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Sustainable RSM is pleased to announce that International Full-Time MBA student Vincent Zhang, a Chinese finance professional from Shanghai, is this year’s recipient of the €5,000 RSM MBA Sustainability Scholarship.
Vincent’s background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Shanghai Tongji University, and four years of business management experience in corporate banking at China’s largest bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC).
Vincent began his MBA studies at RSM in January 2014. Not only was he attracted by RSM's highly diverse cohort; he also finds the Netherlands a great place to study business.…Continue
Posted by Lesa Sawahata on March 4, 2014 at 6:30pm
The Cups Initiative
By Eva Novotna
The Sustainable RSM would like to introduce a new committee – Reducing Plastic/Paper Cups Initiative. The committee comprises of four new enthusiastic members - Andrea, Bente, Edoardo, and Juliane. The vision of the committee is to reduce the use of unsustainable paper and plastic cups on campus to an absolute minimum.
The new committee has several goals. Furthermost, they strive to promote the reduction of unsustainable cups on campus and at the same time, raise awareness about the use of thermo mugs or refillable plastic bottles such as Dopper bottle or Bobble bottle. Students should be aware of the benefits of reusing their cups, among which them are the significant reduction in waste and raising the awareness about sustainability in general. Also, some food courts provide a discount when own mug is used, but…Continue
Sustainable mobility is moving RSM
It’s more than a trend: the question of how we get around, and specifically how we can sustainably get to work or school, has become a focus for operations, ideas, and initatives around RSM.
In our gloriously, notoriously flat land, the fiets has clearly been the sustainable choice in transport for longer than anyone reading this can remember. Most of us use our fiets for short trips around town, and of course a look at the EUR campus on any weekday will indicate the popularity of bicycles-as-transport for those living within a few kilometres of the university.
But what about 15 kilometres away? Would you make the choice to brave the (glorious, notorious) Dutch weather to cycle to work?
That is what Coen Fierst van Wijnandsbergen, ICT Consultant at RSM,…Continue
Posted by Lesa Sawahata on February 19, 2014 at 12:30pm
RSM Sustainability is reshaping the world
“If you’re making sustainability right, you’re making it C2C.” – Diana den Held, Senior Researcher at C2C Chair, RSM Erasmus University, and CSD at Braungart Consulting
If you’ve read this news story on rsm.nl, you know how important Professor Michael Braungart and the RSM Cradle to Cradle Chair for Innovation and Quality have been to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Project Mainstream. …Continue
Posted by Lesa Sawahata on January 28, 2014 at 1:18pm
EUR Commits to an even more sustainable new Energy Policy
Erasmus University Rotterdam has launched into 2014 with a strong commitment to reducing energy consumption, and a new energy policy that keeps it on the path to ever-increasing sustainability - including 100% Dutch wind power for 2014-2015..
On 11 December 2013, Pauline van der Meer Mohr, President of the Executive Board of EUR, signed two key agreements.
The first, an Energy Policy Statement, sets forth the University’s intention to reduce energy consumption by 2%…Continue
Posted by Lesa Sawahata on January 15, 2014 at 6:05pm
On Saturday January 25th, there will be a day organized in the J-Building that will address the issues around the disease called ALS (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's disease).
Last summer, an EMBA2006 alumnus, Garmt van Soest, was diagnosed with ALS, an incurable and unstoppable disease as it stands now. Fairly soon after the initial shock however, his built-in fighter mentality kicked in again and he has made it his mission to “kick ALS in the butt” as he calls it, while he still can. In an amazingly short period he has been able to rally support and money from various sources that will help in combatting ALS.
Of course, him being an RSM alumnus, we cannot ignore all the brain power, the smartness and the commitment that we have access to right here within the RSM community!
Garmt and a few of his EMBA06 colleagues have organised a dedicated ALS day at the RSM, hosted by Dean Steef van de Velde, where we will put together all our…Continue
Posted by Frank Wijen on January 14, 2014 at 6:25pm
Witteveen+Bos in collaboration with Pantanova offers a master thesis and internship position on building the business case around industrial hemp. Both Dutch and international students are…Continue
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