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August 19, 2021

By Jan Beyne

Systems thinking in times of coronavirus: How companies and organizations can best prepare for the future

Sustainable Transformation COVID-19

The global coronavirus threat is a convincing new argument for the use of systems thinking, since the challenges we are facing have no borders and are all interlinked, often in invisible ways. This is exactly what systems thinking wants to do: to explore the relationships between

Expertise Research

May 10, 2021

By Rozanne Henzen

The only way forward is going circular

Sustainable Transformation

In 2019 over 750 global experts and decision-makers were asked to rank their biggest concerns in terms of likelihood and impact. For the first time in the annual Global Risks Report, published in January 2020, the top five global risks in terms of likelihood are all environmental.

Expertise

April 28, 2021

By Wayne Visser

Sustainable Transformation: The Journey of a Thousand Miles

Sustainable Transformation Supply Chain & Logistics Leadership

Since sustainable development was first defined in “Our Common Future” (a 1987 UN report) as ‘development that meets the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs’, we have made a lot of progress. The vast majority of

Research

April 21, 2021

By Jan Beyne

Which scenario to choose for 2050: weak versus strong sustainable transformation?

Sustainable Transformation Strategy & Innovation

Given the times we live in, the choice between weak versus strong sustainable transformation is no longer a choice, really. But sustainable transformation is a complex change process, and to date, few organizations manage to achieve true sustainable transformation. So what are the

May 18, 2020

By Wayne Visser

How COVID-19 is inspiring sustainability at work

Sustainable Transformation COVID-19

When I was researching and writing our paper for Randstad’s sustainability@work report, recently published, COVID-19 had not yet hit. And yet, the analysis of what sustainable transformation implies for employees and the workplace has proved to be more relevant than ever for organizations

April 23, 2020

By Rozanne Henzen

The cover of Vogue Italy’s April issue is white in response to the coronavirus: their next April issue should be green.

Sustainable Transformation COVID-19 Strategy & Innovation

White is used as a symbol for respect, hope and light after darkness. But above all, as the magazine states, “white is not surrender, but a blank sheet waiting to be written.” This period should be used to think outside the box and find better solutions for an indispensable industry that

April 23, 2020

By Lars Moratis

COVID-19 and sustainable transformation: Our top 10 selection

Sustainable Transformation COVID-19

From reflection to sustainable action At AMS, we believe that the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing a rethink on the role of business in society, including its negative impacts and its positive potential. We will continue to work with our partners to ensure that the crisis also turns into an

March 25, 2020

By Lars Moratis

The coronavirus crisis and climate change

Sustainable Transformation Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

The fact that we are now focusing almost all our attention to the coronavirus crisis is, of course, perfectly understandable. Nevertheless, it is wise not to lose sight of, or ignore other crises. Of these, climate change is undoubtedly the most serious one, especially as climate change

March 11, 2020

By Eva Geluk

Implementation of sustainability in research and partnerships

Sustainable Transformation

In 2018, Antwerp Management School (AMS) underwent a re-organization which opened the door to many new sustainability initiatives in a broad array of divisions. In a previous blogpost, we explained how we used this opportunity to improve our campus management. Today, we’ll talk about why

March 3, 2020

By Rozanne Henzen

Students discuss the SDGs with Queen Mathilde

Sustainable Transformation

Her Majesty is one of 17 SDG Advocates raising global awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the need for accelerated action. Together with The Shift, the Belgian meeting point for sustainability, she will organize 3 meetings in 2020 to engage with Belgian students on

Research Column

January 28, 2020

By Rozanne Henzen

New opportunities for sustainable campus management

Sustainable Transformation

For the past 60 years, Antwerp Management School (AMS) has been at the forefront of innovation, transformation, entrepreneurship and ecosystems – always in the best interest of people and society. In all these years our ambition has remained unchanged. Our baseline perfectly captures what

Research Column

December 5, 2019

By Jan Beyne

Hooray! It’s International Volunteer Day

Sustainable Transformation

5 December – Hooray! It’s International Volunteer Day: a yearly celebration, mandated by the UN General Assembly, of the values, work and efforts of volunteers and organizations worldwide. On this day, the UN underlines the importance of the contribution of volunteering programs in