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.
August 31st, 16h-18h
In partnership with the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (ASSH)
31st August 2021, 16:00 – 18:00, Bern (Bellevue Palace, Salon Royal)
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.
Through these seminar series, our academic community shares research, brainstorms and identifies new challenges and trends in different fields.
These seminars are internal to the academic community. If you would like to attend, please contact us at info@E4S.center
March 30th, 5 to 6 pm: The airline ticket tax: too much or not enough? (Philippe Thalmann, Dominic Rohner, Michael Yaziji, Marius Brulhart)
April 26th, 5 to 6pm: Bending the line: Why and how to move towards a Circular Economy? (Johannes Buggle)
May 25th, 5 to 6pm: Towards a sustainable finance: how to make the difference? (Florence Hugard, Fabio Alessandrini, Eric Jondeau)
June 28th, 5 to 6pm: The pharmaceutical research landscape: where are efforts headed during and after COVID-19? (Annamaria Conti, Patrick Gaulé)