KPMG-RSM Sustainability Master Thesis Award

KPMG-RSM Sustainability Master Thesis Award

One highlight of the plenary session of the RSM Sustainability Forum is the presentation of the KPMG-RSM Sustainability Master Thesis Award. Sponsored by KPMG and awarded to an RSM Master student, the annual Sustainability Master Thesis award aims to honour research that combines academic excellence and business relevance in a topic related to the management of sustainability. It is recognised with a prize of €1000,-.

To qualify, thesis subjects must be related to social and ecological sustainability; each thesis must have achieved a mark of at least 8.5 during the thesis defence. Theses from the past academic year are reviewed; an RSM panel arrives at a shortlist of five theses chosen for a combination of  academic excellence, socio-environmental impact, business relevance and originality. The final winner is determined by a select jury of external leaders working in the field of corporate sustainability.  

For an example of the type of thesis that has received the prestigious KPMG-RSM Sustainability Master Thesis Award, read about our 2014 winner