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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.

Board_Governance 'We can and must make an impact now'

'We can and must make an impact now'

Education |  July 7 2022
Koen Becking, Rector Magnificus of Nyenrode Business University and Esther van Zeggeren, Head of Brand Management, Reputation and Marketing at KPMG will discuss the ESG Innovation Institute.
Samenwerking KPMG en Nyenrode Nyenrode and KPMG establish the ESG Innovation Institute

Nyenrode and KPMG establish the ESG Innovation Institute

Education |  March 29 2022
Making the latest knowledge accessible to any organization that wants to accelerate its sustainability efforts, that is the goal of the cooperation between KPMG and Nyenrode Business Universiteit.

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.”