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Building the social enterprise sector

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…See More
May 19
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RSM Sustainability Career Panel 2016 at J-building, JB-49

May 17, 2016 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Receiving first-hand information on careers in the area of sustainabilityThis program is designed as a conversation with sustainability graduates about career path, experiences, and best practices on the job hunt.  Besides this, tips and suggestions for what to consider and how to proceed if there is not necessarily a clear path to a position in social or environmental sustainability will be discussed. This event is thus for you if you:- are interested in sustainability - would like to know…See More
May 10
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Sustainable RSM co-sponsors Model UNFCCC May 12-13 in Rotterdam

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 &…See More
May 9
Anouk van der Laan posted a blog post

Integrated Waste System Research at Erasmus University

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…See More
Apr 22

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Bio fuel even worse for the climate than petroleum


The German independent environmetal research institute Umweltinstitut München e.V. has just published a new series of flyers called false friends, criticizing the replacement of fossile fuels by nuclear power, CO2 capture and storage, and so-called agro (or bio) fuels.


The European Union (EU) has set a target that intends to have 20% of their oil consumption replaced by “bio”-diesel by 2020. To achieve this goal the EU has and will continue to pay
farmers 45 euros per hectare for the cultivation of energy crops. But by burning agro fuels more greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere than by burning the same amount of fossile fuels: A more intense agriculture produces additional CO2 emissions because it destroys rain forests, moors and meadows. Even if in the EU itself these sensitive areas are protected, the demand for fuels within the EU will lever out climate protection efforts in developing countries by using a simple trick: Oil palms for the bio fuels will be raised on former soy plantations, and for new soy plantations more rain forest will be cleared.


The Umweltinstitut München has a lot of useful information (some of it also in English) about bio fuels on their website. The flyer false friends which comes in three parts can be viewed here in English:


Part I: nuclear power

Part II: CO2 capture and storage

Part III: agro fuels


The flyers can also be ordered as paper versions here.



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