Goal-setting's contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the framework for training the stakeholders and decision makers of tomorrow to understand and solve the big societal challenges of the 21st century. They are also a framework for RSM’s mission to be a force for positive change in the world. Each of the UN’s 17 SDGs refers to a big societal challenge and requires more than one stakeholder to solve. RSM is actively working towards these goals, and has recently opened an alliance with UN Global Compact Netherlands Network, to challenge organisations to transform from awareness to more impact regarding the SDGs and to share research insights for co-creation and partnerships.

Prof. Michaéla Schippers is also actively working towards these goals, in particular, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities. She researches and teaches team reflexivity, team diversity and team leadership, as well as goal-setting, academic performance, and the use of team charters to improve student team performance. In so doing, she explores how goal-setting’s positive influence on performance can foster better life outcomes.

In these two videos, Michaéla Schippers presents her academic insights into reduced inequalities, and RSM’s Dean, Prof. Steef van de Velde explains how the goal-setting I WILL movement helps promote inclusivity at RSM.

Explore the other SDGs.