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The power of movement to halt climate change: the People’s Climate March

On April 29, 2017, I joined the People’s Climate March. People took to the streets around the world to raise a stronger sense of urgency to act against climate change. The date coincided with Donald Trump’s 100th day in office.  … Continue Reading

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The new space race for a better world

April 12 is the International Day of Human Space Flight. It marks the anniversary the first human space flight by Yuri Gargarin in 1961. What if we could repeat such a – previously deemed – incredible feat to apply our minds to… Continue Reading

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A great journey starts with a single step

Many of us are inspired by this beautiful quote by Lao Tse. Sometimes great journeys may be scary at the start, but reminding ourselves that great things do start small helps us get started in the first place. In the past… Continue Reading

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Shining bright: doing well by doing good

Meet Camille van Gestel, the co-founder and co-CEO of WakaWaka, a highly successful social enterprise with the mission to provide sustainable energy and light solutions for over a billion people who lack access to electricity. During the interview, he convinced… Continue Reading

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What’s really fueling your pension fund?

The Financial Times ran an article about the call by the Swedish Centre party for all of the country’s national pension funds to sell off their holdings in fossil fuel corporations in order to “climate proof” and protect the value… Continue Reading

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Netherlands’ Sustainability Queen calls for visionary leadership and guts

On the third Tuesday in September, the Dutch government traditionally presents the new plans for the year ahead. The (new) King will read the “troonrede”, a speech from the throne written by the ministers to present the plans to the… Continue Reading