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Nico Blaauw

Nico is managing partner of Pilgrims.
Organization strategy, change management and branding have dominated his career. Prior to his consultancy role, Nico has spent many years in senior management positions in international companies, such as Dow Chemical, Fortis, C&A and Leo Burnett.

Nico earned a university degree in Business Communications and a Master degree in Marketing Management. By working with Jody, Nico is equipped with hard data and well-founded business concepts and strategies.

Nico’s approach is very personal and highly involved, especially during turbulent transformation processes. He is convinced that direct personal involvement and presence does increase the effectiveness of consultancy significantly.

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Interesting talks

How businesses can serve everyone, not just shareholders | Dame Vivian Hunt

Companies worldwide are pledging to play a more meaningful role in the well-being of their employees, customers and the environment. How can they turn their promises into action? From creating a representative boardroom to committing to measurable sustainability goals, business leader Dame Vivian Hunt discusses the necessary changes companies can make to embrace stakeholder capitalism -- and shares how it could change business for good.

How businesses can serve everyone, not just shareholders | Dame Vivian Hunt 2020/10/20 16:50

How Ikea is growing its business while shrinking emissions | Jesper Brodin and Pia Heidenmark Cook

IKEA currently makes up 0.1 percent of all global carbon emissions -- but by 2030, they're planning to be carbon negative across their business. Discussing new thinking about the lifespan of their products, from the forest to the landfill, Jesper Brodin and Pia Heidenmark Cook of Ingka Group (IKEA) share their company's steps towards sustainably sourcing materials like cotton and wood and redesigning products to extend their use without compromising on quality or affordability. (Narrated by Rosa Howard)

How Ikea is growing its business while shrinking emissions | Jesper Brodin and Pia Heidenmark Cook 2020/10/16 16:16

The life unfolding inside your cells, revealed in 3D | Gokul Upadhyayula

To understand how life works, you need to watch it in action, says bioimaging scientist Gokul Upadhyayula. Taking us down to the cellular level, he shares the work behind cutting-edge microscopes that capture and record, in three dimensions, the complex behaviors of living organisms -- from infecting cancer cells to crawling immune cells -- and what they're revealing about the dynamics of biology. Watch life unfold before your eyes with the incredible visuals in this talk.

The life unfolding inside your cells, revealed in 3D | Gokul Upadhyayula 2020/10/13 16:47

On time and water | Andri Snær Magnason

Over the next 200 years, we can expect all of the Earth's glaciers to disappear as a result of climate change -- unless we act now, says writer Andri Snær Magnason. Telling the story of the Okjökull glacier in Iceland, the first glacier lost to global warming, Magnason explains why we need to start connecting to the future in a more intimate, urgent way in order to stabilize the Earth for generations to come.

On time and water | Andri Snær Magnason 2020/10/10 22:33

Our moral imperative to act on climate change -- and 3 steps we can take | His Holiness Pope Francis

The global climate crisis will require us to transform the way we act, says His Holiness Pope Francis. Delivering a visionary TED Talk from Vatican City, the spiritual leader proposes three courses of action to address the world's growing environmental problems and economic inequalities, illustrating how all of us can work together, across faiths and societies, to protect the Earth and promote the dignity of everyone. "The future is built today," he says. "And it is not built in isolation, but rather in community and in harmony."

Our moral imperative to act on climate change -- and 3 steps we can take | His Holiness Pope Francis 2020/10/10 22:22

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