Over the past 15 years, Marjon’s main focus has been on social sustainability and justice in the Netherlands, Europe, Africa and Asia. In the different positions she held, she operated on operational and strategic levels within organisations and in relation with external stakeholders. The main fields in which she initiated and carried out projects are: sustainable supply chain management, human rights, sustainable business development, strategy & policy development, economic & business transition, leadership. Furthermore, she has been teaching Responsible Business at the Nyenrode New Business School since 2008.
Thirteen years of international experience in social sustainability made Marjon realise that fundamental and systemic change is a necessity. Sustainability strives for straightening a curve within a system where continuous growth on a finite planet is key, this is an impossible task if we are not willing to also reconsider the underlying systems of doing business.
Driven by the question: ‘How do we actually want to live together and how do we want to care for this planet in a way that is truly sustainable?’ she strives for making a positive contribution to the societal transition. She believes that we can only change something outside ourselves when we know how we relate to this internally. Therefore Marjon always sought to work on the edge of leadership for sustainability. In this context the co-founded the successful Leaders for Economic Change programme in 2011. She is an experienced facilitator in leadership programmes, communities of practice and international training programmes concerning
sustainability and the new economy, taking a systemic and physical approach to
integration of mind, heart and body.