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.
Anyone who thought that Nyenrode Business University focuses purely on education and research is wrong; in fact, the university also sells circular beanies made of recycled cotton from worn clothing. By investing in a student idea, the university is doing its part to make the textile industry more sustainable.
Roberto Flören, RSM Professor of Family Businesses and Business Transfers and Marta Berent-Braun, Professor of Family Businesses and Ownership Dynamics, both affiliated with Nyenrode Business University, grew up in such a family business.