Plenary Sessions on Monday during the I-week on sustainability@FBE

First of all thank you for your interest in our I-week on Sustainability. We have a week full of interesting sessions prepared for our students, but invite everyone who is interested to join us.
- Plenary sessions: You can join our plenary sessions on campus (city campus, room S.C.204), or online via this BB-collab-link
- Interdisciplinary day: You are all welcome to join in K.001 on March 22 from 9 till 12. More information and registrations: Interdisciplinary Project Day (
- Workshops: Workshops have limited capacity. If you however have a very strong interest in a specific workshop, you can e-mail us at to see if it is possible to join.

On monday:

9.00-10.00: Ian Wiliamson (dean of the University of California, Irvine - The Paul Merage School of Busniess, USA): How do firms and organizations deal with social injustice in their communities? How can organizations take advantage by embracing social sustainability and become more competitive in the process?

10.15-11.15: Jan Jonker (prof.em.Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud Univ Nijmegen, The Netherlands): To be or not to be sustainable. We are in the middle of a transition to a different, sustainable and more circular society. And no, that doesn’t come easy. What happens in companies and other organisations is often confusing and contradictory. It means to organise sustainably. Going beyond marginal actions it requires a different view of how to organise value creation from a unexplored strategic approach. From a stringent focus on monetary value towards one that takes social and environmental values into account. To make this happen, we need to develop business models that have a positive impact on people, society and the environment. This talk starts by introducing a number of key-concepts when it comes to sustainability, circularity and value creation leading to an elaboration on sustainable and circular business models as the cornerstone for transition. The talk ends by addressing briefly the meaning of transition.

11.30-12.30: Wayne Visser (Professor of integrated value at Antwerp Management School, where he also holds the chair in Sustainable transformation): Thriving: The Great Reset for Nature, Society and the Economy The lecture will tell how we are rapidly transforming the forces of breakdown in nature, society and the economy, into forces of breakthrough, enabled by world-changing innovations and market trends. These 6 great transitions are being powered by 6 scientific principles – the keys to thriving – which we will illustrate with examples. We will end by looking at how leadership is emerging to rise to these challenges and opportunities.

all further details on the webpage of FBE