Responsible Management
Sustainable Technology
Shared Prosperity

Founding institutions

About Enterprise for Society Center (E4S)

Enterprise for Society (E4S) is a research and action center created by three institutions of academic excellence: the University of Lausanne through its Faculty of Business and Economics (UNIL-HEC), the Institute for Management Development (IMD) and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), under the stewardship of its College of Management of Technology.

E4S’s mission is to inspire and activate the transition to a resilient and inclusive economy within planetary boundaries, mindful of the opportunities and challenges raised by scientific and technological change.

We inspire social and economic transformation through our Research; we train the next generation of leaders through our Master Program in Sustainable Management and Technology; and we activate change through the impactful projects of our Innovation Pillar


Master of Science in Sustainable Management and Technology (SMT)


Multi-platform interdisciplinary competence center


Activate change

E4S in the Media

Le Temps: L’économie circulaire: impérativement, urgemment et résolument!

Iconomix: La durabilité dans l’enseignement de l’économie: trois questions à Jasmina Djordjevic

FT Sustainable Views: Circular economy policies can help EU reach net zero, academics argue


Our governance consists of a Steering Committee, an Executive Committee, and a Strategic Advisory Board.

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Vision & Mission

We believe academia must play a crucial role in the societal transition.

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The E4S Center’s strength comes from its diverse community of mission-driven professors, researchers, students and in-house staff.

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We are supported by leading businesses, academia and foundations across our three pillars

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Job openings

Are you a change-maker looking to join an ambitious and fast-paced environment?

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