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Sustainable leadership and Shared Value Creation: New research at RSM

The Partnerships Resource Centre of RSM, under Academic Director/Founder Professor dr. Rob van Tulder, has brought the research of two academics, Sander Tideman LLM and drs. Muriel Arts DMD, to Rotterdam School of Management.Their field of research?  Sustainable Leadership, Shared Value Creation and Measurement.  “Leadership development has become an increasingly important concept in large companies over the past 15 years; organisations have realised that leadership development is an actual…See More
Apr 30
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Wrap-Up: RSM Sustainability Forum 2015

 RSM Sustainability Forum 2015: Innovating for Sustainable BusinessA standing room only crowd of more than 220 attendees gathered in the EUR Forumzaal for the third annual RSM Sustainability Forum on Friday April 10 2015. This year’s Forum, organised by Sustainable RSM with a team including members of STAR, RSM MBA Career…See More
Apr 22
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Apr 20

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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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