At Nyenrode we believe that everyone has a role to play in achieving a sustainable society. As a business university, we take responsibility for making not only a personal impact, but a social impact as well. Our aim is to realize a sustainable society – through research, through education and through our own organization.    

In addition to academic theory and practical relevance, personal development is an essential component of the curriculum in our educational programs. This is exemplified through our purpose 'Serving society by shaping responsible leaders' and our three core values of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Stewardship.  

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

In our strategy for 2020-2024, Nyenrode embraces the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our forward-looking LES values (Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Stewardship) clearly indicate the skills our students need to make an impact.   

Nyenrode focuses on the following two SDGs:  

  • SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all 

  • SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development 


United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education 

Nyenrode Business University has also subscribed to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). This initiative by the United Nations stimulates corporate social responsibility in academic education and scientific research. 


Sustainable solutions

As an organization, Nyenrode is dedicated in choosing sustainable solutions with respect to: 

  • energy procurement  
  • energy consumption
  • office furniture 
  • mobility and transportation 
  • restoration of monuments 
  • renovation of rooms and buildings 
  • landscaping 
  • cleaning 
  • waste management  

New hospitality and catering vision  

In our new hospitality and catering vision, implemented as of September 1, 2020, we strive to make a sustainable contribution to the environment, both for each other and with the next generation in mind. As a large organization that is constantly growing, we are aware of the enormous impact we and our partners have on the surrounding area. This means that we select the best local and seasonal ingredients and try to waste as little food as possible.