Events / Beyond Net Zero to Planet Positive, Frans Blom and Ruben Bieze

Beyond Net Zero to Planet Positive, Frans Blom and Ruben Bieze

June 29, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

INSEAD NAA The Netherlands and the Sustainability Club would like to invite you to an event in collaboration with the thinktank DenkWerk:

Beyond Net Zero to Planet Positive,
with Frans Blom and Ruben Bieze

Wednesday June 29, 2022, at 18:30 CEST

This event will be kindly hosted by Vattenfall in Amsterdam

DenkWerk is a Dutch independent thinktank that publishes a report on the most pressing issues in Dutch society every six months. Since its conception in 2018, DenkWerk has published nine reports on a variety of topics such as AI, special planning and social unrest, all of which are freely accessible to the (Dutch reading) public. The group consists of senior leaders from diverse backgrounds, ranging from corporate to academic and public administration, and leverages a wide network of topic experts to build their perspective on each different theme.

In their recently published report Voorbij netto-nul naar planet-positief (in Dutch), DenkWerk addresses the challenge for Dutch society to reduce its consumer footprint to a sustainable level within the nine planetary boundaries. The climate/energy transitions that sustainability policies are currently focused on, whilst absolutely necessary, do not solve the entire problem. The actual sustainability challenge is much broader when accounting for ecological impacts beyond climate change (e.g., biodiversity loss or chemical pollution) and the impact of our consumption beyond the country borders (consumption footprint). DenkWerk recognizes that this is a huge challenge on an increasingly short timeline, but feels that it is doable nonetheless.

This event will be presented by Frans Blom and Ruben Bieze.

Frans Blom is currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Van Lanschot Kempen. As per January 2020 Frans is Senior Partner Emeritus at Boston Consulting Group. Frans joined BCG in 1991 and from 2009 – 2015 he was part of BCG’s Worldwide Executive Committee and became a member of the Operating Committee after that. Frans holds an MBA from INSEAD and is currently President of the INSEAD Alumni Association. In 2017, he co-founded Denktank Denkwerk.

Ruben Bieze is a Consultant at Boston Consulting Group. He studied Econometrics in Amsterdam and Philosophy in Barcelona. Last year, he was involved full-time in the preparation of the latest report as a rotating member of DenkWerk.

Register HERE

18:30 – 19:00 Welcome
19:00 – 20:00 Presentation
20:00 – 21:00 Closing drinks

Hoekenrode 8
1102 BR Amsterdam