RSM STAR Changemaker Forum 2023

“Take change in your own hands”
Wednesday May 24, 13:00-17:00h
Thursday May 25, 10:00-15:00h

In this first edition of the RSM-STAR Changemaker Forum (formerly: RSM-STAR Sustainability Forum) we aim to build on the essence of the previous Sustainability Forums. Last year’s theme focused on responsibility, and this year we further build upon that by inspiring RSM students to take action. The form, with the theme of “Take change in your own hands’’, will focus on the strategic implementation of sustainable initiatives. It will take place on May 24 and May 25 2023. As an attender, you will be able to start your journey as a changemaker:

  1. Keep up with the latest sustainable initiatives taken by business leaders
  2. Network with the speakers from startups and big companies
  3. Get the conversation going with other like-minded participants

Key speakers, including RSM alumni, from a variety of industries, will cover hands-on relevant perspectives, sparking the interest of RSM’s future changemakers. The program is structured around several SDGs, showcasing their purpose and impact in several industries. There will be opportunities to attend talks and panels, as well as actively participating in engaging workshops. Over the provided snacks and drinks you will be able to connect with the speakers and like-minded students.

Day 1 (May 24, 13:00-15:15h)

  • Opening
  • Keynote speeches
    • Kata Bors (Head of Client Communications at South Pole)
    • Lieke Hallegraeff (Founder of Purpose Club)
    • Marisa Conde (Founder of Primal Essence)

Coffee break and networking


  • KPMG-RSM Master Sustainability Thesis Award ceremony
  • Don’t hate the player, hate the game – A talk by Tom Marshall (Climate Career Coach and Activist)
  • Closing and additional networking opportunities

Day 2 (May 25, 10:00-15:00)

Workshop timeslot 1 (10:00-12:00)

  • Workshop Sustainable Business Strategies by Kata Bors from South Pole. On the basis of discussing a relevant case study, Kata will encourage participants to come up with a sustainable business strategy, which the participants will pitch at the end of the workshop. Duration: around 1 hour. Location: Mandeville T3-30
  • Workshop Sustainable Entrepreneurship by Marisa Conde from Primal Essence. In this workshop, Marisa will guide the students in coming up with the best ways of including sustainable practices in new companies, along with general entrepreneurial advice. Duration: around 1 hour. Location: Langeveld 1.09

Workshop timeslot 2 (13:00-15:00)

  • Workshop Purpose Driven Leadership by Lieke Hallegraeff from Purpose Club. In this workshop, Lieke will discuss several ways and steps on how to become a responsible leader in business and other areas, while engaging with the participants. Duration: 1-1,5 hours. Location: Langeveld 1.08
  • Workshop Future Changemakers and the IDG’s as essential toolbox enhancer by Erica Harpe and Piero Gandini. In this interactive workshop, Erica and Piero will guide the participants and provide them with awareness on the Inner Development Goals (IDGs). The importance ofIDGs in reaching the SDGs from the United Nations will become clear during the workshop. Duration: around 2 hours. Location: Polak 2-04


The link to sign-up to the event and the specific workshops will be posted here soon. For any
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RSM STAR Changemaker Forum

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