Honorary Board Members
Her Royal Highness Princess Irene of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Princess
Founder and chairman of NatuurCollege and honorary member of the Club of Budapest.
“By being aware that we are part of a whole of life, we can connect ourselves with that as well as with the natural within ourselves and our fellow man.”
Princes Irene focuses on the revaluation of the relationship between man and nature. In 2000 she founded the NatuurCollege, a social organization that strives for preservation and appreciation of the natural environment by promoting personal involvement and awareness. Here the emphasis is on the unity of life. In her work, natural leadership and the inside of sustainability receive special attention.
Prof. Dr. Jacqueline M.Cramer
Prof. dr. Jacqueline Cramer is strategic advisor of the Utrecht Sustainability Institute/Utrecht University and member of the Amsterdam Economic Board, particularly in charge of the circular economy. Moreover, she is director of the consultancy firm ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship; strategy and innovation consulting’.
She was Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment for the Labour Party from February 2007 – February 2010. Her background is primarily related to industry, working as a consultant for many years with more than 150 companies on the implementation of sustainable entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility. Moreover, she worked as part-time professor since 1990.
She was and still is member of various (inter) national advisory boards of the government, industry and non-profit organisations.
His Royal Highness, Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme
In the last twenty years, H.R.H. Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme has distinguished himself as an unofficial but daring and effective diplomat for sustainable development and Circular Economy in The Netherlands and abroad. He recognizes the special message of the documentary “Normal is Over” and the impact it could have on modern societies worldwide. He is fully convinced that in rough times, it’s these kinds of documentaries that offer an anchor and guidance. He is proud to be one of the ambassadors and committed to spread the message to as many organizations and businesses as possible.
Professor Ir. N.D. (Klaas) van Egmond
Klaas van Egmond (1946) is currently emeritus Faculty Professor Geosciences at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He started his career with research on environmental pollution. Since 1988 he was Director Environment at the National Health & Environment RIVM-institute and since 2004 Director of the National Environmental Assessment Agency; in these functions he was advisor to the Dutch Cabinet of Ministers and members of parliament. More recently Klaas van Egmond has undertaken studies into the social, cultural, ethical and economic-financial aspects of the sustainability problem, the results are published in peer reviewed journals of different disciplines and in the Palgrave Macmillan book ‘Sustainable Civilization’; see also www.klaasvanegmond.nl