Homes instead of Meadows

The incoming Dutch government aims to solve the housing crisis by speeding up construction, but in order to be able to build on a truly large scale, a fundamental change is needed in the public debate about land, say Nils Kok and Piet Eichholtz.

Dutch Companies to Consider Negative Externalities

Dutch listed companies must take responsibility for the negative effects that their business activities and supply chain have on people and the planet by aligning their business strategy more formally with planetary boundaries, says Rob Bauer.

Do you Pay a Premium for Responsible Investments?

A recent field lab experiment conducted by Paul Smeets and Marten Laudi shows that financial advisors charge a premium to clients of socially responsible investments. This is something that cannot be justified by higher effort, skill, or costs.

What you Need to Know before Becoming a B Corp

When compassionate leaders put the planet before their own need for wealth and status, we will have more successful businesses and may avert the climate crisis that is coming otherwise. Better business isn’t just better for the planet but profits too.

A Sustainable Solution to Energy Poverty

The high price of gas causes energy poverty. However, the proposed energy tax reduction is too limited. Spend on sustainability rather than on reducing the price of fossil fuels to help the energy transition, argue Linde Kattenberg and Nils Kok.

Sustainability equals Purpose, Prosperity and Innovation

Instead of innovating, we are hell-bent on pursuing old business models, turning to layoffs and cost savings to ensure the survival of the business. By doing so we have lost the perspective of the bigger picture, says Michael Jenkins.

The Working World in 2030

By 2030, over 70% of the workforce will be comprised of generation X and millennials. COVID-19 will feel like a distant memory and work itself will be integrated into a broader holistic lifestyle as human respect and kindness take centre stage.

The Rise and Evolution of the Sharing Economy

The sharing economy is causing the biggest societal shift since the industrial revolution. And it is the biggest business trend ever. Benita Matofska believes the sharing economy could solve some of the most prominent challenges in the current era.

Attention for Employee Well-being also Beneficial for Companies

Research by Maastricht University and Utrecht University, led by Professor Harry Hummels, shows that attention to the well-being of employees in Dutch organisations has increased and… offers mutual benefits to the employee and the employer.

Guiding Companies to Better Understand Circular Strategies

To innovate for a circular economy, companies need to make changes on many different levels. Jan Konietzko from Circular X created a tool that helps professionals better understand the circular strategies and the levels at which they can be applied.