Until a few years ago, corporate transparency about their activities and their impact on society and the environment was still exceptional and non-committal. However, sustainability reporting is now for many companies a mandatory part of accounting for what they do, and has become common good. René Orij, who recently was appointed as full professor at Nyenrode Business Universiteit, has conducted important research in this area.
On February 2, the first edition of TEDxNyenrodeUniversity took place, with the theme Think Upside Down. During the event, organized by Stay Future Proof and Nyenrode Business Universiteit, it became crystal clear: those who make it are those who look at the world differently. TEDxNyenrodeUniversity inspired us to change our perspective, to discover opportunities where others see threats.
Today, René Orij was appointed as Professor of Corporate Sustainability Reporting at Nyenrode Business University. "With my future research, I want to hold up a mirror to companies and accountants: think about the importance of transparency about sustainability."
ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) dominates discussions in the boardroom. The reason for the growing importance attached to ESG is that it will significantly affect the landscape in which companies and boards operate.
As of January 1, 2023, Jeroen Veldman has been appointed as Professor of Corporate Governance at Nyenrode Business University. As Professor, Veldman will conduct research into the institutional embedding of Corporate Governance. His main focus will be on the question of how laws and regulations, codes and behavior change in the context of transitions.
Prof. dr. Kalun Tse, professor of Finance at Nyenrode Business University, will retire this year. To this day he is much loved and an inspiration to colleagues and students. Read more about it in this wonderful column by Prof. dr. Désirée van Gorp.
Is the recently updated corporate governance code still relevant and future-proof? According to Jeroen Veldman, Professor of Corporate Governance at Nyenrode Business University, this discussion calls for a strong plea: let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Read the full essay in Management Scope (in Dutch).
The EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is transforming ESG reporting. Starting from 2024, almost 50,000 companies are subject to mandatory sustainability reporting, including non-EU companies which have subsidiaries operating within the EU or are listed on EU regulated markets.