Inaugural speech René Kemp

In his inaugural speech 'Steps into the right direction: innovation for sustainable development' Prof René Kemp will present the research he will work on as professor of Innovation and Sustainable Development at ICIS and professorial fellow at UNU-MERIT:

1. How is sustainable development understood by different actors and what activities are being pursued under this name by companies, governments and citizens?

2. What are the results of sustainability activities?

3. Does sustainable development require fundamental changes in systems of productions and consumption (transitions)?

4. What are the possibilities for zanaging transitions? How to make sure that such attempts are not misguided or futile?

5. How to translate sustainable development into something meaningful for government, business and citizens?

The speech will be in Dutch and is preceded by the inaugural speech of Harro van Lente on needs and sustainable development.

Venue: Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht

Date: 12 November 2010

Time: 16:00 - 17:00