Teams from the Positive Change and Sustainable RSM movements at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) jointly organised a festive event to thank all student volunteers for their efforts in the past year and to kick off the new year. During this celebration, which took place on campus on Tuesday 16 January, the Positive Change team and Sustainable RSM jointly presented their projects and priorities for 2018.

Eva Rood, director of Positive Change, emphasised the need for stimulating the entire RSM community to think about their roles as positive change agents. She addressed the approach to incorporate the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the RSM curriculum. She also talked about strengthening RSM’s research collaborations, and extending corporate partnerships.

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable RSM team presented their activities for the year, including the RSM Sustainability Forum on Friday 13 April 2018, and the Careers Driving Sustainable Development Panel on Wednesday 9 May. In addition, all the student volunteering groups and projects were introduced.

After the presentation, Amy Kan, special projects management Positive Change, and Joris Smal, student assistant   Sustainable RSM, led a Get to Know You(r SDGs) Bingo based on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. To conclude the event, all team members committed to their personal SDG-related new year’s resolutions and set targets for being a force for positive change in 2018. Examples of these targets include reduced use of plastic waste and increased consumption of plant-based food.

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top 10 business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

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