A group of 10 SDG student ambassadors from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) travelled to KU Leuven’s campus in Brussels, Belgium, for a full day of activities to explore sustainability in business and in culture in December 2023.

The RSM SDG ambassadors engaged with bachelor students from KU Leuven in a sustainable management course taught by Prof. Ingrid Molderez. After the course, the rest of the day was full of creativity and collaboration as the students delved into the world of Vincent Van Gogh and its connection to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Illustrating the SDGs

“Art and the humanities can affect social perceptions and values as a powerful tool for introducing topics, influencing perspectives and promoting environmental awareness,” says Liva Liepa from RSM’s Positive Change team. During a ‘painting speed dating’ session, the students explained how their chosen Van Gogh painting serves as an inspiration for their SDG. They worked in groups, creating extensions of existing Van Gogh paintings to illustrate their SDGs.

The RSM students also joined an SDG city walk guided by KU Leuven students, exploring sites in Brussels relevant to the SDGs.

RSM’s Positive Change team and the RSM SDG ambassadors will organise an inspiring exchange day for KU Leuven students in Rotterdam in March.

RSM SDG ambassadors

The RSM SDG ambassadors programme aims to help create a sustainable future by educating and inspiring the next generation of leaders to act towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each year, 17 enthusiastic RSM SDG student ambassadors act as responsible and effective leaders to drive positive change towards sustainable development.

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked 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. www.rsm.nl

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