Expertise Center Sustainable Transformation

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Mission of the expertise center

The expertise center Sustainable Transformation Lab focuses on shifting business from incremental to transformative action, in response to global social and environmental challenges.

Sustainable Transformation, as we see it, is about a journey of fundamental change toward a high-synergy society, integrated economy and flourishing ecosystem, guided by the principles of economic continuity, technological networking, social equity, ecological restoration and personal wholeness.

In particular, our work in sustainable transformation rests on four pillars:

Positive Futures (the “why?” of the sustainable transformation agenda): Creating a better future (more secure, smart, shared, sustainable and satisfying) by tackling systemic global challenges (including disruption, disconnection, disparity, destruction and discontent)

Integrated Value (the “what?” of the sustainable transformation agenda): Expanding concepts and measures of value creation (including human, economic, technological, social and natural value) across multiple capitals and integrating these throughout society and within organizations

Meaningful Innovation (the “how?” of the sustainable transformation agenda): Finding creative, scalable solutions for our most urgent social and environmental problems, using innovative strategies, business models, products and services

Purposeful Leadership (the “who?” of the sustainable transformation agenda): Developing inspiring, transformational leaders who have a meaningful response to society’s challenges with a systemic, disruptive, inclusive, sustainable and ethical approach

We apply insights from these four focus areas to the five elements of the Nexus Economy, namely the economic trends and emerging business models around resilience, exponential, access, circular and wellbeing economies (see more information under Solutions).


Main activities 

Cocreate with us



  • Eva Geluk, Manager  Expertise Center Sustainable Transformation
  • Lars Moratis (PhD), Adjunct Professor Sustainable Transformation
  • Wayne Visser (PhD), Academic Director Expertise Center Sustainable Transformation, Chairholder Sustainable Transformation and Professor Integrated Value

Eva Geluk
Manager Knowledge Community Corporate Social Responsibility

Lars Moratis, PhD
Academic Director

Wayne Visser, PhD
Academic Director Knowledge Community The Sustainable Transformation Lab


BASF – Port of Antwerp – Randstad Chair on Sustainable Transformation

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Inaugural Lecture Paper Chair Sustainable Transformation

On February 1, 2018 Prof. Dr Wayne Visser held his Inaugural Lecture of the Chair in Sustainable Transformation. Download his Lecture and find out all about.


Hybrid Business Models Report

Download the research report  ‘Challenging business as usual. Conceiving and creating sustainable value through hybrid business models’ here.


Download CSR Trend Report

Download the CSR Trend Report.



Discover more blogposts

Purposeful Leadership – A Tribute to Kofi Annan

October 15, 2018 by Wayne Visser

The recent death of Kofi Annan gives me pause to think about the nature of leadership – and especially what makes one leader stand out, as Annan clearly did. What makes a leader good, or inspiring, rather than simply effective?

Recently the France Benelux PRME Chapter met for the second time in Marseille, France as part of a…

At the end of 2017, Antwerp Management School  appointed Dr. Wayne Visser as holder of…

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by 193 countries in September 2017, are very…

How we made the world’s first 3-D printed sunglasses from plastic waste

March 15, 2018 by Sebastiaan de Neubourg, w.r.yuma

w.r.yuma is the first company in the world to use recycled plastics to 3-D print eyewear. The…

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Eva Geluk, Manager Knowledge Community Corporate Social Responsibility

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