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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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
We will continuously disclose panel members that will participate in the RSM Sustainability Career Panel on this blog over the next two weeks. Click here for more general information on the event and here to subscribe.
Alex Dalley is a graduate of the RSM Full-Time MBA Programme in 2011. He won the prestigious Independent/AMBA Student of the Year Award that year, which recognizes MBA candidates with exceptional achievement, inspirational leadership, and ambassadorial power. He won the award for ‘his awareness of business opportunities in sourcing sustainable, ethically produced food from small farmers in developing economies to meet growing consumer demand in Europa…Continue
Posted by Anouk van der Laan on April 20, 2016 at 10:30am
oikos Rotterdam is a student organisation under the umbrella organisation oikos International. Oikos aims to foster the debate of sustainability driven management practices and educate students on the importance of sustainability and creative thinking.
Annual board membership in this young sustainability driven organization will allow you to
Posted by Anouk van der Laan on April 19, 2016 at 6:53pm
Who will be the tenth winner of the annual KPMG-RSM Sustainability Master Thesis Award?
Sponsored by KPMG and awarded to a recent RSM master graduate, the annual Sustainability Master Thesis award honours research that combines academic excellence and business relevance related to the management of sustainability. To qualify for the KPMG-RSM Sustainability Master Thesis Award, each thesis subject must be related to social and ecological sustainability, and have achieved a mark of at least 8.5 during its defence.
This is an extraordinary year because since the collaboration between KPMG and RSM was established in 2006, this award marks the tenth winner of the KPMG-RSM Sustainability Master Thesis Award! Let us introduce the…Continue
Posted by Anouk van der Laan on April 4, 2016 at 2:22pm
What: The True Cost documentary is a story about the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the impact it’s having on our world. Dr. Mariangela Lavanga will provide an introduction and afterwards, there will be a debate on the need of a more fair way to pay for clothing and changes in manufacturing them.
Date: Wednesday April 6
From: 06 April 2016 20:00
Till: 06 April 2016 22:00
Location: Woudestein, Erasmus Paviljoen / Erasmus Pavilion
Registration (for free): http://bit.ly/1Rns8W0
In collaboration with: SG Erasmus
The True Cost documentary
This is a story about clothing. It’s about…Continue
Posted by Anouk van der Laan on April 1, 2016 at 4:30pm