A lot of my clients work in sustainability. That is not a coincidence but a choice: I like to take part in any initiative that makes this world just a tiny bit better.

That is also why I helped establish Happy Planet Professionals, a new CSR brand in the Netherlands for independent professionals.

As an independent professional, I choose to:

  • travel as little by car as possible. As a matter of fact, I bought a (second hand) e-bike to reduce my car-kilometers
  • bank with Triodos, a “fair” bank in the Netherlands
  • send invoices and documents by e-mail only, and print as little as possible
  • use browser Ecosia, who plants trees for each online search 
  • help my not-so-conscious clients to become more aware of what they can do in terms of the environment, transparency, etc.
  • consume less and buy second hand items or to trade and share
  • be transparent as to how I spend my hours (my invoices all include detailed hour sheets)
  • reduce my rates for non-profit organisations