The Partnerships Resource Centre

The Partnerships Resource Centre (PrC) is an international research– and knowledge center for public-private collaboration for sustainable and inclusive development. Embedded within Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) of the Erasmus University (EUR), PrC as flagship center bridges science and practice. PrC aims to understand how cross-sector partnerships work and how they can contribute to sustainable transformations. The PrC’s Knowledge Agenda focuses on: creating knowledge to enhance the transformative capacity of partnerships, connecting academic and practical knowledge to support mutual learning and sharing knowledge to guide navigation and strategizing processes of partnering.

Our latest publication

Dutch companies’ approach to preserving biodiversity and natural capital mapped out
By Van Tulder, R.J.M. (Rob) and Hendrik C. (Christiaan).

As an increasingly great premium is placed on reducing the impact companies have on biological diversity and natural capital, the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) asked Rob van Tulder, Professor of International Business-Society Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), and researcher Christiaan Hendriks to look into the status of Dutch companies’ approach to this.

The two scientists analysed the publicly accessible annual reports of 38 companies whose operations have a significant impact on biodiversity and natural capital. They then used the results of this analysis to classify and analyse the companies concerned. The researchers observed a clear distinction between trendsetters, followers, stragglers and companies that remain stagnant. They found that the majority of the analysed companies has a relatively defensive attitude to reducing their environmental impact. Dutch companies will be able to improve a great deal in this regard if the government gives them targeted incentives to do so.

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