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Activist attacks significantly improve targeted firms’ environmental performance, latest E4S report shows

In the context of the transition towards Stakeholder Capitalism, proponents argue that environmental activists play a key role as watchdogs to push firms to make the necessary adjustments to address climate or other major issues. But are activists effective at doing so? The answer to this question is far from…

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Romande Energie and the Enterprise for Society Center (E4S) announce a partnership to accelerate the decarbonization of Switzerland!

Energy transition and sustainability at the forefront of our thinking Academia and industry are teaming up to reduce carbon emissions in Western Switzerland. Romande Energie SA today announces that it will be supporting the academic activities of the Enterprise for Society Center (E4S), which are aimed at driving change in…

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What would it take for aviation to become climate-neutral by 2050?

Climate neutrality for global aviation is the official goal of both ICAO and IATA, yet today’s action is not at all on track to reach this goal. EPFL researchers Sascha Nick and Philippe Thalmann model a trajectory for aviation to reduce its CO2 emissions by 90% by 2050, down to…

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The 2022 E4S Call for Proposals is open!

Are you a researcher at UNIL, EPFL or IMD? Are you willing to spearhead the transition towards a resilient and inclusive economy that remains within planetary boundaries, and have a project to do so? If so, feel free to submit your project to Enterprise for Society through our Call for…

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Lombard Odier and The Enterprise for Society Center (E4S) announce landmark research collaboration to drive the transition towards a circular economy

Lombard Odier and the Enterprise for Society Center (E4S) today announce a multi-year partnership to foster sustainable finance research, with a particular focus on the transition to a circular economy. As part of this collaboration, Lombard Odier and E4S will work closely together to develop pioneering research that is focused…

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

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Einstein’s quote resonates perfectly with the rationale behind the Reversed Board concept. When he created the program in 2019, Maxime Dumont’s vision was powerful: bring youth and top management together to co-create the…

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