Xpedition to the Source


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Online round table meeting of global leaders

Five times a year, we organize a one-hour round table meeting of global leaders, exchanging their views on a strategic theme. We call this sequel 'Xpedition to the Source'. The topics we cover, vary from The Pain of CO2  to Inspiration from the Next Generation, and from Moving from Shareholder Primacy to Stakeholder Policy to The Influence of the SDGs.

This meeting is with executives and thought leaders in the field of business management and sustainability. They give their opinion about that month's theme and share experiences & opportunities. You can be part of our online audience and join the conversation too.

Latest video - Xpedition to the Source #7

The Interdependence of BCorps

You can now replay Xpedition #7: The Interdependence of BCorps

Starting the discussion is: Joseph Kenner, CEO of Greyston, one of the founding BCorps and known for its inclusive hiring policy. In our studio are Bert van Son, CEO and founder of circular fashion brand MUD Jeans and Merijn Dols, director at Danone, one of the few multinationals with BCorp status. Also joining the debate are Veronique Misteli, founder of Misteli Creative Agency, a BCorp and known for its creative work for BCorps and Marcello Palazzi, co-founder of BLab Europe. Plus our very own Patrick Filius, partner of Been Management Consulting.

Your hosts

Leen Zevenbergen, partner at Been Management Consulting and serial tech-entrepreneur. As co-founder of B Lab Europe, he's a committed leader and speaker on sustainability. He has written several books on creativity, sustainability and purpose.

Mirjam Penders, senior manager at Been Management Consulting, is an expert in (renewable) energy. Both an experienced consultant and C-level manager, she brings much empathy and energy to any table.

Leen Zevenbergen

Leen Zevenbergen

Partner at Been Management Consulting


Mirjam Penders

Associate Partner at Been Management Consulting

Join our next Xpedition.

Our next Xpedition is on Tuesday, June 7th, 12.30 - 13.30 CET. This edition's theme: our Healthcare system: (un)sustainable?

Joint the online discussion and register today!

Xpedition to the Source #6

The influence of the SDGs

You can now replay Xpedition #6. The topic is 'The Influence of the SDGs'

Kicking off the discussion is: Jeffrey Sachs, professor economic development at Columbia University in New York, also known as 'the father of the SDGs'. In our studio are Joanne Kellermann, Chair of Pension Fund Zorg & Welzijn, Mark Schneiders, CEO of the SDG House and Royal Institute of the Tropics, and Wim Leereveld, CEO of the World Benchmarking Alliance.

Xpedition to the Source #5

From managing shareholders to stakeholders

Xpedition #5 's topic is 'From Managing Shareholder to Managing Stakeholders'

Joining the discussion are: Herman Wijffels, former CEO of Rabobank and Social Economic Council (SER) professor at Utrecht University, Lousewies van der Laan, CEO of Transparency International Netherlands and former MP for Dutch and European Parliament, Fou Khan-Tsang, CEO Alfa Accountants & Advisor and Marcello Palazzi, co-Founder of B.Lab Europe and serial entrepreneur

Video - Xpedition to the Source #4

How Sustainable are my Business Partners?

Video - Xpedition to the Source #2

Inspiration from the Next Generation

Video - Xpedition to the Source #3

The Pain of CO2

Video - Xpedition to the Source #1

Courageous Leadership


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