Speaker: Jan Ernst de Groot
Date / Time: 01 October 2019 08:15 till 09:30
Venue: ELP's Home: De Nieuwe Poort
Is the climate crisis also a leadership crisis? Serious reports warn that we are heading for climate breakdown and ecological collapse, possibly within our own lifetimes. Our children are marching through the streets, XR-campaigns and other forms of nonviolent resistance are gaining traction. Governments and business understand the risk, yet seem incapable of acting on this knowledge. If this is an existential crisis then what is holding us back, really? Are we living in separate worlds? Is our economic system incompatible with the survival of life on Earth? Jan Ernst de Groot, member of the Executive Committee of Ahold Delhaize, will do some soul searching in this ELP Leadership Meetup. As Chief Legal Officer, his responsibilities extend to product integrity, public policy, governance and business ethics. Jan Ernst is deeply worried as a person and is convinced that there must be a role for business to play. He will give a 15 minute presentation, followed by small-group dialogues and Q&A. A mix of leadership, ethics and pure business risk.