Initiatives and Projects

RSM Sustainability Forum

Each year a current trend drives the creation of a theme and a focus for specific learning sessions. Students, academia and practitioners come together to explore how co-created business models can pave the way for a sustainable future. 2019 marks the 7th edition of this event, attended by students, academia and practitioners. Click on this link for a summary of the 2018 event report and history of the previous editions.

The next scheduled event will be 26 April 2019 featuring a new partnership with RSM STAR; bringing exciting elements to this popular RSM event addressing sustainable business. We will explore components of responsible management education with reference to the sustainable development goals. The event is being renamed the RSM - STAR Forum for Sustainable Development.

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KPMG-RSM Sustainability Master Thesis Award

The annual KPMG-RSM Sustainability Master Thesis Award aims to honour work which combines academic excellence and business relevance in the subject of sustainability management. To qualify, thesis subjects must be related to social and ecological sustainability and have achieved a mark of at least 8.5 during the thesis defense. Theses from the past academic year are reviewed. A final shortlist presents five theses, chosen according to their academic excellence, socio-environmental impact, business relevance, and originality. The winner is picked by a select jury of external leaders working in the field of corporate sustainability.

RSM Careers in Sustainable Development Panel

The RSM Careers in Sustainable Development Panel has become a must-attend annual event. It is designed as a conversation between students and RSM graduates working in the field of sustainability. Lively discussion about career paths, experiences, and best practices on the job hunt accent this evening. Tips and suggestions for what to consider and how to proceed to a position in social or environmental sustainability are discussed. Panel members are committed and seasoned RSM alumni who speak from direct experience and help future graduates consider key preparation and elements for careers in the field of sustainability. Take a look at the 2018 event report.

The 2019 event will be hosted by RSM Career Services. Follow information as it develops in the spring!

LDE Centre for Sustainability

The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus (LDE) Centre for Sustainability is a multidisciplinary collaboration of Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Circular Innovation Hubs boost a circular economy. We believe that knowledge and innovation trigger change. Through our Circular Innovation Hubs we aim to boost innovation for a circular economy by connecting organisations with students. On the one hand, we believe that we need more scientific research for innovations. On the other hand, we believe that students need more input from society to know what the biggest challenges are when it comes to circular economy. In short: the hubs are the dynamic centres where demand-driven innovation is born! You are always welcome to join the hub as an organisation or student.