Farmer Protests: When sustainability collides with economic reality- Part 2 

Empowering consumers to make sustainable food choices   In today’s market, price remains the primary driver of consumer purchasing decisions. As previously mentioned, the increased costs associated with sustainability should logically result in higher prices for consumers. However, these elevated prices can pose barriers for low-income individuals seeking access to healthier and more environmentally friendly […]

Farmer Protests: When sustainability collides with economic reality- Part 1

Solving the dilemma between affordability, profitability, and sustainability The sourcing of sustainable, ethically produced food often incurs higher costs due to increased investment in sustainable farming methods, certification fees and limited economies of scale (from reduced yields). Additionally, the unpredictability of weather patterns contributes to supply uncertainty, further burdening farmers committed to responsible farming practices. […]

Farmer Protests: When sustainability collides with economic reality  

Introduction The European Union has experienced a surge in farmer protests since December 2023, fuelled by mounting debts, price pressure and fears of unfair competition within and beyond the Union. Similarly, on the side of the Atlantic, farmers in Argentina, Colombia, and Ecuador have taken to the streets to advocate for better prices and more […]

The impact of climate change on global security

The impact of climate change on global security Insights from Gen (ret.) Stéphane Abrial Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of our times. The issue goes beyond environmental concerns, and has far-reaching effects on livelihoods, health, geopolitical stability and migration. This has prone major nations to fast-track on the search for clean […]

Beyond the hype: sustainable impact also goes step by step

Entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and politicians like to dream about breakthrough innovations that change the world in one fell swoop. But in fact, real change demands a multitude of small-scale innovations. Together they add up to make a real difference. Innovation and sustainability are not just for frontrunners. Marion Banide, Account Director at Hague Corporate Affairs […]

Industrial policy is back in action

Industrial policy is back in action Is the Netherlands still an attractive location for businesses? Is the investment climate under pressure, as employer organisations claim? Is there enough room for the manufacturing industry, and how should that industry actually look like in 2030 or 2050 when we aim to be climate-neutral? We hear these questions […]

Intergas

Tiny Waterstofhuisje

A Tiny hydrogen house next to the parliament Ten MP’s, twelve civil servants, one minister and four journalists. It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but it’s actually the result of a three-day event which Hague Corporate Affairs organized on behalf of Intergas, a producer of heating boilers and hybrid heat pumps. By […]

European supplier shared mobility

elektrische steps deelmobiliteit

A European supplier of shared mobility contacted us with an interesting case. They were not active in the Netherlands yet but saw there was a lot of potential growth in many Dutch cities. The question: help us build a network of stakeholders at local governments and make sure that those stakeholders can make decisions based […]

Do you know how to prepare for fit-for-55?

climate change global warming versus climate neutral by 2030

Met het Fit-for-55-pakket heeft de Europese Commissie een reeks ambitieuze initiatieven gelanceerd om de Europese industrie koolstofarmer te maken en om de emissie tegen 2030 met 55% te verminderen. Maar wat betekent dit concreet voor u? Laten we de plannen van de Europese Unie en de gevolgen ervan voor ondernemingen eens van dichtbij bekijken. On […]