Last Tweets

News

 

NewForesight invited at FMO for keynote talk on using finance for tackling complex sustainability challenges

Finance plays a huge role in the growth and development of smallholder agricultural sectors, and…
read more ›
 

Combining Ambition and Realism: 4 steps for business to leverage the SDGs and maximize their impact

By Jennifer Morton, Analyst at NewForesight Companies today are looked to more than ever to…
read more ›
 

New additions to the NewForesight team

At NewForesight, creating lasting impact is an important company value, but it is the people…
read more ›
 

We moved to a new office: visit us at the Arthur van Schendelstraat

We moved to a new and bigger office in an area full of other like-minded…
read more ›
 

NRC Live: Towards a ‘Made in Holland’ to be proud of

Dutch agriculture is dominated by low quality production and still​ ​one third of food in…
read more ›
 

Two NewForesight consultants selected as Young Sustainability Leaders of 2017

16 June 2017 We are proud to announce that two of our NewForesight consultants Bart…
read more ›
 

About last month: Meeting 24 Young Agents of Change at NewForesight

One of our values as a company is: We own it and grow it. Investing…
read more ›
 

New Horizons Webinar: call to action for frontrunners to help accelerate the transition of our food system

Update 1 July 2017: following the positive reception of the webinar and questions from those…
read more ›
 

After Rana Plaza: OCA at Tchibo’s Innovation Lab to collaborate for change in the fashion industry

After the Rana Plaza disaster, the world of fashion seemed to change forever. The industry realized…
read more ›
 

Meet our Young Agent of Change: Andrea Viviers

 Why did you choose to join NewForesight? I wanted to be part of an organization…
read more ›
 

The Green Protein Alliance presents its plans for driving the vegetable protein transition

1 March 2017 After 6 months of intense collaboration on the plans for accelerating the protein…
read more ›
 

NewForesight and Commonland launch discussion paper exploring new horizons for the transitioning of our food system

20 January, 2017 NewForesight proudly announces the publication of the new report “New Horizons for…
read more ›
 

Changing the rules of the food game: Lucas Simons for TEDx

On the 12th of October, Lucas Simons went on stage for TEDx Gouda to expand upon…
read more ›
 

Supporting an ecosystem of shared value

This month’s issue of the Harvard Business Review focuses on the ‘Ecosystem of Shared Value’.…
read more ›
 

Accelerating the protein transition with a market-based approach

August 15, 2016 DuurzaamDoor, part of the semi-government agency Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO), acts…
read more ›
 

NewForesight Partner joins One Planet Thinking

28 July 2016 After 1.5 years at NewForesight, strengthening the foundation of a growing organization…
read more ›
 

Slow Road to Sustainability

June 22, 2016 Last week members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) met in South…
read more ›
 

TIAS MBA students win NewForesight sustainability challenge with e-waste proposal

June 1, 2016 NewForesight congratulates the TIAS MBA students Andrea Vanella, Anil Yildirim, Conrado Foglio…
read more ›
 

Launch of the Global Coffee Platform

26 May 2016 On May 1st the Global Coffee Platform (GCP) launched, accompanied by the…
read more ›
 

WCF released CocoaAction Primer, Community Development Manual and M&E Guide

CocoaAction is a voluntary industry-wide strategy that aligns the world’s leading cocoa and chocolate companies,…
read more ›
 

In-depth insights into organic cotton production

25 April, 2016 Last month, Bart Vollaard and Laure Heilbron visited India for the Organic…
read more ›
 

Insight into service delivery to chili pepper farmers in India

Last month consultant Sharon Hesp visited India under assignment for IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, for…
read more ›
 

NewForesight supports collective action in coffee sustainability

22 March 2016 Leading up to March 2016, NewForesight has supported the 4C Association and…
read more ›
 

Collaboration essential to creating a prosperous organic cotton sector which benefits everyone

The Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA)—with founding partners C&A, H&M, Kering, EILEEN FISHER, Textile Exchange, C&A Foundation,…
read more ›
 

Collaboration as the key to CocoaAction’s success

CocoaAction is the strategy of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) that coordinates and aligns the…
read more ›
 

Spring Newsletter: Collaboration is the new competition; but how do you make it work? – A word from our CEO

We are excited to share with you our quarterly newsletter, which revolves around collaboration and…
read more ›
 

Three Rules of Success for Sustainable Change

February 16, 2016 Last week, Greenleaf published a blog in which NewForesight founder and CEO Lucas…
read more ›
 

Linking local impact to overall sustainability goals: a results framework for the Cargill Cocoa Promise

10 February, 2016 In 2012, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate rolled out an ambitious sustainability program…
read more ›
 

Lucas Simons: What does a label tell us about sustainability? (Dutch article in VMT Magazine)

