“RSM is one of the founding partners of Commonland. Our collaboration with founder Willem Ferwerda started on 1 September 2012 when we appointed Willem to be RSMs first Executive Fellow Business & Ecosystems –this title is an accurate description of the two fields we aim to bridge. The collaboration deepened when we, together with Commonland’s Head of Science & Education, jointly obtained funding from the Erasmus-programme of the European Union in September 2016. Over the past 3 years, we have developed a number of massive open online courses, teaching cases and numerous guest lectures for business students, who tell us that their world view has broadened. Have a look at www.rsm.nl/enable for more information about this partnership, or watch this video to hear Willem Ferwerda explain why a business school should be interested in ecosystems and landscapes.”

Eva Rood – director, Positive Change Initiative. Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.