Responsible management
Sustainable technology
Shared prosperity

The Enterprise for Society Center (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 resilient, sustainable and inclusive economy.

Founding institutions

UNIL | University of LausanneIMD business school for management and leadership coursesEPFL


Master of Science in Sustainable Management and Technology (SMT)


Multi-platform interdisciplinary competence center


Collaborative innovation network

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The diverse projects we are currently conducting research on.

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Videos & Podcasts

Interviews with professors, students, political and economic figures.

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Our white papers, policy briefs, literature reviews, and research papers.

Green Domestic Product

The Path Towards Responsible Consumption

Perceived Organizational Purpose: Systematic Literature Review, Construct Definition, Measurement and Potential Employee Outcomes

Active ownership: the keys of success

Active ownership: for what impact?

Active ownership: by whom and how?

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Upcoming events

Building Bridges Event – Markets for Nature: Restoring Biodiversity via Nature-Based Solutions

Presentation by Roland Decorvet

E4S Seminar Series – Jobs and the sustainability transition

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Latest news

With the Reversed Nespresso Board, a boardroom opens up to new generations and new approaches

Showcase 2030 – Going beyond the event

The Swiss Negative Emissions Fund can significantly accelerate Swiss decarbonization and efficiently remove small remaining emissions

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About E4S

The E4S Center is dedicated to inspiring and activating the transition to a resilient and inclusive economy within planetary boundaries, mindful of the opportunities and challenges raised by scientific and technological change.


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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