Below you can find our tools, briefings and white papers on sustainable transformation. Click here if you want to read our blogs on this subject.
Paper nr. 7. Value creation is the primary aim of any organization and is inherent to sustainable development. In 2020, ABIS - The Academy of Business in Society and Antwerp Management School jointly organized the Value Creation Roundtable as an exchange of knowledge, competences or ideas on sustainable transformation and positive impact amongst important sustainability actors.
In this paper different concepts of value are defined: Stakeholder value, Blended value, Sustainable value, Shared value, and Integrated value. The paper also zooms in on the methodologies that can be used to create value, for example, the Sustainable Development Goals.
Today, the role of Human Resource Management (HRM) is ensuring human sustainability at the workplace. We must amplify purpose through dynamic leadership, managing complexity, and common good actions. HRM and leadership drive organizational sustainability for societal development.
Can HR lead sustainability transformation?
Widespread societal and economic transformation will be needed to reach a sustainable future. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reflect very well on the global challenges we face. But for many businesses, the SDGs are a topic of discussion rather than a strategic element.
In this white paper Prof. Dr Wayne Visser and Jan Beyne talk about a sustainable strategy needed for businesses to survive.
ABIS - The Academy of Business in Society and Antwerp Management School organized the Value Creation Roundtable in January 2021. Numerous leading companies, such as the Port of Antwerp, Johnson & Johnson, ABN AMRO and Value Balancing Alliance, participated.
The exchange of their knowledge, competencies and ideas on sustainable transformation and the positive impact between key sustainability actors resulted in a report.
Investors are currently obliged to take ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) issues into consideration as part of their fiduciary duty. As such, it becomes increasingly important to identify sustainable investments that hold financial value as well. Moreover, the Covid-19 pandemic proved that real estate has a crucial role to play in societal sustainability. In the real estate sector, not much is known about ESG so far. This has a lot to do with the obfuscated conceptualization and diverging measurement of ESG.
In this white paper, we discuss the value of ESG for real estate, both for investors and real estate professionals.
Paper nr. 5. In this whitepaper, we take a bird’s eye view on the concept of sustainable transformation and explore existing definitions and perspectives to create a deeper understanding of how organizations act on sustainable transformation. By introducing two scenarios for sustainable transformation - weak and strong sustainable transformation - informed by organizational theories, we try to answer our main research question: 'What is the potential contribution of various organizational and strategy theories for the sustainable transformation concept?'
Curious about the global systemic problems impacting employees and the labor market? Looking for a blueprint for employers and government entities to build a diverse and inclusive workforce sustainably in the face of these global challenges? And what role do the UN Sustainable Development Goals play in this? Download the 'Sustainablity@Work' report that Randstad released at the end of March 2020. Including the expert insights of Professor Wayne Visser, Professor Integrated Value and Chair of Sustainable Transformation.
Discover what type of Individual Sustainability Leader you are: Are you an expert, relying on fact-based arguments; or are you an activist, challenging the status quo and agitating for change? Or are you rather a facilitator, helping communicate to make things happen; or do you act as a catalyst, influencing change by making the convincing business case?
Briefing nr. 10. On 20 February 2020, AMS, together with some 200 professionals from business, government and civil society, celebrated the biennial anniversary of the chair 'Sustainable Transformation'. In this short reflection Prof. Dr. Wayne Visser summarizes the key takeaways of this event.
Buying into sustainability
Briefing nr. 9. An experiential learning exercise in analyzing corporate sustainability claims.
This toolbox aims to provide an accessible and user-friendly set of tools to guide organisations and their stakeholders in their human rights duties in the context of their activities.
The Integrated Value Test For Meaningful Innovation
Briefing nr. 7. Is all new technology adding real value to our lives? Are we seeing innovations in areas that really matter to us?
Briefing nr. 6. Integrated value is a way to understand sustainable transformation from a whole-systems perspective. ‘Whole-systems’ refers to the complex living web of socio-ecological relationships that combine to create, maintain and organize life on earth.
Briefing nr. 5. 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.
Paper nr. 1. The concept of business sustainability has been investigated, reviewed, and criticized by a plethora of scholars. What constitutes the essence of business sustainability – and its relationship to the actual state of our planet – is still an integral part of the discourse on business-society relations.
Paper nr. 2. Dr. Prof. Wayne Visser proposes Integrated Value as a conceptual and practical framework for business to respond credibly and effectively as a force for innovation and solutions.
Briefing nr. 4. The recent death of Kofi Annan gave Prof. Dr. Wayne Visser pause to think about the nature of leadership – and especially what makes one leader stand out, as Annan clearly did. After all, there would not be any SDGs if it were not for Annan’s leadership on setting up the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) that preceded them.
Sustainable Transformation – The Journey of a Thousand Miles
Briefing nr. 3. If we continue on our current path of progress – as governments and as business – we will not achieve a sustainable future. At AMS, we are working on four main keys to this fundamental societal...
SDG Barometer Belgium 2018
Discover the baseline insights on the engagement of organizations with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Briefing nr. 2. Integrated value is a relatively recent concept which Wayne Visser coined in 2015, together with a professional colleague, Chad Kymal, to signal a necessary shift to the next stage of maturity for corporate responsibility and sustainable business.
Briefing nr. 1. Identification of a number of complementary trends compared to those of 2016. For each of these trends, we provide the most important source for readers who want to delve into the trend and adjacent developments.
Sustainable Transformation – The Journey of a Thousand Miles
If we continue on our current path of progress – as governments and as business – we will not achieve a sustainable future. At AMS, we are working on four main keys to this fundamental societal...
Multi-level Resilience – A Human Capital Perspective
Paper nr. 4. This white paper serves as input to the design and development of the Randstad Future Resilience Index to be launched in 2020.
Paper nr. 3. 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.
Download het onderzoeksrapport ‘Challenging business as usual. Conceiving and creating sustainable value through hybrid business models’ en ontdek alles over de studie over Hybrid Business Models...