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.

There has been steady progress towards SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, which aims to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. Recent growth in manufacturing output has been accompanied by a decrease in the carbon intensity of industry. Developing economies are benefitting the most from the value added by medium-high- and high-technology sectors, and the mobile broadband network continues to grow.

Innovation in infrastructure and industrialization is the key to facilitate revolution to the new order of the world.

Ying Zhang - Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at RSM.

SDG 9: Explaining industry, infrastructure and innovation

Almar Bok, who will graduate from the MSc Global Business and Sustainability programme in 2019, explains how building a resilient society relies on innovation, for example by creating jobs or for increasing the energy efficiency of industry. He stresses the importance of an inclusive process.

SDG 9: Academic insights into industry, infrastructure and innovation

Dr Ying Zhang was Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at RSM. She explains the balance between development and social and environmental considerations, which comes under her research into economic transitions and entrepreneurship development at a national level as well as corporate social responsibility.

SDG 9: A business case about industry, infrastructure and innovation

Meiny Prins is CEO of Priva, a leading manufacturer of systems for indoor climate controls. She is also founder of the Sustainable Urban Delta initiative to pioneer green cities full of outstanding examples of technology and sustainability for water, food, energy and knowledge. Here, she explains building sustainable cities of the future. Meiny is a distinguished alumnus of RSM and member of the RSM Advisory Board.

Why is SDG 9 important to you?

Want to start applying your knowledge? Here are easy tips related to SDG 9:

  • Fund projects that provide infrastructure for basic needs.
  • Invest in domestic technology development research and innovation in developing countries.
  • Keep up to date with the latest technologies and innovation.

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 9:

SDG cases

The SDG teaching cases of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, explore the complexity of sustainable development.

Students working on SDG cases

Positive Change

Learn more about RSM's mission to be a force for positive change in the world

People with SDG's sgins making a Positive Change impact