Rob van Tilburg, a very experienced adviser in the field of sustainable business, has joined the consultancy firm Sustainalize. He will help shape strategy and vision, circularity and stakeholder dialogues for companies.
In 1999, Rob worked with Folkert van der Molen to set up the leading ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship Advisory Group’ at the consultancy firm DHV (now Royal HaskoningDHV). Folkert joined Sustainalize in early 2017. Our size has doubled in the past year, and we now have more than 25 consultants who carry out assignments in the field of sustainability for about 140 companies.
“In recent years, Sustainalize has developed into the leading CSR consultancy firm that assists companies in sustainable business,” says Rob about his affiliation with Sustainalize. “We do this from a strategic perspective as well as with advice and action. This is the ideal context within which to further shape my personal ambition – to help the Dutch business community become more sustainable!”
More about Rob
Since the turn of the century, Rob has been intrinsically motivated to support large Dutch companies in shaping sustainability policy and Corporate Social Responsibility. In doing so, he helps clients search for perspectives and directions that combine social added value and entrepreneurial continuity. His activities have been set up to integrate societal tasks into the strategy and operations of companies. Rob has also put his consulting experience into a book called ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship’, which was nominated for the 2013 Management Book of the year. Rob has advised KPN, Ahold, ABN AMRO, Rabobank, Bavaria, FrieslandCampina, APG, KLM, Amvest, Jumbo, TNT and Agrifirm.
In addition to his work for clients, Rob also performs his own research, using publications, lectures and presentations to make an active contribution to developments in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship. Last year, Rob was the initiator of the entrepreneur call for a sustainable coalition agreement, which was supported by 15 CEOs.
Rob studied Business Administration at TU Twente and started his career at Twynstra Gudde. He then worked for three years as executive secretary for waste recycling company VAR in Twello. In 1997 he switched to the consultancy engineering firm DHV.