How to Use Technology for a Fair Future?

In this podcast episode we welcome Sidi Amar, a researcher at the Brightlands Institute for Supply Chain Innovation and member of ‘Fair and Smart Data’; one of our School's initiatives to tackle the EU Sustainable Development Goals.

Purposeful Leadership in Times of Climate Crisis

Individuals, businesses, and communities all want to realise a purpose, be the change we want to see in the world, and simply do and be more. But we’re so busy in our daily routines, that we rarely get around to doing something that we need to do.

Organisations: Walk your Talk!

Organisations are showing their true colours in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Why don't they do the same in countries that have neglected human rights for decades? Professor of Ethics Harry Hummels and his colleagues give their take on the matter.

Working Together for a Better World

In their recent publication, professor Harry Hummels and his co-authors explore the opportunities and challenges of collaboration between innovative companies and established organisations to create a better, more sustainable, and more just world.

No Animal was Harmed in the Making of this Burger

Mosa Meat successfully challenges the current approach to traditional farming methods for a sustainable production system. In a recent MBA class at UMIO, co-founder Mark Post shared his journey towards the world’s first slaughter free hamburger.

Holacracy Driving Sustainable Future Winners

How can businesses respond better to the challenges of our times? The ones who are successful will make sustainability productive for the world and their businesses. Holacracy, a form of self-organising, is a powerful way to facilitate this.

Improving Sustainable Behaviour in Cities through Digitalisation

Governments have put urban sustainability on top of their agendas. Data collection through ubiquitous devices and combined datasets will allow research to better grasp citizens’ behaviour and help cities become more sustainable, says Hannah Schmitt.

Homes instead of Meadows

The incoming Dutch government aims to solve the housing crisis by speeding up construction, but in order to be able to build on a truly large scale, a fundamental change is needed in the public debate about land, say Nils Kok and Piet Eichholtz.

Dutch Companies to Consider Negative Externalities

Dutch listed companies must take responsibility for the negative effects that their business activities and supply chain have on people and the planet by aligning their business strategy more formally with planetary boundaries, says Rob Bauer.

Do you Pay a Premium for Responsible Investments?

A recent field lab experiment conducted by Paul Smeets and Marten Laudi shows that financial advisors charge a premium to clients of socially responsible investments. This is something that cannot be justified by higher effort, skill, or costs.