|13:30-14:00||Welcome - Coffee & Tea|
Prof. Dr. Gail Whiteman, RSM, Corporate Eco-Transformation
Gail is Professor of Sustainability, Management and Climate Change at RSM, and also Professor in Residence of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
Keynote Plenary Lecture 1:
Cradle to Cradle is a business strategy that applies 40 years of blame and shame in the environmental debate to create innovation and holistic product quality. Instead of a Triple Bottom Line, this means a Triple Top Line which celebrates a human footprint instead of minimizing our ecological role.
Rotterdam wants to be clime-neutral in 2030- no tree is climate neutral.
Can we be as intelligent as trees? What are the economic consequences? Michael Braungart will present the results of 5 years of academic work at Erasmus University.
Corporate Breakout Sessions
Session 1: Eneco - World Wildlife Fund
Session 2: Post NL - Municipality of Delft
Session 3: Cargill - Unilever
Session 4: KLM - SkyNRG
Keynote Plenary Lecture2:
“Sustaining a passion for Sustainability”
Herbert Smorenburg (EMBA ’02) has spent close to 20 years developing a partnership-oriented approach to creating sustainable progress in the food industry. In the final presentation of the RSM Sustainability Day, he will encourage you to consider that the principles of partnership, dynamic and positive change, and vision are not only useful for bringing sustainability to business – they’re elemental in keeping yourself and your career healthy and fulfilling.
Prof. Rob van Tulder, RSM Partnership Resource Centre
As RSM’s professor in International Business Society Management, and academic director of the Partnership Resource Centre Rob will reflect on the importance of partnerships for advancing sustainability. He will wrap-up the day and challenge the audience.
Theo Backx, Executive in Residence, RSM