Testimonial Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management

“We are extremely happy with our collaboration with Commonland in 2019. Throughout the year we have worked closely together with great success on a number of fronts.

Firstly, we released a new MOOC ‘Business Model Innovation for Sustainable Landscape Restoration’ as part of a wider consortium. Commonland were critical partners in the design and implementation of the MOOC, offering high quality ideas and content.

Secondly, Commonland were again very present within our MSc programme. Commonland were the principal partner for the ‘Sustainability Grand Challenges’ core course held in January.

For this course, Commonland co-created an assignment on ecological restoration, provided sessions to students, and connected them with a network of important actors. The course was again a great success and highly evaluated by the participating students. Commonland also assisted a number of MSc thesis projects through offering data access and Dr Simon Moolenaar’s role as co-reader. These projects offered interesting results, and helped push forward the theoretical and empirical understandings of business approaches to resilience.

Finally, we collaborated in drawing up proposals for new research funding. Most notably we were able to both participate in a consortium that submitted a proposal for Marie Curie ITN funding.

It has been a joy to work with Commonland, and we look forward to the prospect of doing even bigger and better things together in the future. Thank you for collaborating with us, and congratulations on all your many successes over the year.”


– Dr Steve Kennedy, Scientific Director Centre for Eco-Transformation Academic Director MSc Global Business & Sustainability