Global Sustainable Leadership: How to operationalize the Sustainable Development Goals

Series on Global Sustainable Leadership: 

On May 12, Tilburg University, in cooperation with Asset | International Business & Management, will organize the Global Sustainable Leadership event. 

It’s a pleasure to invite you for the third and final session (this year) in the Global Sustainable Leadership series. A session titled ‘How to operationalize the Sustainable Development Goals: Ensuring a Fair and Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines’

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

We are extremely proud to have Feike Sijbesma: former CEO at DSM, Member of the Board of Trustees at the World Economic Forum (WEF), Co-chair at the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), Senior Advisor at the African Improved Foods initiative, Climate Leader at the World Bank, Advisor to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and former special envoy on the pandemic for the Dutch government and Jan Fransoo: Professor in Operations and Logistics Management, Author, and playing a role in the division of Covid-19 vaccines as key-note speakers for this 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 and Jorna Leenheer: Academic Director Bsc. International Business Administration, will moderate the debate.

This edition on ‘How to operationalize the Sustainable Development Goals: Ensuring a Fair and Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines.’ Will go into detail on the ‘how’. What can we as a society concretely do? What can students do? What is the role of corporate enterprises and their leaders in operationalizing the SDGs? Moreover, how are we going to do it? 

Our guests both have experience with, and have played a role in the fair and equitable distribution of the Covid-19 vaccines during the crisis that we are all impacted by. By means of their experiences we will dive deeper, into how we can solve real world issues, and do so fair and equal. Now, in the past and in the future!

If you are interested in the topic of global and sustainable leadership, if you have 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 May 12, 14.45h May 12, 16.30h

Click here for Zoom Link.

Feike Sijbesma 
Jan Fransoo
Ronald de Jong
Jorna Leenheer

Participation fee

Also eligible for points for: 

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

*Please select "other" if you are not a student at Tilburg University*

In order to prepare for this session, we ask you to share the questions you might have for our speakers

These questions could relate but are not limited to: questions about their personal experiences with sustainable leadership or questions about the operationalisation of the SDGs.


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