Responsible management - Sustainable technology - Shared prosperity

Enterprise for Society (E4S) is a joint venture of the University of Lausanne through HEC Lausanne, IMD and EPFL, under the stewardship of its College of Management of Technology, with the mission of spearheading the transition towards a more resilient, sustainable and inclusive economy. E4S is dedicated to train the next generation of leaders, inspire economic and social transformation and activate change by strengthening start-ups and boosting innovation.

Introducing an Air Ticket Tax in Switzerland: Estimated Effects on Demand

Air travel is now recognized as the most important driver of anthropogenic climate change of all Swiss economic sectors, ahead of ground transport. Furthermore, It is widely expected that Swiss air travel will return to pre-COVID levels and…...

Automation Technologies and the Future of Work:
Policies for Inclusive Growth

There is a growing concern in public discussions that automation could soon make human labor obsolete. This report aims to delineate the state of knowledge on the impact of machines on the future of work and to offer…...

Saving the world from your couch:
The heterogeneous medium-run benefits of COVID-19 lockdowns on air pollution

E4S researchers and co-authors estimate the medium-run impact of a battery of COVID- 19 related lockdown measures on air quality across 162 countries. They find that domestic and international lockdown measures overall led to a substantial persistent decline…...

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Events

Responsible consumption: shall we change the model?

August 31st, 16h-18h
In partnership with the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (ASSH)

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Seminar series

Through these seminar series, our academic community shares research, brainstorms and identifies new challenges and trends in different fields.

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