14 January 2016 October last year, our founder and CEO Lucas Simons provided his thoughts on…
read more ›
 

Insights and recommendations for an organization in transition

December 9th, 2015 Identifying trends in international development in terms of increasing stakeholder inclusion, and…
read more ›
 

Market transformation insights for World Forum on Natural Capital

November 25th, 2015 NewForesight assisted the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the preparation of a…
read more ›
 

NewForesight supports IDH to drive performance in service delivery

November 13th, 2015 IDH has identified that competition between supply chain actors often prevents best…
read more ›
 

Joost Gorter participates in Innovation Forum on Renovation & Rehabilitation of Smallholder Tree Crops

November 6th, 2015 On the 3rd of November, Joost Gorter participated in the Innovation Forum…
read more ›
 

Lucas Simons discusses market transformation at Solidaridad STP event in Colombia

November 2nd, 2015 On the 8th of October, Lucas Simons provided the keynote at the…
read more ›
 

Contribution to Index Initiative study on the role of the private sector in the Sustainable Development Goals

October 21st, 2015 Index Initiative is a newly founded organisation that develops indices to “encourage and…
read more ›
 

Former BCG-partner Wouter-Jan Schouten joins NewForesight

October 12th, 2015 We are proud to announce that, as of the 1st of October, Wouter-Jan Schouten…
read more ›
 

VECO Strategic Learning Assesment in Latin America and Indonesia

October 8th, 2015 Just last week, consultant Hilde van Duijn travelled to Indonesia, whilst her colleague…
read more ›
 

The case for organic cotton: studying the organic cotton farmer’s business case in India

October 2nd, 2015 The global cotton market faces significant production challenges, owing to its ever…
read more ›
 

CocoaAction focuses on alignment with standards for a future-proof sector

September 23rd, 2015 CocoaAction is the aligned strategy of eleven of the largest cocoa and…
read more ›
 

Recommendations of Strategic Learning Assessment presented to Vredeseilanden

September 10th, 2015 To further develop its programs on the African continent, Vredeseilanden requested NewForesight…
read more ›
 

NewForesight’s work over the summer

August 27, 2015 In the recent months, NewForesight consultants completed a diverse range of projects.…
read more ›
 

Sharon Hesp participates in natural capital workshop in London

August 20, 2015 NewForesight consultant Sharon Hesp participated in a workshop directed towards finding solutions…
read more ›
 

Bart Vollaard supports Commonland in building a pipeline for landscape restoration enterprises

August 18, 2015 In a recent assignment, NewForesight consultant Bart Vollaard designed a review process,…
read more ›
 

Free summer access code to GreenLeaf Publishing Online Library

August 6, 2015 For its Greenleaf Online Library, the publisher is offering a special free…
read more ›
 

NewForesight supports Ministry of Foreign Affairs in setting agenda for working towards the SDGs

July 23, 2015 Consultants from NewForesight, led by Joost Gorter, were tasked to facilitate dialogues among…
read more ›
 

NewForesight continues to grow

July 23, 2015 To meet the increasing demand for our services, the NewForesight team has expanded…
read more ›
 

NewForesight consultants conduct field research in Africa and Asia

NewForesight consultants frequently travel to the field. This year consultants Laure Heilbron and William Saab…
read more ›
 

Changing the Food Game presented at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in an experts debate

June 2, 2015 Lucas Simons presented Changing the Food Game to senior policy advisors at…
read more ›
 

Save our Soils campaign launches “I Like Organic”

“By the time you’ve clicked here,” the campaign banner reads, “industrial farming has destroyed 29,651…
read more ›
 

Lucas Simons at RT10 moderating session on market transformation of soy sector

BRUSSELS, May 19, 2015: New Foresight’s Lucas Simons facilitated various panel discussions at RT10. This…
read more ›
 

Website launched with tools for Sustainable Sector Transformation

Valuable information on how to accelerate the transition towards sustainability in small-holder-dominated agricultural sectors is…
read more ›
 

Lucas Simons sits on panel at FT Global Commodities Summit in Lausanne

At the Financial Times Global Commodities Summit in Lausanne on April 22, Lucas Simons was…
read more ›
 

Progress report published on cocoa industry’s sustainability strategy CocoaAction

CocoaAction, the joint sustainability strategy of the cocoa industry, is making progress moving towards implementation.…
read more ›
 

Lucas Simons is keynote speaker at RVO’s Dutch Visitors Programme

On Friday, April 17, Founder and CEO Lucas Simons gave the keynote speech and moderated…
read more ›
 

Changing the Food Game purchasers get a cocoa tree for Earth Day

Changing the Food Game, the book on sustainable market transformations in agriculture by NewForesight CEO…
read more ›
 

NewForesight lectures at TIAS Business School, Nyenrode Business School and HAS College

NewForesight is frequently asked to lecture on sustainable market transformation. In line with this a…
read more ›
 

Today’s cotton market’s challenges can turn into tomorrow’s opportunities

This month a report was published by CottonConnect on the state of cotton farming in…
read more ›
 

