Sustainable Business Committee


The Sustainable Business Committee was newly established in 2015 under the guidance of Ynse de Boer. An initiative aimed to network amongst professionals and to share knowledge and information on how to drive business performance in synch with making a positive impact on the environment and society in ASEAN, Asia and beyond.


With a growing world population nearing 9 billion people, a complex of global societal and environmental challenges need to be addressed now. Not only the scarcity of resources like raw materials, energy and water but also social inequality, health, well-being, the ageing population and climate change are amongst the issues that provide significant threats AND opportunities for businesses. Companies, governments, not-for-profits and academia have a crucial role to play in this process of transformation. Innovative products, services and entirely new business models that address our global sustainability challenges are the way forward to make global improvements at pace and at scale.


Dutch companies are leading the way in sustainable business and are very active in further expanding, locally adapting as well as sharing their experience in platforms such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD, or BCSD), the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC), the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.


Committee members

  • Ghislaine Nadaud
    ABN AMRO, Chair
  • Ynse de Boer
  • Amita Chaudhury
  • Christina Celestine
  • Mitchell Leow
  • Oscar Wezenbeek
  • Tai Djoe Lim
  • Shayne Prashan
    ING Bank
  • Jason Leow & Jason Plamodon
  • Fee Chew Goh
    Damen Shipyards
  • Oesha Thakoerdin
  • Nadim van der Ros
    Be an Idea
  • Susan van Boxtel
    Holland Innovation Network / Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Year Plan 2017

  • May: AkzoNobel’s sustainability strategy
  • May 26: ABN AMRO: Impact investing and sustainable value
  • June: Shell: Enterprise development
  • September: Unilever: Packaging and waste management
  • November: Rabobank: Water

Resources and links


Ghislaine Nadaud:


Mirjam Hansen: