With an 88th position, Dr Karen Maas of Erasmus School of Economics, entered the list of the most influential sustainable Dutchman of 2015. This so-called ‘Duurzame 100’ is an initiative of the Dutch daily newspaper Trouw.
Over the years, the ‘Duurzame 100’ has given an overview of the trends in the world of sustainability. Well-known politicians have been replaced by people from the big companies, NGOs continue to play an important role and in the last few years small businesses are launching innovative products on the market as the driving force behind sustainability.
Karen Maas is also scientific director of the postgraduate Corporate Social Responsibility education programmes of ESAA (Erasmus School of Accounting & Assurance) and member of the Programme of CSR Netherlands (Programmaraad van MVO Nederland), the Advisory Board of The Green Business (Raad van Advies van De Groene Zaak), the Sustainable Finance Lab and a board member of the VBDO (Vereniging van Beleggers voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling). Her research interest is impact thinking and impact measurement to give substance to ambitions in sustainability.
Like last year, the ‘Duurzame 100’ is published in stages. Click here to see the numbers 100 to 51. On Saturday, October 10th, 2015 daily newspaper Trouw published the top 25 of the annual list of sustainable Dutch in a special supplement.