Sustainability Portal: connecting leaders in sustainability research and innovation across UNIL, IMD and EPFL


Lausanne, 12 September 2023

A new interactive map dedicated to sustainable projects and innovation will allow researchers and practitioners to build stronger relationships across the three academic institutions

The Sustainability Portal is now live ! This initiative led by  E4S, Climact, as well as the sustainability department of the University of Lausanne (CCD – UNIL), the Institute for Management Development (IMD), and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (VPT and VPA – EPFL), is a platform gathering sustainability and innovation projects developed across the three academic institutions.

By connecting professors, researchers, centers, startups, and student associations engaged in the ecological transition, the Sustainability Portal is more than another digital tool: it is a community where actors working on sustainability projects can identify similar or complementary initiatives and build new collaborations. 

“Fostering academic collaborations across the three institutions is key to empower their capacity to address the most pressing societal and environmental challenges at a systemic level. The Sustainability Portal offers a common space where bold initiatives can arise”. Shares Julia Bory, Co-Lead of the E4S Innovation Pillar.

Since its conception, the Sustainability Portal has been designed as a dynamic mapping: we are constantly seeking new projects, actors and ideas united by the commitment to advance the ecological transition. If you are not yet featured on the Sustainability Portal, do not hesitate to log onto the site and create your profile!