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 

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Team

  • 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

Partners

BASF – Port of Antwerp – Randstad Chair on Sustainable Transformation

 
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SDG Barometer Belgium 2018

Discover the baseline insights on the engagement of organizations with the Sustainable Development Goals.

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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.

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Hybrid Business Models Report

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

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Download CSR Trend Report

Download the CSR Trend Report.

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Blog

Discover more blogposts

Reflections on the past year with Prof. Wayne Visser

December 17, 2018 by Soraya Candido

We are proud to announce that Prof. Visser, academic director of the sustainable transformation lab is now #7 on the Think List of the world’s most influential thinkers on issues of responsible business. It has been nearly a year since Prof. Dr. Wayne Visser was appointed as the world’s first…

Citizens are moving, next up is politics

December 17, 2018 by Soraya Candido

On Sunday December 2, 75 000 people walked together in the ‘Claim the Climate’ march in…

Sustainable mindsets - Kate Raworth inspires future leaders

December 14, 2018 by Antwerp Management School

‘The heart of our economy is a doughnut’, states Kate Raworth, author of the bestseller Donut…

A call for sustainable and responsible action

December 12, 2018 by Jan Beyne

Do we need to stop CSR? Do we need a ‘new story of business’? We need a new enlightenment. How…

Do Belgian organizations embrace the SDGs?

December 05, 2018 by Lars Moratis

How do Belgian companies and organizations handle the SDGs now and how can they do more in the…

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Eva Geluk, Manager Knowledge Community Corporate Social Responsibility

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