Jan Beyne

Jan Beyne
Antwerp Management School · Department of Finance

Master of Science


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I am a sustainability professional, working as a researcher at the Sustainable Transformation Lab in Antwerp Management School. I am a PhD candidate on sustainability strategy. I hold a Master in Social Economic Sciences and a Masters in Diplomacy and International Relations from the University of Antwerp. I specialize in practical oriented research and activities regarding sustainability and SDG integration within organizations, companies and local authorities.


Publications (5)
Purpose Sustainability intelligence is critical for the prosperity of societies worldwide, for conservation of the natural world, for achieving future business success and for the credibility of the concept of sustainability itself. This study aims to present the concept of sustainability intelligence by expounding on three proposed enablers shapin...
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This paper is aimed at elucidating the interrelations between reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and integrated thinking. A review of online information on sustainability by port community companies in Antwerp, Belgium was applied. The research made use of a database from Port Plus investigating 769 companies. The data were analy...
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Belgium has developed particularly since the early 1990s, its focus changing from addressing environmental issues to more comprehensive approaches towards CSR, notably the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This chapter sets out to describe the development of CSR and the CSR institutional infrastructur...
Covering various sustainable development challenges, such as education, health, climate change and inequality, the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs can help to strengthen current business sustainability strategies with global aspirations. A review of sustainability literature and existing SDG frameworks provides the background to develop an in...


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Projects (2)
Antwerp Management School, Louvain School of Management and the University of Antwerp are conducting a national study about how Belgian organizations apply or do not apply the Sustainable Development Goals in their organization. The SDG Barometer 2020 builds on an earlier study in 2018. This study was supported by the Federal Institute for Sustainable Development.
This project has four main research-related activities, the first three of which are related to Integrated Value Management (IVM). 1. Context Analysis: To assess the dynamic local, regional and global context that is shaping J&J’s aspirations toward sustainable transformation. 2. Stakeholder Assessment: To assess the material sustainability issues as perceived by J&J’s stakeholders and top management. 3. Leadership Review: To review J&J’s strategic positioning, to ensure alignment with the findings of the context analysis and stakeholder assessment. 4. Non-Financial Reporting: To review and if necessary, to revise J&J’s non-financial reporting to be in line with international best practices and the outcomes of research activities 1-3.