Exploring the interface between innovation and sustainable business with lively and expert discussion is on the agenda for the third annual RSM Sustainability Forum at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) on Friday 10 April 2015. Speakers from business, academia and society will explore the interface between innovation and sustainable business by showcasing best practices – and lively debate and discussion is encouraged.

Keynote speaker at the 2015 RSM Sustainability Forum is Dimitri de Vreeze, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. He has 25 years of experience in materials sciences, an important  area of innovation and sustainable business.

Socially and environmentally sustainable business models require novel business processes, models, and products. Participants in the RSM Sustainability Forum 2015 will learn about innovating for sustainable business first-hand in break-out sessions led by practitioners from a variety of international organisations. Henk Volberda, RSM Professor of Strategic Management and Business Policy, will act as moderator.

Award for Sustainability-related master thesis

A highlight of the RSM Sustainability Forum is the presentation of the KPMG-RSM Sustainability Master Thesis Award. Each year since 2006, KPMG has acknowledged the best sustainability-focused thesis written by a student from one of RSM’s MSc programmes with a cash award. This year’s short-list of five theses (written by graduates of RSM’s 2013-2014 MSc class) was picked from 59 theses with a score of 8.5 or more that concerned a sustainability issue.

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Registration for the RSM Sustainability Forum 2015 on Friday 10 April 2015 will begin soon; it will be announced on the Sustainable RSM Twitter feed (@sustainablersm), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SustainableRSM) and blog.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is a top tier European business school and ranked among the top three for research. 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 carry their innovative mindset into a sustainable future thanks to a first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes. RSM also has offices in the Amsterdam Zuidas business district and in Taipei, Taiwan. www.rsm.nl

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