Arjan van Rheede

Senior Research Fellow in Sustainability at Hotelschool The Hague

Arjan van Rheede

Arjan van Rheede is Senior Research Fellow in Sustainability at Hotelschool The Hague. He has worked on labor market issues and is currently researching how value is created in organizations by positively impacting environmental, social and economic sustainability. His research interest is on the transition towards the circular economy; the translation of companies sustainable strategies into “practices”; insights from organizational development and change to support to implementation of sustainable practices; new relationship between host and guest, and finally on the impact of labels and sustainability reporting. He gained his PhD from the Faculty of Management & Organization at Groningen University in the Netherlands.

Insights by Arjan van Rheede (8)

The Decade of Decarbonisation & Restoration: Needed Actions in Hospitality

As summed up above, the crisis on COVID, Climate Change, Biodiversity lost and social-economical challenges showcases that we are not yet in the safe spot of the Doughnut (Kate Raworth, 2017).

Hospitality Supply Chains: Massive footprint or a force of good?

Garbage in = Garbage outGlobal supply chains are causing a disconnect between producer and consumer, resulting in an environmental and social disbalance. Analyzing the material flow in a hotel makes you realize that carefully assessing what materials go in is very much defining the sustainability impact of a hotel.

Driving Resiliency and Sustainability in Hospitality: Five Priorities for 2021

Looking at the essence of the definition of resilience, I would argue that it is a concept that goes beyond sustainable. For me, the term resilience refers to maintain / establish the economical, ecological and social system in an equilibrium.

Hygiene and Sustainability: How to make both work?

I remember the first time I came across the word “oxymoron" in an article by Weick and Westley. “Organizing and learning are essentially antithetical processes, which means the phrase 'organizational learning' qualifies as an oxymoron.

COVID-19: A stress test for sustainable development in hospitality?

I fully believe that this is a stress test. A stress test because even stronger than before the corona crisis, any advocate of sustainable development will need to work harder in convincing others that we need to remain thinking Triple Bottom Line (a.
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