Introduction

Introduction

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the framework for training the stakeholders and decision makers of tomorrow to understand and solve the big societal challenges of the 21st century. It’s also a framework for RSM’s mission to be a force for positive change in the world. Each of the UN’s 17 SDGs refers to a big societal challenge and requires more than one stakeholder to solve them. RSM is at the forefront of breakthrough academic research and education in the field of sustainability. The videos presented on these webpages show how each challenge – represented by an SDG – relates to business.

Watch these short videos to understand how all 17 SDGs are connected but also interrelated. That is why businesses and academics must collaborate to look for synergies and trade-offs.

 

How can the Sustainable Development Goals help business to embrace the opportunities of the future?
How can the Sustainable Development Goals help business to embrace the opportunities of the future?  
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What's the business case for sustainable development?
What's the business case for sustainable development?  
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Dr Amanda Williams and Professor Rob van Tulder explain why we need to completely shift the way we view these systemic challenges as business opportunities.

Professor Cees van Dam tells about the relationship between the SDGs and human rights.

Peter Bakker, EUR alumnus and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever describe the opportunities and challenges for integrating SDG targets into a business model.

RSM intends to incorporate these videos, complemented with assignments and teaching cases, as learning modules into its programmes.

Explore the SDGs.