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ESG Innovation Institute

Together, we are facing a complex task: achieving a sustainable society. As a company or institution, you can no longer ignore it: your activities have an impact on people, the environment and society. The transition to sustainability means that, as an organisation, you must take responsibility for this.

Organisations that lead the way in this respect adopt the so-called ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) values and act accordingly. But how can you put this into practice? How do you deal with the rapidly changing wishes and demands of consumers, society and legislators? Do you have the right knowledge and skills? And how do you take the first steps in the transformation that is required to achieve this? This is a challenge for many organisations. This is why Nyenrode Business University and KPMG have set up the ESG Innovation Institute. The Institute combines Nyenrode's educational expertise and academic research in the field of ESG with KPMG's specialist ESG knowledge and practical experience. A cast-iron combination to accelerate the route to sustainability in a well-considered and professional manner and to make a real impact towards building a sustainable society.

About the ESG Innovation Institute

KPMG and Nyenrode have set up the ESG Innovation Institute to help organisations make the transition to sustainability. Organisations can create added value in their business operations by balancing financial and economic results, transparency, social interests and the environment. We aim to make the latest ESG knowledge, skills and ecosystem accessible to executives who want to accelerate the route to sustainability in a professional and informed way. In addition to its educational offering, the ESG Innovation Institute also includes an academic ESG chair at Nyenrode, from which research, scientific publications and opinion and debate take place. By building and harnessing a community within the ESG Innovation Institute, we want to start a movement among business leaders – to inspire them and facilitate innovative, sustainable and responsible leadership.


Education

The ESG Innovation Institute offers a number of programs to deliberately and professionally accelerate the route to sustainability. These are continuously supplemented with the most current themes in the market.

Programs

Executive ESG topic modules

By participating in our Executive ESG Topic Modules, leaders in organizations learn on specific ESG topics supporting them to drive and lead change with confidence on ESG. Approximately every month a specifict ESG-topic is addressed by combining cutting-edge research from expert Nyenrode faculty with case studies and insights by KMPG specialists. In an interactive setting you will be immersed in a specialist theme, accompanied by committed peers.

Executive ESG topic module: ESG & Reporting

The topic ESG & Reporting brings you up to date in one day about the latest developments in the field of ESG reporting and focuses on what you as a leader have to do to contribute to this transition. You will receive the latest academic insights from Nyenrode lecturers combined with the experiences from practice by KPMG speakers.

The latest ESG knowledge and insights to transform your organization and be able to increase your positive impact on people, planet and society. This is a custom program for KPMG partners and their clients.

 

Koetshuis Transparency about ESG: Telling an honest story about sustainability

Transparency about ESG: Telling an honest story about sustainability

Research |  December 20 2022
Major social issues continue to have an increasing impact, also on the business community. And these issues increasingly require corporate involvement. Remko Renes (member of the Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institute) and Auke de Bos (associated with the EUR and EY) elaborate on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. They think about the meaning and the importance of ESG, and the influence of this topic’s focus and transparency on organizations and directors and the roles of supervisors and audits. Based on their insights, they give recommendations to directors, supervisory directors, advisers and accountants.
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Why the social duty of care for companies must be regulated by law

Research |  December 8 2022
It is taking too long for companies to put well-being before profit. That is why a social duty of care must be enshrined in law. This is what Leen Paape says in his farewell speech as Professor of Corporate Governance at Nyenrode.
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Seven competences of ESG leaders

Education |  November 24 2022
Successfully implementing ESG within organizations requires leadership. But what competences does a leader need to have in order to successfully implement ESG?
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ESG as a compass for future-proof leadership

Education |  November 18 2022
How do organizations become stronger and more future-proof? The ESG Innovation Institute - a collaboration between Nyenrode Business University and KPMG - deals with this question every day.
Kracht 1 ESG Knowledge Survey results

ESG Knowledge Survey results

Education |  November 10 2022
The Green Deal’s sustainability program from 2019 obligates companies to gradually focus more on people, the environment, and society: ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance). But are organisations adequately equipped to make their business operations more sustainable?
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Sustainability policy must move from intention to action

Sustainability policy must move from intention to action

Education |  November 9 2022
Sustainable transformation of organisations first of all requires transformation of leaders themselves, as emerged during the first meeting of the recently established ESG Innovation Institute, a joint initiative of Nyenrode Business University and KPMG to assist directors, supervisory directors and professionals in the field of sustainability.
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About the ESG Innovation Institute

KPMG and Nyenrode have set up the ESG Innovation Institute to help organisations make the transition to sustainability. Organisations can create added value in their business operations by balancing financial and economic results, transparency, social interests and the environment. We aim to make the latest ESG knowledge, skills and ecosystem accessible to executives who want to accelerate the route to sustainability in a professional and informed way. In addition to its educational offering, the ESG Innovation Institute also includes an academic ESG chair at Nyenrode, from which research, scientific publications and opinion and debate take place. By building and harnessing a community within the ESG Innovation Institute, we want to start a movement among business leaders – to inspire them and facilitate innovative, sustainable and responsible leadership.

The initiators of the ESG Innovation Institute are Jessica Peters-Hondelink, Nyenrode Business University and Esther van Zeggeren, KPMG.

Jessica Peters-Hondelink MA MPIM
Director Customized Executive Education Nyenrode Business Universiteit
I believe that we as leaders can make a difference by putting ESG in the heart of organizations and integrating it in every decision we make. We can realize real necessary innovation and transformation if we work together in eco-systems. But how? Therefore we as Nyenrode partner up with KPMG in the ESG innovation Institute: to build a community of leaders where we share academic knowledge, practical experience and personal challenges and learn about how to lead ESG business transformation.
Esther van Zeggeren Msc MBA
Director at KPMG
“Companies face a major sustainability challenge. With the ESG Innovation Institute, we are launching an inspiring movement among the administrative authorities in the Netherlands. For leadership development towards a sustainable economy.”