Studies in Medical Biology, University of Utrecht; studies in Business Admin., Erasmus University. 1987-98, with Gist-Brocades, including: Divisional Director, Marketing and Sales; Member, Executive Committee. With DSM: 1998-99, Business Group Director, Food Specialities; 2000, Member, Managing Board of Directors; since 2007, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board. Member of the Supervisory Board: De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch Central Bank); (Non-Executive Director) Unilever N.V.; Member, CEO Council, Chinese Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries; Climate Leader Worldbank Group and Chair of the High Level Leadership Forum on Competitiveness and Carbon Pricing, convened by the Worldbank Group.
There is enough evidence to suggest that carbon pricing is the best instrument to trigger investors and companies to move faster on reducing their emissions.
For business, tackling the risks and opportunities presented by climate change has to start at the top. A new report by the World Economic Forum and PwC shows how company directors can be...
Companies are leading the way in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but there is much more to do.
Alors que le lien entre les combustibles fossiles et des conditions climatiques extrêmes devient de plus en évident, les législateurs n’ont pas toujours tenu compte des mises en garde.
Limiting our environmental impact will require dramatic cuts in carbon dioxide emissions.- the newest solution, carbon pricing.
We cannot go on like this. The challenges (and opportunities) we need to address are getting more complicated by the day.