Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
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We are action-oriented and welcome student, staff and faculty participation. Our attention is on co-created projects and activities benefitting society, the environment, and driving our desired shared future. We infuse responsible management education into our actions and desired outcomes. We are drivers of sustainable business.
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An invitation to an all-expenses-paid three-day international symposium on economic growth in Switzerland was the prize for master student and Sustainable RSM member Anuj Narayanan Kannankutty for his essay on alternatives to economic growth. It was one of the 100 essays chosen from 900 submitted to the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award, a global competition for students at graduate and postgraduate level.
Anuj, from the MSc Business Administration Master in Management programme at RSM, attended the Leaders of Tomorrow symposium at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). The event is billed as ‘the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debates’ and he…Continue
Posted by Anouk van der Laan on June 14, 2016 at 10:14am
With a good attendance and positive early reviews, we thought we should put together a comprehensive report of the RSM Sustainability Career Panel, which really came to life for the panel and for the audience. If you missed it, here’s what happened:
“How did you end up in your current role and how is it related to sustainability?” This straightforward question by moderator, Dorothy Grandia opened the Sustainability Career Panel on Tuesday 17 May. Five RSM graduates of MSc and MBA programmes; Tim Vervoorn,…Continue
Posted by Joey Johannsen on May 21, 2016 at 5:00pm
The reality of building and sustaining innovative businesses – and working with investors – will be tackled in an intensive seven-day workshop for MBA candidates at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) in July. The workshop is a result of a partnership between RSM and Impact Business Leaders (IBL), a company dedicated to building the social enterprise sector.
The ‘IBL@RSM: Sustainability & Social Enterprise’ programme provides career counselling, familiarisation with the social…
Posted by Joey Johannsen on May 19, 2016 at 4:00pm
On May 12-13 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) will host the 2016 Model United Nations climate change negotiations (known as Model UNFCCC).Select students from MSc International Management/CEMS and MSc Global Business & Sustainability programmes of RSM will take part in the event for 120 students across eight leading CEMS universities. They have simultaneously participated in the 2016 edition of the Climate Change Strategy Role Play course which culminates in this simulation event in Rotterdam.
We wish the participants much success taking the lead to address the pressing global issues that climate change intensifies (resource competition, natural disasters, disease vectors, water and food scarcity…Continue
Posted by Joey Johannsen on May 9, 2016 at 12:08pm
My name is Nele Rosenstock, I am an MSc student in Business Administration at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. I saw a posted vacancy on the sustainable RSM page, and saw opportunity to contribute my knowledge of successful systems in Germany and insights in public management and consultancy during a recent internship with Kienbaum Management Consultants in Düsseldorf. I love the idea of contributing to change in the local environment.
Everyone does the same routine every day: producing waste and throwing trash away. Whether it’s at home while cooking, at the coffee-to-go from Starbucks, on the way to work, or at university when the copy machine spits out the homework twice instead of once. There are large amounts of waste that we see everyday. Most of us may agree that it is not acceptable for fresh tomatoes from the supermarket to be…Continue
Posted by Anouk van der Laan on April 22, 2016 at 4:00pm
Sustainable RSM is pleased with the attendance and early reviews of the RSM Sustainability Forum. Below is a comprehensive report of the Forum proceedings:
The Social Face of Sustainable Business
Investing in the social aspect of sustainability is less about philanthropy than it is a solid business case for companies. “Consumers are demanding sustainable products,” said Truus Huisman, vice-president of sustainable business and communications for Unilever Europe. “But for a company to achieve its sustainability goals it needs all three pillars in place: the economic, the environmental, and the social.” Huisman's comments were part of her keynote address at the RSM Sustainability Forum 2016 hosted by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and…Continue
Posted by Joey Johannsen on April 22, 2016 at 12:00pm