In our education we are using teaching cases, assignments and videos to highlight the issues as well as the business challenges posed by the SDGs, and confront students with the complexities of working with the SDGs. Here we share these materials per SDG, showcasing material that is most directly relevant.

Regional and local conflicts are still inflicting hardship and suffering on civilians – even if global conflicts are declining. New threats include cybercrime and terrorism.

SDG 16 for peace, justice and strong institutions contributes to the system of common understanding, using justice in order to achieve peace. Strong and accountable institutions are crucial in this regard, particularly because digitalisation presents previously unknown challenges to security.

The main challenge is to give up the traditional point of views of how to solve those problems.

Dieter Schürmann - Ministry of Interior in North-Rhine-Westfalia, Germany

SDG 16: Explaining peace, justice and strong institutions

Recent graduate Jane Lee (MScBA Master in Management) says sustainable development is impossible without world peace, and calls for strengthened justice and rule of law. “Illiberal regimes, terrorism and cybercrime may threaten the rule of law and fair access to justice, even when they do not weaken the core of democracies.”

SDG 16: A business case about peace, justice and strong institutions (part 1)

SDG 16: A business case about peace, justice and strong institutions (part 3)

Three experts discuss the new relationships between business and public bodies that results from challenges linked to new global threats. Adriaan van Dorp from ABN-AMRO, Dieter Schurmann from the Ministry of Interior in North-Rhine-Westfalia, Germany and Klaus Stullenberg with vast experience in the private security sector Münster, Germany.


SDG 16: Academic insights into peace, justice and strong institutions

Public-private partnerships in security can have multi-stakeholder perspectives while maintaining the need for institutions’ legitimacy, explained by Prof. Gabriele Jacobs, co-director of the former Centre of Excellence in Public Safety Management at RSM.

SDG 16: A business case about peace, justice and strong institutions (part 2)

Why is SDG 16 important to you?

Want to start applying your knowledge? Here are easy tips related to SDG 16:

  • Remain informed on your country/community decision-making process.
  • Fight for inclusive societies that accept all values, beliefs and life styles.
  • VOTE!

Want to do more? Here are the Good Life Goals.

RSM has developed a case series addressing the Sustainable development goals, which contains at least one case that specifically touches upon one of the 17 SDGs.

Cases with a primary focus on SDG 16:

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