Klaas van Egmond is a researcher, author, and speaker who’s been engaged with sustainability issues for half a century. He’s a professor at Utrecht University, and the author of two books: ‘Sustainable Civilization’ and ‘Homo universalis; moral compass for a new European renaissance’.
He’s also a pioneer. In his time as director of the Dutch Environmental Assessment Agency, he originated a new worldview-approach, offering policy-makers more integrated perspectives, including cultural aspects of sustainability. Klaas also co-initiated the Sustainable Finance Lab. As a former member of the influential Dutch Social-Economic Council, he’s always in conversation with society and decision-makers, to inspire more life-enhancing policies and approaches.
As chair of the board, Klaas contributes with his immense wisdom, engagement, and creativity.