Alliance between 4C, ICO and IDH signed March 9 in London

On March 9, the Common Code for the Coffee Community (4C) Association, the International Coffee…
read more ›
 

Lucas Simons presents at Chocoa Conference

On Friday, March 6, Lucas Simons delivered the opening presentation and moderated a panel discussion at the 2015 Chocoa Conference.…
read more ›
 

NewForesight contributes to the Save Our Soils Campaign

The UN General Assembly has declared 2015 to be the International Year of Soils (IYS).…
read more ›
 

NewForesight CEO Lucas Simons presents at sustainable business association De Groene Zaak

Lucas Simons presented accomplishments of NewForesight and its sister organization SCOPEinsight at the five-year anniversary of De Groene Zaak (The…
read more ›
 

NewForesight at The Economist Event: Feeding the World’s Future 9 Billion

Global efforts made towards food security and sustainable supply chains converged on the February 12…
read more ›
 

Meet NewForesight Lunch Attended to Full Capacity

On Friday, February 6, NewForesight hosted a lunch at its office in Utrecht, The Netherlands.…
read more ›
 

Lucas Simons a member of the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative with SCOPEinsight

Lucas Simons, CEO and founder of NewForesight, is as of 2015 a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) because of his work…
read more ›
 

First edition of Changing the Food Game by Lucas Simons sold out

Changing the Food Game is up for its second edition. All first copies of the book…
read more ›
 

Floriculture Sustainability Initiative announces industry commitment to 90% sector sustainability

Over fifty industry leaders in the floriculture sector have committed to having 90% of their flowers and pot…
read more ›
 

CEO Lucas Simons travels the globe for book presentations

Since the publication of his first book, Changing the Food Game, NewForesight CEO Lucas Simons…
read more ›
 

NewForesight presents IFC coffee sector study in Vietnam

NewForesight was recently in Vietnam to present the Sustainable Sector Transformation Model at the Vietnam…
read more ›
 

CEO Lucas Simons participates as a judge at Ben & Jerry’s Join our Core

NewForesight CEO Lucas Simons participated as a judge at Ben & Jerry’s and Ashoka’s annual…
read more ›
 

NewForesight participates in Arab conference on Food Security

NewForesight CEO Lucas Simons and consultant William Saab were recently invited to participate in the…
read more ›
 

NewForesight presents results from Phase II of IFC Study

On November 12, NewForesight presented the Sustainable Sector Transformation Model, result of the second phase…
read more ›
 

NewForesight delivers Bonsucro Membership Governance Framework Rules and Regulations

NewForesight recently completed an assignment for Bonsucro. A comprehensive document known as the Membership Governance…
read more ›
 

CEO Lucas Simons releases first book: Changing the Food Game

The first book written by NewForesight CEO Lucas Simons will be available in bookstores worldwide…
read more ›
 

CEO Lucas Simons moderates the 26th Partnership Meeting of the World Cocoa Foundation in Copenhagen

Last week, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) held its 26th Partnership Meeting and Cocoa Sustainability…
read more ›
 

NewForesight presents evaluation of social entrepreneurship program StichtingDOEN

NewForesight recently completed a project on social entrepreneurship with the Dutch foundation, StichtingDOEN. The foundation’s…
read more ›
 

NewForesight attends Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) Forum in Geneva

Senior consultant Joost Gorter attended the first edition of the Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD)…
read more ›
 

CEO Lucas Simons delivers inspiring presentation at Springtij

The fifth edition of Springtij was held the last weekend of September 2014. The forum…
read more ›
 

NewForesight contributes to Dutch Food Security policy paper

This October, the Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Affairs are sending a report…
read more ›
 

NewForesight commits to cross-sector partnership to contribute to post-2015 global development

The UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will expire in 2015. Global discussions are taking place…
read more ›
 

NewForesight and SCOPEinsight give lecture on enhancing access to finance for smallholders in emerging countries at WUR

Last Monday September 23rd, Jem Kipgen, Portal & Operations Officer at SCOPEinsight, and Bart Vollaard,…
read more ›
 

CEO Lucas Simons presents thoughts on Food Security at World Economic Forum in China

NewForesight CEO Lucas Simons attended a summit of the World Economic Forum in Tianjin from…
read more ›
 

Cicular Economy Lab: measuring circular procurement

The added value of circular procurement is clear. The benefits include lower costs, more efficient…
read more ›
 

Global cocoa companies announce cooperative sustainability strategy

Senior executives from 12 of the world’s largest chocolate and cocoa companies signed a joint…
read more ›
 

Circular Procurement: First working group meeting

In May NewForesight presented a concise definition, possible criteria for implementing circular procurement and ways to…
read more ›
 

Renée Engelsman

Renée is dedicated to confronting the bigger stories behind social problems. An entrepreneur at heart,…
read more ›