The role of business in a sustainable market transformation

20 October 2014 / Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

Lucas Simons gave an exclusive pre-book presentation at Unilever for the President Food and all Senior Vice Presidents.


28 October 2014 / Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The TBLI Conference is a two-day event that gives the world’s leaders on sustainability an opportunity to network and exchange information on the latest developments in screening, auditing, reporting, SRI analysis, corporate citizenship, indexes and research. Lucas Simons moderated a workshop on investing in sustainable agriculture and food production with panelists Mike Velings (Founder, Managing Partner – Aqua-Spark), Peter van der Werf (Engagement Specialist – Robeco) and Martin Poulsen (Partner – The Moringa Partnership).

Member meeting The Royal Dutch Coffee and Tea Association (Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Koffie en Thee)

13 November 2014 / Soesterduinen, The Netherlands

The Royal Dutch Coffee and Tea Association (Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Koffie en Thee, KNVKT) protects the common interests of Dutch coffee and tea companies. Sustainability in the coffee and tea sector serves the interest of all parties involved in the chain (the 54 members cover 98% of the sector). Lucas Simons was a speaker at their fall member meeting.

WEBINAR SAI Platform: How to ignite a sustainable market transformation in agriculture?

20 November 2014 / Online

In this webinar, Lucas Simons explains what form an effective market transformation should take to achieve sustainable agriculture and food production. Systemic leadership can translate into sustainable outcomes, and this webinar offers context, inspiration and discussion for professionals in the food and beverage industry interested in taking up a frontrunner position.

Arab Environment 7: Food Security

11/26/2014 – 11/27/2014 / Amman, Jordan

This two-day annual conference of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development explored sustainability options for the future of food security in the Arab Countries. Lucas Simons spoke on the topic of Value Chains, Shortages and Food Security, offering his perspective on the role sustainable market transformation can play in enhancing food security.

How the World Eats: Changing the Food Game

03 December 2014  / Washington, USA

This was part of the Young Professional Event Series of the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C. Lucas Simons gave a lecture on how to ignite an effective sustainable market transformation. He offered context, inspiration and discussion for professionals within governments, civil society and industry interested in taking their role in the game. More information on the flyer.

IFC Brown Bag lunch: Changing the Food Game

04 December 2014  / Washington, USA

A Brown Bag lunch meeting at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington, D.C. was organized for Lucas Simons to present his book to professionals in agriculture. The presentation was followed by a discussion.

Discussing sustainable food and agriculture: Changing the Food Game

04 December 2014  / Washington, USA

Lucas Simons presented his book and participated in a small round table discussion at the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture in Washington, D.C.

Masterclass Transition in Agri, Food and Green Space HAS Den Bosch

08 January 2015  / Den Bosch, the Netherlands

Lucas Simons gave a masterclass called Transition in Agri, Food and Green Space at HAS in Den Bosch for fourth year students enrolled in these trajectories. HAS University of Applied Sciences is an independent school offering study programs within Food and Agribusiness.

Opening Lecture Academic Year of Youth Food Movement

09 January 2015  / Utrecht, the Netherlands

Lucas Simons gave the opening lecture of the Academic Year of the Youth Food Movement Academy in Utrecht. YFM Academy consists of a group of 25 participants from different disciplinary backgrounds who during seven days (over the course of half a year) learn and think about our current food system. The Academy wants to inspire the participants with knowledge on how to contribute to a more sustainable food system in their own individual way.

Presentation at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs

05 February 2015  / The Hague, the Netherlands

Lucas Simons will give a presentation and join a discussion at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Hague (internal meeting). The topic will be the future of certification and its possibilities, within the framework of increasing product sustainability.


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