Our research for your success

How do companies assert themselves in times of upheaval? As a manager, how do you set the course for growth? On your behalf, we prepare studies, organise workshops with you and give presentations for you: individually, effectively and sustainably.

Anyone who manages a company today is steering it through an economy in upheaval: globalization and the digital revolution are questioning the business models of entire industries. And they are radically changing the relationship between companies and their customers.

No one can afford "business as usual" any more. But if you want to find the markets of tomorrow, you need time and foresight – two things that many people don't have in their daily business.

We do. The Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute researches trends in business and society – on your behalf. In a personal meeting, we work out tailor-made analyses with you: Which trends are changing your industry? How do you make your business model fit for the future? How do you stand your ground in change? We answer these and other questions in a study, a workshop or a presentation. We will provide you with possible future scenarios and corresponding options for action, in which we attach great importance to feasibility, impact and sustainability.

GDI Auftragsstudien

Commissioned studies

Our commissioned studies will provide practical stimuli to help you enhance your innovative power and sustainability.

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GDI Workshop


In GDI workshops you will develop practical visions for your corporate strategy of tomorrow.

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GDI Referate


GDI presentations provide answers on the future of your business.

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The GDI, the independent and oldest Swiss think tank, works on an interdisciplinary basis and employs researchers from economics, humanities and social sciences. The institute has an excellent international network of research partners and decision-makers from the world of retail. We are proud to present some of our cooperation partners to you.