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Rob van Tulder is a professor of International Business-Society Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Professor van Tulder has published extensively on topics of multinational enterprise strategies, high-tech industries, corporate social responsibility, issues management, skills, network strategies, smaller industrial countries (welfare states) and European Community/Union policies. He has received numerous accolades for his intellectual and societal contributions. His latest books include ‘Getting all the motives Right’ (on driving international corporate responsibility to higher levels), ‘Managing the transition to a sustainable enterprise’ (also in Dutch), ‘Business and the Sustainable Development Goals’ (RSM series publication), “Corporate Responsibilities in Turbulent Times” (also in Chinese) and the third edition of the “Skill Sheets: An Integrated Approach to Research, Study and Management”. Professor van Tulder is co-founder of RSM's Department of Business-Society Management, a world-leading department on the global issues surrounding sustainability. The department offers a highly successful master's specialising in sustainability. He is founder and academic director of The Partnerships Resource Centre, an expert centre bringing together leading NGOs, firms and governments in the study and management of cross-sector partnerships for the social good. He supports the creation of other expert centres around the world that try to help companies improve their sustainability strategy together with other societal stakeholders. His recent initiative has been the creation – together with the University of the Philippines – of an expert centre around ‘inclusive value chains’ (the C4C centre in Manila). Professor van Tulder consults for international organisations, ministries and companies. He teaches executive courses for managers and academics on international strategic management and has been a visiting professor at several international universities.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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