Sustainability Portal

Connecting leaders in sustainability research and innovation

Through our interactive map, you can find and connect with the key players and projects across UNIL, IMD and EPFL.

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We currently have over 350 different people and projects on our database. They are organised across 16 sustainability themes and assigned to specific UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Legal Foundations for Ecological Networks

Legal Foundations for Ecological Networks

Prof. Thierry Largey and research associate Valérie Dupont unveil that current efforts lack a unified protected area network. But there is hope: the federal legal framework, although imperfect, includes numerous basis and legal instruments on which the Confederation and the cantons could rely to establish a functioning ecological network. Action is now needed.

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Navigating Sustainable Business Transformations

Navigating Sustainable Business Transformations

Discover how IMD Prof. Julia Binder's tackles the critical need for businesses to understand "How" to implement business transformation towards sustainability amidst pressing environmental and social challenges. It explores various strategies for organizational change, aiming to guide companies in aligning with sustainability principles, thereby ensuring their success in a changing world.

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Building Circular Structural Design

Building Circular Structural Design

At the Structural Xploration Lab, EPFL Professor Corentin Fivet and team are exploring the potential of circular structural design in the construction industry. They are investigating how structural design can incorporate circular economy principles by reusing components, as well as transforming the traditional approach of minimising materials.

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All actors in one place

We’ve been working across UNIL, IMD and EPFL to create a network of the leading experts and organisations in sustainability. This map is continually evolving and growing and we’re always looking for the latest research and innovation projects. Is there someone missing? Let us know.

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Where does the data come from?

From you! We’ve been working with the experts leading sustainability and innovation projects across UNIL, IMD and EPFL, including researchers, professors, and sustainability units and labs. We are also working with our partners across the three campuses to find the projects and people who are taking a lead in protecting our planet and society.

Profiles included in the Portal fit the same definition of sustainability:
To ensure human well-being across generations, as well as the stability of ecosystems. Following the Doughnut Economics Model, this means keeping the impact of all human activity within the ecological limits of the planet, while ensuring equity and basic needs for all.

 

Who’s behind the portal?

Building a community like this takes the passion and dedication of many different organisations. We’re supported by the Enterprise for Society Center, CLIMACT, as well as the UNIL Competence Center in Sustainability, IMD and the EPFL Vice Presidency for Responsible Transformation, Vice Presidency for Innovation and Vice Presidency for Academic Affairs.