Magazine: Tuesday, 12 January 2021

COVID-19 has taught us that large-scale change is possible in our societies. At the same time, it also makes fighting challenges, such as unethical company behaviour and climate change, harder – primarily because it might take years for societies to overcome the huge economic shock caused by the necessary defensive response against the pandemic, thus making it harder to invest in tackling these challenges.

But there is much that can be done. In this edition of RSM Discovery magazine, we describe how we can learn from our response to the pandemic in order to organise societies so that they can become more resilient. We also describe specific business developments and organisational forms that might be particularly beneficial in the aftermath.

 

In this edition of RSM Discovery magazine, we describe how we can learn from our response to the pandemic in order to organise societies so that they can become more resilient.

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Facing social transition challenges in the time of COVID-19

Climate change, energy transition and the move towards a more circular economy by Koen Dittrich

Transitioning towards sustainable investing

Sustainability needs to be integrated into the investment decision-making process, alongside or even ahead of the traditional focus on financial returns. By Dirk Schoenmaker

Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals to navigate global risks

A better governance and communications structure will improve our chances of handling the next crisis better, whatever that may be by Rob van Tulder

It’s time to start tackling grand challenges systemically

Firms need to wake-up to the interconnectivity of the grand challenges we face in the world, and realise opportunities to build synergistic solutions tackling root causes and building resilience. By Steve Kennedy

Why pandemic state aid should drive sustainable business

COVID-19 presents a once in a lifetime opportunity for sustainability improvement by Frank Wijen

The rise of social enterprises in a post-COVID-19 world

Virus test shortages, health equipment shortages, even toilet paper shortages – all have served as a reminder that we are not nearly as secure as we like to think. By Tine de Moor

Corporate social investment

Leveraging corporate resources for bold and transformative social impact by Lonneke Roza & Karoline Heitmann

How business ethics can drive positive change

A fresh definition of success is being written, one where the gold standard is sound ethical practice. By Muel Kaptein

Justice enactment

Why some managers treat employees fairly while others don’t. By Marius van Dijke

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Contributing researchers

Prof. Rob van Tulder

Emeritus Professor of International Business-Society Management

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

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Dr. Frank Wijen

Associate Professor

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

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Dr. Lonneke Roza

Head of Community Investment

NN Group

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Prof. Marius van Dijke

Professor in Behavioral Ethics

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

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Prof. Dirk Schoenmaker

Professor of Banking and Finance

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

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Dr. Steve Kennedy

Associate Professor

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

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Prof. Muel Kaptein

Professor of Business Ethics and Integrity Management

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

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Dr. Koen Dittrich

Assistant Professor

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

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Prof. Tine De Moor

Professor Social Enterprise & Institutions for Collective Action

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

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