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.
November 12, 2020 from 14:00 to 17:10
For the first time in recent history, the entire world is threatened with paralysis and recession. If there is a lesson to be drawn from the current crisis it is the necessity to rely on accelerated innovation, pervasive behavioral changes and a strengthened public-private partnership if we are to come out of it without long lasting damages. Around the world expectations and hope for a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient post-covid economy are prevalent.
The aim of E4S is to foster the transition to such an economy through a novel education program, dedicated research production and dissemination, and by activating the innovation eco-system.
On November 12, distinguished business leaders will meet with scientific fellows, government representatives and civil society to address some of the most urgent questions around health, climate change, finance and technology, and policymaking to build a sustainable and resilient future.
Please join us for this inaugural annual meeting of E4S, taking place at the IMD campus in Lausanne, from 2pm to 5pm. Registration to this event is mandatory.
COVID disclaimer: Due to the sanitary restrictions, the number of participants will be severely limited and all sanitary rules will be strictly respected. The event will also be broadcasted in live streaming. Registered participants will receive a confirmation early November, indicating whether the latest health and safety rules allow to welcome them on-campus or remotely.
|14h00 – 14h10||Welcome & Introduction|
Jean-Pierre Danthine, Managing Director, E4S & EPFL
|14h10 – 16h40||Platforms E4S + Business & society stakeholders|
|14h10-14h40||The road to sustainable mobility & logistics|
Keynote speaker: Roberto Cirillo, CEO, La Poste
Hosts: Dominic Rohner & Olivier Gallay, UNIL &
Julia Binder, EPFL
|14h40-15h10||Towards a more resilient and healthy|
Keynote speaker: Christoph Franz, Chairman Roche AG
Hosts: Nouria Hernandez, Rector, UNIL &
Dominique Foray, EPFL
|15h10 – 15h40||Break|
|15h40-16h10||Finance and Digitalization|
Keynote speaker: Alexandre Zeller,
Managing Partner, Lombard Odier
Hosts: Martin Vetterli, President, EPFL &
Arturo Bris, IMD
|16h10-16h40||The moving interface between business|
Keynote speaker: Nuria Gorrite, President
Conseil d’état, Vaud
Hosts: Jean-François Manzoni, President, IMD &
Jean-Philippe Bonardi, UNIL-HEC
|16h40 – 17h00||Prosperity|
Prof. Colin Mayer (University of Oxford)
|17h00 – 17h10||Closing reflections|
Prof. Albrecht Enders (IMD)