About us

About Dutch Sustainable Business
De Groene Zaak (Dutch Sustainable Business) is the leading sustainable business association in The Netherlands, uniting over two hundred pioneering companies. We are the Dutch Chapter of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and a founding partner of Ecopreneur. All our partners hold to a clear business principle: transforming our current economic order to a sustainable and circular one as fast as possible.

Dutch Sustainable Business supports this goal by lobbying for fair competition for sustainable business, by putting sustainability issues on the public agenda, and by connecting sustainable entrepreneurs within our network. In addition, our partners create new opportunities among each other and through cooperation with the green-minded scientific network of Het Groene Brein, which provides partners with access to innovative new research and expert knowledge.

We are always open to new partners based in the Netherlands and on the lookout for new pathways to a greener economy.


Partnership with EIT Climate- KIC
Dutch Sustainable Business and EIT Climate-KIC will join forces to roll out Dutch business innovations at the European level that will directly contribute to alleviating climate issues. To this end, the two organizations signed a long-term cooperation agreement on 18 February 2016, during the Annual Conference of the Sustainable Business Association. With this move, the two organizations provide significant impact and concretely help to fulfil the goals laid out in the climate summit in Paris.  Read the press release here.


Circular Economy lobby
Dutch Sustainable Business lobbies at a EU level to further the circular economy. In May 2015 we published a manifesto for the improvement of the EU’s circular economy package, in collaboration with many other representatives of sustainable entrepreneurs in Europe. Read about the manifesto on this page.

We have also developed a website to collect best policy practices in the circular economy from governments worldwide. You can access the website here: www.govsgocircular.com.