The grand
challenges blog


Special Issue – Utopias

Call for contributions for our Special Issue on Utopias: In his ingenious book ‘The Ministry for the Future’, novelist Kim Stanley Robinson popularized the genre ‘climate fiction’ and visualized both...
Albert Einstein quote

Intangible sustainability values for business and society

On November 16 2023, Wouter was invited to a Breakfast Research and Practice seminar hosted by the Research Center for Grand Challenges at HEC Lausanne. The aim was to share his experiences and pioneering...

Nation building successes and failures matter to the EU and OECD 

By Dominic Rohner, Professor of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne), University of Lausanne, and Research Fellow, the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)  From...
Sans titre

Can NFTs Support Organizing in the Future of Work?

Emerging technologies are constantly evolving and shape how we organize work within organizations. Building upon design principles of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), our Point of View article...

Water, climate change and digitalization: the role of university teaching in equipping future leaders to deliver on SDG 6

On October 12th, Guillaume and Mark were invited to a Breakfast Research and Practice seminar hosted by the Research Center for Grand Challenges at HEC Lausanne. The aim was to share their experience and...

Unravelling the paradox: Green preferences sustain greenwashing

The allure and deception of green labels We often hear that we as consumers have the responsibility and the power to support reaching the Sustainable Development Goals with our consumption decisions....
Sans titre

Private Equity: Greenwashing Galore

We are awash with ESG slogans – companies often include a glorified caption of how they care about their employees, environment and our children’s future. This has reached a point where we are flooded...

Climate: The End of the Road for Current Solutions?

The HEC Research Centre for Grand Challenges held a Practice and Research Seminar on 16th March 2023.  Duncan Pollard and Sébastien Houde debated our current corporate and economic approaches to climate...
Sans titre

Enlightenment 2.0 - The unfinished legacy of Giordano Bruno

Man is not at the center of the universe. In fact, the universe has no center. There are many suns, surrounded by many planets and on some of them there might even be life forms comparable to ours. This...

Reimagining Academia in the Face of Urgent Global Challenges 

The world is not in a good shape. When Rockström and colleagues defined the ecological crisis along nine different planetary boundaries – from global warming to the extinction of species in 2009, they...
Social Media
Search articles
Content tags

Comments policy & Legal disclaimer