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.
An event bringing together academia, government, business and civil society to discuss how to shift our consumption model.
31st August 2021, 4pm – 6pm,
At the Bellevue Palace, Bern, Switzerland
In partnership with the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (ASSH), Enterprise for Society (E4S) organises a conference on the theme of responsible consumption.
When is consumption responsible? Is a more responsible consumption pattern compatible with the preservation of our quality of life and well-being? Does it require a change in the economic system? What room for maneuver do consumers have? What is their share of responsibility and what can we expect from them? Is it in the interest of companies to promote a change in consumption patterns? Are marketing and responsible consumption antinomic? What policies and incentive mechanisms could be put in place to promote more responsible consumption? These are some of the questions that will be addressed during the event.
The interventions will be held in French and English with simultaneous translation into German. The event is free and open to the wide public. It will be an opportunity for participants to contribute to a collective intelligence process.
Prof. Jean-Pierre Danthine (Executive Director, Enterprise for Society)
Prof. Dirk Niepelt (President, Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics)
Sophie Michaud Gigon (Green National Councillor VD and General Secretary, Fédération Romande des Consom mateurs)
Eugenio Simioni (CEO, Nestlé Suisse SA)
Luis Santos Pinto (Professor, HEC Lausanne)
Frédéric Dalsace (Professor, IMD Lausanne)
The event will be followed by a cocktail to continue discussions and exchanges.
The inaugural event of E4S Center's Master Programme in Sustainable Management & Technology.
14:00 – 14:20
14:20 – 14:40
Presentation of the SMT Master of Science programme
Arnaud Chevallier (IMD), Olivier Gallay (HEC), Negar Kiyavash (EPFL)
(Co-directors of the SMT Master)
14:40 – 15:10
Panel 1: How to move towards a circular and regenerative economy?
Panel 2: Luxury industry and sustainability: an oxymoron?
16:10 – 16:40
Panel 3: Sustainability: How to address the measurement challenge?
17:10 – 17:50
17:50 – 18:00
Martin Vetterli (President, EPFL)
18:00 – 19:30
October 21st & 22nd
A 2-day workshop to discuss how society can tackle the uncertainties associated with climate change.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different fields (including, but not limited to climate physics, economics, and data sciences) to discuss for instance how society can tackle the uncertainties associated with climate change.
Simon Scheidegger (UNIL, Department of Economics; E4S)
Doris Folini (ETHZ, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science)
Felix Kübler (UZH, Department for Banking and Finance)
Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of October 2021
Morning sessions: from 8.30 to 12.00
Afternoon sessions: from 13.30 – 17.00
At the moment, this event is – conditional on the Covid situation – planned to be held in person. In case this is not possible, it may happen in a hybrid-or complete remote format.
Philippe Ciais (LSCE)
Annica Ekman (Stockholm University)
Kenneth Gillingham (Yale)
Lars Hansen (U Chicago – remote)
Larry Kotlikoff (Boston University)
Gregoire Mariethoz (UNIL)
Rick van der Ploeg (University of Oxford)
Tony Smith (Yale)