Wim is an experienced accountant who decided to focus his career on helping companies apply a sustainability lens to their business and reporting activities. “I recognized that businesses need to change the way they think, and take a holistic approach to decision-making, taking into account environmental and social factors, not just financial ones,” he says.
Having joined KPMG in 1989, Wim is KPMG’s Global Leader for Climate-related Risk Services, and also Partner for Corporate Reporting at KPMG in the Netherlands. He is a member of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which has developed guidance to help companies understand and disclose their financial exposure to climate-related risks.
Wim has been the lead author of several research reports, including KPMG’s successful series of surveys of corporate responsibility reporting, and has spoken about sustainability topics at over 100 conferences around the world.
Wim is an accomplished musician and, outside work, he enjoys performing music and holding concerts to raise money for charity.