A new future starts here. Today.

Never waste a good crisis. How can we recover from the global Corona crisis better than we entered it: with a sustainable economy that works in the interests of everyone and future generations? Do you and your team have ideas on how to overcome the economic recession?

Then sign up for the Nyenrode #RecoveryChallenge and present your solution(s) to an experienced panel of Nyenrode faculty and business executives! This challenge is developed by Full-time MBA student Thomas Iain Harrison-Prentice and organized in cooperation with the JCV.

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Background information.

The Netherlands, like many other countries around the world, is struggling with the global COVID-19 pandemic. Current attention correctly lies on the immediate impact of the crisis on public health and economic stability; however, a recession is standing in front of us, the magnitude of which is only beginning to take shape. Recent stock market losses may only be the foreshadowing of what is to come. In this climate we must look for solutions that address the now, while simultaneously looking towards the future to ask the question: what sort of future society and economy do we want and how can we get there?
Economic policy making since the financial crisis of 2007-2008 has been dominated by quantitative easing to provide liquidity to financial markets and low interest rates to stimulate borrowing. This has had some success, notably in the stock markets flush with cheap money. However, there is now limited scope for further rate reductions. At the same time, not everyone has benefitted: income inequality remains high and growing and environmental sustainability remains an aspiration rather than reality.
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The assignment.

Considering the global corona situation:

How do you think that the Dutch government, business, and the society should respond to the growing economic crisis? What do you think is the best way to achieve economic recovery while also improving society and sustainability?

Submissions would have to include:

  • One-page summary and PowerPoint presentation of the policy suggestion.

Click here to view the kick-off Powerpoint Presentation.

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Dates and deadlines.

Link to the online kick-off:

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Sign-up today!

Are you ready to take on this challenge? Then register your group before the 27th of September by email at: rsvp.amsterdam@nyenrode.nl.

Make sure to provide us with both the individual names of your group members and their study program at Nyenrode. Maximum 3 students per group!

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Jury panel.

Portrait Lidewey van der Sluis-min

Prof. dr. Lidewey van der Sluis

Distinguished professor of Strategic Talent Management and prominent thought leader in Organizational Leadership.
Portrait Job Andreoli-min

Job J. Andreoli MSc CFM

Senior lecturer finance and PhD candidate entrepreneurial finance and leader of the Nyenrode Incubator at Nyenrode in Amsterdam.
Portrait Tineke Lambooy

Prof. dr. Tineke Lambooy LL.M.

Professor of Corporate Law who conducts research projects aimed at the implementation of sustainability goals.
Portrait Pier Eringa

Pier Eringa

CEO of Transdev Netherlands, experienced executive in the fields of public safety, public health, public transport and sports industry.
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Thomas Iain Harrison-Prentice

Full-time MBA candidate with a background in humanitarian management and financing for the UN, EU and NGOs.

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Nyenrode Recovery Challenge Rewards