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.
In the dynamics of today's and tomorrow's world, rethinking is crucial. The biggest mistake people make is thinking the world is static. On Thursday, February 2, 2023 it's time for TEDxNyenrodeUniversity. During this event, with the theme Think Upside Down, various speakers share their stories with the audience. This TEDx is organized by strategy and innovation agency Stay Future Proof and Nyenrode Business University.
Changing to a more sustainable or more social organization means changing existing patterns. And to be able to do so, you need to address three challenges: giving meaning to what you want to do, learning how to do it, and creating space to eliminate resistance. This is according to research conducted by Irene Jonkers, who is receiving her PhD at Nyenrode Business University today. 'If you understand the three challenges, the process becomes more manageable and also more fun,' Jonkers said.
After a year of festivities, Nyenrode Business University officially concluded its lustrum year, during its 76th anniversary. Prof. Désirée van Gorp presented an honorary doctorate to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General World Trade Organization (WTO).
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.