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Steve Kennedy is Associate Professor researching business sustainability at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

His current research approaches how systems and resilience thinking can help organizations innovate to tackle grand societal challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss. Beyond this, he also undertakes qualitative and conceptual research on sustainability accounting and reporting, circular economy business models and responsible managment education. His research has featured in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, Long Range Planning, Business & Society, and Business Strategy & the Environment.

Dr Kennedy is the Scientific Director of the Centre for Eco-Transformation. He is a member of the Organizations & Natural Environment division of the Academy of Management and the Group for Research on Organizations and the Natural Environment (GRONEN).

He is the former Academic Director of the MSc Global Business & Sustainability (2015-2021) and is an active member of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) network. He teaches across multiple levels of education from Executive Education to Bachelors including MSc courses Climate Change Strategy Role-Play and Sustainability Leadership & Planetary Boundaries.

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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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