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Arts resonate to rethink but not resign

Jonas Staal at We Are Warming Up 2022

What is the role of the arts and the cultural sector in the climate crisis? This was the central question for a talk by Jonas Staal, at the 2022 We Are Warming Up Festival in Amsterdam. Or so I thought… Continue Reading

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4 ingredients for business as a force for good

“Degrowth is not the solution I see for a more sustainable future. Instead, I really see the companies of the future as a force for good. Companies exist to create value. Unfortunately, in many cases, this is focused on just… Continue Reading

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Balancing science with art for sustainable change

Shell representative on stage

“Can we make this analysis more scientific?”, a client asked the other day. And of course, there’s always more data and science that could be used for target-setting and analysis. But data and science aren’t always the best ingredients to… Continue Reading

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Sustainable leaders provide perspective

The transition to sustainable energy is central to both his job and his supervisory board role. The difference in scope of these two roles makes it so interesting, says Jan Engels: “In my job as policy manager cooling at the… Continue Reading

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Purpose and the art of long term value creation

To drive change towards long-term, societal value creation, corporate boards need more creativity and diversity, perhaps even an artist. Many artists are frontrunners in society. They look at the world in a different way and find different ways to express… Continue Reading

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Help shape education for responsible management

What if you could zip back in time to restart your education and career today? What field would you choose to study? And in what type of organization would you like to start your career? These were questions I asked… Continue Reading

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Supervisory board member serving young and old

In the supervisory board portfolio of Afien Spree, societal value creation is all about people. She serves on the supervisory board of BrabantZorg senior care and regional education and training center ROC Midden Nederland. Purpose is key The purpose of… Continue Reading

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Connection and diversity for long-term value creation and impact

When asked why she serves on supervisory boards, she is quick to answer. Petri Hofste wants to be involved with organizations in a broad strategic way, to have an impact, to make this world slightly better. After a role as… Continue Reading