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Enterprise for Society Center

Driving the transition towards a sustainable and inclusive society through research, education, and innovation.

Enterprise for Society Center

Driving the transition towards a sustainable and inclusive society through research, education, and innovation.

The Enterprise for Society Center (E4S) is a research and action center created by three institutes of academic excellence: the University of Lausanne through its Faculty of Business and Economics (UNIL-HEC), the Institute for Management Development (IMD), and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) under the stewardship of its College of Management Technology. Our mission is to inspire and activate the transition to a resilient and inclusive economy within planetary boundaries, mindful of the opportunities and challenges raised by scientific and technological change.

Featured research and insights

The E4S Center spearheads research on responsible management, sustainable technology, and shared prosperity.

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The true cost of food approach as a lever to transform the Swiss food system

by Veronica Petrencu, Dominique Barjolle, Laurence Jeangros, Philippe Thalmann, Enterprise for Society Center

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Putting the SDGs back on track

by Amanda Williams, Patrick Haack, and Knut Bjarne Haanaes, Stanford Social Innovation Review

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The Swiss market of green bonds: Breaking down the barriers to scale

by Florence Hugard, Jean-Philippe Bonardi, Edoardo Chiarotti, and Jean-Pierre Danthine, Enterprise for Society Center

Featured report

True cost of food as a lever to transform the Swiss food system

Food systems have substantial environmental, social, and health impacts that are not reflected in the cost of food. The current political context, both domestically and internationally, have identified True Cost Accounting for Food (TCAF) as a means to drive the transformation of food systems.

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