Runeberg Schultz


SERSD student 2017-2019

+46 70 888 0073



Student profile

Gustav’s research interests include resilience science for transformation, and patterns of the Anthropocene, particularly within global economic dynamics and the biosphere

Profile summary

  • Digitalization
  • Circular economy
  • Social-ecological systems
  • Emerging technologies
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Financial systems
  • Doughnut economics

During Gustav’s studies in business and economics, he became curious to better understand the interrelations between society and our environment. He also has also a strong will to understand the bigger picture of how economic research and theories impacts our planet and more specifically our ecosystems.

Gustav learned about Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), and wanted to learn more about resilience, sustainability research, planetary boundaries and doughnut economics. Since SRC has an interdisciplinary approach, he saw his business and economics background as a great complement to complete the bigger picture of how to tackle the complexities involved around the current climate crisis. He hopes that SRC can help to transcend disciplines, and to redefine our current interrelationship with the biosphere.

Gustav completed his MSc in business and economics at Umeå University in 2012, where he gained an understanding of emerging technologies, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability. He was interested in rapid digitalization and its possibilities as a way of impacting the wider public, which led to the focus of his thesis in the field of crowdsourcing, and studied fundamental drivers behind participation.

Parallel to his studies at Umeå University he worked several years at one of the larger Swedish banks where he came to grow his interest towards emerging technologies within financial systems and its interrelation with social-ecological systems.

Gustav then extended his digital scope and approach by attending Hyper Island in Stockholm. From there he grew a further understanding of application and practice at the forefront of digital industries and innovation.

Building what he learned at Hyper Island, he co-founded a start-up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where his curiosity for social entrepreneurship and digital endeavours.

Gustav is also interested in showing ideas and emotions through the art of documentary filmmaking. He is also interested in music and how it seems to adhere to other dimensions of our intellect.

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