Meet the Team
Eva Rood is Director of the Positive Change Initiative and facilitates positive change through business development and innovation projects. She is project leader of the EU-funded European Network for the Advancement of Business and Landscape Education.
Eva has been a driving force behind numerous positive change ventures across the school. In the past year alone, she has recorded 77 videos on business & the Sustainable Development Goals, coordinated the creation of RSM's free online course (MOOC), Driving Business Towards the SDGs, and devised the RSM Escape Room.
She first joined RSM in programme management, then in alumni and corporate relations. Later she established networks for entrepreneurs that grew into the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. She set up the Erasmus Sustainability Hub, co-launched the Erasmus Honours Programme Grand Challenges, and worked on the launch of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability. She holds a master in psychology from Utrecht University.
Caius Nijstad is Management Trainee at the Positive Change Initiative. This year he is responsible for projects such as the SDG Ambassador Programme and the SDG poster gallery. Caius has a background in International Development Studies and teaching.
In the past years Caius has contributed to positive change in education in multiple ways. From doing research in Myanmar on inclusive education and peacebuilding to an internship at the SDG Charter. For the last two years he worked at Diversion as a project officer on peer education projects regarding difficult topics like poverty, debt and mental health.
Audrey Paré is a Student Assistant of the Positive Change Initiative. She first studied International Business Administration at Rotterdam School of Management. She is now pursuing a master’s degree in Global Business & Sustainability.
During her time at RSM, she joined the student organization Enactus, helping a social startup ‘sMaak’ that is encouraging female refugees in finding a job in the Netherlands. She was also a Teaching Assistant in the department Strategic & Entrepreneurship for the EMBA.
Audrey believes in equality and social inclusion. Her I WILL statement represents her ambitions: “I will echo the voices of diversity”. After her studies, she would like to work for International Organizations or Impact Hubs in order to contribute to create positive social and environmental change.
Joey Johannsen has served RSM as Sustainability Coordinator since 2011. She joined the Positive Change Initiative in 2018 with an adjusted part-time assignment with RSM. The balance of her time is dedicated to activating the ‘Regenerative Business’ movement with sustainable business, ecosystem and natural science colleagues throughout the Netherlands and globally.
Over the years Joey has been an active contributor; designing and implementing signature student-centered learning activities and events around the themes of sustainable development and responsible management.
From 2020 forward she facilitates the start of a new team project- Metrics Matrix. Designing a real-time dashboard for RSM to track and display its performance in relationship with the SDG targets, the 6 PRME Principles and the business school’s select indicators in Education, Research and Operations.
Quint van Stuivenberg is a Student Assistant of the Positive Change Initiative. He first studied Business Administration at RSM. After graduating in June 2020, he is now pursuing a master’s degree in Business Information Management.
During his time as a Bachelor student at RSM, he was part of the Erasmus Sustainability Hub. First, he joined the events team in 2018-2019, after which he became one of the board members in 2019-2020. Besides his board year, he has also been involved in several sustainability project groups of the Erasmus University.
Quint believes in equality, quality education for every individual and purpose driven activities by both individuals and companies. His I WILL statement represents his values: “I will only drive purpose-driven business”. After his studies, he hopes to work for a purpose driven company, NGO or public organization where he can actively contribute to social environmental goals.
Read Quint's impact story here.