Prof. dr. Jacqueline Cramer is a strategic advisor of the Utrecht Sustainability Institute and in charge of the circular economy activities for the Amsterdam Economic Board. Moreover, she is the managing director of the consultancy firm ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship; strategy and innovation consulting’, from which she worked as a senior advisor to more than 150 companies on the implementation of sustainable entrepreneurship and CSR. Before, she was the Cabinet Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment of the Netherlands. Cramer has been a professor in the area of environmental management and sustainable innovation since 1990.
Next to this, she was and still is member of various (inter)national advisory boards of the government, industry and non-profit organisations – including crown member of the Dutch Social-Economic Council, member of the Advisory Board of the World Wide Fund for Nature (NL), member of the non-executive board of Shell Netherlands and FMO (Finance for Development Bank), and presently Chairman of the Plastic Soup Foundation and Dutch ESCo (Energy Service Companies) network.
In 2016, she led a consortium of Dutch banks, unions, NGOs and government to a ground-breaking agreement to ensure respect for human rights in worldwide investment and financing matters of the respective banks.