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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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Showcase 2030 – Going beyond the event

A little more than 2 months ago, E4S gathered over 500 participants at the Swisstech Convention Center for one of the biggest events in Switzerland dedicated to impact innovation. During two days, Showcase 2030 brought together impact-driven startups, researchers, corporates, international organizations, public sector representatives and civil society showcasing bold ideas to…

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Opinion – Let’s move on moving less!

Let’s move better! Climate activists justify civil disobedience by our immobility in the face of the climate emergency. While we may disagree with their methods and find some of their targets ill-fitting, it is difficult not to share their exasperation: the speed and determination with which our society is grasping…

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