Adjunct Professor, Global Issues and Leadership

MA European Studies, Hamburg University, Germany
MSc Global Affairs, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
BA Communication and Social Sciences, Erfurt University, Germany


Jonas Haertle has deep knowledge and practical experience in global affairs and international organizations through his career and work at the United Nations. Since September 2018, he works in a full-time role at one of the UN’s training organizations, the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), based in Geneva, Switzerland. At UNITAR he developed a new set of partnerships with higher education institutions in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From 2010 to July 2018, Mr. Haertle was the Head of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative founded by the United Nations Global Compact and leading business school associations. He led the global secretariat in New York City, USA, and build PRME into the world’s largest initiative on responsible management education. From 2007-2010, he was the global lead of the UN Global Compact’s Local Networks in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. In 2012, in the run-up to the Rio+20 conference he initiated the launch of the UN’s Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI). Mr. Haertle has written and contributed to a number of publications and academic articles on corporate sustainability and responsible management education and he serves on the advisory boards of Glasgow Caledonian University’s School for Business and Society, and the international student group oikos International, respectively.