Global Sustainable Leadership : Leading purposefully and responsibly in the 21st century

Series on Global Sustainable Leadership: 

On November 6, Tilburg University, in cooperation with Asset | International Business & Management, will organise the Global Sustainable Leadership event. 

It’s a pleasure to invite you for the first session in the Global Sustainable Leadership series. A session about: Leading Purposefully and Responsibly in the 21st Century. 

In this series, we open the debate between students and global leaders to discuss how global enterprises, governments, and NGO’s can contribute to achieving the 17 international Sustainable Development Goals adopted by all United Nations Member States. 

We are extremely proud to have Paul Polman (Co-founder and Chair, IMAGINE and former CEO, Unilever) and Meike van Ginneken (former CEO of The Dutch Development Organization) as key-note speakers for the first session. These two leaders will shed their light on ‘Sustainable Leadership’ and creating ‘The New Common’. Ronald de Jong, Distinguished Professor of Practice at Tilburg University, and former member of the executive board at Philips, will moderate the debate. 

Society is facing many challenges in the areas like climate change, lack of environmental resources, access to healthcare, poverty and growing inequality. Governments and NGO’s, but also corporate enterprises, play a key role in achieving the SDGs.

What is the role of corporate enterprises in society and to what extent are they responsible to address the global challenges society is facing? Where do the responsibilities of governments in reaching SDG end, and where do those of corporate enterprises start; is there a distinctive line? How can companies, governments, and NGO’s work together to achieve the SDG’s? What actions are needed?

If you’re interested in the topic of global and sustainable leadership, if you always wanted to discuss and debate topics that matter with the leaders of today, or if you want to be inspired to become the Global Sustainable Leader of tomorrow, then register for this unique session. 

About the series: 

The series on Global Sustainable Leadership is intent on making students of Tilburg University aware of the global social, environmental, and economic challenges the world is currently facing. The series tries to explain how these challenges affect business, government and civil society. By attending these sessions, students are inspired to think critically about personal leadership,  discuss the role of corporate enterprises in society and explain the need for collaboration between governments, corporations, multilateral institutions and NGOs.  


Took place on November 06, 09.00h November 06, 10.30h
Registration Deadline
November 05, 09:00h
Online (You will receive a zoom-link 24 hours before the event)


Paul Polman
Meike van Ginneken

Participation fee

Also eligible for points for: 

- Pass Program (IBA)
- Professional Skills (IBA)
- CoEE (MSc in Marketing)
- COA (MSc International Management)


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