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.

By 2030, demand for drinkable water will outstrip supply by 40 per cent. Already, two-thirds of the population struggles to get clean water. Manufacturing and society consume enormous amounts of water, but ensuring access to clean water for everyone is one of the greatest challenges of our time.

To realize water security for everyone, the world needs US$500 billion investments per year

Frank Roeters van Lennep - PGGM

SDG 6: Explaining clean water and sanitation

RSM 2018 graduate and now key account manager Isaac Gassol explains why everyone should have safe and affordable access to drinkable water, and why businesses should become more water efficient.

SDG 6: Academic insights into clean water and sanitation SDG 6: Academic insights into clean water and sanitation

Prof. Dirk Schoenmaker is professor in RSM’s Department of Finance. He speaks regularly at academic and professional conferences, and his research and teaching focus on sustainable finance, central banking and financial stability.

SDG 6: A business case about clean water and sanitation

Frank Roeters van Lennep is chief investment officer for private markets with PGGM Business. Here, he discusses the challenges of making global investments achieve responsible long-term returns. His perspective? This is from the viewpoint of an asset management company with billions in assets to look after.

Why is SDG 6 important to you?

Want to start applying your knowledge? Here are easy tips related to SDG 6:

  • Never flush toxic chemicals (paint, chemicals, medication) down the toilet or sink.
  • Hire a “green plumber” to reduce your water, energy and chemical use.
  • Hold fundraising days in your organization on World Water day or World toilet day

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 6:

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