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Driving Systems Change - Corporate Leadership for the SDGs

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Rob van Tulder

Professor at RSM and Academic Director of RSM & the Partnerships Resource Centre

Helen Mets

Executive Vice-President Materials at DSM

Nicola Kleyn

Dean Executive Education at RSM

Annemieke Roobeek

Professor at Nyenrode Business University

Willemijn Brouwer

Product Marketing Lead - Human Nutrition & Health Sales Academy at DSM

Carola van Lamoen

Head of Sustainable Investing at Robeco

Sandra Pellegrom

SDG Coordinatior Netherlands at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mathew Stephenson

Policy and Community Lead, International Trade and Investment at the World Economic Forum

Marieke de Wal

Managing Director at the Partnerships Resource Centre

Guenola Nonet

Sustainability Network Chairperson at Jönköping University

Mans Nilsson

Executive Director at Stockholm Environmental Institute

Jan Anton van Zanten

SDG Strategist at Robeco

Maurits Groen

Serial Social Entrepreneur

Piet Klop

Senior Advisor Responsible Investment at PGGM

Lisa Sachs

Director at Columbia Centre on Sustainable Investment

Mette Morsing

Head of PRME at UN Global Compact

Esko Aho

Former Prime Minister of Finland

Han Seung-Soo

Former Prime minister of South Korea

Dirk Schoenmaker

Professor at RSM

Stefania Gannini

Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO

Geanne van Arkel

Sustainability Expert

Thorben Kwakkenbos

Project Officer at RSM

Esther de Graaf

Consultant at TOSCA

Ulrike de Jong

Consultant at TOSCA

Yoeri van Alteren

Director at Change Inc.

Martin Kahanec

Dean at Central European University

Paulien Osse

Director at Wage Indicator Foundation

Eva Rood

Director Positive Change Initiative at RSM

Tao Yue

Managing Editor at the RSM Case Development Centre

Maarten Wubben

Lecturer at RSM

Sander Tideman

Executive Director at Garrison Institute International

Daan Stam

Dean of Engagement and Partnerships at RSM

Luce van Kempen

Crown member at Social Economic Council

Maresa Oosterman

Director at SDG Netherlands

Hans Reus

Managing Director at Russell Reynolds

Tine de Moor

Professor at RSM

Werner Schouten

Chair at The Young Climate Movement

Peter Bakker

President at World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Jeffrey Sachs

Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University

Jan-Peter Balkenende

Chair at the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition

Mathias Lund Larsen

Senior Research Consultant at International Institute of Green Finance

Robert Metzke

Global Head of Sustainability at Philips

Laurence Debroux

CFO and Non-Executive Board Member

Katrien Termeer

Chair ICSR Committee at Social Economic Council

Bogdan Pode

Leading the development of global wage practices at IKEA

Laura Garcia

Head of the Global Experience Team at GLOVO

Florencia Librizzi

Head of Program and Partnerships, SDG Academy, SDSN

Kailash Satyarthi

Founder at Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation and Nobel Peace Laureate 2014

Paul Polman

Chair at IMAGINE, former CEO at Unilever

Heather Grabbe

Executive Director at Open Society European Policy Institute

Shwetal Shah

Youth Representative at PeaceJam

Vidyut Lata Dhir

Professor at S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research

Suzanne Larsson

Head Corporate Engagement & Partnerships at Solidaridad

Thierry van Helden

Coordinator Private Sector Engagement and PPPs at Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Rutger Groot

Board Chairman Knowledge Transfer Foundation at East-West Seed

Volkert Engelsman

CEO at Eosta

Simon Braaksma

Senior Director at Philips

Luis Veiga Martins

Associate Dean for Community Engagement & Sustainable Impact at Nova

Maria Cortes-Puch

Vice President of Networks at UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Ilse Lechner

Test conference

Elske de Jong

Manager Sustainable Business Operations and CSR at Arcadis

Niels Peuchen

Assistent Moderator

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The Partnerships Resource Centre

The Partnerships Resource Centre (PrC) is an international research– and knowledge center for public-private collaboration for sustainable and inclusive development. Embedded within Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) of the Erasmus University (EUR), PrC as flagship center bridges science and practice. PrC aims to understand how cross-sector partnerships work and how they can contribute to sustainable transformations. This conference is the closing of the action research project called: ‘Managing the transition to sustainable business models: the role of leadership and measuring shared value creation’.

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