Costa Rica, Netherlands, United States of America

5 – 5 May, 2021

The Role of Business in the Transition towards a Sustainable World

Wednesday, 5 May at 9:00am Costa Rica Time = 11:00am Eastern Time = 5:00pm Dutch Time.

Free webinar

Watch the recording:

Guest Speakers:

Volkert Engelsman

Director EOSTA. Key player in the global food market: Founder of Eosta, Europe’s leading distributor of organic and fair-trade food and a trendsetter in sustainability issues. Volkert is part of the Earth Charter Friends network in The Netherlands.

Chris Beehner

Business professor at Seminole State College of Florida, author book “System Leadership for Sustainability,” Facilitator, Earth Charter Center for Sustainable Development at UPEACE

Emma Verheijke

Partner Sustainability & Impact Services at Grant Thornton / Sinzer, supporting a wide portfolio of national and international organisations (companies, investors, government and non-profit) with sustainability strategy, measurement and reporting and the transition to a more sustainable economy.


Teresa Fogelberg

Former Director Global Reporting Initiative and member of the Earth Charter Friends Network in The Netherlands.


This webinar was organized to offer a space to share views and experiences on this theme, engage more people working in the business sector in exploring the relationships among business, ethics, leadership, and the Earth Charter and in bringing this to their sphere of work.


  • Why does sustainability make good sense to the business world?
  • What role can the business sector play in changing the course of our world towards sustainability?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for leadership for sustainability?
  • What role can the Earth Charter play in this?

Organized by

Earth Charter International

In cooperation with Foundation SBI – Earth Charter the Netherlands and Medcom Benefit Solutions