of the Research Institute for International Management at the University of St.Gallen (FIM-HSG). CCDI conducts research, provides consulting and offers continuing education for managers, DE&I experts and HR professionals.


Using a variety of methods, we identify and address challenges, develop effective measures, and offer customized services based on our clients’ needs. Our strength is the analysis of DE&I in organizations empowering you to move forward on your DE&I journey. 


Our team is composed of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion experts who bring a variety of experience and educational backgrounds. We collaborate closely with companies and associations in order to ensure practice-oriented and implementable solutions.

Dr. Ines Hartmann

Dr. Ines Hartmann leads numerous projects on inclusive leadership and diversity management. She teaches at universities and other schools on the topics of D&I and strategic management and publishes on topics such as diversity management and inclusive organisational culture.

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander has been working with companies in the field of diversity management, inclusion, equal opportunities, etc., for more than 30 years. She is the author of numerous articles and books and a trainer/lecturer at the University of St. Gallen, in further education and in-house training.

Interested? Contact us


Dr. Ines Hartmann

Co-Director & Senior Project Manager

+41 71 224 24 18

Would you like to know more about our solutions? Do you need help in deciding which package suits your needs best? I look forward to hearing from you.


Aída Germann

Marketing Manager

+41 71 224 71 34

Please contact me for any media inquiries regarding DIVERSITY WORKS.

University of St. Gallen

Competence Centre for
Diversity & Inclusion (CCDI)

Dufourstrasse 40a 9000 St. Gallen

+41 71 2242418

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