Enterprise for Society Center’s Annual Summit 2021

Enterprise for Society Center’s Annual Summit 2021

Date & Time

Date 12 November
Time 14:00 - 19:00
Place SwissTech Convention Center
Route Louis-Favre 2


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.

Through dialogues between researchers and practitioners, we aim to yield valuable insights on the best ways to activate the much needed transition across key industries (see program below).

Friday, 12th November 2021, 14:00 – 19:00
at the SwissTech Convention Center



14:00 – 14:15
Welcome & introduction
Jean-Pierre Danthine & Jean-Philippe Bonardi, Managing Directors, E4S

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, Dean, IMD

17:00 – 17:45
The moving interface between business and society (en français):
Nuria Gorrite, President, State Council, Vaud
Jean-François Manzoni, President, IMD
Frédéric Herman, Rector, UNIL
Martin Vetterli, President, EPFL

17:45 – 19:00
Cocktail reception

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