September 21, 2021 | Event

November 12th
E4S' annual event bringing together key figures from the academic, political, economic and civic worlds committed to positively transforming our society.

The Enterprise for Society Center was created to build bridges between economics, management and technology ; between science and business ; between profit and purpose ; between leading Swiss institutions… With the purpose of spearheading the transition to a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive economy.
The E4S Annual Summit is the Center’s flagship event to bring these ambitious goals to life. We will gather forward-thinkers, bridge-builders and future-architects across institutions who are keen to transform the economy sustainably.


14:00 – 14:15
Welcome & introduction

Jean-Pierre Danthine &  Jean-Philippe Bonardi, Co-Managing Directors, E4S Center

14:15 – 15:00
The road to sustainable mobility & logistics

  • Roberto Cirillo, CEO, La Poste
  • Dominic Rohner, UNIL
  • Olivier Gallay, UNIL
  • Julia Binder, IMD

15:00 – 15:45
How can finance contribute to a sustainable and resilient post-COVID economy

  • Andréa Maechler, Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank
  • Patrick Odier, Senior Managing Partner, Lombard Odier
  • Rüdiger Fahlenbrach (EPFL)

Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:00
Corporate Purpose in times of ambiguity and activism

  • Mirjam Staub-Bisang, Country Manager, Blackrock Switzerland
  • Paul Bulcke, Chairman, Nestlé
  • David Bach, IMD

17:00 – 17:45
The moving interface between business and society
(en français):

  • Nuria Gorrite, President, Conseil d’état, Vaud
  • Jean-François Manzoni, President, IMD
  • Frédéric Herman, Recteur, UNIL
  • Martin Vetterli, President, EPFL

17:45 – 19:30
Cocktail reception

Watch highlights from E4S Annual Meeting 2020: