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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

May 7, 2020

By Jan Beyne

Systems thinking in times of coronavirus

Sustainable Transformation COVID-19

How companies and organizations can best prepare for the future The coronavirus iceberg 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

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 Creativity & Fashion Management COVID-19

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 Ecosystems 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 volunteer

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

Research column

November 13, 2019

By Rozanne Henzen

The vision of 15 sustainability experts on individual sustainability leadership

Sustainable Transformation

This is the second of two blogs on the joint research between Antwerp Management School (AMS) and the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) on the nature and benefits of individual sustainability leadership, drawing on 15 expert interviews, their best practices and existing

Research column

November 12, 2019

By Jan Beyne

5 insights on sustainability for the pet industry

Sustainable Transformation

According to industry trends, the pet business will continue to boom. But how important are sustainable business practices in the pet industry? In this blogpost, we will highlight the main insights from our Sustainability Review, executed by the Sustainable Transformation Lab in

Research column

October 2, 2019

By Lars Moratis

Shaping sustainable business through conversation

Sustainable Transformation

What is the purpose of a company? It is a fundamental question in the history of thinking about business. It is also a question that, against the background of the increasing attention for sustainability that we have witnessed over the years, has only become more and more relevant. If