To inspire students, that is the objective of the Erasmus Sustainability Days. The second edition of this sustainability event will be held at Erasmus University Rotterdam on 28-30 March. Through lectures and workshops, organisations such as the Rotterdam municipal authorities, Heineken, Nike, NS and Samsung will share their experiences with sustainability.
Sustainability is becoming increasingly important. For instance, how can organisations make their management more sustainable? At the second edition of the Erasmus Sustainability Days (ESD), held 28-30 March (inclusive), government agencies, not-for-profit organisations, start-ups and multinational corporations will tell students how they address sustainability issues. The event will focus on a wide range of topics, including management, policy-making, corporate social responsibility, nutrition and finance.
Among other things, the programme for the Erasmus Sustainability Days comprises lectures and workshops, where students will be able to meet experienced players in the sustainability industry.
The event will be opened on 28 March by the Rector, Prof. Huibert Pols, Rotterdam alderman Pex Langenberg (Sustainability, Mobility and Culture) and Prof. Jan Rotmans. The latter will discuss the much-needed transition to a sustainable society.
Popular multinationals such as MUD Jeans, Heineken and Samsung will present lectures on their experiences in the field. But what kind of social responsibility do multinational corporations actually have?
Scientists, students, major organisations and the business community are all working towards achieving a more sustainable society. During the ESD, there will be workshops where students will be introduced to sustainability in an interactive manner. The organisations hosting the workshops will include Enactus & Solve, IHS Sustainable Food Lab (both EUR initiatives), Nike, Greenpeace, NS, the Missing Chapter Foundation and Milgro.
The Sustainability Fair constitutes a special part of the programme. Here, local start-ups and multinational corporations will demonstrate how they are further accelerating the transition towards a sustainable society, thus inspiring students to be 'part of the change'.
About the ESD
The Erasmus Sustainability Days are an initiative by the Erasmus Sustainability Hub, GreenEUR and Solve, in association with other organisations affiliated with Erasmus Involved. The first, successful edition of the event was held last year.
Erasmus University Rotterdam seeks to become one of the most sustainable universities in the Netherlands. It expresses this ambition in its physical environment (campus), as well as in its research and teaching.