Companies that respond too late to important social transitions are not viable in the long term – as Kodak’s example shows – and this is even more relevant for the sustainability challenge. What kind of companies can switch to clean energy, optimise their production chains or reap the benefits of the sustainability transition in good time? And can frontrunners win back the costs of being out in front, or it is better to be a follower? Our symposium event on Tuesday 7 March at 15:30 at Circl in Amsterdam will address these questions. Companies that are ahead of this curve do have a competitive advantage over their peers, as was shown in a recent study by the Erasmus Platform for Sustainable Value Creation and the Impact Institute (with contributions of ABN AMRO, Deloitte, PGGM, Robeco and Triodos).
Jeroen Smit works at Het Financieele Dagblad (where what you write, must be correct), as head of economics at AD (where what you write, must also be read) and was editor-in-chief and publisher of FEM/de Week.
Prof. Dirk Schoenmaker is professor of Banking and Finance at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and a regular consultant for the IMF, the OECD and the European Commission.
Arjan Udding is director at Impact Institute and leads their Sustainable Finance team. He is committed to transforming societies and economies by changing the way financial institutions measure and manage their performance and value creation.
Julia van Boven works at ABN AMRO as lead Impact Nation. This programme helps entrepreneurs accelerate sustainability through collaboration with innovative parties.
Steven Gudde is director Impact & Labor Market at Olympia, where he closely follows developments in the field of work and flexible working. Olympia is a leading company in the labour market, with a cutting-edge purpose: leading the social transition to a world in which everyone does meaningful work.
Annemiek Dresen is the founder and director of NewBees. She strongly believes that if we harness all talent, everybody benefits.
Danny Benima is CFO and member of the Executive Board at Stedin Holding N.V. Before that, he worked at Arcadis as CFO of Southern Europe, and has held various financial positions at Arcadis and Stork.
Project Manager Erasmus Platform for Sustainable Value Creation