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Navigating the sustainability manager’s roles

In November 2016, I attended the book launch for “MVO doe je zo”“, which roughly translates into “How to get far with CSR” in English. It is written by Carola Wijdoogen, Director of Sustainable Business at the Dutch Railways. After… Continue Reading

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2016 countdown of my best-read blogs

At the start of 2016, I promised myself to make it a year for positive change. Part of that promise was a commitment to blog more frequently about sustainability as a driver of positive change. Continuing the interviews with inspiring… Continue Reading

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Cli-fi book review: Solar leadership

Most of my book reviews are non-fiction, but my favorite summer fiction – Solar by Ian McEwan – fits right in. It’s actually a perfect follow up to the earlier post on leadership for sustainable change. This review focuses on… Continue Reading

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Reinventing organizations for purpose

Early July, I had the opportunity to be part of a group of trainers for a full day workshop at Nyenrode Business University. The focus of the day was on so-called teal organizations and new ways of working, inspired by… Continue Reading

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Why surfing the Patagonia way is so inspiring

So inspiring to read the history of Patagonia, the outdoor apparel company. The book’s title refers to the founder’s conviction that his people should spend time outdoors, as wilderness explorers and protectors, as users and inventors of Patagonia products.  … Continue Reading

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Simon (Sinek) Says “Start with Why”

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to read more from my huge pile of non fiction books before it buries me. And with 2016 as my year of positive change, I thought Start with Why by Simon Sinek would be an… Continue Reading

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Wayne’s World: the Sustainable Frontiers Forecast

In September 2015, I had the pleasure of attending a lecture by South African author Wayne Visser. The lecture started with an interesting timeline of the development of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. He then presented a model to create… Continue Reading

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Brands as activists for a better world

The book I co-authored is out! Thanks to all the people who sent in great cases – and supported me otherwise to see this project through. So what is it all about? An invitation: Dare to Care Do you think… Continue Reading

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Activating Corporate Idealists – or Idealizing Corporate Activists?

As various people from my network tweeted about it, I got intrigued and pre-ordered a copy of Christine Bader’s book The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down! I generally read… Continue Reading

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Incremental behavior change – does it add up?

I have been so (happily) buried in two projects for Unilever, that I have not written a single blog post in weeks! One of the projects has behavior change at its core – a fascinating topic – so that’s the… Continue Reading