Jan Peter Balkenende

A former Prime Minister for sustainable growth

Jan Peter Balkenende served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 2002-2010, leading four consecutive coalition governments. After his premiership, Balkenende became Partner Corporate Sustainability at EY, as well as a Professor of Governance, Institutions and Internationalisation at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Balkenende is also the co-founder of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition, a collaboration of eight Dutch multinationals focused on jointly driving and promoting sustainable growth business models. A passionate speaker who constantly underlines the importance of responsibility, stewardship and future orientation.

At the conference, Balkenende will share his insights on what governments and businesses can do to foster sustainable business practices.