Together with more than 250 businesses, NextGreen has endorsed the Green Recovery Statement, which was launched last Friday. The Dutch signatories pledged their support for making sustainability the cornerstone of COVID-19 recovery plans. Led by Jan Peter Balkenende, chairman of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC), and former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, the statement was presented to Minister Sigrid Kaag on June 19th, also the day on which the European Council discussed the COVID-19 recovery plan.
NextGreen signed the Green Recovery Statement, stating:
“The time has come to accelerate transformative change jointly. Connecting business and governments, finance and NGOs, to align with the SDGs. We need to collaborate and focus together on transforming key economic processes, like procurement, pricing, taxing and advertisement regulation, and building resilience for the next crisis.”
The statement was issued at the initiative of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition in collaboration with Global Compact Netherlands, MVO Nederland, the Dutch Banking Association and VNO-NCW.
As one of the leading partners of MVO Nederland (CSR Netherlands), NextGreen supports this initiative. We hope that, looking back, this will be the point at which we decided not to remain stuck in old economic patterns, but choose to take a step forwards towards a new economy.
Click on the picture below to download the Green Recovery Business statement.