BSL Celebrates UN SDG Day in 2023



For the development of Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial mindset development in lesser developed countries

Women entrepreneurs in UGANDA
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in cooperation with the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) and Grooming A Successful Woman With Intellectual Mind (GSWIM) a community based NGO in Uganda,
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is organizing a National Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs (Group I and II): The Mentoring Stage for Commercialization, which took place in Kampala, Uganda, in a hybrid setting, on May 25, 2022.

Dr. Dominique Bourqui was invited to contribute to this workshop, by leading two different sessions focusing on how to successfully build a business as a woman entrepreneur

Session 1:  The Principles of Entrepreneurship for successful women entrepreneurs

Session 2:  The Entrepreneurial Mindset for successful women entrepreneurs

Traditional medicine practitioners in Ethiopia
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in cooperation with the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Authority (EIPA) and the University of Gondar (Ethiopia) is organizing a National Workshop…
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for Traditional Medicine Practitioners (TMPs) in Ethiopia from Groups 1 and 2: The Mentoring Stage for Commercialization, scheduled to take place in Gondar, Ethiopia, in a hybrid setting, on October 6, 2022.

Dr. Dominique Bourqui was invited to contribute to this workshop, by leading two different sessions focusing on commercialization of their products and services by medical practitioners :

Session 1:  The Principles of Entrepreneurship for traditional medicine practitioners

Session 2:  The Entrepreneurial Mindset  for traditional medicine practitioners

Another objective of this Workshop is to facilitate the establishment of two traditional medicine Pharmacies in Ethiopia for the benefit of users of traditional medicine products.


For a transformation towards a sustainable Switzerland 

Academic Citizens’ Assembly – BSL & EPFL
21st century democratic decision-making for the Swiss societal transition.
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The Academic Citizens’ Assembly (ACA) is a model of a citizens’ assembly built on academic principles (evidence-based, lobby-free, no ideology), open to the whole society and, using a novel process and tools, scalable to potentially include millions of participants. This deliberative and participative approach builds on the Swiss tradition of direct democracy, and aims to bridge the gap between high-quality deliberation and decision-making of past citizens’ assemblies, and the legitimacy of direct democracy.

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Working together for a climate friendly tomorrow.
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Earth Day 2023
In collaboration with: MyBluePlanet, ImpactHub Lausanne, The Climate Reality Project Europe, and Academic Citizen’s Assembly
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BSL is having national impact by contributing to this Earth Day 2023 initiative:

Join us in commemorating Earth Day 2023 on April 26 from 14h to 18h at Av. Bergières 10, 1004 Lausanne. Brought to you in close collaboration with ImpactHub Lausanne, The Climate Reality Project Europe, and Academic Citizen’s Assembly

This year, our focus for this day is ‘Energy’. Your journey will commence with a deepening or brushing up of your knowledge on the topic. Next, the fun part begins with open discussions to formulate solutions for collective decision-making using the tool developed by our trusted expert Sascha Nick. Lastly, we will open the space up to apéro (natural wine tasting) and networking. 

We look forward to discussing, reflecting and learning all together. 

Register now via the link here to be part of the party!


For the good of the community

Les Paniers de la Mule (Farming cooperative in Prilly – Ouest Lausannois)
“Le paniers de la mule” was imagined in 2020 and launched in early 2021 after 8 months of volunteer work. They are a member of the FRACP (Fédération Romande d’Agriculture Contractuelle de Proximité) and firmly believe in the model of “Agriculture Contractuelle de Proximité”…
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which allows cooperators to join forces to re-appropriate the production of their food. Member participation allows the cooperative to offer decent wages to its employees while maintaining affordable prices for local organic vegetables.

On the occasion of the Business Innovation Week – Summer 2022, about sixty students from the Business School Lausanne (Bachelor and Master), divided into 5 working groups, analyzed Les Paniers de La Mule’s business model to make recommendations.

The groups presented their results to their peers, as well as to the BSL management. They integrated the remarks and questions, to synthesize them.

Dr. David Claivaz handed out the final report on August 15th, 2022.

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Bevel World (Impact Life Leadership & Well-Being)
Bevel World is a platform dedicated to impactful life leadership and well-being. It offers development programs aimed at nurturing and empowering purposeful living, encouraging individuals to explore their aspirations and live joyfully. Bevel introduces an innovative approach to building long-term mental wellness and individual/team value in a dynamic landscape.
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If you’re seeking personal growth, well-being, and inspiration to lead a purposeful life, Bevel World provides resources and programs to support your journey.

Bevel World was welcomed to Business School Lausanne (BSL) on two occasions in 2023,

once in June.
(moderated and hosted by Dr. Dominique Bourqui)

and again in November.
(hosted and moderated by Dr. David Claivaz)

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From within our community

Prof. Sascha Nick from BSL as part of the ESG certificate program launched between the Swiss-Mexican Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Swiss Embassy and in Mexico and leading Swiss institutions focused on sustainability.
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Is climate-neutral aviation even possible, what would it look like, and how do we get there?
In the paper entitled Towards True Climate Neutrality for Global Aviation: A Negative Emissions Fund for Airlines, BSL Professor Sascha Nick and Philippe Thalmann explore what action is required for this hard to decarbonize but important sector. Their paper has made impact and has been picked up by local news outlets and Lausanne’s famed institution IMD to spread the word.
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When it comes to impact, BSL reports to major international initiatives

BSL committed to the ten principles of the UNGC (United Nations Global Compact) in 2006 and BSL became a member of PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education) in November 2010.

Since then, BSL regularly reports to UNGC and PRME.

Read more on BSL’s long-term engagement towards sustainability.