Chair
Sustainability and Innovation
Profile

Prof. dr. Jacqueline Cramer is professor in sustainable innovation at Utrecht University, strategic advisor of the Utrecht Sustainability Institute and member of the Amsterdam Economic Board, particularly in charge of the circular economy. 

Prof. dr. Jacqueline Cramer is professor in sustainable innovation at Utrecht University, strategic advisor of the Utrecht Sustainability Institute and member of the Amsterdam Economic Board, particularly in charge of the circular economy. Moreover, she is director of the consultancy firm ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship; strategy and innovation consulting’.

Before she was Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment for the Labour Party (February 2007 – February 2010). Her background is primarily related to industry, working as a consultant for many years with more than 150 companies on the implementation of sustainable entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility. 

Before she was Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment for the Labour Party (February 2007 – February 2010). Her background is primarily related to industry, working as a consultant for many years with more than 150 companies on the implementation of sustainable entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility. Moreover she worked as part-time professor since 1990.

She was and still is member of various (inter)national advisory boards of the government, industry and non-profit organisations (e.g. previously crown member of the Dutch Social-Economic Council, member of the Advisory Board of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)/Netherlands, member of the non-executive board of Shell Netherlands, ASN Bank and FMO (Finance for Development Bank and presently among others chairman of the Plastic Soup Foundation, Nudge and the ESCo (Energy Service Companies) Netherlands network).

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All publications
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Planko, Julia, Cramer, Jacqueline, Hekkert, Marko P. & Chappin, Maryse M H (2017). Combining the technological innovation systems framework with the entrepreneurs’ perspective on innovation. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 29 (6), (pp. 614-625) (12 p.).
Witjes, S., Cramer, J.M. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2017). On corporate sustainability integration and the support of tools. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
Witjes, S., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Cramer, J.M. (2017). Exploring corporate sustainability integration into business activities. Experiences from 18 small and medium sized enterprises in the Netherlands. Journal of Cleaner Production, 153, (pp. 528–538).
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Planko, J., Cramer, J.M., Chappin, M.M.H. & Hekkert, M.P. (2016). Strategic collective system building to commercialize sustainability innovations. Journal of Cleaner Production, 112 (Part 4), (pp. 2328–2341).
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Witjes, Sjors, Vermeulen, Walter & Cramer, Jacqueline (2014). Exploring the gap between vision and practice of corporate sustainability in SMEs, experiences from 18 Dutch cases. 17th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production - Conference Proceedings (pp. 485) (499 p.). Maribor, Slovenia: Nigrad dd., Maribor.
  1993 - Scholarly publications
Hajer, M.A., van Driel, Pieter, Cramer, J.M., Crone, Fred & van Laterstijn, Henk (1993). Ecologische Modernisering. Wiardi Beckman Stichting.
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Completed projects

Project:
The heart and soul of Corporate Sustainability Strategies 01.01.2013 to 31.12.2016
General project description

Goal:


Definition of a model of sociological evolution as a motor for sustainability strategy


 


Key problem addressed:



  • In practice management system structures freeze a company in time and seem like a corset for the development of the people and the organization. Besides retrospective analysis of strategic decisions and their implementation in relation to sustainability performance and future sustainable vision are rarely seen as the basis for a sustainability strategy.

  • In literature sustainable strategy is mostly described as linear or circular models, while in practice organic development/evolution is observed. Besides, literature show short term data collection and primarily quantitative instead of collection qualitative data over a longer time period. Multiple company and/or culture studies on sustainability strategy are often proposed as object of further research but not found.


 


Main research question:


How does social evolution influence the process of the development of the strategy for sustainability.

 
Role Researcher Funding
Utrecht University
Project members UU
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Additional functions and activities

9-3-2016

Outside activities prof. dr. Jacqueline Cramer (2016)                             

 

  • Member of the Board of Nudge (2011 – present)
  • Chair of ESCoNetwerk.nl  (Energy Service Company network)  (Jan. 2013 – present)
  • Member of the Social Sciences Council of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2011 - present)
  • Member of the Board of Governors of theatre group Oostpool (2011 - present)
  • Member of the Board and Advisory Council of the Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business (2010 – present)
  • Member of the Social Sounding Board E-waste (2011 – present)
  • Chair of Cocoon (Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources) and CCMC (Conflict and Cooperation in the Management of Climate Change), NWO programm (2013 - present)
  • Chair of the Programme Council Green Gas (2012 – present)
  • Chair of the Advisory Committee Nature Preservation of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund (member since Sept. 1, 2012) as well as member of the Board of Advisors (as of Jan. 2013)
  • Chair of the Advisory Board of Orange Goes Green (2012 – present)
  • Chair of the d’ONS Foundation (Foundation for Sustainable Development the Netherlands and Surinam) (2013 - present)
  • Chair of the Plastic Soup Foundation (2013 – present)
  • Member review committee Sustainability plans Packiging Industry (2014 - present)
  • Member of the Economic Board Amsterdam (2014 – present)
  • Chair of the Princess Beatrix Muscle Foundation (2014- present)
  • Vice chairman of the non-executive Board of the Energy Fund Fryslan (2014 - present)
  • Chairman of the Socio-Economic Council committee on International Corporate Social Responsibility in the Banking Sector (2015 - present)

 

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Full name
prof. dr. J.M. Cramer Contact details
Bestuursgebouw

Heidelberglaan 8
Room 043
3584 CS  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 7206
Phone number (department) +31 30 253 7206
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Last updated 09.03.2016