Setting Sail for Sustainable Shipping

Shipping is a key sector for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. With sustainability becoming mainstream for businesses globally, and with governments introducing more legislation, the maritime sector needs to adjust. The Dutch shipping sector needs to accelerate and scale up its sustainability efforts.

Global Compact Network Netherlands and Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR) invite you to this in-person event for professionals from the Dutch maritime sector.

14:30 Walk-in
15:00 Welcome & Introduction by Linda van Beek, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Netherlands
15:10 Presentation and Q&A on ESG-criteria in the Maritime sector by Maarten Biermans, Founding Partner, Prow Capital
15:40 Panel and Q&A on Business Expectations and Financing of Solutions moderated by Maarten Biermans with:
– Marjolein van Noort, Senior Policy Advisor Economics and Finance, Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR)
– Jeff Wakker, Global Head Chartering, Operations and Sustainability, Viterra
– Marije Hensen, Manager Environmental and Social Advisors Team, Atradius Dutch State Business
– Kees Gootjes, Business & Human Rights Advisor, ABN AMRO
– Michael de Visser, Commercial Head of Shipping, NIBC Bank
16:50 Closing– Linda van Beek, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Netherlands
17:00 Networking Borrel

Participation is free of charge, however, the registration is required.




15:00 - 17:00


Malietoren, Bezuidenhoutseweg 12, The Hague


Organized by GCNL & KVNR


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