Sustainably Forward: Recommendations of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition for the new Dutch Cabinet

The DSGC has sent a letter with recommendations to informateurs Elbert Dijkgraaf and Richard van Zwol to ensure a green industrial policy in the new cabinet plans. This is crucial for a resilient and sustainable future in the Netherlands and Europe.

DSGC chairman presents book on responsible capitalism

In the book "Capitalism Reconnected," Jan Peter Balkenende and Govert Buijs describe a redesigned market economy based on European values and the SDGs. In this "economy of hope," no one is left behind and the earth with its natural resources and livable climate is protected.

CEOs and ministers strengthen cooperation

Every year, representatives of the DSGC and the Dutch Cabinet discuss how they can best work together to move toward a climate neutral, circular and inclusive Netherlands. This year, the meeting took place at the Catshuis.

DSGC podcast 'Accessibility': Still a world to conquer

In the second DSGC podcast on the extent to which companies are accessible to people with an occupational disability, experts from ING Bank, Accenture, Breedweer and Defense give their vision on the desired company policy. It is not just about wide doors or special supports in the toilet, but especially about how managers and colleagues deal with the limitations of others.

First DSGC podcast: Large-scale collaboration on hydrogen development

Development Goals 7 Clean Energy and 13 Climate Action are the focus of the first DSGC podcast led by Glenn van der Burg. Prior to each podcast, an Expert Session takes place with expert staff from the DSGC companies on collaboration, barriers and opportunities. In this podcast Brekelmans and Castelein talk about their challenge: bringing the short and long-term interests of all stakeholders together.

DSGC urges Ursula von der Leyden to implement EU climate policy

Ahead of the publication of the REPowerEU Plan, over 140 CEOs and business leaders wrote a joint letter to the European Commission President, von der Leyen, to show their support for structural and just solutions that can deliver the green transition.

DSGC and CEO’s in discussion over action for the SDG’s

On the 11th of November almost 50 CEO’s of the Netherlands largest companies gathered together to discuss sustainable leadership. The DSGC, facilitated by VNO-NCW and Accenture, invited these CEO’s for this gathering. Under moderation of Jan Peter Balkenende, Chairman of the DSGC, and science journalist Anna Gimbrère, the actions and steps needed by businesses to achieve the UN’s17 Sustainable Development Goals were discussed.

EUR students help large companies with sustainability ambitions

On November 11th the team of students from Erasmus University, tasked with creating an action plan for Shell’s sustainability ambitions, presented their winning idea, competing against teams taking on the challenges of the other 7 members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC).

DSGC supports climate plans EC

Today more than 30 CEO’s of European companies send this letter to the presidents of the European Commission and European Council, in which they support the ambitious climate plans yesterday presented by commissioner Frans Timmermans. 

DSGC in letter to informateur: Integrate UN development goals into government policy

"Integrate the 17 United Nations development goals into government policy." Eight large Dutch companies, united in the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition, make this appeal to informateur Tjeenk Willink. “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must be anchored in the policies of all ministries,” explains DSGC chairman Jan Peter Balkenende. “Partly thanks to the efforts of the Netherlands, the SDGs have been established, now we have to take the lead internationally in achieving them in 2030. This will create broad prosperity.”